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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 04-28-2018, 07:44 PM Thread Starter
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Recommendation for Video Camera on RG

I know a lot of guys like the GoPro but I am looking for a cleaner and preferably MC specific camera solution. Sykik was at the International Motorcycle Show when it was in town and I have seen a brand called Inovvo. Both of these offer a DVR type device that mounts and is wired in to provide constant power. Both offer Front/Rear cameras that appear in the literature to be relatively small and discrete to mount. What I want to know is if anyone has tried either and if so, are they good?

Had some nut case turn left and t-bone my cage a while back. When cops arrived he lied and claimed I had ran the red light (never mind if I had ran it, so did he since this intersection had no protected turn signals and he was coming the opposite direction). Fast forward, it seems to me this Spring has propagated a whole new crop of idiot drivers not paying attention and I ride solo so no one along to capture some of those great photos for memory preservation. I want onboard video on my bike in case I have an accident and to capture the ride for my own review later.

On a recent ride to the 3-Twisted Sisters a few in the group had GoPros, they had them mounted in various locations but they all had to remove at night to prevent the camera growing legs and walking off, one was complaining he could not get his to charge and video at the same time, another was lamenting the mounting location was inconvenient, etc. etc. Obviously the GoPro is not made for a MC. I want feedback, opinions, suggestions, recommendations or whatever you have to offer but keep in mind my goals: (1) permanent mount, (2) powered off the bike so I don't have to worry about batteries in the camera; (3) I prefer front and rear that operate at the same time and record to the same media; and (4) most important is the system has to be discrete.

Again, I know Inovvo has one and I know Sykik has a couple models that fit my criteria but I have never seen a video (other than the marketing material) from either of these systems and I don't know anyone that has either. I don't mind being the guinea pig but no need to do so if someone else already volunteered.
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Hey Plano, did you end up getting a cam?? I have a Bullet HD cam that works great, but has an occasion to switch off on a hot day, (happens here a lot) Also, it's only a single cam.
Their web site, bullethd com en, for details.
I've checked out the Sykik ones and they seem to be best??
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I know a lot of guys like the GoPro but I am looking for a cleaner and preferably MC specific camera solution. Sykik was at the International Motorcycle Show when it was in town and I have seen a brand called Inovvo. Both of these offer a DVR type device that mounts and is wired in to provide constant power. Both offer Front/Rear cameras that appear in the literature to be relatively small and discrete to mount. What I want to know is if anyone has tried either and if so, are they good?

Had some nut case turn left and t-bone my cage a while back. When cops arrived he lied and claimed I had ran the red light (never mind if I had ran it, so did he since this intersection had no protected turn signals and he was coming the opposite direction). Fast forward, it seems to me this Spring has propagated a whole new crop of idiot drivers not paying attention and I ride solo so no one along to capture some of those great photos for memory preservation. I want onboard video on my bike in case I have an accident and to capture the ride for my own review later.

On a recent ride to the 3-Twisted Sisters a few in the group had GoPros, they had them mounted in various locations but they all had to remove at night to prevent the camera growing legs and walking off, one was complaining he could not get his to charge and video at the same time, another was lamenting the mounting location was inconvenient, etc. etc. Obviously the GoPro is not made for a MC. I want feedback, opinions, suggestions, recommendations or whatever you have to offer but keep in mind my goals: (1) permanent mount, (2) powered off the bike so I don't have to worry about batteries in the camera; (3) I prefer front and rear that operate at the same time and record to the same media; and (4) most important is the system has to be discrete.

Again, I know Inovvo has one and I know Sykik has a couple models that fit my criteria but I have never seen a video (other than the marketing material) from either of these systems and I don't know anyone that has either. I don't mind being the guinea pig but no need to do so if someone else already volunteered.
Interested in this also..... Being an attorney you obviously see the value in it and I as a police officer, the same. I've had a dashcam in my car for close to 10 years, but finding one for the bike is a bit more challenging..... following this post to see if anybody chimes in.......

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I still have not pulled the trigger. I looked at the Sykik at the IMC show but a review on line made me nervous. The reviewer said the video quality was good but stated 4 or 5 times in a 25 minute (very detailed) review that the Sykik is for Dash Cam use only. Apparently the vids are in short burst with vast amounts of meta-data written. Excellent for the Dash-Cam use but painfully techie for securing video to show a great ride. I want one device to do both these duties; actually I hope to never need the dash cam function but . . .

I know someone who has just gotten an Innovv C5, it is not installed and running yet and they (husband and wife) are both tech types who work in IT. As soon as it is up and running I am going to get a first hand review and hopefully my questions answered. Husband runs a GoPro on his bike, so the INNOVV is going on the wife's bike and they plan to compare the cameras in function, performance, etc. Should be interesting to see/hear.

I heard the Rylo is excellent for capturing video and the editing software is allegedly easy to use. The problem I see is that it is mounted out in the open and has to be removed when not in use to keep it from finding a new owner - very important feature considering it is a $500 camera. Plus a clean install and out of sight are high on my list of required criteria.

I looked at the BulletHD, that is a pretty good looking setup, my concerns are the cable is "plug-in" on both ends. That is one extra connection to fall loose or let water in but at the same time, it does make changing the camera easier - but that makes it finding a new owner easier too. The cost of two BulletHD cams (one front and one rear) puts me at the same cost as the INNOVV K2. So the Innovv is still leading my search criteria and the K2 is scheduled for release in a couple weeks. Looks like I may be the guinea pig in the group.
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Mounting a RYLO

I never did find the solution I wanted and posted above - the INNOV K2 has a thread so anyone interested in that option could look there. I did, however, acquire a RYLO 360. My decision was finally made by the fact I decided quality video is more important than discreet mounting options. Plus, need a camera for other purposes that made an Action Cam a better option for me. So, I chose the RYLO 360 and now I have to figure out how and where to mount it to my bike. Any ideas?
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I installed the Innovv k2 on mine. Rear under the TourPak and the front on a bracket made for a Hero 3 to the windshield screw. Works good so far. I'm sure you could put any camera on it.

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I want feedback, opinions, suggestions, recommendations or whatever you have to offer but keep in mind my goals: (1) permanent mount, (2) powered off the bike so I don't have to worry about batteries in the camera; (3) I prefer front and rear that operate at the same time and record to the same media; and (4) most important is the system has to be discrete.
I just got done installing the INOVV K2 on my 2019 RGS and can say it is easy to install and works great! The cameras are easy to mount wherever you want and are as discrete as you are going to get for an HD, wide view camera and they really are not that visible to anyone that doesn't know what they are looking at. Especially if you compare to a GoPro or some of the other models you have already mentioned.

Here is the thread with video and pics of others who have used the INOVV K2.

https://www.roadglide.org/3-%2Agener...e-cameras.html

I think it meets all of your criteria. (1) cameras are permanent, but they can be relocated if you want to relocated them. (2) system turns on and off with the bike. (3) has front and rear wide lens, high definition, day and night cameras. (4) as discreet as you can get right now.

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Today, I was able to mount the RYLO on the bike for the first time. There are several options for single view cameras (GoPro, etc) and I did not test it out but one on OutLawBiker really looks like a fantastic option for singe view - it was made specifically for a Road Glide. Plus HogCollar has options to mount to luggage racks, handle bars, crash bars and even the front fork. If I had bought the GoPro (or GP clone) any of these would have been sufficient. But, I wanted and got the RYLO (and it has dual camera lenses so using any of the options already engineered, I would loose the dual camera function).

My cure was one self-made of sorts - apparently Camera guys use "rigs" that are made of clamps, 15mm rods, and assorted attachments. I have no clue what they do with these "rigs", or why, but the part's list was like "Tinker Toys for Bikers". I ended up building a tri-pod that clamps to my luggage rack and puts the RYLO 27 inches above the highest part of the "winged" luggage rack. It is fairly steady in the driveway. I have not played with moving video yet - Beta Test tonight in a group to see if my "PIG RIG" shakes too much. The camera goes for a ride tomorrow and if my test in the driveway are accurate, it will look like a drone is following me. Maybe I can become an internet sensation posting rides in virtual reality 360 view.
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