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post #1 of 9 Old 07-29-2012, 11:55 PM Thread Starter
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GoPro Hero shake

So I just got my new GoPro Hero with the suction cup mount. I'm getting a hell of alot of shaking in the video though. Just curious what some of you guys do to try and help with that problem. It seems like you can't lock everything down very well on the suction cup mount. I'm thinking if I used one of the mounts that come with it with the double sided tape it might help, I really worry about sticking something to the paint on my bike though. I've had a couple people tell me that tape sticks extremely well. Anyone have any advice? I was also curious if any of you tether your gopro just incase it decides to jump off the bike? If so, what part of the bike are you tethering it to?

Oh, incase it matters I had the suction cup attached to the top of my tank. Didn't get a chance to try a different location yet.
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Apparently I need to open my eyes and read before I post, just saw that other post in the other forum about the same problem. I'm going to try the o-rings that were mentioned in there. Not sure how I missed that whole thread.

I am still curious about the tether though, if anyone has any experience with that. I'd hate to have my camera drop off on the freeway or something. Did a search and wasn't able to find any info really on that, or if it's even that necessary. Maybe I'm just being paranoid.
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cant tell you about the o-rings, but thats because I havent really gotten any shaking out of my GoPro. Works really well actually, except if you hit some really bumpy roads or put the front wheel up. Otherwise it has been awesome for me. Works on the drag strip and have used it on the road a couple times and it stuck well. You just need to make sure the suction cup is on the there correctly and that the surface youre sticking it to is clear of dirt/dust. My windscreen is damn near impossible to see through, so I usually stick it on the midfairings. so you can see the Ninja sticker.

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I get some "wavy ness" here and there when mine is tank mounted. I joined the GoPro forum to try and sort it out. Seems like its pretty common in vibration heavy applications. Did you latch the case closed? Ive forgotten to latch the case before and got some pretty bad shakes along with alot of volume from the mic.

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Regarding Tethering, when I mounted my mates contour to the side of my fairings I used cable ties to secure it to the crash bung so that if it did come unstuck then I wouldnt lose it or smash it to bits. However, I've since tested the suction mount on a few things and I managed to pic up a large kitchen table using it, so its not likely to come unstuck! :)

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Thanks for the info. Looks like Maybe I'll try moving it somewhere else and see if it's better. I did have the case latched though.

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I've had horrible luck with the suction cups as well. Try to make the distance between the suction cup and the camera as short as possible. This has seemed to help some people.
To get the best quality though the sticky mounts have worked best for me. They come off clean if you apply some heat to it.
I always tether my gopro. It's already saved my a few times when I had the camera mounted on the swingarm with the suction cup. For tething I use a lanyard and tie it to the metal bar on the bottom of the case door, then tie it to anywhere I can on the bike.
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i just used the tape mounts and they work fairly well, different shake depending on location. tank/triple tree/windshield work well. or try side of your helmet too
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I've had horrible luck with the suction cups as well. Try to make the distance between the suction cup and the camera as short as possible. This has seemed to help some people.
To get the best quality though the sticky mounts have worked best for me. They come off clean if you apply some heat to it.
I always tether my gopro. It's already saved my a few times when I had the camera mounted on the swingarm with the suction cup. For tething I use a lanyard and tie it to the metal bar on the bottom of the case door, then tie it to anywhere I can on the bike.
I'm gonna try that, I had the arm on the suction cup extended all the way, so it was basically as tall as it would allow. I imagine that would make it bounce around alot more than it would if it was short and closer to the tank. Think I'm gonna start tethering mine too, I know the suction cup is really strong but I got freaked out lastnight when I was playing with the camera on the windshield inside of my car. I cleaned the surface and attached it. I tugged on it a few times and it seemed pretty solid, but then about 45 minutes later with no warning the thing just dropped to the floor inside the car. Not sure what that was all about.
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