Camera System install


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Camera System install

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Good morning fellow wingers.
I am in the process of installing a dual camera system on my 2017 GL1800
The problem I am facing at the moment is the rear camera and where and how to run the wiring from the rear to the front without having to drill a hole in the bodywork.
The front camera was a little daunting [ to say the least ] but it is done.
I really do not want to put holes in the body [ only 6500 KMs on the odo ] but if I must - well I guess I will have to :(

Any help will be appreciated.

Have a better day than I am going to have and mine is going to be AWESOME ! ! !


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Re: Camera System install

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I don't think there is a way to get into the trunk without making a hole.
Run the wire under the trunk and go in from the front of the trunk. Make a hole just big enough to allow the connector to go through.
I don't know what camera you will be installing but you should be able to attach it with 3M VHB two sided tape to the under side of the trunk.

I had to make a hole in mine for 12 volt power port I installed. I went in through the front side of the radio well in the trunk.
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I wanted to go higher but ended up on the shelf above the tail light/rear fender. There's already a hole there. You can chase the wire forward under the trunk like you would for a trailer harness. There's a sliver of room.


Also, I mounted the DVR in the trunk so I drilled hole low on the front trunk bulkhead and brought the camera cables, power cables and the remote button thru that hole to the DVR.


Here's the fwd camera. I also used one GoPro arm so I could keep the camera high and tight to the fairing nose.




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As yes the second image is correctly oriented. The DVR is mounted upside down on the starboard side of the trunk shell with hook & loop. I can pull it off, pivot forward and flat into the correct usable orientation within the slack of the cables.
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Re: Camera System install

Post by garlo »

MikeB wrote: Tue Jun 09, 2020 10:46 am I don't think there is a way to get into the trunk without making a hole.
Run the wire under the trunk and go in from the front of the trunk. Make a hole just big enough to allow the connector to go through.
I don't know what camera you will be installing but you should be able to attach it with 3M VHB two sided tape to the under side of the trunk.

I had to make a hole in mine for 12 volt power port I installed. I went in through the front side of the radio well in the trunk.
This is what I am thinking. After I got thru with the front camera install. I was 5 1/2 hours with that one. New to removing panels etc.

After I had ''calmed down'' I was actually able to think clearly and decided that I would be running the wire under the trunk using cable tie mounts.

I appreciate all suggestions and hope to get this job finished sooner rather than later.

Have an awesome day ! ! !


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