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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 24-Apr-2017, 06:53 AM (495) Thread Starter
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Action cam Mobius2

Hello guys,

I like to share my latest project with you.
I bought this tiny action cam, a Mobius 2, and I wasn't happy with the mounts I could get for it.
So time to fire up my milling machine.
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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 24-Apr-2017, 06:56 AM (497) Thread Starter
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Because you can program that camera so its starts recording when you put the power on,
I made an extra switch.

One is for the Mobius and the orther one is for my two side leds
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Hi John,
I admire your work. Sure wish I had a milling machine and the skill to use it. I tried a bunch of mounts for my Drift Ghost HD. Did get it to mount on my front turn signals, but just putting on the top of my helmet seems to get my best picks. Doesn't seem like no mater which camera you choose, there is always one thing that makes it hard to mount the way "you" want it." LOL
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any vibration from the location of the mount? or camera vibrating within?

Those are neat switches, what are they? Waterproof?
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try this instead.

This is what i have been using for a while now.

INNOVV Motorcycle Camera | Motorcycle Dashcam | Motorcycle DVR

There is a new model being launched next month called the C5
Check out the website early next month

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current bike. 2010 R1200GS. 62000 km

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Hi folks,

Those switches are from my chinees friends, very cheep but until this very day they have withstand rain with no problem.
here is where I got them from

https://www.banggood.com/12V-30A-LED...-p-956774.html

BTW tomorrow we are going for a test ride.. I let you know if its good. I do think so

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Thanks for the link, John. Ordered one.
Are the terminals on yours exposed to weather, or do you protect them?
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Cool

I soldered the wires onto the terminals, then the first time I did heat shrink tube ( hopefully thats the right word)
on it, but that didn't the job, so then I took black isolation tape ( a good brand) and putted that around the switch terminals
and the wires. That looked much better.

Yesterday we made a test run, with the Mobius camera and the mount is superb. The video is alsolute great,
even while riding on coble stones !
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hey I just saw these,

https://www.banggood.com/12V-10A-Mot...p-1037238.html

or even with two switches
https://www.banggood.com/12V-Dual-Mo...p-1139544.html

they look very nice too

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HI, John,
Some followup...
I received the switch yesterday and installed last night. I chose the yellow telltale.

it's a cool little switch, though no test ride yet, but it appears to be working fine.

I am using it for my accessory lighting--Motolights--powered through a PDM60.

The challenges I faced (2016 r1200GS LC):
IN order for the telltale to illume the switch must be grounded. The motolights are a two pole system, no grounding line, so I had to find a good ground on the GS. I found nothing nearby that was a good one, though I did find some poor ones. The problem with a poor one is that the telltale is not very bright without a good ground. I wound up grounding to one of the bolts for my crash bars--a good ground and the telltale is pretty bright.

To connect it I used the motolight spade connectors with dielectric grease and shrink wrap. I soldered some speaker wire to the ground terminal.

Mounting it was the real challenge. The unit is 3cm tall, 1.5 cm wide, but it is nearly 5cm deep, so getting something functional and esthetic was a challenge for me. I found a bit of some black plastic, drilled it out to accept the switch (<1/2"), bent it into an L shape, sorta, and tie-wraped it to the accessory plug on the dash. It fits right in there, next to the acc plug, the terminal side of the switch is hidden and mostly protected. Sorry, the picture is a bit blurry and way too large.
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