Third time this happened

MotorPont

Wannabe Swedish biker
Mar 31, 2020
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Kawasaki Zzr1400
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Is this a common thing happening? Am I just really unlucky or am I doing something wrong?
 
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MotorPont

Wannabe Swedish biker
Mar 31, 2020
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I ride a
Kawasaki Zzr1400
I've had it happen to both cheap ones and original gopro ones. Guess I need to be more careful. I do remove and attach the camera a lot but they should be made to take that kind of work load I'd think.
 

Pooley

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Nov 19, 2019
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I ride a
2003 Honda Deauville 650
I've had it happen to both cheap ones and original gopro ones. Guess I need to be more careful. I do remove and attach the camera a lot but they should be made to take that kind of work load I'd think.
Perhaps remove the camera via one of the screw parts, they don't have to flex to attach so may be a safer option :)
 
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MotorPont

Wannabe Swedish biker
Mar 31, 2020
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Sweden
I ride a
Kawasaki Zzr1400
Perhaps remove the camera via one of the screw parts, they don't have to flex to attach so may be a safer option :)
That will be an inconvenience for sure. But worth it in the long run I guess. I was also thinking I should keep the camera attached more too, I'm planing to have it running as often as I can and not just when vlogging.
 

Pooley

Wannabe tractor enthusiast
Nov 19, 2019
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That will be an inconvenience for sure. But worth it in the long run I guess. I was also thinking I should keep the camera attached more too, I'm planing to have it running as often as I can and not just when vlogging.
If you will be using a camera for 'dash cam' purposes, I would recommend hardwiring it to the ignition of the bike and affixing to the fairing somewhere, this is what I did as I got fed up of removing cameras and changing batteries :)
 

HippoDrone

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Only ever had this with the cheap knock off mounts. I also prefer the newer style GoPro mounts with the rubber bit as I think they are more secure.
I also never really remove the mount once in place, and just take the camera off all the mounts to get the footage off it so maybe it is just because you are removing it and replacing it so often?
 
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MotorPont

Wannabe Swedish biker
Mar 31, 2020
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Sweden
I ride a
Kawasaki Zzr1400
Only ever had this with the cheap knock off mounts. I also prefer the newer style GoPro mounts with the rubber bit as I think they are more secure.
I also never really remove the mount once in place, and just take the camera off all the mounts to get the footage off it so maybe it is just because you are removing it and replacing it so often?
Didn't even know there was a new design of the mounts available. I bought this used a few years ago to try out motovlogging and haven't really had the need to upgrade yet.
 

Moto Mengy

Motovlogger from PA, USA
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Wow, I remove mine all the time.

Did this happen while riding?
 

R-Rated

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I have had it happen with official GoPro mounts. I found they don't like being pinched repeatedly. I have a few where I leave to mount be and just undo the screw.
 

WEB

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Yep has happened to me too. More with the mounts that came with my Hero 4 rather than the ones that came with my Hero 5.
 

scooterwuf

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Jan 6, 2017
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I ride a
Kymco Downtown 300i
It's happened to me a few times on that style mount an a few others. They're just plastic and not really designed to weather high amounts of vibration and wear and tear. The gods of Thrust-to-Weight Ratio really don't take too kindly to what we do for a hobby.

- Wolf
 
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SighBored

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Jan 18, 2015
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I ride a
2012 Kawasaki ZX-6R
I don't see any real value between original and imitation for this type of base mount, either one has a chance of snapping, obviously the imi one has a higher chance to snap, but the original one is not that far away in the chance of snapping. I would just leave the base locked in, and just remove the camera only by the twist knob thingy. If you worry about your angles getting messed up, you can put marks on the mount as reference of position so you can get back the same position next time without needing to guess.

I'm not pro-imitation but if the original cannot justify to me the price versus quality I get, I will just go with the imi one since I don't feel I'm losing out by not getting their overpriced original (but still lousy) stuff.
 
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Pooley

Wannabe tractor enthusiast
Nov 19, 2019
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2003 Honda Deauville 650
Thinking about it, I have had the official gopro one on my helmet for 4 years now, and still going strong! I would agree with buying official accessories for the quality, but I do use 'unbranded' mounts too, and never had any issues with them :)
 

Moto Mengy

Motovlogger from PA, USA
Mar 23, 2020
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I also prefer the newer style GoPro mounts with the rubber bit as I think they are more secure.
The mount I'm using is like this, it has a rubber part between the prongs which secures and reinforces it very well. Without this rubber part I could see lateral forces putting a lot of pressure on those prongs, but with the rubber in place it would keep the prongs fixed and strong.

So far mine seems to be holding up nicely.
 
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