Goldwing Handlebar GOPRO Camera Tripod

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GoPro Photo from handlebar tripod

Goldwing handlebar GoPro camera tripod is my solution to using a GoPro on a motorcycle. My daughter gave me a Gopro Hero 3 for my birthday. The GoPro has been gathering dust on the shelf while I have been figuring out the best way to use it while riding the wing.

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The finisher handlebar tripod

I have seen several mounts stuck in many places on other motorcycles. None of the mounts seemed to fit my needs logistically. When riding, I really don’t want to stop to change or move the camera from one mount to another to get shots while riding. Mounting the camera on my helmet didn’t seem like a good idea either. I wanted something I could safely access while riding. Something that could capture forward, side and rear shots while riding…  Like a tripod, mounted on my handlebars.

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GoPro handlebar tripod

After searching the net, I couldn’t find what I was looking for so I designed and built one myself. It was a pretty simple design made from a 4 ¾” by 1” inch by 1/8” aluminum flat bar and using the head of an old mini tripod I had.

The other issue is operating the camera safely while riding. A remote was an obvious the answer. I decided to attach it to my wrist using a lanyard. The lanyard made it easily accessible and I could release it in an emergency.

The other day I took it out for a test ride… It all worked amazingly well… I do need to do more riding to get familiar with using the GoPro, the remote and developing techniques to get the best pictures and video.

Below are pictures and video of my first attempts…

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GoPro photo from handelbar tripod

So… do any of you have suggestions or tips for using the GoPro? If so let’s hear them…

Ride safe and I hope to see you down the road somewhere…

4 responses to “Goldwing Handlebar GOPRO Camera Tripod

  1. Hey Ivan, looks like we will be getting some good video on this summers trip.

  2. How much would charge to make one for me?

    • Thanks Ron, I would need to figure out material cost. I would have to buy the tripod head, bolts and spacers. I think I still have some aluminum stock left. It doesn’t take long to make so I would just charge for materials. Probably somewhere around $30 to $40.

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