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Hi all,

Has anyone of you already used a GoPro camera on your 899? If so, what did you use to mount it and where did you place it?

It looks pretty much impossible to mount it onto the handlebars....:confused:

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What about on the top of your helmet, quite a few guys with the Go Pros pop it on the top of their helmets.

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What about on the top of your helmet, quite a few guys with the Go Pros pop it on the top of their helmets.

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Armando
Yep, that's an option I thought about and will definitely test....but the view is quite high up, while I would like to film the view from the fuel tank....
 

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The suction cup works quite well. I've always put on my tank, tucked behind the windscreen. It's great for triple digit speed, I've never had any problems. I've used it on my miata for track days and country riding. It also doesn't mark your tank or anything else.
 

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The suction cup works quite well. I've always put on my tank, tucked behind the windscreen. It's great for triple digit speed, I've never had any problems. I've used it on my miata for track days and country riding. It also doesn't mark your tank or anything else.
Thanks. I would have never thought that the suction cup could work on the 899...I tried it on the monster 696 and didn't hold on. I guess it depends also on the shape of the tank...
Will give it a go ;)
 

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Yep, that's an option I thought about and will definitely test....but the view is quite high up, while I would like to film the view from the fuel tank....
I found the helmet mount works until you hit about 80 mph, then the wind really start pulling my helmet up. Having that camera on top really kills the aerodynamics.
 

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The suction cup works quite well. I've always put on my tank, tucked behind the windscreen. It's great for triple digit speed, I've never had any problems. I've used it on my miata for track days and country riding. It also doesn't mark your tank or anything else.
I would agree with you that it's a great place to put it but if you have the silk white 899, it's a matte paint and not gloss. Not sure how well the suction cup would actually stick. Anyone tried it already? Curious to know
 

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I would agree with you that it's a great place to put it but if you have the silk white 899, it's a matte paintand not gloss. Not sure how well the suction cup would actually stick. Anyone tried it already? Curious to know
The paint finish will have nothing to do with it. I can mount the suction cup to the dash of my vehicle and it will adhere correctly. Here's the science behind it: A small pocket of air forms between the suction cupdown and the tank, but no air can get in. Therefore an amount of gas occupies more volume and it has less pressure inside than on the outside. The air pressure from outside pushes the suction cup stronger from the outside than from the inside, so there is a down force pushing the suction cup against the tank or any other surface. Since air has less pressure inside than out, that is what creates the suction. Any questions :D :D :D
 

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I use a Midland XTC-300 cam which is round and the lense faces forward. Much more aerodynamic and shoots HD video. You can mount it any number of ways with a suction cup, plastic strap or zip ties.
 

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The paint finish will have nothing to do with it. I can mount the suction cup to the dash of my vehicle and it will adhere correctly. Here's the science behind it: A small pocket of air forms between the suction cupdown and the tank, but no air can get in. Therefore an amount of gas occupies more volume and it has less pressure inside than on the outside. The air pressure from outside pushes the suction cup stronger from the outside than from the inside, so there is a down force pushing the suction cup against the tank or any other surface. Since air has less pressure inside than out, that is what creates the suction. Any questions :D :D :D
Dude, you lost me after "the science behind it"!!!!!! J/K! I appreciate the facts. I'm gonna try it myself. Before I was afraid that it would stick to a matte finish so I never tried it cause the last thing I want is my GoPro to fall off on the freeway or something! Haha! Awesome bro, thanks!
 

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Go Pros have the adhesive mount (curved or flat) but that's if you don't mind it being there. Other than that its the suction cup. I have seen people mount it above the headlight though with the suction cup. Gotta give it a try to find the best mounting position + angle. Hope it helps.
 

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Hi all,

Has anyone of you already used a GoPro camera on your 899? If so, what did you use to mount it and where did you place it?

It looks pretty much impossible to mount it onto the handlebars....:confused:

Thanks!
So I did a lot of research here and decided to buck the GoPro trend and went for a Garmin Virb Elite.

I am however planning using a GoPro Suction 2 mount and intend to place it just behind the fuel cap for forward motion and on the seat cowl for rear.

I am not sure if the power of the suction mount will damage the paintwork so I am just doing some extra diligence around this.

Will revert....


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Dude, you lost me after "the science behind it"!!!!!! J/K! I appreciate the facts. I'm gonna try it myself. Before I was afraid that it would stick to a matte finish so I never tried it cause the last thing I want is my GoPro to fall off on the freeway or something! Haha! Awesome bro, thanks!
Ha, I'm glad you enjoyed that trip back to physics class! However, I simply applied the theory and hypothetical reasoning. Don't get mad at me if your gopro falls off at your next track day :eek:
 

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So I did a lot of research here and decided to buck the GoPro trend and went for a Garmin Virb Elite.

I am however planning using a GoPro Suction 2 mount and intend to place it just behind the fuel cap for forward motion and on the seat cowl for rear.

I am not sure if the power of the suction mount will damage the paintwork so I am just doing some extra diligence around this.

Will revert....


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Awesome let me know. So far I tried the big roll bar mount and it works...on the mirror :)! but it does and the camera can face both ways.
Not entirely sure about the suction cup (no matter what science says :D)...honestly looks like there's no space or enough flat area to stick it to.

Otherwise I'm thinking of the chest support....?
 

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Awesome let me know. So far I tried the big roll bar mount and it works...on the mirror :)! but it does and the camera can face both ways.
Not entirely sure about the suction cup (no matter what science says :D)...honestly looks like there's no space or enough flat area to stick it to.

Otherwise I'm thinking of the chest support....?
Miss F, apparently the chest support is not great as the camera can't stabilise properly and it needs a solid base!

I have tried the GP suction cup on my Diavel in the tank area and no joke I can hold the cup and literals shake the bike - it's suction power is that strong!

I have not put it on the 899 yet as it's getting a venture shield coat on Monday. Once that's on I will place the mount on the tank and test it. Will send you an image of the results.

Other options are to helmet mount the camera but does not look that cool and certainly not what the 899 would want - ie a non-cool owner.....


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I think the best places to mount the GoPro / Contour / etc are, on the helmet with the sticky support, and wherever you want the suction cup (on the tank is the better, I think).

Then you can try another places, but the suction cup is the most useable support in my opinion, I put it on many areas of my bike (I don't know if I've written well this sentence, sorry for my english :p )

One view that I like very much is on the rear seat:





I record with the Contour over 200 km/h (124 m/h) and... perfect ;)
 
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