I have been asked a question as to how I mount my Panasonic Lumix TS3 (or GoProHD Hero) to my Suzuki V-strom motorcycle
I use RAM mounts from GPScity.com (or GPScity.ca for Canada). I also have a mini Gecko suction mount which can attach itself to the side bodywork, gas tank or windscreen, as well as a RAM C-mount on my Givi Crash Bars.
There is a tripod mount on virtually every camera. I used a RAM ball mount to 1/4-20nc adapter.
Here the way it attaches to my handlebars
There are 3 RAM accessories used. The U-bolt mount onto the handlebar. You can purchase the two most common sizes; 1-1/8" dia or 2" dia depending on your bike. Then I have used the longer Ball mount extension, then comes the Adapter mentioned above which screws into your camera. I wrapped black electrician's tape on the handlebar end to make things look cleaner.
I have another RAM ball mounted to my Madstad windshield bracket which I used originally but there was too much vibration, as the fairing is mounted directly to the frame. I swapped places with my Garmin GPS as there is more damping by using the handlebars. The wrist strap is tethered to my left mirror
Obviously you would want your camera to be operated with your left hand, as your right is twisting the throttle. I have no problems turning the camera ON, and hitting the record button with my gloves ON
front view of Lumix TS3, mounted on V-strom DL650
If you need any help with part numbers, from the GPScity website, just send me a note.
Disclaimer: I am not affiliated with GPScity in any way. I make nothing from recommending them. I have placed several orders with them and in all instances they have shipped promptly and gave good service. All orders received by them before NOON are shipped the same day.
I had some problems using the Lumix straight out of the package in "default" modes so my first video was sort of marginal. Part of the problem was because I used the windshield mount. My second video was recorded with the Lumix mounted on the handlebars. I will link the test video with comments shortly