HOW TO – Make a cheap $5 camera handlebar mount for a motorcycle

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HOW TO – Make a cheap  camera handlebar mount for a motorcycle

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Curtis writes – “I made a very inexpensive mount to stick my small digital camera onto my motorcycle handlebars. Using video mode and a large SD card I can record video while running the bike through canyons, and since it is behind the windscreen even the audio doesn’t sound that bad.”Link.

18 thoughts on “HOW TO – Make a cheap $5 camera handlebar mount for a motorcycle

  1. JohnnyGTO says:

    Just remember not to record your own evidence against you for exhibition of speed :-)

  2. hakubi says:

    Unfortunately there are a lot of sportbikes (like mine) that use a different handlebar arrangement and can’t use this. Though I have been reminded that I wanted to cobble together a decent mount for my handheld GPS.

  3. morepowerdammit! says:

    At least WHEN this guy wrecks there will be evidence left behind.

  4. Russtang says:

    Hakubi,

    I’ve got clip-on handlebars too. I’ve made something similar out of a bigger tee and mounted a CVS vidcam to my right fork. I had to rotate the video afterwards, but it worked well. I’ve also thought of drilling/tapping a couple small holes in my triple tee and attaching a mount there behind the screen.

    FYI, I just saw a ~$50 articulating gadget mount (in Cycle World I think?) that mounts to the steering head nut somehow…

    Morepower, why the hating? Got something against motorcycle riders? He seemed to be riding pretty responsibly to me. Maybe you had a bad experience dealing with someone like this guy?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fs3_g8_s6hs

    Russ

  5. Somebody says:

    Morepower, I am the guy who filmed the video. Do tell why you insist that I will wreck that bike? At no point in the video do you ever see the speedometer. I was climbing Berthoud Pass in Colorado, people drive notoriously slow in the right lane going up that hill so if you are insisting just because I passed people I was somehow “dangerous” you are sadly mistaken. Not to mention the fact I had my girlfriend on the back of the seat, no way am I going to put her in harm’s way.

    On a another note, anyone have an idea on how to isolate the vibrations any better? I wonder if clamping some neoprene instead of the old garden hose would work better?

  6. tms10000 says:

    For the vibration, you probably need some kind of real suspension system, with some springs and dampener. The vibration on the video are pretty harsh, and I’m not handy enough to even imagine something practical.

    Regarding speed, it is obvious you’re not riding fast at all, the curves are taken pretty slow, there’s never any traffic ahead of you… I’m not sure what the morepower dude is taking about.

  7. Burke says:

    More power is obviously scared of more power if he can’t keep his ignorant comments to himself. Simple possible solution about vibrations is if you’ve ever seen the old bicycle lights that mount onto the handle bars theres a 1/4″ inch thick rummber grommet type spacer under the bracket that wraps around the bar. maybe something like this underneath the mount may help? never hurts to give it a try!

  8. Burke says:

    More power is obviously scared of more power if he can’t keep his ignorant comments to himself. Simple possible solution about vibrations is if you’ve ever seen the old bicycle lights that mount onto the handle bars theres a 1/4″ inch thick rummber grommet type spacer under the bracket that wraps around the bar. maybe something like this underneath the mount may help? never hurts to give it a try!

  9. Gary says:

    I’m so going to try this on my SV.

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