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Phone/GPS/Camera Holder-Cheap

A cheap solution to mounting your camera/GPS/phone on your handle bar.


one unit camera tripod/one unit cycle phone holder/tools

The phone mount and can also mount GPS-4'wide opening

The phone on the handle bar mount.

To convert to camera holder, dismantle tripod unit and use the top mounting unit only.

Next remove the bottom mounting unit with the clamp unit from the phone holder.

dismantled parts.

Fit the camera mount to the phone mount. use the screw form the camera mount unit.

final. camera mount.
You can mount GPS 4" max using the phone holder with any problem.
Cost: Phone holder USD 6.00
Camera Tripod USD 10.00
That is all the cost and you dont need anything apart from the 2 units and all of the required items are all in there. You just need to switch and work around to your needs.
Hope it helps someone looking for cheap handle bar mounts.

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Good work. I love seeing creative stuff like that.
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Thats what i would call kiwi ingenuity, burt would of done that, sure you do not have kiwi blood fastoman
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Thats what i would call kiwi ingenuity, burt would of done that, sure you do not have kiwi blood fastoman
kiwi blood,might need DNA to be certain. LOL.
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nice out of the box thinking. I would want to use rubber bands or bungee cords to make sure the cell phone stays put.


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Excellent, Fastoman. Cheers. I think I might try the camera option. Thanks.

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stlee29, you didn't waste any time rigging up the camera mount. I might have to give it a try as well. If the bar shake too much for video I won't be out that much money to give it a try. It would probably be a better view than where I currently mount my video camera.

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I've found that the most stable, clear view comes from a tank mount similar to this.

http://www.sportbikecam.com/shop/frontmount.shtml

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I can see where having the camera on your helmet has its advantages, capturing a great view from either side of the bike, etc. Anyone with a handlebar mount have examples of shake, view range, etc.? Thanks!
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Hi AlexF,

I tested my camera on the handlebar today.
The movie shaked because the ball pen mounting was not holding good.
Will try the cheap fix first (loctite). If this does not work, will try a fixed camera mount. Will post after further testing.


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Hi AlexF,

I tested my camera on the handlebar today.
The movie shaked because the ball pen mounting was not holding good.
Will try the cheap fix first (loctite). If this does not work, will try a fixed camera mount. Will post after further testing.

Thank you! I'll be checking in...
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G'Day AlexF,

Here goes. I think riding higher or lower than the resonance vibs of 2.5-3K rpm the video would be ok.

I think there is a better place to put the camera but will need time to fabricate it.

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did you go through a stop sign on that test?
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wow, that's so cool, only the holder is okay

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Hi steven.

Cool movie.
Good to see some progress on the Camera Clamp. By the way did you put any rubber pading in the clamp and was the camera set to anti vib mode. Might help as the movie is good except for bumpy road.

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Thank you. Had to watch twice as I also appreciated the tour around town. :-)
Just watched some other motorcycle camera videos on YouTube and saw some that looked like it was in front of the windscreen (or it was the cleanest windscreen I've ever seen). Ghost Rider has some interesting vids. ;-)

Wonder where this is mounted?
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Further test along the line.
Will post pics in http://www.kawasakiversys.com/forums...4678#post84678


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