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GoPro Experiences.

PostAuthor: awa355 » Thu Jul 16, 2015 9:45 am

No gripes or questions, just my experiences using my GoPro on my XV250. Most of my riding is on the open roads, very little around town so I usually have my gopro recording for most rides. Occassionaly I might edited out bits that have something special about them, add music and keep for my own viewing when the mood hits me.

I write ride reports of a lot of my rides and stop to take plenty of photos. Often I will take a still off a video clip and add that to my story.

Lately I have been playing around with using an external microphone trying to get better exhaust noise recorded. The bike has the end muffler plates drilled with 3 13mm holes in each and I love the sharpness of the exhaust note.
Recording the exhaust notes has not been particularly successful due to the transmission noise and wind noise. I have sort've gotten around the wind noise but the whistling and whining from the gears seems to over ride the exhaust note to some degree. I think it was this forum that I read the gears are straight cut and this is why the gears seem to make such a noise. I need to experiment more with location of the mic and my improvised wind sock.

All good fun and gives an added interest to getting more out of the bike.
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Re: GoPro Experiences.

PostAuthor: mototom » Thu Jul 16, 2015 8:44 pm

You could try an external mic with a cone around it. That may help isolate input to the exhaust.
DISCLAIMER -- I've never recorded anything on the bike.
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Re: GoPro Experiences.

PostAuthor: Jake » Thu Jul 16, 2015 9:44 pm

I found that the skeleton door works very well picking up sound with my GoPro. The skeleton door replaces the door on the waterproof housing that the GoPro comes with, but has two slots in the door.

Incidentally, mine came with both doors.
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Re: GoPro Experiences.

PostAuthor: o c t o r » Fri Jul 17, 2015 1:23 am

I have always Said and maintained . . . that . . . "If you can hear your horn, yer pipes aren't LOUD ENOFF "

Hope that HELPs
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