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Camera mount on Kymco Agility 125

Postby sab001 on Mon Jan 18, 2010 5:25 pm

I just posted this on my Twitter...

"Arrrrrrrgh! I can't figure out a good place for my camcorder mount on my scoot. Gotta ask my buddies at urbanscootin.com for advice."

I have a Kymco Agility 125.

I have a Kodak xi8 camcorder. http://store.kodak.com/store/ekconsus/en_US/pd/Zi8_Pocket_Video_Camera/productID.156585800

I have a Kodak adventure mount. http://store.kodak.com/store/ekconsus/en_US/pd/Adventure_Mount/baseProductID.145051800/productID.145051900

I tried for over an hour to mount my camcorder to the scoot. I wanna take videos of my ride. I just can't figure out how. Any suggestions?

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Re: Camera mount on Kymco Agility 125

Postby PDXRUCKUS on Mon Jan 18, 2010 5:44 pm

the best way is to get a GoPro camera. lol..

Thats a cool mount you got tho. I have a chest mount as well multiple 3m sticky pads on my ruckus. So at a light I can change positions of the camera in under 10 sec. you can get a jewl case and use industrial velcro. I look forward to hearing what you come up with.
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Re: Camera mount on Kymco Agility 125

Postby sab001 on Mon Jan 18, 2010 6:27 pm

PDXRUCKUS wrote:the best way is to get a GoPro camera. lol..

Thats a cool mount you got tho. I have a chest mount as well multiple 3m sticky pads on my ruckus. So at a light I can change positions of the camera in under 10 sec. you can get a jewl case and use industrial velcro. I look forward to hearing what you come up with.


Thanks. Would you do me a favor and take a photo of the front of your ruckus and posting it? I'd like to see how you have your sticky pads situated.
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Re: Camera mount on Kymco Agility 125

Postby PDXRUCKUS on Tue Jan 19, 2010 12:30 am

I was just looking over my pictures to see if I had a pic of any. Not easy to see. But ill try to remember in the next few days to take a pic of em. I have one on the back tail light so it faces back so I can get a group or just a trail behind shoot. I have one on the battier box on the right. on top of one of my helmets. you can check this out http://www.flickr.com/photos/pdxruckus/ you can see in some of the front shoots a camera on the left side. http://www.youtube.com/user/PDXRUCKUS you can see the video here.
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Re: Camera mount on Kymco Agility 125

Postby Bustin on Tue Jan 19, 2010 12:43 am

I use a GoPro Wide on a helmet mount. Way less vibration on a helmet mounted camera as opposed to one mounted on the bike . I also prefer to be able to aim the camera wherever I want , just by looking that direction.
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Re: Camera mount on Kymco Agility 125

Postby PDXRUCKUS on Tue Jan 19, 2010 2:12 am

Bustin wrote:I use a GoPro Wide on a helmet mount. Way less vibration on a helmet mounted camera as opposed to one mounted on the bike . I also prefer to be able to aim the camera wherever I want , just by looking that direction.


Checkout my videos. I thought the gopro on the battery box was going to have a lot of vibration but it looks damn good.
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Re: Camera mount on Kymco Agility 125

Postby laspalmas7 on Tue Jan 19, 2010 5:48 am

PDX - I'm impressed with the quality of that video! Is that the wide or the regular GoPro?

The angle from the battery cover is perfect.

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Re: Camera mount on Kymco Agility 125

Postby Bustin on Tue Jan 19, 2010 9:03 pm

PDXRUCKUS wrote:Checkout my videos. I thought the gopro on the battery box was going to have a lot of vibration but it looks damn good.


Yeah, the GoPro has great image stabilization. I was responding more to the OP , figuring he was using a more conventional video camera with not-so-hot stabilization.

Why the battery box mount, as opposed to a helmet mount ? It looks good , but isn't it a distraction to reach down and manually adjust the angle ? Just curious.

Some vids shot w/ my helmet mounted GoPro Wide ...... YouTube file is named bustinscoot . :D

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yxo_sN74Rm4
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Re: Camera mount on Kymco Agility 125

Postby sab001 on Tue Jan 19, 2010 10:10 pm

GoPro looks great but unfortunately I don't have one. Any additional ideas on how I can mount my Kodak zi8 to my scoot?
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Re: Camera mount on Kymco Agility 125

Postby PDXRUCKUS on Wed Jan 20, 2010 12:39 am

Bustin wrote:
PDXRUCKUS wrote:Checkout my videos. I thought the gopro on the battery box was going to have a lot of vibration but it looks damn good.


Yeah, the GoPro has great image stabilization. I was responding more to the OP , figuring he was using a more conventional video camera with not-so-hot stabilization.

Why the battery box mount, as opposed to a helmet mount ? It looks good , but isn't it a distraction to reach down and manually adjust the angle ? Just curious.

Some vids shot w/ my helmet mounted GoPro Wide ...... YouTube file is named bustinscoot . :D

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yxo_sN74Rm4



I was using the helmet mount for so long that I wanted a new angle and the box was the best idea. I did keep the camera on the rack for a bit. but turning it on and off is like clock work to me. I use it more for mountain biking, so I got use to it pretty fast.
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Re: Camera mount on Kymco Agility 125

Postby PDXRUCKUS on Wed Jan 20, 2010 12:41 am

sab001 wrote:GoPro looks great but unfortunately I don't have one. Any additional ideas on how I can mount my Kodak zi8 to my scoot?


Thats hard to say, I dont think I have ever seen the scooter your riding.
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Re: Camera mount on Kymco Agility 125

Postby undertheradar on Wed Jan 20, 2010 11:34 pm

Ditch that velcro thing and get a RAM mount:
http://www.ram-mount.com/Products/Motor ... fault.aspx
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Re: Camera mount on Kymco Agility 125

Postby sab001 on Sat Jan 23, 2010 1:03 pm

undertheradar wrote:Ditch that velcro thing and get a RAM mount:
http://www.ram-mount.com/Products/Motor ... fault.aspx


Ram Mount looks awesome. Unfortunately, I don't really have a handlebar that I can fit a mount on. I kept searching and came across this link. http://scooter.autostream.com/2009/08/camera-mounts/. This gluy hooked a mount onto his mirror.

Looking at my mirror, I can do the same thing but still would have trouble finding a mount.

Last Spring, I went to DisneyWorld and bought a smaller tripod suitable for travel. I took the top of this tripod off and want to use it on my scoot. I need to find a way to clamp it onto my mirror. There is a 1/2 inch hole on the mount that can be tightened but the mirror arm is only 1 cm. What can I fit inside of the mount's hole to make it only 1 cm?

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Re: Camera mount on Kymco Agility 125

Postby PDXRUCKUS on Sat Jan 23, 2010 4:11 pm

Zip tie a strip of rubber on the mirror. Could stop on vibration as well. plus it should give it some good grip.
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Re: Camera mount on Kymco Agility 125

Postby PDXRUCKUS on Mon Feb 15, 2010 2:48 pm

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