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Old 01-18-2011, 01:00 PM   #1
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Rear view cameras

All this talk lately has me pondering the following.

I am thinking about wiring a rear view camera that mounts right above my license plate. It will have the digital display that will mount under the windscreen.

I am thining about doing this for a couple of reasons.

1. My current mirrors are awesome for checking out my delts, and the ink I have on my shoulders, other than that they are uselss.

2. You need mirrors to pass inspection, but I can get by with ripping them off if I have a rear view camera.

3. If the camera records, it will elimate any of the hassel I have been reading lately about running from the po po.

What do you think about this?

Most cameras are tiny, and have a better field of view than standard mirrors, and the displays are pretty small now, probibly les than 3x4.

This could be a drop in plug and go system.
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Old 01-18-2011, 01:09 PM   #2
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Rear view cameras

Sounds cool - just remember, superwide angle lenses distort and make it hard to judge distance. Otherwise, regular angle lens might cut off blind-spot traffic.

I got the bar-end mirrors though and like them pretty well - but they do stick out...
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I was thinking about something like this, but it doesn't record video. Hmm may get a little expensive, .
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Good idea but better think waterproof as well... And I'd just spend the 30 bucks and get bar end mirrors or just look over my shoulder for free
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Old 01-18-2011, 02:57 PM   #5
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make sure the video is flipped....looking at your screen, the left side would actually be your right side if it's like a normal camera. IMO, it seems that this will only add to the danger

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Old 01-18-2011, 03:12 PM   #6
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make sure the video is flipped....looking at your screen, the left side would actually be your right side if it's like a normal camera. IMO, it seems that this will only add to the danger
I thought they already compensated for this? Most I have seen how on the screen the same as if looking through a rear view mirror.
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Good idea but better think waterproof as well... And I'd just spend the 30 bucks and get bar end mirrors or just look over my shoulder for free
That's a good idea, by I like the piece of mind knowing i can record what is behind me.

I don't want some a-hole cop passing me off as a runner casue he didn't get laid before his shift.
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1. My current mirrors are awesome for checking out my delts, and the ink I have on my shoulders, other than that they are uselss.
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I was thinking about something like this, but it doesn't record video. Hmm may get a little expensive, .
As soon as you park your park your bike and run into the gas-station to purchase the 72 oz. tanker of Diet Coke, that device will be stolen.

If it has a quick-release mechanism, you will have to carry it around with you in a backpack or something.
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As soon as you park your park your bike and run into the gas-station to purchase the 72 oz. tanker of Diet Coke, that device will be stolen.

If it has a quick-release mechanism, you will have to carry it around with you in a backpack or something.
It's roughly the size of a deck of cards, and shouldn't be a proplem to drop in my pocket.
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I have installed a portable car GPS and the problem I get during the Houston summer sun is that it washes the display. I can see what the screen displays but barely.

It would be easier, faster and safer to just turn your head. Install mirror extenders and save your money and time.
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it would be cool if it was two regular lenses with dual screens that way there is not the distortion of wide angle lenses.
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I'd just spend the 30 bucks and get bar end mirrors or just look over my shoulder for free
barends ftw, massive visibility improvement over any stock, esp with wide bars
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I have installed a portable car GPS and the problem I get during the Houston summer sun is that it washes the display. I can see what the screen displays but barely.

It would be easier, faster and safer to just turn your head. Install mirror extenders and save your money and time.
If possible, check out the screen in sunlight. Not many LCD/LED screens handle direct sunlight well at all.
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