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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 #1 of 22 (permalink) Old 09-09-2019, 10:39 AM Thread Starter
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Dashcam On Your Beast?





I've had a dash cam in my cars for several year, and thankfully have not had to use the recording. My in-laws did get into a minor fender-bender (not their fault), and I believe the fact that they had a dashcam had some say in satisfactory resolutions of the incident.
Although it is not very relevant in US, maybe not anymore at least, I believe the primary reason for a dashcam is to protect yourself from fraud and instances where people are jumping in front of the vehicles to collect insurance money. Secondary, should there be an accident, use it the footage to your advantage. Third, is just in case a
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Joking aside, do you believe that a dashcam on a motorcycle is relevant? Considering one is riding with the flow of the traffic, and prefers to stay away from road rage?
I did have a couple of very close calls on a motorcycle (NYC baby, keeps you awake in traffic). If I were less fortunate, I probably would not have cared much for a dashcam footage (maybe in one instance). That said, a friend of mine t-boned a cab and it was recorded on multiple CCTV cameras in the area. Legally it probably helped, but a cracked skull is another matter altogether.

So should I get a motorcycle dashcam, a Wolo Bad Boy, or a beer and forget about it?

P.S. If you do have a dashcam on your beast, please share your experience.

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No dashcam, but I do use a GoPro on my helmet. I'm not religious about turning it on though. I have seen a few posts on Redit where the GoPro footage probably helped save the bacon of the person with the recording. Just don't post the video up on YouTube if you're riding like a moron, because I do recall one story where a guy kept blowing past cops and they tracked him down from his video he uploaded.


One way or another, stay safe out there.
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I voted for the beer, but...

I have an action camera, very similar to a GoPro, that's mountable but I've never used it for that purpose yet. Maybe I'll get around to that sometime, but it's more likely I'll just get around to another beer.
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No dashcam, but I do use a GoPro on my helmet. I'm not religious about turning it on though. I have seen a few posts on Redit where the GoPro footage probably helped save the bacon of the person with the recording. Just don't post the video up on YouTube if you're riding like a moron, because I do recall one story where a guy kept blowing past cops and they tracked him down from his video he uploaded.


One way or another, stay safe out there.
I do have a GoPro-like camera (was given one for my bicycle rides), and honestly it is a pain. Got to keep the battery charged, make sure you don't forget it at home, keep it on your helmet or take it off the bike, clear-out recording, make sure it records, etc. etc. etc. I would rather set it and forget it until I actually need footage.

And thank you, I'm doing my best.
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I voted for the beer, but...

I have an action camera, very similar to a GoPro, that's mountable but I've never used it for that purpose yet. Maybe I'll get around to that sometime, but it's more likely I'll just get around to another beer.
I have a feeling this is going to be the trend

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I was looking for the "all of the above" option, but it wasn't there.

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I was looking for the "all of the above" option, but it wasn't there.
Yea, I disabled it Want to keep the poll results a bit more filtered.

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I have an Akaso camera (cheap version of the go-pro) that I use from time to time, mostly because I come across a lot of wildlife in my area. This pic is from a few months back, I rode past a family of black bears and was lucky to get some decent video of them as I passed by. Usually I just catch their backside as they run back into the woods.

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I have an Akaso camera (cheap version of the go-pro) that I use from time to time, mostly because I come across a lot of wildlife in my area. This pic is from a few months back, I rode past a family of black bears and was lucky to get some decent video of them as I passed by. Usually I just catch their backside as they run back into the woods.

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That is kinda scary... reminds me of this tiger encounter: https://www.volusiariders.com/49-sto...encounter.html

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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.



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