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Hey everyone. New to FZ community. Just picked mine up a little over a long ago and have fallen in love with. Girlfriends a bit jealous even. Amongst some of the budget mods I'm looking at doing I really would like to mount a security type camera on the bike just in case anything ever happens but haven't found a good way of going about that. Any ideas or things you have done?
 

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Helmet cam is really the only way to use it in the way you're intending. Allows you to film everything when you look around rather than just a fixed area...


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Ah, dash cams. I've sat here for hours watching the Russian traffic "fails" on You Tube.
Those people make me feel like the safest rider on earth!
Sorry for the hijack.
 
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I've spent hours watching those vids as training material for what not to do. Some of hem are pretty humbling.
 

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Thanks for all the replies guys. I'd love to get on of the cena headsets but they're crazy expensive.
 

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It's what I'm going with after researching a lot of products. I don't want some IMAX level film. I just want a "black box" type of documentation while riding in case something happens. Add that you can listen to music, use the phone, and have an intercom while recording and it's a no brainer for me.
 

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Well I guess I'll start putting money away for that then. If I could offload my old bike it'd be a no brainer but that has yet to happen
 

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I've got a GoPro which I first mounted on the crossbar for my MRA screen. It's an excellent location if you're riding sweep in a group and want to record them - but not good for anything else. I used my chest strap once - but I lean forward every time I accelerate - so it was even worse. Helmet mounted is the only way to catch anything near your bike with one camera. Top of helmet and side both tugged too much on my helmet - so chin mounted is my preference. If there isn't a properly shaped surface close enough to the front then what works best is the GoPro wrist strap - just wrap it around the chinbar instead of your wrist.
 

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I have a couple of Countour HD cameras. They are streamlined, mount anywhere on the helmet because of the rotating lense, and are water resistant. I never liked the boxey shape of the GoPros.

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Those look interesting.

Can they be hardwired to the bike to start and stop recording when you turn on and off the ignition.
Yes they can, that's how I have them wired in my cars.
 
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