• 11-06-2012
    awareham83
    Custom helmet mount for magicshine mj-880 using go pro mount
    I ride with a pro-tec style helmet and couldn't figure out how to mount my magicshine mj-880 to it with the supplied helmet mount other than using velcro. I didn't think velcro would be strong enough so I decided to try and make a custom mount using an extra go pro mount I had. I work at a dental lab making fake teeth so I have access to different types of acrylics, so went about making one using essentially the "lost wax" casting type of process. Here is how it turned out.

    First I made a model of the bottom of the light out of stone after using a silicon duplicating material. Then just waxed up what the mount would look like and made sure it fit the go pro mount.
    http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t...DAD790A4C8.jpg
    http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t...DADEE7F5E6.jpg

    Then I invested the waxed up mount in a duplicating material and boiled the wax away and poured it up using a clear dental acrylic.
    http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t...DAEE706FE2.jpg

    It took some grinding to get it to fit the little tabs on the light but after a while got it to fit. Seems strong, and I can adjust the light up and down so that it still hits the trail the way I want it too.
    http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t...DB17829F34.jpg
    http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t...DAF8F56C95.jpg
    http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t...DF6E6113FD.jpg
  • 11-06-2012
    AuntieAPE
    Very cool and resourceful.
  • 11-06-2012
    bikerjay
    Looks very nice.


    You are going to like or probably hate this :
    https://www.candlepowertech.com/store.html

    I was considering machining some aluminum to build a set of go pro tabs for a diy light of mine than I found the above link. The trail torch stuff matches up with my go pro mounts perfect. The above link above has a part for 8.50 and includes screws.

    The gopro mounting system is great.
  • 11-06-2012
    awareham83
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by bikerjay View Post
    You are going to like or probably hate this :
    https://www.candlepowertech.com/store.html

    I was considering machining some aluminum to build a set of go pro tabs for a diy light of mine than I found the above link. The trail torch stuff matches up with my go pro mounts perfect. The above link has*a part for 8.50 and includes screws.

    The only problem with that mount is it won't work with the mj-880. I would still have to make another adapter just to get it to work.
  • 11-06-2012
    bikerjay
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by awareham83 View Post
    The only problem with that mount is it won't work with the mj-880. I would still have to make another adapter just to get it to work.

    Yes that is a perfect fit to the magic shine.
  • 11-07-2012
    Ofroad'bent
    Brilliant! I have a scope at work I use for tricky soldering, I've made bits from thermoplastic, but never thought of acrylic for mounts.
  • 12-26-2012
    BullSCit
    Aware,

    Would you be willing to sell something like this, or is too much work? That is exactly what I need, but I don't have the material like you do to make it work.

    Bikerjay,

    I don't see how that part from TrailTorch will connect the MJ-880 to a Go-Pro mount. Am I missing something?

    Thanks - BS
  • 12-27-2012
    wquiles
    That is totally awesome - nice job !!!