I'm a motorcyclist who has been researching affordable helmet cam solutions for the past few months (it's winter, I need to occupy myself with something since I can't ride) as I want to record my track days this summer. I stumbled acrossed this little gem of a dvr (the 405) and it's nifty little helmet cam, so I decided to take the plunge, even after reading a few negative things about it, even on your guys' enthusiast forum!
I got it in the mail last week, it warmed up this weekend, so I decided to run to home depot for some electrical pvc clamps and some industrial velcro so I can mount the cam to the side of my bike, and took it for a spin. Low and behold, it performed wonderfully (it's not exactly a high res contraption, but it certainly is the best resolution for the investment!), and it gave me a good enough of a picture without the jittery BS that the Oregon Scientific ATC2k gave me when I borrowed it from my buddy.
I'll throw up a file here as soon as I can find a file host so you guys can see it. Here's a pic of what I fabbed up as far as a cheap, quick bike mount. In my video, at the end, I took a quick look at where I mounted the industrial velcro for the video (right above my frame slider), and I've also put velcro on my rear seat so I can check out my form at the track
yeah, I know, I'm a tool
and here's my sample vid of my the cam on the fairing of my bike:
http://rapidshare.com/files/101633793/h ... 1.wmv.html
Anyways, keep up this forum! I did ALOT of research for this baby, and I just know there are other track amateurs out there that need something as affordable and awesome as a solid state recording device like the archos 405. It even fits in my excuse of a trunk on my 600rr! I can't even fit my gloves back there!
I'll be updating you guys as far as track vids, etc. This summer I should have some sick footage. I'll also update this forum as to whether it holds up to my abuse. I bought the archos case, but to my dismay it sucks, as it won't accomodate the 'travel dvr dock' that the 405 needs in order to hook up to the cam. I might fab up a custom connector at work to thward this ridiculous contraption... if I am not lazy, that is.