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suicide king
04-03-2008, 09:43 PM
http://img178.imageshack.us/img178/9637/blackbox002rx4.jpg

http://img355.imageshack.us/img355/2830/blackbox001ws9.jpg

http://img355.imageshack.us/img355/9039/blackbox003ns9.jpg



I like my Icon helmet and it’s really comfortable to wear. I picked mine up at PA’s for a great price.
I added a chatter box for when I do a group ride or when I’m riding with a friend. The only thing I don't like about the chatter box is the mount.
I had to JB weld the chatter box mount to the helmet because it kept sliding off. Now it’s never coming out. Other then that I love it.

I also added a camcorder to the helmet. I call it qu0te the black box qu0te because if I should ever go down you’ll know what happened and who was at fault. Also, if a Leo tries to pull some weird $hit or lies I’ll have him on tape to back my store up. It’s also good for capturing any other accidents or maybe some UFO sightings. :shocked:

I grinded the camera mount to fit the side of the helmet. I then sanded the helmet where I was going to mount the camera. Then I JB welded the mount to the helmet so it’s not going anywhere. The camera slides in and out of the mount so I can take it off whenever I please. The camera takes a 2 gig SD card and you can plug it into your laptop or TV to view what you recorded. It also takes 2 AA batteries which is nice because you can use the rechargeable ones so you don’t have to buy batteries all the time.
It’s also water proof for those rainy cold nights.
The vid isn’t the best quality but it does the job.
I bought the camera at Sharper Image or Brook Stone….. I can’t remember which one.
I think it was around $130.00 - $160.00 I don’t remember the price either.

For what it’s worth I’m sure I’ll get my money out of it…….. plus, I look like a cool robot now or it looks like the gun from the monster in the movie Predator.

I think all bikes should be equipped with some sort of recording device. Maybe one day it will be a stander feature.

:occasion1

Gixzer7Fitty
04-03-2008, 09:56 PM
Sweet lid bro is that a laser beem shooter on it ?

BobTheBiker
04-03-2008, 10:00 PM
I like that camera idea, its actually the best protection you can have in a crash. evidence to PROVE who was at fault once and for all.

suicide king
04-03-2008, 10:04 PM
Yeah, it’s like having a witness at the seen of the crime.

stevewfl
04-03-2008, 10:09 PM
nice! JB Weld would like to sponsor you too

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51hZRtw2FaL.jpg

suicide king
04-03-2008, 10:12 PM
:spit: They all ready gave me a steak dinner for putting them in my thread 2 times. :sinister:

RICO
04-03-2008, 10:37 PM
Nice work predator!
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http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm303/Hunter_Rose/pred.gif
http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm303/Hunter_Rose/pred2.gif

wanting
04-03-2008, 10:38 PM
Nice work predator!
http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm303/Hunter_Rose/alien_predator015.gif
http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm303/Hunter_Rose/alien_predator016.gif
http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm303/Hunter_Rose/alien_predator012.gif
http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm303/Hunter_Rose/pred.gif
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lol i was about to post the same thing :crackup:

kt-rides2
04-03-2008, 10:48 PM
Wow! That stuff is there for good, huh! Looks pretty intimidating.

Oh and remind me not to ride in front of you. lol

suicide king
04-03-2008, 11:11 PM
Nice work predator!
http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm303/Hunter_Rose/alien_predator015.gif
http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm303/Hunter_Rose/alien_predator016.gif
http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm303/Hunter_Rose/alien_predator012.gif
http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm303/Hunter_Rose/pred.gif
http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm303/Hunter_Rose/pred2.gif

That's cool.


Wow! That stuff is there for good, huh! Looks pretty intimidating.

Oh and remind me not to ride in front of you. lol

It's all good dear. :occasion1

RicanRacerR6
04-04-2008, 12:16 AM
lmao we are all in the same page with the predator thing... haha

ohgood
04-04-2008, 07:35 AM
that's got some bling appeal man. are you thinking about a safety tether for the camera too ? Just thinking about all the temperature changes the JBWeld will have to put up with. :)

suicide king
04-04-2008, 01:03 PM
That's a good idea. :occasion1

onesportbikerider
04-04-2008, 01:07 PM
Is that camera pointing forwards or backwards?

Shuttle73
04-04-2008, 01:09 PM
WOW.. That's a crazy azz lid.. looks pretty gnarley.

suicide king
04-04-2008, 03:25 PM
Is that camera pointing forwards or backwards?

:spit:LOL..... Now I have to ride backwards the entire time. :la:


WOW.. That's a crazy azz lid.. looks pretty gnarley.


Thanks mang.
:occasion1

sl33p3r
04-05-2008, 08:18 AM
I like it. Just don't make him mad or cut him off... it does shoot lasers, I've seen him do it.


As for the JB Weld, after all the wind abuse that thing is gonna take the JB weld may not hold up as good as expected. I agree with ohgood if you have a safety tether then you won't have to worry about it. Even just a small cable that attaches to the metal part of the chinstrap would work, that or some Heavy lb fishing line which would be clear and harder to see.

moke
04-07-2008, 08:51 AM
I told him at the meet it looked like central command! Nice though dont think Iv seen that perticular helmet before.

h2ocaver
04-07-2008, 09:19 AM
what happens if you go down and that catches the grass or a curb or the side of a car, even as slow as 10 mph?
What was the weight increase?
How is the wind drag?
Noise?

DeltaNu1142
04-07-2008, 09:34 AM
I'd love to do something similar--the camera, does it fill up the SD card & stop, or does it just keep rolling & delete the oldest data? (FIFO, or LIFO?) Where'd you get it?

I'm a JB Weld junkie too... anything that's used to fill engine block cracks should be able to handle your typical Florida temperature swings :D

Darkshear
04-07-2008, 09:36 AM
I'd love to get a set of them, like on the MotoGP bikes. Front, rear, sides :)

MoTarded
04-08-2008, 11:35 AM
They are $100 on Amazon, so at that price maybe you can have a few pointing in different directions. I'm going with this setup (http://www.goprocamera.com/index5.htm), even though it is bulkier. The video quality is a little better, and it has lots of accessories.

StanO
04-08-2008, 11:58 AM
The vid isn’t the best quality but it does the job.
I bought the camera at Sharper Image or Brook Stone….. I can’t remember which one.
I think it was around $130.00 - $160.00 I don’t remember the price either.

For what it’s worth I’m sure I’ll get my money out of it…

That looks like the same Oregon Scientific camera that I have, and I agree: not bad for the price. If you want to see the quality, check out some on-board racing videos I took at Roebling and Daytona.

http://www.tampasportbikes.com/forum/showthread.php?t=18131

MoTarded
04-08-2008, 02:51 PM
That looks like the same Oregon Scientific camera that I have, and I agree: not bad for the price. If you want to see the quality, check out some on-board racing videos I took at Roebling and Daytona.

http://www.tampasportbikes.com/forum/showthread.php?t=18131

Very cool footage. I like the size of the OS, but I've noticed that wobble effect on just about all the videos. I assume yours was mounted on the bike? It seems to do better mounted on helmets, as there is less vibration. Still, for $100 or so, it can't be beat. If you lose it or break it, its not a huge deal.

Oh, and Suicide, your helmet looks crazy futuristic.

StanO
04-08-2008, 03:26 PM
Very cool footage. I like the size of the OS, but I've noticed that wobble effect on just about all the videos. I assume yours was mounted on the bike? It seems to do better mounted on helmets, as there is less vibration. Still, for $100 or so, it can't be beat. If you lose it or break it, its not a huge deal. . .

Thanks. Yep, mine was mounted on the front fork leg - with zip ties. I know, not the best mounting but wanted a "tryout" before fabbing something more permanent (and steady).

The problem with helmet-mounted cams (IMHO) for racing is that the camera will record where you're looking. Helmet-mounted footage I've seen includes lots of curbing and grass as the rider looked "through the turn."

I'm going to try some rear-mounted footage soon - think it will be cool.

Oh, and about the "disposability" . . . at the end of the second session I ever recorded, a pit road worker was holding a video camera just like mine as we went through hot tech. It had obviously came off its mount, and was pretty banged up from taking a solo ride on the track. "This yours?" he asked. "Crap!" I thought to myself. Looked down on my fork leg, mine was still there! Woohoo! Never did find out who owned that camera and if it survived . . .