GL1800 Backup Camera


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LeeGillie
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GL1800 Backup Camera

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My idea is when you click the RVS button, that the dash provides a view from behind the motorcycle. It should be possible with a home made Y adapter to tap into the video feed cable that runs from the GPS in the trunk to the front dash at a connector. I haven't actually built this yet. Wondering if anyone else has explored something like this.
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Andy Cote
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There was an accessory for the GL1500 called Sim-Pro or Lega-Lite that provided backup lights. Always thought that was a great idea to one up your Harley buddies.

Not sure that I need an actual dash video for any practical purpose but that would just about one up anybody else.
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Previously: GL1200 standard, GL1200 Interstate, GL1500 Goldwing, GL1500 Valkyrie Standard, 2000 Valkyrie Interstate, many other Hondas

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AZgl1800
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Might as well add one of those Beepers to let folks know you are in Reverse. ;)
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LeeGillie
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I pull a camp trailer, and when I go to hookup to it, I use reverse, but can not see the hitch ball. The closer I can get to the trailer, the less strain on my aging back. I can always ask for help, but sometimes no one is handy. That's how it would be useful, but that wasn't really my question.

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Rambozo
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If all you want is the backup cam, it might be a bit easier to use a Raspberry Pi with camera module so you can get a compatible RBG signal and not have to do the conversion from CVBS. You would also have enough horsepower to modify the signals, if needed, and do the switching. Or just get an RGB camera and use the chip mentioned.



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