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Yeah, that's what happens when the weather's too crappy to go riding.
I have all kinds of time to put together all my gear and take pictures of everything and do mod installs and stuff.

Still waiting on the winch, windshield, rear window panel, and mirror. Windshield is due today. We'll see.

Also, we'll see how shaky that GPS mount is. Might have to get a bar mount for it.
 

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Kewl, I'll post it here... GoPRo hard wired.

Paul,
You have your GoPro hardwired for power.
Can you share just how you did that..
Probably list everything for reference, as i got the drill hole in case, wired??...
The wiring part I would like some details on how you did that.

Did you just take the 12 power and strung it along the cage post, wired into the electrical, cut the plug end off or???. While I'm thinking of the RZR format/structure it should be the same.

Did you have to splice a wire cable for length or just spliced at either end?

Wandering minds wanna know...
Licking that GP power is a great help.

thanks..
You can delete this post once you've laid it all out as you so effectively do...
Kewl... appreciate it...
 

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I'm afraid it's not very scientific.

First I purchased a new GoPro case so I didn't screw up the only one I had.
Then I put the camera in there and marked the outside with a Sharpie where I could see the USB connector through the side.
Then I took the camera out and drilled a hole that was about as big as the mark I made.
Then I tried to fit the USB cable up to it, and carved out the hole with a pocketknife slowly and clumsily until the USB cable fit in there, frequently putting the camera back in there to make sure it was still lining up.
the hole is about 3/8" by 1/2", roughly, and it is sort of a rounded rectangle. It's kind of ragged. My Dremel with a rasp bit would have a better choice, but I was too lazy to go get it from the garage.
Once I had a hole that the USB cable would fit through and line up with the USB port, I went looking for something to seal it up a little. I found a little rubber grommet in my garage on my workbench where a crapload of misc bolts, nuts, fasteners, washer, etc are jumbled together. I have no idea what size it is or where it came from. Note that USB cables have different sizes and shapes of plug, so find the cable you're going to end up using (test the fit) before you do this part.
I squeezed the rubber grommet onto the USB plug, which made it sort of squarish instead of round, and then plugged the USB cable into the camera through the case.
Then I applied some Super Glue Gel to the grommet and squished it up against the side of the GoPro case and held it there until the gel firmed up.
I gave it a good hour to fully cure up before pulling the USB cable out, and braced the grommet with my fingers when I did.

For power, I recommend this device: Amazon.com: PowerGen 4.2Amps / 20W Dual USB Car charger Designed for Apple and Android Devices: Electronics
There are a plethora of USB chargers out there, and many of them suck. I have purchased at least a half-dozen of these units and every one has worked well and I have not yet had one fail.
Note that it has TWO ports. They are labeled "A" and "NA". A means compatible with Apple products. NA is for other products. I am not sure it matters which you use for a GoPro.

I ran the USB cable up the roll cage, fastened it with zip ties, and it hangs out where most people would put a rear view mirror, but you can put it anywhere your cable will reach.
Obviously it is not waterproof anymore, but it will protect the camera from an occasional stray droplet of water, and it will take a while for dust to build up.
Be careful when plugging in the cable. Be gentle and ease it in there and wiggle gently until it goes in. Don't cram and twist.

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I am a very big fan of the AMPS connector mounts. Specifically the Panavise Quick Release Interface.

This looks very good.
 

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Great, so the power cord is plugged into the 12v stocket on the dash (again not knowing what's on the ACE)... I had thought it was directly connected to the circuit breaker. Hard wired... and is the cord long enough..

I run my iPod and GP remote off the 12v socket..
I'd prefer it run directly into the circuit breaker and was wondering if the wire was long enough and if you just cut the plug off and crimped on some end point circiled doo-hickys... (sorry, not mechanically nor electrically inclined..)

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Oh, ok, great thanks..
I have both of those, was going to install them on the next "Dealer Trip".... so i'll hold them for the ACE...
but thanks for posting the How2s...

One step at a time eh???

cheers..
 

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So AMPS is a standard for spacing of the accessory plates. The quick connect is what I like, because you can swap stuff really quickly. The idea is to mount the bases in a couple of strategic spots, then buy extra bases for different accessories.

Here is a link to some photos of my ace with these mounts. Look under NOV 25TH photos
http://www.aceforums.net/forum/12-ace-builds/972-mungo-s-570-build.html

This is the Amazon link for the base plus the snap on top.
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000TYXZGS/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

This is an example of a 17mm ball (3/4") mounted to the AMPS standard. This would mount to a top plate, so that you can quickly add the accessory of choice, to the location of choice.
https://www.panavise.com/index.html?pageID=1&page=full&--eqskudatarq=233

Panavise also sells allot of the extensions, special mounts etc for various devices.
https://www.panavise.com/index.html?pageID=1&id1=28&startat=1&--woSECTIONSdatarq=28&--SECTIONSword=ww
 

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Here are a few shots of my ace with an action cam. You can see other "quick release bases" so I can mount a heater, BT speaker, phone case,
GPS, etc.

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OK, these look like a similar deal to the RAM mounts. They look interesting.
But we were talking about electrical stuff for charging the GoPro while on the fly.
Was there something about these bases that helps with that, or was this just a shift to a different way of mounting things, as an FYI?
 

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More of an accessory to quick swap mounts, RAM or otherwise.

No electrical advantage outside of the fact that I opted for some marine grade 12v strategically placed to plug various power cables into.
 
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