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Camera, mount, monopole recommendations for 2015 GW?

Any recommendations for a bike mounted camera setup, thinking monopole on back of bike
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I have not tried that, what I have tried is the following.
That should give you a clear view above the helmet and windshield.
Stability? depends on how it is secured.

Mirror mount:
results in too much vibration, and you can't see past the nose of the bike to the other-side.

Windshield mount about 1/3 way up from the bottom ( above the vent ). Too much vibration and camera kept falling off the windshield, power leads were distracting to my eyes.

RAM mount off of the handlebars.
Windshield causes distortion and interferes with the view.
Too much vibration, even worse than the windshield. caused so much distortion, that the camera's image auto-stabilizer could not keep up with it.
Also, I don't like video that keeps swishing from left to right, ( helmet mounted cameras aggravate me in this regard )


The best videos that I have seen come from gyro compensated cameras, and from Bullet cameras mounted in the fairing centered as close as possible over the front wheel.

In all cases here, my definition of too much vibration is: Image Distortion or fuzziness.

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Monopole mount.

I saw a friend carry his golf clubs in the bag off of the trailer hitch.
He secured the bag to the passenger hand holds, it rode totally solid, with me following him, I could not see any movement at all.

I would refrain from using the trunk lid/body as a securing point.
the ABS is too fragile, and it breaks easily.

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yeah, i've never had a camera but those are the things i was concerned about. i like the idea of the gyro compensated camera, will look into those. Have seen video from folks that used a monopole, high mount in the back, provides good perspective. Will look into bullet camera too.
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yeah, i've never had a camera but those are the things i was concerned about. i like the idea of the gyro compensated camera, will look into those. Have seen video from folks that used a monopole, high mount in the back, provides good perspective. Will look into bullet camera too.
I kind of like this idea, have not tried it yet, as I mentioned earlier.

I have a Wheel Witness Hi-Def dashcam, used a 3M sticky tape to hold it to the windshield. the mounting bracket they supply is fragile, the screws fell out, and now it is useless.

I have a Garmin '30' series dashcam. It is neat in that it has a G-force sensor and will trap 3 minutes before, and 3 minutes after a severe event.
That event is stored in a folder call "Events"

Wish I had left it on my daughter's car 2 years ago, a deer jumped a hedge row, and totalled out her car.....

I had the Dashcam in the hotel room messing around with it, pulling off videos. Never dreamed that she would be needing it.

It uses a suction cup, seems to stay stuck because the camera is so light, only a few ounces.

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Monopole mount:

if you sprung for one of the 360 degree view cameras, that would give the most awesome recording of them all.

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ha, yeah, sounds exactly like something i'd do . yeah, already starting to think 360 deg. saw the video from a guy that referenced use of a monopole mount, was great perspective and very clear, steady video, was impressed. But it was just video, no pics of the mount or system used. Must not be real common because i'm not finding much so far. His wasn't on a goldwing either, so hoping to find someone that's installed. Have never been interested in a camera before, but have some great trips planned, would be nice to capture some of it.
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did some looking, these aren't quite what you and I envision.

https://www.gopole.com/


This is a discussion on mounting methods.
https://www.advpulse.com/adv-preppin...shooting-tips/

https://www.teletrafficuk.com/produc...pt-motorcycle/

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Thx. How about something like this? Or possibly mount monopole to antenna base? Too much stress? I wouldn’t think so if people use suction cups for camera mounts...camera must not have too much drag - but pole arm will definitely exacerbate the loads.
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I have a Bullet HD and I mounted it underneath the fairing on the right side adjacent to the wheel. It is not in the way and has anti vibration and sound. Really gives a good picture. You do get part of the wheel in the video but I wasn't looking to sell videos of my trips. Has all the features you could ask for and is a tad expensive. I've been happy with it for several years.
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