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Hello everyone,

My name is Shrapnell (well, nickname is).

I live in Belgium and ride a BMW R1200R Classic since November 2011.
I'm reaching the 15000km with the bike, and i only use it for leisure.

I ended up on your forum by searching on the good hints on where to position my gopro on the bike considering i don't want it to have the speed indicator in the vision, but we will come to that later.
 

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Welcome, nice to see multiple nationalities on the forum and to get varied perspectives.

Like you, I am considering buying a GoPro cam for the bike. I am thinking of installing the cam to the center of the handlebars and having it look just over my shield. I don't want to show my speedo as my wife will complain :)
 

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GoPro mount

If you like the twisty stuff best, a lower mount works best for me. The lean angle and speed are both accentuated.
A high mount documents group rides better. The waterproof case muffles the engine and exhaust noise a lot. Using the open case, wind is too noisy over 100mph to redline. Don't post you speedo on YouTube, slap a Smiley:)Face sticker there.
 

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Before you go go pro, check out the Drift Ghost HD. Superior in almost every way and easier to mount. To capture the sound on either, you will need a remote mike facing out of the the wind stream. I have a drift that I mount on the side of my helmet. ( I do want my speedo/ tack and hands in the videos). I also can mount it anywhere that there is a flat surface or a bar to grab. On the pillion footrest looking back is interesting. With the Drift remote, you can view what you will see on the video on a smart phone mounted to the bars in front. If you get th Wunderlich multi pod, all you need is a to find a bolt on the bike where you want the camera mounted. Install the multi pod on the bolt and install the camera on the multi pod. I mounted a Drift to the windscreen this way. The camera is out in front of the screen- no tach/ speedo etc. indeed you don't even see the bike.
 

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Before you go go pro, check out the Drift Ghost HD. Superior in almost every way and easier to mount. To capture the sound on either, you will need a remote mike facing out of the the wind stream. I have a drift that I mount on the side of my helmet. ( I do want my speedo/ tack and hands in the videos). I also can mount it anywhere that there is a flat surface or a bar to grab. On the pillion footrest looking back is interesting. With the Drift remote, you can view what you will see on the video on a smart phone mounted to the bars in front. If you get th Wunderlich multi pod, all you need is a to find a bolt on the bike where you want the camera mounted. Install the multi pod on the bolt and install the camera on the multi pod. I mounted a Drift to the windscreen this way. The camera is out in front of the screen- no tach/ speedo etc. indeed you don't even see the bike.
It seems cool but it is also $100 more than the GoPro Silver edition cam and that comes with a waterproof housing whereas the Drift is only water proof to 9ft. The waterpoof housing for the Drift is not yet available and will be an extra charge.
 
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