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Old 09-05-2012, 07:20 PM
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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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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:
Swift Hitch SH01 Portable Wireless Camera System : Amazon.com : Automotive Swift Hitch SH01 Portable Wireless Camera System : Amazon.com : Automotive


This one mounts on the license plate so, not sure how it'll fit on a byke.
Peak PKC0RB Wireless Back-Up Camera System with 3.5-Inch LCD Color Monitor : Amazon.com : Automotive Peak PKC0RB Wireless Back-Up Camera System with 3.5-Inch LCD Color Monitor : Amazon.com : Automotive


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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Old 09-06-2012, 05:20 AM
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Old 09-06-2012, 07:20 AM
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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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Old 09-06-2012, 09:03 AM
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One kilometer?? Are you worried that enemy snipers are sneaking up on you?
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Old 09-06-2012, 07:53 PM
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I asked my friend with the middle camera about it today

(that's this one:
Peak PKC0RB Wireless Back-Up Camera System with 3.5-Inch LCD Color Monitor : Amazon.com : Automotive Peak PKC0RB Wireless Back-Up Camera System with 3.5-Inch LCD Color Monitor : Amazon.com : Automotive
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It will not work for you as it's only on when in reverse. Oops!
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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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Old 09-07-2012, 08:17 PM
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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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Old 09-08-2012, 11:49 AM
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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.

Swift Hitch SH01 Portable Wireless Camera System : Amazon.com : Automotive Swift Hitch SH01 Portable Wireless Camera System : Amazon.com : Automotive
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