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Camera Mount- Location Tests

I have a JVC Everio (GZ-MS100U) camera that I finally decided to mount to my bike. I went to Mountain Equipment Co-op (MEC) and purchased an Ultra-Pod (small) tripod with a standard camera bolt sticking out the top.

http://www.mec.ca/Products/product_d...45524442419699

I mounted it in two locations so far. I simply wrap the velcro attached to the tripod around the tripod and whatever I'm attaching it to (I also purchased a second piece of velcro which I use for added support). The first location was on the rear right passenger handle (or bungee cord handle, depending on what you use the extra space for ) I actually really like this view, especially during turns . The other was located on my front right fork- which was really tricky because it's a tight spot and I need clearance during right hand turns; because of this, the camera had to be turned sideways (also sorry about the 30 seconds of my dicking around with the camera at the beginning of this video, I forgot to cut it out).



The first video was exported through Windows Movie Maker using an HD- Plug-in and, in my opinion, really good quality. The only thing that sucks is the sound of the wind blowing (Maybe I'll look into having an extrenal microphone attached in the future). The second video is kind of choppy, but it's still a neat view.



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Nice... Banack,

I am beginning to think that a camera on the petrol tank could also be an location option.
Have tried the camera on the handlebar but looking for that special place, too.

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Banack.

Look up in the link below, might be of help to you on your design.


http://www.kawasakiversys.com/forums...ead.php?t=7913

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Hey Fastoman and Stlee29,

Thanks for the link; I looked at it last week...looks like a very creative and efficient design. I took the lazy route and just strapped on a collapsed tripod with velcro.... I think the u-bolt design may be more sturdy

Stlee, I came across a gas tank mount when I was doing my search for a good mount last week; not sure if it would work on the Versys (not listed on their bike list) and the price is a bit crazy, but it looks like if it fit, it would be a good location. http://www.pashnit.com/product/sportbikecam.html



Totally off topic, but my front brake has started to squeak just before I come to a full stop, only when I lightly apply it (opposed to hammering on the brakes). I read on another forum that I should pull it apart and rub the caliper with extremely fine sandpaper to avoid glazing.... I also read to rub a bit of soap on the drum, which is suppose have the same effect? Any truth to this or am I sounding like a crazy person with home remedies that simply won't work? It stopped squeaking for a bit when I applied to brake and drum cleaning spray to it, but it was just a temporary fix. I don't think the drum it bent because it doesn't squeak at all if I push it around in nuetral or when I apply to brakes at higher speeds.

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Banack, as far as your brake issues go, there is another thread on here somewhere talking about that same issue. It seems to be agreed that the problem is a lack of lubrication between the rotor and the little spools around it's inner diameter that attach it to the wheel. Most guys seem to be using WD-40 if I remember correctly.
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Banack, as far as your brake issues go, there is another thread on here somewhere talking about that same issue. It seems to be agreed that the problem is a lack of lubrication between the rotor and the little spools around it's inner diameter that attach it to the wheel. Most guys seem to be using WD-40 if I remember correctly.
+1-Just clean your disc bobbins with WD40. Works fine for me.
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