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Ive been looking to get either a bike mounted or a helmet camera just for when we go on rides and go out to have some fun..

Im just looking for horror stories or great reviews from anyone.
 

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Ive been looking to get either a bike mounted or a helmet camera just for when we go on rides and go out to have some fun..

Im just looking for horror stories or great reviews from anyone.
Just tested my goPro wide yesterday and today. Video quality is excellent. I am just having trouble getting the camera to stay on. It wants to power off while I am filming. They recommend lithium batteries, and that may be the reason the generic energizers are not working properly.
Threw some test clips together. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HJdFah_hvY8&feature=channel_page Ist position was of course on helmet, and the other two were with the suction mount on the tank. Still fit good even with a tank bag.
Got it for 149 at cycle gear after a 25% off coupon. It comes with all the mounting hardware you need, including a suction cup mount which works awesome on the tank.
 

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Wow, I was looking at that at my local dealer saturday, the quality looks great for the price.

Is there anyway it could be mounted in the swingarm or fork area without custom bracketry?
 

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It comes with a bunch of curved and flat stick on brackets that have incredibly sticky 3m double side foam. And a set of arms to set different angles. I felt it was a good deal as a package. The wide angle is nice and keeps the video smooth. the only downside is, it tones down curves and corners, and makes it look as though you are going faster than you realy are, in the straights.
 

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Just tested my goPro wide yesterday and today. Video quality is excellent. I am just having trouble getting the camera to stay on. It wants to power off while I am filming. They recommend lithium batteries, and that may be the reason the generic energizers are not working properly.
Threw some test clips together. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HJdFah_hvY8&feature=channel_page Ist position was of course on helmet, and the other two were with the suction mount on the tank. Still fit good even with a tank bag.
Got it for 149 at cycle gear after a 25% off coupon. It comes with all the mounting hardware you need, including a suction cup mount which works awesome on the tank.

I've heard good things about this camera. One reason why they shut off is if they get too hot. Our track guys use them for video but they will shut down. I've been thinking of this one for a while, just haven't pulled the trigger.
 

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Ive been looking around as well and I think im going to get this camera.

http://www.tachyoninc.com/main.html

Looked at a few reviews and it beat the go wide pro camera. I haven't actually used either though so i have no stories from experience.
 

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Another plug for the GoPro camera. For the money, you can't really beat the quality and durability. The casing is super resillient. But yeah, you really gotta use lithium batteries. It chews up regular old alkalines. With the lithium ones, you usually get maybe just over an hour of record time. But I figure, after an hour, you're ready for a break, and you can stop and swap out the batteries and SD card.

Add to all that, the fact that it comes with a plethora of mounting hardware, with tons more availble, and you can stick that sucker darn near anywhere. Helmet, tank, side fairing, tail, front fender, bars, the list goes on.

As for the durablity, I use mine for motorcycles sometimes, but I originally got it for paintball. It's taken direct hits to the casing, survived rain and snow, and full run dives into the dirt. I got the clamp attachment so I could mount it right on the barrel of the gun.

If you pick one up, you won't regret it. :)
 

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Ive been looking around as well and I think im going to get this camera.

http://www.tachyoninc.com/main.html

Looked at a few reviews and it beat the go wide pro camera. I haven't actually used either though so i have no stories from experience.
this is where I've been leaning after reading a plethora of reviews. tachyon has a slight edge over the gopro from what I can tell.
 

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I have the POV.1, expensive but comes with a LCD display.
I like how it records continuously, but only saves to the SD card if you press a button. This way, you record what you wanted, not wasting any space. It's great for editing, working with small clips are much better than cutting an hour long clip.

http://www.vio-pov.com/products/pov_1.php

A clip from my trip.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jhWbNuXnl8Q

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Just went and bought the gopro.

Im trying to come up with a "safety teather(sp?)" to catch it it the sticky pads were to fail.
 

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I been thinkin of a helmet cam, earlier today I had a spoke with a friend that skydives, he gave me a lot of helpful suggestions, but now I have to research how practical it is to adapt his technology from a skydive helmet to a motorcycle helmet

one of my friends stunt attempts
 
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