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    Motorcycle Dash Cam ?
    on: January 08, 2022, 09:17:14 am
    January 08, 2022, 09:17:14 am
    Good day to you all, hope you've all had a great start to 2022...  :028:

    As per the title, dash cams..

    Are you for?  :001: against?  :003:

    Any in particular stand out as being good for not a lot of expense?  :034: and how, if you have one fitted, did you wire it to the bike.  :084:

    Thank you in advance for any tips, advice and help.  :028:

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    Re: Motorcycle Dash Cam ?
    Reply #1 on: January 10, 2022, 05:36:46 pm
    January 10, 2022, 05:36:46 pm
    I don't have any experience with them but have been wondering the same thing myself. I read really good reviews about the INNOVV C5. They make a dashcam and helmet cam. It's wired directly to the battery but you run the risk of running down the battery if you forget to turn it off. It should probably be connected to something that turns on/off with the ignition. It's operated through an app on your phone. I have a GoPro that I have various mounts for but it runs on battery so you're limited on the run time. I've also found it difficult to use because you have to mount it every time you want to use it. I'm always afraid of someone stealing it if I leave it on the bike when I stop for lunch or get off to walk around.
    I'm just looking to be able to video my rides but have documentation of something does happen on the road.

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    Re: Motorcycle Dash Cam ?
    Reply #2 on: January 10, 2022, 06:02:44 pm
    January 10, 2022, 06:02:44 pm
    I have a GoPro 8 fitted on a mount on the screen, it has a 128 Gb sd card and is on continuous record. It works very well. I have it powered from the front left socket with a BMW adapter and a curly lead.
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    Re: Motorcycle Dash Cam ?
    Reply #3 on: January 10, 2022, 06:36:03 pm
    January 10, 2022, 06:36:03 pm
    Thanks for the replies.

    I like the look of both the go pro and the C5, the C5 has front/rear camera but is fixed and can't be used anywhere else, like, if you spot something worth filming away from the bike. Go pros are expensive but everything I read about them 8s good.. I'll do some more research and hopefully make a decision soon.  :028:

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    Re: Motorcycle Dash Cam ?
    Reply #4 on: January 10, 2022, 06:54:41 pm
    January 10, 2022, 06:54:41 pm
    *Originally Posted by Alan_R [+]
    I have a GoPro 8 fitted on a mount on the screen, it has a 128 Gb sd card and is on continuous record. It works very well. I have it powered from the front left socket with a BMW adapter and a curly lead.

    Would you have a link to the curly lead... ? Thank you.

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    Re: Motorcycle Dash Cam ?
    Reply #5 on: January 10, 2022, 07:06:53 pm
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    I have front and rear cams on my bikes...............just in case !! (Delete footage if not needed or of no interest for scenic value)

    I have built a cam into a helmet which is 1080p and does a great job.

    I recently wanted to get even better scenic footage and so went down the route of whacking a GoPro 9 on the front of my helmet. GoPro's image stabilisation is better than doing it in post production IMHO.

    It all depends what you want out of it.

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    Re: Motorcycle Dash Cam ?
    Reply #6 on: January 11, 2022, 12:18:02 am
    January 11, 2022, 12:18:02 am
    *Originally Posted by af1-windy [+]
    Thanks for the replies.

    I like the look of both the go pro and the C5, the C5 has front/rear camera but is fixed and can't be used anywhere else, like, if you spot something worth filming away from the bike. Go pros are expensive but everything I read about them 8s good.. I'll do some more research and hopefully make a decision soon.  :028:

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    Insta One R seems to be the solution to that problem, constant 360° coverage if mounted right (handlebar/mirror or top/side of helmet both work for near perfect 360° coverage) and still works like a go pro at a similar price and quality, obviously dash functionality is also possible to set up I'd assume (constant power, starts recording as soon as turned on).

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    Re: Motorcycle Dash Cam ?
    Reply #7 on: January 11, 2022, 07:00:03 am
    January 11, 2022, 07:00:03 am
    I put a C5 (one camera) on. Cam is mounted behind the GPS. It’s a dash cam, meant to be a dash cam. Quite happy with it. The power is switched (OEM) there’s no power draw when the bikes off. WiFi option is pretty much useless through, pull the card and pull the files over to a laptop, large MB card means I get 10+hours before it records over the first files.
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    Re: Motorcycle Dash Cam ?
    Reply #8 on: January 11, 2022, 07:22:29 am
    January 11, 2022, 07:22:29 am
    *Originally Posted by af1-windy [+]
    Would you have a link to the curly lead... ? Thank you.

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    Re: Motorcycle Dash Cam ?
    Reply #9 on: January 11, 2022, 07:52:20 am
    January 11, 2022, 07:52:20 am
    "When I’m riding my motorcycle, I’m glad to be alive. When I stop riding my motorcycle, I’m glad to be alive" Neil Peart.

     



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