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« on: November 14, 2019, 06:08:41 am »

I know I saw something somewhere, but I forget where.  A mountable video system (HD) with both rear and forward waterproof cameras.  Digital recorder.  Primary purpose to have documentation if thereís an accident.  Iíve given up trying to capture meaningful action video while riding.

Iíd want to be able to non-invasively mount the cameras (no drilling), and it would have to fit in a relatively protected area of the BMW R1200RS (under the seat most likely).  Also needs to be direct wired as my experience is that batteries donít last very long.  My existing set up is bulky, but these systems are getting better and cheaper.

I think the last time I saw something like this, the reviews were underwhelming.  Anyone can make an electronic gadget, and itís not uncommon for much of it to be junk.

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« Reply #1 on: November 24, 2019, 11:01:32 pm »

I've been skimming on Amazon for a similar rig.  There's a lot of cheap Chinese models that are built from "quality" manufacturer components (most of them use Sony camera sensors).  From an electrical point, be sure to wire the camera to an accessory line to turn on/off, so it doesn't drain your battery.  I would look for models that start recording as soon as they turn on.  One less thing to think about on the checklist when you're getting going.

As far as non-permanent mount...  3M double sided adhesive does pretty well, but it does and will fail eventually.  There's some strong magnetic and suction cup rigs available too.  I wouldn't trust anything less than bolting it to the bike somehow.  If you have a crash bar, you could probably mount the camera to that without having to drill into the body work, or maybe even find a way to mount it to one of the forks.  For the rear, you could probably fabricate a small bracket to attach to the license plate.
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« Reply #2 on: November 25, 2019, 05:25:47 am »

I went with the Innovv K2.  I had to buy some 3M VHB tape from Amazon.  Donít want to drill holes if possible, and this type of tape came highly recommended.  Besides, most optimal mounting points would make it difficult to get a locking nut on the back side.
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