Mounting GoPro Camera to BMW R1200RS 6-14-16

Mounting GoPro Camera to BMW R1200RS 6-14-16
Mounting a GoPro Camera to a
2016 BMW R1200RS Motorcycle
Richard Clompus, OD
Trinidad, CA
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Clompus Consulting Group
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GoPro Camera
• Wide angle 4K resolution extreme
sports camera
• Captures still images, video and
sound to share the adventure of
motorcycling with others
• Remote control with GoPro remote,
Apple Watch and iPhone
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Mounting Choices
• There are many choices
to mount a GoPro
camera to an RS
flat mirror
• Helmet mounts were out
due to air flow
interference
• I wanted a stable mount
that didn’t detract the
sporty appearance of
the bike if a camera was
not attached
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aspheric
mirror
rear surface is concave
and smooth
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BMW GE Emotion Bracket
• Lorenzo from Italy offers two different GoPro mounts
that attach to to the left front LED turn signal
• This model will work with the left side panel of the RS
• http://www.bmwgsemotion.com/accing1.htm
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Removing the Outer Fairing Panel
• You need to remove the outside
left front faring panel by removing
three torx screws
• The left turn signal can remain
attached to the panel for this
procedure
• It is not necessary to remove the
inside panel that attaches to the
body
outside screw
inside screws
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Attaching Bracket
• Hold the nut on the inside of the removed
panel with a socket wrench and remove the
screw securing the LED turn signal
• Gently pull the plastic base of the turn signal
about 2-3mm away from the fairing panel and
insert the metal bracket in between the fairing
panel and the base of the turn signal base
remove screw
• Tighten the screw and nut securing the turn
signal and bracket to the fairing panel
• Reinstall the fairing panel by securing it with
the 3 torx screws removed earlier (one
outside, two inside)
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Attached Bracket
top view
side view
A metal ringed mounting piece is included and connects the standard GoPro housing to the metal bracket
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Optional Accessories
• The camera works very well mounted
directly to the bracket using the
standard GoPro camera housing
• There is left/right adjustment to aim the
camera by loosening both screws on
the bracket and then re-tighten
• One option is to insert an 45mm
aluminum extension to elevate and
move the camera forward from
Fotodiox available from Amazon for
$14.00 USD
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Optional Accessories
• Another option is to add anodized
aluminum thumbscrews from CamKix
• The red helps me remember to check
the fittings and make sure the knobs
are tightened before setting out on an
adventure. They supply a small plastic
ring tool that is very effective in
tightening the knobs
• A set of three knobs available from
Amazon for $ 9.99 USD.
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Fully Assembled Bracket with Housing
Safe View
Mirrors
front view
side view
The camera almost disappears from view when riding. Most people don’t notice the camera until you point it out to them.
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The Bracket That Wouldn’t fit
• Lorenzo from BMW GS Emotion makes two
brackets
• The bracket on the bottom of the photo may fit a
GS but it will not fit the curved body panel of the
RS
• This is the correct shape of the bracket that
works with the RS fairing panel used for this
project
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Ride safe and share your pucker
moments with your riding buddies
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