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    Hey all,

    I am considering getting a dash cam type setup for my daily ride after the usual multitude of near misses (that we all experience), and a drop involving another vehicle lane changing and brake checking... This would have been a no excess job if I’d had a cam runnning, but ended up costing me $500.

    I am considering the Innov K2, but would like to hear what other’s are using, or if you have this installed. I like the idea of not having to charge batteries or pressing “rec” etc every time it needs to be on. So the usual gopro type setup is out.

    Cheers
    Originally posted by Abraham Lincoln
    "The problem with internet quotes, is that you can never be sure they are real".

  • #2
    If you are having a "multitude of near misses" you're doing it wrong.
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    • #3
      Fair point, no, I’m not, but occasionally it would be nice to have something to back up that claim.
      Originally posted by Abraham Lincoln
      "The problem with internet quotes, is that you can never be sure they are real".

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      • #4
        when you get one, make sure you post footage here so we can all critique you and give you a reality check that your riding skills are probably sub-par and that a camera wont fix that
        Rest in Peace

        #294

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        • #5
          Maybe turn your daily commute into a Moto vlog, the world definitely needs more of them. Seriously but could be handy in a bingle from SMIDSY

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          • #6
            Is having a rego good enough to not pay an excess?

            Thought you needed name and address.
            They hung a sign up in our town "If you live it up, you won't live it down"-Tom Waits

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            • #7
              Would /could dash cam footage be ever used against you?

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              • #8
                Perhaps your intentions are forthright an lawful, go pro devices have their place in some areas,you mite even pick some bad habits or good.
                Spend the time an money an go to a good professional instructor.
                A be a happy an relaxed.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Ryanoceros View Post
                  when you get one, make sure you post footage here so we can all critique you and give you a reality check that your riding skills are probably sub-par and that a camera wont fix that
                  Pot, Kettle.
                  Trying to think of a wise and sincere signature quote, but the only words that leap to mind are, "TITTY SPRINKLES"

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                  • #10
                    Steam iron, Vacuum cleaner.

                    That does look like a good unit and its hard wired and mounted so i guess in the event of a spill its got a lot better chance of being intact for use? i rekon the helmet mounted ones would have at least a 50% chance of being ground off on the blacktop or shrubbery or whatever.
                    I cant help it if your perceptions don't match my reality


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                    • #11
                      I wish I had a Dashcam/GoPro on when that Gemini jumped out at me...would have shortened the MSBLUSTRK thread by about 20 pages tho. lol

                      Originally posted by Heretic View Post
                      ...i rekon the helmet mounted ones would have at least a 50% chance of being ground off on the blacktop or shrubbery or whatever.
                      Have ground one through turn one at Barbs...they are actually tougher than I would've expected.
                      All I've got and more for #294...RIP Chris Adley
                      #158...RIP James Thompson

                      Originally posted by Ryanoceros
                      Wooohoo !! Fucking 10/10 ride. Cheers for that Aari, you really conditioned my sphincter

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                      • #12
                        You've had six whole years as a member here [MENTION=32269]NAK3D[/MENTION].

                        If you weren't able to anticipate these responses given that much time, it's a wonder you're only having near misses riding in traffic.

                        That's the sharpest, funniest thing I'll say all day. Appreciate your set up

                        Mate it seems to get good reviews on places where cameras aren't despised for a variety of (fair enough) reasons. Check it out:

                        https://www.google.com.au/search?q=i...obile&ie=UTF-8

                        With that help out of the way, dropping a bike during an emergency stop is an indication you need to practice that thing. If your bike didn't hit the car then possibly you wouldn't have had you stayed upright.

                        And just be sure to turn that camera off when you're having fun, and riding with people who are also having fun.

                        Stay safe out there bud!
                        Click Link for My Bikes:

                        Aprilia RS250
                        1985 GSXR750 "Slabbie"

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by TurboR1 View Post
                          Pot, Kettle.
                          Not sure I’m following. You don’t like my GoPro set up ?
                          Rest in Peace

                          #294

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                          • #14
                            My advice is use a helmet cam - films where you look which is more useful in my opinion. Also it's less complicated than having a wired dash cam on the bike.

                            Go with an aerodynamic design rather than a gopro. The roam contour is ideal with a great mount and big on/off slider you can use with gloves.

                            Alternatively a drift camera just as good (more expensive I think).

                            I commute every day and I think it is very worthwhile to use a helmet cam in case of an accident for evidence.

                            I have used one ever since I had a bad accident and it took 2 years to get it sorted with lawyers. Would of made a world of difference if I had filmed the crash and I would've been a fair bit better off as a result.



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                            • #15
                              You know what's more annoying than those ads that come up on Bookface?
                              That's when yo go looking for them and they're no there. I've been seeing an ad for a front and rear bike cam recently but I'm fucked if I can find it now...
                              The only thing wrong with a perfect ride to work is that you end up at work.
                              G T

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