Tuesday, September 28, 2010

More Cheap

I've wanted to get some film of riding, for no other reason than I want to. They make $200 cameras with stands that attach to your helmut or bike. El Capitan Cheapo sez, no way. Was looking at my camera and it has a 1/4x20 thread on the bottom for a tripod. Hmmmm. I also know that there is a conduit hanger aka 'mini' that is for 1" pipe that has a hole through the bottom of it for attaching it to the wall.

Here is a mini, 1" and 3/4" (and some delishus PB Twix):

Camera, w/ hole:

Mini attached with pieces of leather as shock absorbers in between washers:

Mounted to the bike with foam rubber around bar, squeezed in under the mini. Also note, I took the wrist band from the camera and ran it down the bars - so in the event it came loose, it wouldn't go very far:

First trial run....stills are ok (w/ the clutch in). Video is out. Too much vibration, even with the littlest amount of throttle. Gotta be a way though. I'm close.

Also a quick note...when filling up at the gas station with a jockey shifter that sticks way out, be careful the fill hose doesn't accidentally pop the bike into gear, making you look like a jackass when you try and start it up. Theoretically of course.


  1. Dude, that's pretty cool.
    Can't wait to see some riding footage. Good posts!

  2. "NEW RIDER!.... NEW RIDER!... WOAH"-