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View Poll Results: DashCamera on Motorcycle?
Yes, get a Dashcamera! 5 45.45%
Get a Wolo Bad Boy! 0 0%
Nah, just get a beer and relax! 6 54.55%
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post #11 of 22 (permalink) Old 09-10-2019, 11:51 AM Thread Starter
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I have a dashcam in all my cars. Old habit from being in the Limo business. Definitely saved me thousands of dollars in insurance claims against us. I've used a GoPro knock off, but it's more to capture the riding experience than for recording an accident. Definitely considering it, but the hassle of keeping it powered and safe is more complex on a bike.

I also have a Wolo horn and that has saved my bacon a couple of times.
I would agree that for a commercial drivers a dashcam is a must.
There are motorcycle specific dashcams on the market, with mixed reviews and crazy price variance. Considering I ride a C50, there aren't that many body panels to hide the wiring under, and under the seat space is already crowded with other connections. GoPro is a pain, and I don't care for footage as much.
That said, if there is a need, there is a solution, I'm just not sure a dashcam on a motorcycle is worth the hassle.

As to the Wolo: in city setting it is probably an overkill, but highway speeds nobody seems to hear C50's dinky stock "meh-meh" horn.

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After buying a GoPro for my girlfriend and buying a Harley I can't afford another camera.

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After buying a GoPro for my girlfriend and buying a Harley I can't afford another camera.
What about the one you have hidden in the ceiling???
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I have a dash cam in my car that's hard-wired but on a bike I don't think I want another piece of electronic sucking the juice out of my already sensitive battery lol.


I also have a GP mounted on my helmet to catch some cool footage.
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I have a dash cam in my car that's hard-wired but on a bike I don't think I want another piece of electronic sucking the juice out of my already sensitive battery lol.


I also have a GP mounted on my helmet to catch some cool footage.
Dashcam can be mounted through a relay. That said, I'm running out of space under the seat ...

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I have a DBPower EX5000 mounted on my helmet, and am working on installing a dual camera setup with front and rear cameras on the bike and designing a mini-helmet cam mounted just between my eyes on the helmet so it sees in the mirrors what I see.


Here is a link of one blind/deaf/dumb driver that could have caused a lot of pain if I wasn't watching, ...




This is just one example of many close calls that I have recorded.


I can also attest to the fact that respect for the rider goes way up once the stupid drivers see a camera. This is why I got the helmet cam in the first place. The majority of stupid drivers turn in to respectful drivers out of fear of ending up on a youtube video showing their stupidity. However, there are always those the don' t give a damn if they are videoed.




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Wow, that is a scary one! I bet a louder horn would probably have helped in your situation...

I wear a Helite Turtle in reflective bright green, a bright helmet, my bike has some of the brightest lights I could find, and some divers still act like they are blind (see attached photo).

Here is a short video of me riding at night as recorder from my car's dashcam (wife driiving). You tell me what else should I do to attract distracted drivers' attention (I can't wait to see the suggestions )?


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I have a DBPower EX5000 mounted on my helmet, and am working on installing a dual camera setup with front and rear cameras on the bike and designing a mini-helmet cam mounted just between my eyes on the helmet so it sees in the mirrors what I see.


Here is a link of one blind/deaf/dumb driver that could have caused a lot of pain if I wasn't watching, ...



This is just one example of many close calls that I have recorded.


I can also attest to the fact that respect for the rider goes way up once the stupid drivers see a camera. This is why I got the helmet cam in the first place. The majority of stupid drivers turn in to respectful drivers out of fear of ending up on a youtube video showing their stupidity. However, there are always those the don' t give a damn if they are videoed.



I saw that one coming a mile away. Dumbass with no blinker just slowly drifting all the way from the right to the left. Happens all the time around here. I was kind of hoping to see you toss a ball bearing at them once you got past. Hopefully one day they'll have a semi drift over on them with no warning just to return the favor.

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Wow, that is a scary one! I bet a louder horn would probably have helped in your situation...

I wear a Helite Turtle in reflective bright green, a bright helmet, my bike has some of the brightest lights I could find, and some divers still act like they are blind (see attached photo).

Here is a short video of me riding at night as recorder from my car's dashcam (wife driiving). You tell me what else should I do to attract distracted drivers' attention (I can't wait to see the suggestions )?

Naked Playboy Bunny on the back? I'm betting they'd notice you for sure then.

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Hell, that happens to me when I'm in a CAR.
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