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I really didn't want to either mount something on the bike or use a shoulder, chest mount type of thing since they seem pretty lame for the camera action and the adhesive mounting stuff wasn't confidence instilling so I decided to use the "water proof" enclosure and got out my Dremel.

On the back door of the enclosure I carefully ground out two lateral slates that were big enough to allow me to thread through two 12" velcro bands with a buckle.

I then attached it on the chin of the helmet so that the enclosure was secure and level. I very much copied this video idea on YouTube but skeletal enclosures for many other cameras other then a GoPro are hard to come by.

Took me all of 30 minutes of Dremel work and the end product is solid and secure on my extra Shoei 1000 helmet. The video on YouTube is below, just an FYI the rider is deaf so no real audio:

 

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It looks like the visor can never close completely, but if you aren't concerned, then no worries.The 3M VHB adhesive tape the gopro mounts use is actually pretty strong, and has been holding mine on without issue for about a year now. I also have it mounted on the helmet chin. That seems to be the perfect place for a camera to catch as much as possible.
 

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It looks like the visor can never close completely, but if you aren't concerned, then no worries.The 3M VHB adhesive tape the gopro mounts use is actually pretty strong, and has been holding mine on without issue for about a year now. I also have it mounted on the helmet chin. That seems to be the perfect place for a camera to catch as much as possible.
It does leave a small space open but the visor on my Shoei fits so snug that you really don't notice a difference. Being as hot as it has around here it actually seems to help with venting :)

I agree the 3M VHB is amazing stuff, but for some reason having that type of mount has always made me wary unless it is on something inside where if it fell the results wouldn't be as damaging.
 

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Yeah, I do agree, there is always a thought in the back of my mind that the camera is just going to "let go" and tumble down the road. Post some video if you capture some good footage!
 

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I'll tell you from first hand experience that your chances of the gopro adhesive coming undone are zero. That said, I do like what you've done with the straps on the chin bar, but I'd like to hear what the wind noise is like with the bottom of the helmet cracked open like that.
 

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I'll tell you from first hand experience that your chances of the gopro adhesive coming undone are zero. That said, I do like what you've done with the straps on the chin bar, but I'd like to hear what the wind noise is like with the bottom of the helmet cracked open like that.
It really doesn't seem to add much extra noise. Maybe if I were behind a full fairing it would be more noticeable then it is?

Just don't tilt your head up at anything over 100mph or the visor may decide to go a trip of it's own :)
 

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I'll tell you from first hand experience that your chances of the gopro adhesive coming undone are zero. That said, I do like what you've done with the straps on the chin bar, but I'd like to hear what the wind noise is like with the bottom of the helmet cracked open like that.
Hence why you see these used so often in high activity sports with little issue. Some automotive motorsports and styles of racing put these to the test, Ken Block's demo's are a great example of this.
 
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