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whats the best way to mount a camera to a monster?
 

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If you mean video, I've tried a couple of things. The first was a kind of clamp that I attached to the handlebars, but the vibration was too bad. What worked better was to bungee it to the top of my tankbag. If you turn the steadyshot feature on it isn't too bad. For some significant $$ there are systems that attach to your tank with an aluminum arm, but I was too cheap to go that route.

Here's how the video looks from the tankbag:
http://www.ducatimonster.org/ImageF...c/Monster_Videos_and_Sounds/Ridgecrest_sm.wmv

And this is from the handlebar clamp:
http://www.ducatimonster.org/ImageF...r_Videos_and_Sounds/Why_I_LIke_Termignoni.wmv
 

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I have one that mounts to the handlebars to. When I took it for a test ride it was way to shaky, these vtwins like to rumble. I modified it with a T bracket and bungeed it down to the handlebars. Cost for mod maybe 8 bucks. The before looks like MIchael's Termignoni video, and the after looks like his Ridgecrest video. I believe the tank mount system will probably have same vibration issues, monster's just have the shakes. I bet using a helmet cam system would eleminate most vibration. Either mount it to you helmet or mount it to your lower cal if you have one. These are tiny camera's with little weight and wouldn't get affected as much by vibration. You would still need to have you camcorder though, they are just remote lens in a sense, they plug into your camera witch you can store in a tank bag or a backpack. I also like this option because I don't want a rock hitting my camera lens, that would suck, whereas these helmet cam systems have lens covers that are made to withstand flying gravel, plus they are waterproof.
 

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Just so happens I came across this very same question last week.

I stuffed a pillow in my tank bag, put the camera on the pillow, and zipped up the bag so just the lens was sticking out. The pillow seemed to absorb a lot of the bounce.

One thing to keep in mind, maybe its best to hire the camera, unless you a) have a fly-screen b) loads of cash.

I'm in the process of editing and will load the result. Best bit was when the old lady pulled out in front of me, looks professionally staged.
 

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where would somebody get a helmet cam?
 

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These guys have some cameras, I don't remember the company, might have been Hindsight. Anyway, they were trying to sell me one when I was in for tires and a dyno-tune a little while back:

http://dyno-dudes.com
 

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whats the best way to mount a camera to a monster?
I am a huge autocross junkie, running a CP mustang. A lot of the other guys use the cone cam http://www.conecam.com/
Its basically a camera lense that you attach to your video camera via cables. Ive seen it mounted in all kinds of places (vid of a front wheel/suspension during a 60second run) Its pretty neat.

Kevin
 
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