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post #1 of 8 Old 01-25-2020, 02:44 AM Thread Starter
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The new Go Pro 8 & mounting your Caneras ...

Have a 5 Black that has been in storage - is the 8 worth the splurge? I was told they are $399 but if you bring your older model in, they give you $100 back - and where do the majority of you guys mount them for the best result OFF the helmet? Thank you in advance for any opinions you may have ...
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I don't have GoPro but I have Sony FDR X3000. I was never a fan of GoPro due to bad stability and overheating. Nevertheless, here is how I mounted mine. NOTE: It's not sticking out as much as pictures are showing.
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Thank you! I am going to google your unit, I always thought Gopro only because it is what I have used in the past. Supposedly the critical selling factor of the #8 is Stability.

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I use the Ram Mounts where the left stock mirror was and also where the left rear psngr bracket mounts -mounted to look behind. ...uh-hem, was running the 14" wheels so the speedometer is off a bit


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Thank you Mate!

I pulled the trigger on the GoPro 8 anyway - supposedly the 7 & especially the 8 has the Stability everyone was waiting for.

Does changing the rear wheel to a 14 inch make a big difference?

The Head Mechanic at a dealership who pumped up his 2014 Z said it made it an easier bike to ride.

PS. It looks like New Zealand!
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haha! j/k my friend, no wheel change.


Was sunny and warm, but a fire diverted our planned ride on Nor Cal Hwy 36. Sorta glad it did. The detour proved to be an epic adventure with three really great friends.

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___________Me (Chris) on the right and Gene, fixing his tire. Glad I bought and brought the tire repair kit.


Oregon coast -day three
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Such a blast to ride with Mates you trust.

I have reservations of actually riding with others - too many youtube accident videos, especially with people that get together casually for a ride.

I am 57 - I might ride up to Oruygun just for the Ride ...
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57.. yer old! jk same age here. Another click more in Aug. You're as young or old as you feel.

Take the 101, of course. Beautiful coastline. Be sure to post when so I have an excuse to ride to the coast again. -busy now being a caregiver for my wife (Parkinson's) ...unless she is healed, this could be her final year (as per her Neurologist's given life expectancy).

I know what you mean about group rides with ppl you don't know. Even with pre-ride rules/guidelines, I'll usually ride in the very back of that pack!

When is that Z arriving from FL? Betchur jonesin' just a bit in that CA sunshine.

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