Dash Cams?

Discussion in 'Gear & Apparel' started by Bob, Oct 24, 2017.

  1. Bob

    Bob Member

    Anyone using front and rear dash cams?
    I want a set that turns on with the bike so I can forget about it and just hit the loop option if there's footage I want to save.
    I the cheapest GoPro I could find and that works best kind for planned shots but it don't loop, can't see behind, and if I leave it on all day there's too much useless footage to review.
    I need something I can hit a loop button on to save front and rear footage in case something unplanned happens.
    Any suggestions?
     
  2. HunterSon

    HunterSon Member

    My Hero5 Session does looping video. The battery is only lasts for 3 hrs though.
     
  3. Bob

    Bob Member

    Batteries are a problem for sure. Borrowed my brother's Hero Black or something and gave it back after a ride for that reason.
    Bought a cheap Go Pro, drilled a hole in the waterproof cover and put an O Ring in the cover so I could have constant power from a USB cord wired to the bike. I use a 6' cord and a helmet mount to keep the GoPro from shaking apart on dirt roads. Got a soft mount on the tank bag for the GPS for the same reason.
    Tried TinyRL thingy but can't upload the pic here for some reason... [​IMG] so pm me if you want me to email you a copy.

    If I can find the dash cam setup I'm looking for I'll fab up some kind of water/dust proof soft mounts for them as well.
     
    Last edited: Oct 25, 2017
  4. skibum69

    skibum69 Member

    My buddy has a GoPro mounted to the chin bar of his helmet, he mounted a portable battery pack to the back of his helmet for more life. He's thinking of starting a FB page to post videos of people texting and driving etc.
     
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  5. Wayne

    Wayne Active Member

    I wish I had one during my last ride of the Baccalieu Trail a couple of weeks ago. From Victoria to Western Bay I was passed 6 times by high speed drivers and one was in front of a school. One of those times I looked at my speedo and I was doing 73 in a 50 zone and was passed like I was stopped!

    I'd like to have a camera on my bike, but I fear I would record my own death :(
     
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  6. Bob

    Bob Member

    Thanks Mike, I think there was a conviction in Ottawa in the news recently about a distracted cager busted thru you tube so I know footage can be helpful in court if you're not at fault.
    Thanks Wayne, recording your own riding is a double edged sword for sure... no point in falling on it, is there?
    Apart from capturing my own close calls for reflection and contemplation my biggest fear is I'll be rear ended by a texter and they'll drive away scott free. Wonder if a bumper sticker on top box that says something like "Smile, You're On You Tube:)" might help?
    Seriously, the Garmin 45 is not on sale at Crappy Tire but I think its's there for $229.00. I usually have the GoPro on by helmet or bars so that's something.
    There's an Innov that has front and rear cameras with the unit under the seat... I mean to look closer at this but I think you have to switch between front and rear views... if not, that may be the one. Got some forking to do this Winter so got lots of hints for Santa:cool:
     
  7. skibum69

    skibum69 Member

    Let us know what you find.
     
  8. Bob

    Bob Member

    Last edited: Nov 8, 2017
  9. skibum69

    skibum69 Member

    Looks like a reasonable product.
     
  10. Bob

    Bob Member

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