The following describes a simple camera mount that I came up with using RAM and Manfrotto components.

I don't like tank bags and even if I did, it takes time to unzip and zip up a tank bag or the chest pocket of an Aerostich suit countless times a day...not to mention the wear and tear on the zipper over time. I'm talking about those quick stops while seated on the motorcycle to snap a pic along the way.

I liked the RAM ball that I mounted on the left side handguard of my GS Adventure for my GPS so much, I decided to install another one on the right side for camera mounting purposes. Of course, the two are interchangeable depending on preference.




I also wanted a Quick Release so that any camera can be locked in place and released in a snap.


A Manfrotto Quick Release base mounted to a modified RAM-B-236 ball...



A close-up view of a Manfrotto Quick Release base mounted to a modified RAM-B-236 ball...



A Manfrotto Quick Release base mounted to a modified RAM-B-236 ball with the camera mount in place...



The finished product with a camera mounted out of harms way behind the windscreen...



For those times when an unobstructed view of the road is desired, a RAM double ball and extra extension are installed...


I can't comment on how vibration or shake-free the set-up in the above photo is. My mount is primarily for storing my camera and having it ready at a snap and not so much for on-bike videoing. This is just a possible option.

For details: R1150 GS Adventure RAM Ball & Manfrotto Camera Mount