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Ordered the GoPro HD Motorsports Camera this morning. Just plan on using for a short time while i'm looking at a system to video from the front & rear and have a monitor to view the rear while riding. any suggestions. Been looking at a few but really want to see in person to see the quality of the monitor feed.

If anyone has any feedback on a system please let me know.
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I have an HDVR + bullet camera
the systemn is capable of producing DVD quality imagary. the only downside is that full DVD quality gobbles space ont he cmaera memory card and finished video
http://www.dogcamsport.co.uk/minidvr...ra-system.html

some examples can be seen here.

I wanted a camera with a remote control, capable of being powered by the bikes 12v supply and good quality. from what I know now I don't need HD, the earlier generation would be good enough. there are some cheapo cameras on ebay for around $10..$20 but they seem to suffer from a rippling affect.
the HDVR does have a very slight judder, noticable when there are lots of trees on the road, however tha may be down to me not setting it up correctly rather than a defect in the camera.

I was very impressed witht he image quality of the dusk video
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Nice video-both and by the way is it a brother can you are using . Sound like twinBro.Thanks for sharing.



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cheers

actually the can is an MTC http://www.mtcexhausts.co.uk/index.htm

and if the truth be told the baffle is missing in all 4 videos.. it blew out on the first one and took a few days to get a replacement so its a lot more 'fruity' than it is normally.
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I was wondering where you hook your camera ?

The image is so stable ...


Nice vid btw


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the HDVR kit came with triple suction cup that fits around the camera.. if you look on http://www.dogcamsport.co.uk/minidvr...ra-system.html look for the hDVR 720 Camera Suction Mount

I 'just' stuck the camera onto the side of the tank, neatly avoiding the Kawasaki stickers...
recorder into a tank bag..
microphone on top of the bag in the wind shadow of the screen...
remote velcroed to LHS of the bars...
power from 12v socket...


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have a monitor to view the rear while riding

Ermm... mirrors??
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Ermm... mirrors??

Yes Roadstergal i have those. They happen to be Z-1000 mirrors but i have lots of ideas of how i want "MY" bike and the funds to make it happen. You watch your world through you vibrating mirrors and i'll view mine through a nice crisp picture perfect monitor. To each thier own.
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Dude, I'm going to get 16 cameras mounted around my bike so I never have to turn my head!
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Dude, I'm going to get 16 cameras mounted around my bike so I never have to turn my head!


The original post asked for feedback on camera systems. Your replys don't have any feedback so if you have no feedback on the question asked. why post. Besides if i wanted any lip out of you i'd unzip my pants.
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forgot to mention you can get picture in picture systems where you have two or more cameras, so you coudl have one facing forward and one on the helmet or one rear facing.


however I doubt these cameras are worth looking at whilst riding. In fact I'd suspect they could well be a dangerous distraction. in part thats down tot he size of the monitor (the HDVR is about 2.5" / 60mm diagonal screen. its also far quicker and I'd argue easier to use the mirrors and or look over your shoulder. Id also suggest that if you were to find a rear facing camera then you are making yourself reliant on technology so if and when it breaks or gets nicked or you are on another bike you may have lost your automatic reflexes
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Heres a link below thats more of what i'm looking for but i'd like a monitor for the back mostly to see whats coming up behind me while stopped. Not looking to make videos i want something that in case i'm involved in an accident i have video proof of what happened. Just in case i'm not in condition to tell my side of the story. My brother was hit from behind a couple of years ago woke up in the hospital and doesn't remember what happened. the car that hit him didn't stop he was found in the ditch sometime later by a co-worker that just happened to see the rear of the bike sticking up. I feel it more of a safety feature than a farkle.


http://www.4kam.com/bikeamigo_motorc...box_camera.htm
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if 'all' you are lookign for is an equivalent of an aircrafts 'balck box' then consider gettign one of theose el cheapo cameras off fleabay. some of them can be set up to record continuously. they are cheap picture quality is fine for what you are proposing
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Heres a link below thats more of what i'm looking for but i'd like a monitor for the back mostly to see whats coming up behind me while stopped. Not looking to make videos i want something that in case i'm involved in an accident i have video proof of what happened. Just in case i'm not in condition to tell my side of the story. My brother was hit from behind a couple of years ago woke up in the hospital and doesn't remember what happened. the car that hit him didn't stop he was found in the ditch sometime later by a co-worker that just happened to see the rear of the bike sticking up. I feel it more of a safety feature than a farkle.


http://www.4kam.com/bikeamigo_motorc...box_camera.htm

What you are wanting is the BikeEye™ Wireless Rear View Camera, from 4Kam



Do you feel the need for better rear vision on your motorcycle? Ever wondered if there is anything in your blind spot? Perhaps you want to bling up your machine and go mirrorless?

The BikeEye™ rear view camera solves these problems by enabling you to see what or who is behind you via mini cam technology. The system is wireless and easy to install, simply take a 12v feed from your rear lights to power the camera and another from the front to power the monitor.

So now out on the road all you'll need do is glance at your monitor and the wide angle camera will show just who is behind you! Its obviously a pretty slick bit of kit too so if you like 'trick bits' or gadgets you'll love this!

Thats not all, let your insurance company know you have a rear view camera installed and they might just lower your premiums!


See this link - http://www.4kam.com/bikeeye_wireless...iew_camera.htm

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What you are wanting is the BikeEye™ Wireless Rear View Camera, from 4Kam



Do you feel the need for better rear vision on your motorcycle? Ever wondered if there is anything in your blind spot? Perhaps you want to bling up your machine and go mirrorless?

The BikeEye™ rear view camera solves these problems by enabling you to see what or who is behind you via mini cam technology. The system is wireless and easy to install, simply take a 12v feed from your rear lights to power the camera and another from the front to power the monitor.

So now out on the road all you'll need do is glance at your monitor and the wide angle camera will show just who is behind you! Its obviously a pretty slick bit of kit too so if you like 'trick bits' or gadgets you'll love this!

Thats not all, let your insurance company know you have a rear view camera installed and they might just lower your premiums!


See this link - http://www.4kam.com/bikeeye_wireless...iew_camera.htm

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Been looking at that also hows the quality of the monitor
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looks similar tot he HDVR + bullet camera set up from dogcam, mind you the dogcam option is nearly £100 notes cheaper!
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looks similar tot he HDVR + bullet camera set up from dogcam, mind you the dogcam option is nearly £100 notes cheaper!
Thanks, going to checks on some systems at some shops when i get back to texas. but i like the ones from the UK.
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... if you have no feedback on the question asked. why post.
Well, I for one thought her post was funny and enjoyed it.

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... if i wanted any lip out of you i'd unzip my pants.
And that was uncalled for!

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The original post asked for feedback on camera systems...
You might want to add a DVD player so you can watch MSF safety videos while you ride...
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Well, I for one thought her post was funny and enjoyed it.



And that was uncalled for!



You might want to add a DVD player so you can watch MSF safety videos while you ride...
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I read some of your post and you seem to talk alot of **** or just think your a funny guy. Well if i wanted to listen to a smart ass i'd just fart.
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Here's some feedback: it's a dumb idea. And if you're going to be so sensitive about peoples' replies, then don't ask for advice on the internet.

Your comment to her was completely unnecessary.

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