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brettchallenger
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cheapo cam footage

Postby brettchallenger » Fri Jun 10, 2016 2:16 am



I fastened a cheap (£10) Muvi camera to the grill which sits below the headlight of my GL1500. As you can see, you get what you pay for, the images are ragged and the camera fails to deal with the dark evening shadows. The camera could only be attached in one position, hence the long, portrait image.

I have been looking for a Bullet Biker Pro dash cam which WingAdmin featured some time back, but it does not seem to be imported to the UK. The company has a UK website but all of its products seem to be “out of stock”.

The footage shows the roads immediately beyond my village on the way to the coast which is about 9 miles away. These roads are very narrow in places and have a lot of 90 degree bends. The hedges prevent you seeing what is round the corner so you have to be careful of farm traffic, herds of cows (including their deposits), and wayward drivers.

Again, sorry for the poor quality. It is best viewed in full screen.





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Re: cheapo cam footage

Postby dingdong » Fri Jun 10, 2016 6:27 am

Nice area where you live. No reaction to light changes at all is there? Also a very narrow field of view. You're right, you get what you pay for.
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Re: cheapo cam footage

Postby OldZX11Rider » Fri Jun 10, 2016 8:13 am

I can only watch it on my Wal-Mart cellphone, with that in mind, I liked it. In my mind I was following along right behind you on my own Goldwing.
Riding on the left would take some getting used to.
From what I could see, nice looking country. :D
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Re: cheapo cam footage

Postby NVSB4 » Fri Jun 10, 2016 9:13 am

You can say "you get what you pay for", but I feel also appropriate is "something is better than nothing".
As long as you can follow along afterwards and "re-remember" the trip, the camera has done it's job.

The one you have definitely picks up audio well. You can sure hear the distinctive Goldwing transmission clunk. :D
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Re: cheapo cam footage

Postby brettchallenger » Fri Jun 10, 2016 9:39 am

You can sure hear the distinctive Goldwing transmission clunk. :D



Yep, not one of Mr Honda's best. The gearbox on my 31 year old East German 2 stroke is far sweeter than the 'wing's.
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Re: cheapo cam footage

Postby motorhead1977 » Sat Jun 11, 2016 7:01 am

NVSB4 wrote: You can sure hear the distinctive Goldwing transmission clunk. :D


Try out a Harley if you want a distinctive "CLUNK!" Compared to that the GW tranny is practically silent.


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