Every biker has a purpose for his biking. Someone use their bike for stunt, someone for daily movement and someone for touring. Whatever may be the purpose, everyone wants to have photo and video while riding their bike. Specially those who stunts and during tour. I also felt the need of a camera mount for motorcycle in the Sajek tour, because it was not possible to stop everywhere and have picture. If I had a camera mount on board my bike then I could fix my camera on that mount and could have stunning video or picture of the beautiful view of Sajek valley.
After that I found some camera mount in the internet, but those were costly, and I was searching something very chip, durable and available in Bangladesh. Then I have found in a web page, that someone made a camera mount at very low cost with very common materials available in the local shop. So I decided to make one for my bike and like to share it with you. It costs less than 100 BDT to make the camera mount. Here I will discuss the whole procedure step by step.
First you have to find a good sanitary and hardware shop. From there you have to buy the following things.
1. A 1/2″ PVC “T” connector.
2. A 1/2″ plug.
3. A suitable long screw/bolt (as long as you need, I bought 4″ long bolt), suitable nut and washer. It’s better to go to the shop with your camera, and find a suitable bolt/ screw for your camera to fit with.
4. One pair 1″/1.5″ hose clamp.
That’s all you need to make one good camera mount to fix anywhere in your bike. For me it costs 85 BDT only.
Cut the “T” connector in two parts as shown in the picture.
By a drill machine make a hole in the center of the plug. The hole should be straight and tight enough to fix the bolt firmly. Select the drill bit according to your bolt.
Fix the bolt/screw as shown in the picture.
Now for beautification you can paint it in any color.
You are almost done, now it’s time to fix it in your bike. It’s very easy to fix, by seeing the picture below; I think anyone can fix it.
For my bike I have fixed it in the rear foot peg bar. You can fix it anywhere. This is the total assembly of my camera mount.
Now it’s time for test and trial. I had a short ride, fixing my action camera on it. You can fix any camera turning on the video recording.
That’s all, make your own camera mount for motorcycle and enjoy. If you have any query, feel free to ask via comment.
-By Mohammad Masum Al Mizan.