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Old 08-03-2011, 02:43 PM   #1
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Lightbulb Mounting Contour GPS.

I just purchased a Contour GPS camera. I plan on mounting it to my helmet and also on the triple clamp possibly through the steering stem/head. I was thinking about making a custom mount for the steering stem, similar to how the bar ends mount with the rubber grommets. About 2 inches above the steering stem nut I wanted a threaded bolt that can mount to the Controur universal mounting kit.

I did a google search and found RAM mounts, but they didn't have anything like that. Even though the GPS camera has the option to use the dash ware program to display speed, trail, location, etc, I wanted to have a partial view of the guages through the windscreen.

If anyone knows where I can find a mount post the link. If you have fabricated your own custom mounting brackets for your bike post a picture. If you have a GPS camera with Dash Ware post the video. I have a Cali trip in two weeks and I want to record some of the roads with my new camera and mount.
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Old 08-03-2011, 02:46 PM   #2
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Rammount does have a stem mount and a good suction cup mount and I'm sure you could find something on there to hold the contour.




Here you go
http://www.ram-mount.com/NewProducts...2/Default.aspx

Here's for the hd version
http://www.gpscity.com/ram-mount-con...-hol-cont.html
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Old 08-03-2011, 03:40 PM   #3
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Thanks for the lead! So I just needed to dig a little deeper.. I found all the parts to make it work. So if you plan on doing this you'll need:

1 RAM-B-237U UNPKD. RAM 1" BALL W/ 1/4"-20 ALUM STUD Each 1 0 0 $7.63 $7.63
2 RAM-B-201U UNPKD RAM DOUBLE SOCKET ARM FOR 1" BALL Each 1 0 0 $13.57 $13.57
3 RAM-B-342U UNPKD RAM CYCLE STEM BASE W/ 1" DIA BALL Each 1 0 0 $16.38 $16.38

AND the Universal mounting kit sold on the Contour site.

http://store.contour.com/contour-uni...apter-p13.aspx

EDIT: I believe item #1 is the same as the Contour Universal mount + 1" ball.
either way I already ordered the GPS camera with the Universal mount, Flush mount, 32G memory card, extra battery, and wall charger. I got the app (it's free) and you do not need the Contour Connect View Card if you are using Android. If you are using an iPhone you will need the View Card.
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Old 08-09-2011, 10:04 AM   #4
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Got the Contour GPS camera with accessories and RAM mount for my steering stem. I did a little test run and works, mounts, looks great! I'll link the video once I get it uploaded.

Also, if you go for this setup you'll need to get the universal mounting kit (basically the mount base that fits onto the camera with a threaded hole at the bottom for mounting. from Contour's website)
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Old 11-03-2012, 02:04 PM   #5
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Does that hit the road and the speedometer in the view of the camera. I've been looking all over for that shot!!!
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Old 11-03-2012, 03:45 PM   #6
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I got the new contour2 not too long ago and its pretty wicked, it shoots great video and can link to your smartphone via bluetooth to line up shots, I was never a fan of mounting cameras on the steering rack or the gas tank and wanted it discrete. So i mounted it to the side of the windshield on the inside.




I have a tinted shield so at night its not the best of views, but during the day its great
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Old 11-03-2012, 04:04 PM   #7
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I got the new contour2 not too long ago and its pretty wicked, it shoots great video and can link to your smartphone via bluetooth to line up shots, I was never a fan of mounting cameras on the steering rack or the gas tank and wanted it discrete. So i mounted it to the side of the windshield on the inside.




I have a tinted shield so at night its not the best of views, but during the day its great
That's the screen shot of it mounted on thr windscreen like that looks like it would be pointing at the ground what mount did you use? Slim/helmet? Have any more pics?
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Old 11-03-2012, 04:14 PM   #8
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I know I was surprised too,it does look like its pointing towards the ground XD But the lens can be rotated 180 independently from the body so no mater what position its in you can get a great angle shot and I used a slim mount, the one in the pic below



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Old 11-03-2012, 04:19 PM   #9
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I use this mount, for the gas tank, works sweet: https://www.kapscomoto.com/SearchRes...x=0&Submit.y=0

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Old 11-03-2012, 08:11 PM   #10
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Toysareforboys what do you use to get that shot??? That what I want. The other shot from wings of gold looks so good. I've had those mounts. Really cool. Ya toys. How do you get that shot?!? please.
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Old 11-03-2012, 08:17 PM   #11
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Toysareforboys what do you use to get that shot??? That what I want. The other shot from wings of gold looks so good. I've had those mounts. Really cool. Ya toys. How do you get that shot?!? please.
I gave you the link to the mount: http://www.kapscomoto.com/product_p/acm-sdty2.htm

I used this to mount a GoPro to it: http://www.futureshop.ca/en-CA/produ.../10158510.aspx

I used a GoPro Hero (not the 2) and ran it in 720p mode (for maximum view angle).

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Old 11-03-2012, 08:26 PM   #12
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I use the techmount stem mount and it looks at the dash and road and keeps the wind noise down and don't get in the way like the tank mounts when in full tuck! http://www.techmounts.com/products/i...rch&mount=stem
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Sorry. Haha I'm new to this whole forum thing. thanks!!!
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