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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 09-05-2012, 07:20 PM Thread Starter
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Question backup-rear view cameras

anyone heard of good rear view wireless camera systems that would work on the bike?

I got to thinking today that a small camera mounted near the rear licence plate and mount a small monitor between the windshield and cowl would save me being surprised by a vehicle passing that I never saw coming up behind me.

I have the mirrors set to see everything except for vehicles directly behind me.

I need to lift my arm/s and tilt my head to be able to see directly behind

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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 09-05-2012, 08:42 PM
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I have a friend each with one of these for their trucks when hooking up to their horse trailers:
http://www.amazon.com/Swift-Hitch-SH01-Portable-Wireless/dp/B000ZEON90

This one mounts on the license plate so, not sure how it'll fit on a byke.
http://www.amazon.com/Peak-PKC0RB-Wireless-Back-Up-3-5-Inch/dp/B001W6LGGS/ref=pd_sbs_auto_6

I don't know anyone with this one but I found this one through google and decided to just throw another out there.
Iball Wireless Trailer Hitch Camera - 508883, Accessories at Sportsman's Guide

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I looked online at those trailer ones, but I am not sure if a regular back up camera system will see far enough behind to be any good about seeing vehicles say 1Km behind clearly

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One kilometer?? Are you worried that enemy snipers are sneaking up on you?

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I asked my friend with the middle camera about it today

(that's this one: http://www.amazon.com/gp/redirect.html?ie=UTF8&location=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.amazon.com%2FPeak-PKC0RB-Wireless-Back-Up-3-5-Inch%2Fdp%2FB001W6LGGS%2F&tag=5336307071-20&linkCode=ur2&camp=1789&creative=9325 )

It will not work for you as it's only on when in reverse. Oops!

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post #7 of 9 (permalink) Old 09-07-2012, 08:10 AM
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most aftermarket backup cameras will take their power off the backup lights, so they are only on when the backup lights are on. I cheated and connected to the running lights so mine was on all the time. It could be distracting though...

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yeah I found that out, I found a great camera and monitor, but they were about $400 for the 2 but when we talked it over we can't afford it right now, but I will start looking around home over the winter

The camera was a high def one that will see clearly for at least 1 k behind, which is what I am looking for..

I wrote down the model number/s so I can try and find them locally

As far as distracting I don't think so as the monitor will be below my sight line in between the windshield and cowel.

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I don't know the distance on this one but it will work regardless of gear and it's wireless. It recharges in your 12v socket, charge lasts 4 hours. The only time I saw this one used was in the dark and it does have night vision but that didn't give me an idea of range for normal use.

http://www.amazon.com/Swift-Hitch-SH01-Portable-Wireless/dp/B000ZEON90

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