5 Best Places to Mount a GoPro on a Dirt Bike Helmet

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The best places to mount a GoPro on a dirt bike helmet is really dependent on what kind of shot you are trying to get. Also, keep in mind that your helmet may have too much padding inside to use some mounts, so it might be necessary for you to remove some of the excess material before using certain mounting methods. The main thing to consider when choosing where to mount your camera is what kind of footage you are trying to get. A different location may be better for the front, inside, or rear shots.

Best Places to Mount a GoPro on a Helmet

1) Turning the Camera on Its Side?

Since many helmet cameras can film in high definition (HD) at 1080p and most action sports look best with a wide-angle shot, you will probably want to configure your GoPro so that it is facing sideways. One of the best places to set up a camera on a helmet for side shots is with the adhesive mount that comes with every GoPro purchase. A small piece of double-sided 3M adhesive can be used to stick the camera directly to the side of your helmet.

That way it can be turned easily to film anything that is happening around you.

The downside to attaching the camera directly to your helmet is that you will not be able to see what it sees. It may not attach well if there are other objects on the side of your helmets like ventilation holes or other equipment mounted there, for example.

If possible, try to mount it as close to eye level as you can so that you can see what the camera sees. Another downside of attaching your GoPro to the side of your helmet is that it may limit how much padding inside there is. The viewable area will be smaller so anything in front or behind could have interference from any protective gear or other equipment you are using.

2) Mounting the Camera Through Ventilation Holes?

One of the best places to mount a GoPro for side shots is through ventilation holes in your dirt bike helmet. If there are not any already there, you can drill some yourself depending on what kind of helmet you have.

Plastic helmets will be less likely to crack or break when drilling. If you are able to, it is best to place your camera along the ridge where the vents meet since that will provide a smooth surface for gliding. It is also a sharp edge that can cause injury when in use, so make sure that the holes are not too big where someone could get cut on them.

Some helmets have plastic covers over the vents that can be removed to expose them. If you drill, make sure not to go too deep since you don’t want any of the plastic or foam inside your helmet cracking.

You will probably need either a drill with multiple bits or some tape on the bit at the beginning to act as friction so it doesn’t spin so fast when drilling. If you’re going to drill, make sure there isn’t a hard plastic liner underneath the padding since that could crack when drilling and cause injury.

3) Mounting with Velcro Strips

If ventilation holes are not an option or do not look too great, another good place is with two small pieces of double-sided adhesive velcro strips.

Four small strips can be cut in half lengthwise so they are thinner and placed on the flat part of the helmet over each ventilation hole with one stripper side. Then, place matching pieces of adhesive velcro glued to the GoPro’s mounting base over them.

This is a good way to mount the camera for side shots because it will provide a smooth surface to easily glide the camera across for looking around. It will also be easy to remove if you need to.

The downside is that velcro can snag onto things like loose clothing or baggy sleeves, so make sure nothing like that is hanging where it could get caught on your helmet.

4) Mounting with Sticky Tapes

If you’re not comfortable using a drill to put holes in your helmet, there are also some small adhesive sticky tapes that can be used. Make sure it’s strong enough that the camera won’t easily rip off when hitting bumps on your bike or while riding through rough terrain. You will probably need more than one since it needs to hold the camera securely in place.

These kinds of tapes might rip off when removing your helmet so it can be a hassle to take the camera out if you don’t need it. If you do, make sure to keep extra adhesive velcro strips on hand in case you ever need to switch them.

5) Mounting with Other Equipment

If you’re looking for a more permanent solution, you can use adhesive double-sided tape to mount your GoPro onto any equipment that will be on the side of the helmet.

For example, if there are hard plastic or fiberglass bumpers sticking out where you want to place it, those can easily hold the camera. Just make sure not to put your adhesive on the bumpers since it might hit something on your helmet and rip the tape off.

You can also place velcro strips or small pieces of the double-sided adhesive tape to hold it securely in place on some other equipment like racing chest protectors, motocross back protectors, knee braces, etc.

Just make sure not to put the adhesive on any of the equipment since you’ll need to remove it when removing your helmet.

The Best of All

The best way is to drill some small ventilation holes in your dirt bike helmet where you want to place your GoPro, but make sure not to hit anything important like a hard plastic or foam liner inside, and cover them with matching adhesive velcro strips on the GoPro mount.

Then, for side shots, use two small adhesive velcro strips to place over ventilation holes on your helmet. If you’d rather not do this or don’t have any, double-sided adhesive tape works great too and will give a smooth surface where the camera can glide while looking around with it since there won’t be velcro stuck to anything.

If you’d rather not use adhesive tapes to attach your GoPro, there are also multiple small mounting options for using other equipment on the side of your helmet like bumpers, knee braces, etc. Just make sure not to put any double-sided tape or adhesive velcro strips where it might hit something and rip off.

Use ventilation holes if you can, but avoid placing the adhesive anywhere on your helmet that will hit anything when removing it. If there are no ventilation holes or they don’t look very good, use either of these two options for mounting with small double-sided tape over the surface of the helmet.

Finally consider using other equipment on the side of your helmet that might have a flat surface to attach your GoPro, or use a variety of adhesive velcro strips. Just make sure not to put any adhesive on the equipment since it’ll need to be removed if you remove your helmet.

Final Verdict

Always remember when using double-sided tape or other adhesives for mounting your GoPro, try out different locations before gluing or taping it. If you don’t like any of the locations, peel off the adhesive and try something else until you find one that works best.

Also if you’re looking for different ways to attach your GoPro, look through all the options in this article until you find something that will work best. Just keep in mind that when using any double-sided adhesive tape or other adhesives, test out where it should go first before applying adhesive so it doesn’t rip off when removing your helmet.

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