GB, I've got a Scorpio alarm on the bike with the proximity sensor and two-way fob. It alerts me if anyone gets within 3 feet of it. I've got a lot of stuff on the bars as well (radar detectors (2 of them!), GPS, XM radio, door opener, headphone amplifier, Sony Walkman MP3 player, and the VIO stuff. That (proximity) alarm came about due to someone thinking it would be funny to turn the bike upside down in the parking lot where I slept 20 feet from the bike at a motel awaiting service in the AM in Ventura, CA. So far so good with it, and I'm in a high crime area where vehicles routinely drive off by themselves in the mornings too.
The cams I have have the detachable heads, not their hardwired camera head model. I can leave the cables on the bike if I want, but it isn't a big deal to remove them off the mirror stalk with their C-clamp thing. Actually on the GT, they sort of fall into position when I remount them for some reason. The one under the rear rack is semi-permanent as it is harder to get to and also harder to see. It sticks back enough to keep the trunk out of the shot but still is pretty much clear of any foul weather too.
My setup moves over into the tankbag for the S1000RR easily. Not much room on that bike to mount anything so I will need to go to the tankbag for it. Probably stick with their C-clamps for the time being until I figure out where I want the cams semi-permanently attached. That VIO slide-mount works pretty good though and is small. They have a couple of fast-mounting Velcro rubber cradles too (one sets the camera parallel to the pipe it attaches to and the other is 90 degrees to that).
A couple of possibilities on the GT. You could carry the recorder in your jacket pocket. Another is to wrap it in a microfiber towel and shove it back into the tail-section of the GT to lock it down as it's pretty deep. I charge the batteries once a day (those Maha Powerxxxx 2800 Mah metal-hydride ones) and they will run all day and about 6 hours on HD mode and onto a 8 GB SD card. I carry 8 additional SD Sandisk Extreme cards (5 days total with the 2 in the camera) in a weatherproof flip-top container and rotate between them until I can burn them onto a DVD later.
Biggest thing for me is attacking the wind noise off the GT. Those inline mikes on the VIO's are sort of prone to tinny wind noise, and I' not to crazy about all the bike's loud tranny noises and engine stuff either off them. You may want to fab up some better microphone (I slip a long Shure microphone into a foam pipe insulating sleeve that has that fuzzy fur on the tip and points down towards the pipe. Seal the end where the cord goes in else you'll get wind noise into the foam tube too (That error took me a long time to run down and I ended up using a rubber cork with a slit for the mike's cord to seal it off). I just tie wrap it down on the left grab rail and it's out of the way.
Last edited by GMack; Feb 22nd, 2010 at 7:52 am.