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In this post dbond helps you, Cafe Racers, with how to make a Camera Mount for 5 Dollar, to film your Cafe Racer Racing.
We understand Go Pro is often being seen as the benchmark when it comes to filming about everything that moves and could kill you.
However, its pricing is also quite steep for many.
Next to this, more and more people have smartphones with great cameras which make your “oldskool” digital camera obsolete.
You can just ignore their sorry existence, but your could also re-use them by mounting them on your Cafe Racer and start filming your MotoGP escapades on the public road. What it takes? About 30 minutes, 5 bucks and the following.
Step 1. – Materials
- 3/4″ PVC “T” Coupling threaded on one end.
- 3/4″ PVC threaded cap
- 2H ose clamps big enough to fit around handlebars
- 1/4″ X 20 X 1″ hex bolt with nut and washer.
It might be helpful to have a short length of hose to act as a spacer between the pipe and handlebars.
Also, it might be helpful to attach a piece of foam over the camera’s microphone to reduce wind noise.
Step 2. – Cut and Drill
Begin by cutting the 3/4″ “T” coupling in half lengthwise. I used a dremel to cut mine. Then drill a 1/4″ hole in the center of the threaded end cap. Then install your hex bolt , washer and nut through the top of the end cap. Screw the cap onto the 3/4″ “T” coupling.
Step 3. – Installing the Camera Mount
Now we’re going to install the camera mount.
Begin by loosening the hose clamps and slipping them over the handlebars. Next slide the “T” coupling mount under the hose clamps and tighten the hose clamps.
Note: You may have to slip some cardboard or small hose sections between the coupling and the handlebars to ensure a tight fit.
Step 4. – Finished!
Screw your camera onto the mount and you’re ready to race!
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