Cheapo camera mount idea from Tractor Supply Company product

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Cheapo camera mount idea from Tractor Supply Company product

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Post by hdflame » Tue Feb 12, 2008 12:38 am

a1930ford wrote:Well, since I couldn't find a Ram camera mount that fit my budget, and I enjoyed being cheap, ........
Try this site http://www.cycoactive.com/

Good people to deal with and good prices. I've bought GPS mounts from them for my Road KIng and plan on doing the same for the Ural. They will lead you in the right direction over the phone if you need help. Lots of options!

After looking again, I found this $39 http://www.cycoactive.com/ram/ramcam.shtml

You'll waste more money trying to rig something that may or may not work! Hope this helps.
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Post by Mud Pie » Tue Feb 12, 2008 10:20 am

I'm kinda with you on this one, hdflame.

Why mount a camera that costs somewhat big bucks with a 1 dollar jury-rigged mount ? If and when it breaks and you watch your camera skipping down the road like a flat rock across a pond, the last thought out of my mind would be, "Glad a saved a few bucks on that camera mount !"

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Post by redflasher » Tue Feb 12, 2008 10:30 am

I use this one for my Flip video. It's mounted on the hack windshield cross bar shooting thru the lexan or whatever the windshield is made of.

Got another one for GPS or whatever else you want to carry.

It's solid.
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Post by hdflame » Tue Feb 12, 2008 10:43 am

Mud Pie wrote:I'm kinda with you on this one, hdflame.

Why mount a camera that costs somewhat big bucks with a 1 dollar jury-rigged mount ? If and when it breaks and you watch your camera skipping down the road like a flat rock across a pond, the last thought out of my mind would be, "Glad a saved a few bucks on that camera mount !"

Like my dad used to say:

"If there is a right tool for the job, get that tool. If you can't afford that tool, wait until you can. Using half-a$$ed tools only give you half-a$$ed results."
I wasn't trying to discourage anyone from using some creativity in making things for their bikes. There is definitely a lot of that on here and it has helped me with my own projects! I was just trying to offer my experience with Cycoactive and their products, which I felt were pretty reasonably priced.

I do agree that I would want to make sure that my camera was not going to be sacraficed to the asphalt/gravel road gods! lol
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Post by Mud Pie » Tue Feb 12, 2008 6:38 pm

hdflame wrote:
Mud Pie wrote:I'm kinda with you on this one, hdflame.

Why mount a camera that costs somewhat big bucks with a 1 dollar jury-rigged mount ? If and when it breaks and you watch your camera skipping down the road like a flat rock across a pond, the last thought out of my mind would be, "Glad a saved a few bucks on that camera mount !"

Like my dad used to say:

"If there is a right tool for the job, get that tool. If you can't afford that tool, wait until you can. Using half-a$$ed tools only give you half-a$$ed results."
I wasn't trying to discourage anyone from using some creativity in making things for their bikes. There is definitely a lot of that on here and it has helped me with my own projects! I was just trying to offer my experience with Cycoactive and their products, which I felt were pretty reasonably priced.

I do agree that I would want to make sure that my camera was not going to be sacraficed to the asphalt/gravel road gods! lol
I agree, some of the guys here think of things that amaze me, but being the geek that I am, I have to make sure all my gadgets are securely mounted.

U-bolts, metal brackets, etc. need to hold my gear on. No clip-on stuff will do Sure, it may last forever, but give me U-bolts !!
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Post by Bilgekeeldave » Tue Feb 12, 2008 6:45 pm

Duct Tape! Lots of it!

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Post by jerbunch » Tue Feb 12, 2008 11:34 pm

redflasher wrote:I use this one for my Flip video. It's mounted on the hack windshield cross bar shooting thru the lexan or whatever the windshield is made of.

Got another one for GPS or whatever else you want to carry.

It's solid.
Got a make and model number on this mount????
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Post by redflasher » Wed Feb 13, 2008 7:10 am

jerbunch wrote:
redflasher wrote:I use this one for my Flip video. It's mounted on the hack windshield cross bar shooting thru the lexan or whatever the windshield is made of.

Got another one for GPS or whatever else you want to carry.

It's solid.
Got a make and model number on this mount????

MAD DOG GEAR

hand held mount

They are made by Stearns-the life preserver people

no model number on the package

bought the first one at Fleet Farm. The second one on ebay

about $20 or so
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