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    MagicShine GoPro Replacment Mount

    I got my new mount designed and finished making them today for Magic Shine style lights. The mount is a direct replacment for the standard plastic mount and mounts directly to any standard GoPro mount. Handlebar mount, headstrap, or helmet mount, this mounts to all of them. Also the wire is routed to the side insted of out of the front on the oem mount. Sorry for the low quality cell pics.

    I have 7 left and if anyone is interested pm me for details. $15 plus shipping

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    Nice. Combine those with the K-edge go big go-pro handlebar mount and it would be a bomber set-up.

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    Would it work with the chest strap? Can you get enough of an angle to point the light forward?

    Before anyone asks - No I'm not while on the bike. It's for when I get caught out after dark cross-country skiing.

    Currently using the O-ring around the belly buckle of my pack. Sometimes I can't get it to stay pointed where I want. I'm guessing it's the belly part of the equation.

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    Have you thought about the GoPro headband mount? It seems like that would be the better option when skiing because it gets the light higher. That's what I am hoping to do once my lights are made. Until then I've been using a niterider minewt with headband.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ian_C View Post
    Would it work with the chest strap? Can you get enough of an angle to point the light forward?

    Before anyone asks - No I'm not while on the bike. It's for when I get caught out after dark cross-country skiing.

    Currently using the O-ring around the belly buckle of my pack. Sometimes I can't get it to stay pointed where I want. I'm guessing it's the belly part of the equation.
    This will work with the chesty mount as well as any other gopro mount. You may need to put a small short extention on to be able to get the angle that you want. Pm me if you are inerested in one.

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    All mounts sold. Thanks guys, enjoy!

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    Sheeeit, I make mine out of one bolt, some spacers and a reflector bracket.
    Cost?
    Free.

    Those are suh-weet, though!
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    Yo dude... do you have any more or are you planning on making anymore

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    Quote Originally Posted by rideit View Post
    Sheeeit, I make mine out of one bolt, some spacers and a reflector bracket.
    Cost?
    Free.

    Those are suh-weet, though!
    Got any pics?

    I was thinking I could just run something off with some 1/8" aluminum, but it would be hard to get the flange bent so tightly with a twist. Maybe a straight bit bolted to the side of the light?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ofroad'bent View Post
    Got any pics?

    I was thinking I could just run something off with some 1/8" aluminum, but it would be hard to get the flange bent so tightly with a twist. Maybe a straight bit bolted to the side of the light?
    OK, got it sorted out.

    I cut up a GoPro quick release mount and bolted it on.


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    Here's the Dx GoPro headband with the light

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    Nice! I hadn't thought of doing it that way.

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    I would probably JB-weld the mount to a flat piece of aluminum for extra strength next time, and of course finish it better.

    This is the mount before mods:
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    Cost of headband and mount is around $12 with free (slow) shipping.

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    Caution- looks like the middle prong isn't strong enough. Next try will be to get a modified surface mount attached to the light.

    I should have read my post above "next time will JB weld it to an aluminum plate"...
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    Seems like candlepower tech like the idea of using go-pro mounts



    Only $8.50 plus shipping seems like a good deal. Sadly for me their shipping charge is $121.79 seems just a bit excessive for a small & light part.

    The K-edge adaptor looks to be ok - $29.99 available from 1 November



    DX now sell copies of the k-edge go big mount so they may well get around to copying this as well

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    MagicShine GoPro Replacment Mount

    I picked up the Drift go pro adaptor from B&H photo. It was 12.99. Seems pretty sturdy. I'll see how well it works in about a month.

    The K edge adaptor looks like a great alternative and would add a little more heat sink.

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    A nice GoPro adapter like the Drift would be a good thing to have on the Easy2DIY store, no? The shipping makes these a bit silly when you want to order just one or two. Alloy ones would be even better.

    There are so many cheap GoPro straps, mounts, headband and bar mounts out now that it seems a good way to standardize.

    Zemike, any thoughts?

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    I agree. To speed up things can anyone post links of a good adapter?
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    Quote Originally Posted by zemike View Post
    I agree. To speed up things can anyone post links of a good adapter?
    This one at the top of the thread looks very good:
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    This one looks reasonable too. A bit pricey for what it is compared to your housings, Zemike.

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    Personally I have never used a metal GoPro mount. Isn't it supposed to bend slightly in order to grab the camera?
    Aluminium is less bendable than plastic.

    There's already a cheap substitute: High Quality Gopro Accessories Mini Size Tripod Mount Adapter Monopod for Gopro Hero 3, Gopro Hero 2, Gopro Hero (Black)-in Tripods from Consumer Electronics on Aliexpress.com
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    Quote Originally Posted by zemike View Post
    Personally I have never used a metal GoPro mount. Isn't it supposed to bend slightly in order to grab the camera?
    Aluminium is less bendable than plastic.

    There's already a cheap substitute: High Quality Gopro Accessories Mini Size Tripod Mount Adapter Monopod for Gopro Hero 3, Gopro Hero 2, Gopro Hero (Black)-in Tripods from Consumer Electronics on Aliexpress.com
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    The plastic part on the helmet or headband mount will flex enough.

    I saw this adapter, but have no idea how to attach it to an Easy2LED housing. The plastic thread looks far wider than the M4 thread on the housing.

    A metal unit might give a bit of heat dispersion.

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    The problem with the plastic is that bending also leads to fatigue - I have broken 2 plastic mounts in a matter of months, just from the constant vibration on the bike. Might not be a problem with the lower weight of a light

    The plastic thread is, or should be, the standard tripod thread of 1/4-20 UNC (~6.3 mm), same as zemike has included on the new M36 housing,

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    Any thoughts on how to use one of these with your original 20mm housing?
    I suppose you could re-tap the thread.

    Quote Originally Posted by zemike View Post
    Personally I have never used a metal GoPro mount. Isn't it supposed to bend slightly in order to grab the camera?
    Aluminium is less bendable than plastic.

    There's already a cheap substitute: High Quality Gopro Accessories Mini Size Tripod Mount Adapter Monopod for Gopro Hero 3, Gopro Hero 2, Gopro Hero (Black)-in Tripods from Consumer Electronics on Aliexpress.com
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    I'm thinking a small run of adapters might need to be built as soon as I get my CNC mill running.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vancbiker View Post
    I'm thinking a small run of adapters might need to be built as soon as I get my CNC mill running.
    Put me down for a few!

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    I may be able to make those on my 3D printer.
    I don't have a GoPro so I would need an actual part or a 3D cad file in order to design one.

    I already make the Magic shine to Marwi adapters which work great and I sell tons of those.
    I make the 900 and 1600 body style adapters

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