INNOVV K1 Motorcycle camera extension cable

This is what I need to do on my install! I need to be able to put it in my tour pack. This is why a 3′ longer cable is needed. Please let me know what to do. – Toby. (INNOVV Motorcycle camera K1 install on 2016 Harley Road Glide CVO Ultra) 

I had ordered a 64gb class 10 micro sd card as well as several 5 wire micro USB extenders in

case the camera cables we not long enough. I bought mine on Amazon and you have to specify “5 wire” not the standard 4 wire ones. I could only find 1 foot length so I ordered 3 of them.-by Tom King. (INNOVV K1 Motorcycle dashcam install on 2015 Goldwing GL1800)

 

 

 

  Hi Rock – Per our chat, here’s the link of the micro-USB extension cable I employed to help move the DVR under the pillion seat and further away from the engine heat. (The extension cable for front camera) YCS Basics One Foot USB Micro Male to Micro Female 5 Pin / 5 Wire Extension Cable https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0134XUJN2/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_Z3FyxbWH30ZZZ  Update,  Thank William Fussell, He found and tested below cables and it works well.http://www.usbfirewire.com/parts/rr-mcb-ext-xxg.html​ “Work perfectly.  They have many different lengths to pick from for Micro-B to Micro-B 5-wire extension cables. “

 
Available Part Numbers
  • PART# RR-MCB-EXT-05G5, SIZE: 5in (127mm)
  • PART# RR-MCB-EXT-12G5, SIZE: 12in (305mm)
  • PART# RR-MCB-EXT-24G5, SIZE: 24in (610mm)
  • PART# RR-MCB-EXT-72G5, SIZE: 6ft (1829mm)
  • PART# RR-MCB-EXT-180G5, SIZE: 15ft (4572mm)
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
 
 

      

INNOVV K1 Motorcycle dashcam installed on Triumph Tiger 800 XCx

It took me a fair while but mainly because I had to think carefully about where I wanted INNOVV K1 Motorcycle dashcam on my Triumph Tiger 800 XCx. I didn’t want them easily visible or protruding. I also wanted to make as few holes in my bike as possible. I also don’t like to see wires where they aren’t supposed to be. The wires were routed under the tank and along the chasis and hooked to the existing loom. In addition I also covered each wire with shrink tubing and then covered the loom (in all there were two wires: the ignition dependent wire and the camera cable) with another shrink tube. This made it robust and protected it more from the heat of the engine.   I had to make the brackets you see because I do not have a ready supply of bracket solutions as the shops here are not very imaginative. (I live in Spain). The only hole I had to make was the one in the flyscreen; the fixture for the rear camera is attached to the existing indicator fixture via a home made angled piece of steel. The positioning is not perfect because you get a view of the indicator but discretion was paramount (important) because people like to steal things here. Both cameras have rubber “O” rings where they attach to reduce any vibration and as you can see from the footage, they do not vibrate at all.  Front camera   It’s a good idea to make a diagram of the cables and wires because it saves a lot of re-shrinktubing afterwards; it leaves it much tidier if there is only one cable in the form of a loom rather than lots of wires tied together. Rear camera   A word on wiring solutions. This was another reason it took me the best part of a month to install properly. I opted to buy a” FUZE BOX”. A fuze box comes with the relay, is much tidier than wiring a relay and you have up to six slots to use for other accessories. In line with that to the CTRL box went the converter and then the CTRL box. The fuze box fits nicely under the top box cover where there is a nice space for all the cable slack and fuze box. DVR  GPS  

Where is the rear motorcycle camera?

Thanks for Martin Kristianto, he shares the installation of INNOVV K1 motorcycle camera on Kawasaki Versys 2013.  Can you find the rear camera from blow photo? DC Candra is from Indonesia and he has a bike shop for years. http://omuraracing.com/, They repair for mixed brands motorcycle under omura racing and another 4S for BMW motor under name Jakarta motor.  You can see their two mechanics are are working together to install INNOOVV K1 motorcycle camera on  Kawasaki Versys 2013.  Finished the installation, The front camera, The rear camera, DVR,  Wired control button,  

INNOVV K1 Motorcycle dashcam install on 2015 Goldwing GL1800

FORWARDI like to tinker! Recently an idiotic car driver decided he could ignore the traffic lights and decided to run the red as I was coming through the intersection. Fortunately my public safety training save us both from a nasty situation. To that end when the local police came they were unwilling to charge the gentleman without evidence. As you know the first thing that happens after an accident is the truth disappears!
Without clear-cut definitive proof that the car driver was in the wrong they would not charge him based on just my say so. That being said I decided to do something about it and spoke to one of our counties legal minds about if I had a dash cam installed would that have made a difference.

The short answer was a definite maybe! (typical lawyer speak for he did not know) further research into the case law in Florida seemed to indicate that Law Enforcement and the State Attorneys are more likely to charge someone when there is definitive proof of wrong doing, although dash cam
evidence in and of itself is not necessarily definitive! I decided to go ahead and put a dash cam on Honda Gold wing GL1800.
  
With all of the road rage and motorcyclists being targeted in the news lately I wanted a better way to ensure that if someone tried to make me a victim that I would have documentation of what went down in order to ensure the aggressor went to jail and not myself.
 RESEARCHI look around at various platforms and there were a couple of winners. One was a cheapie and the other was an Innovv K1 dual camera system. I bought the cheapie camera first and promptly received it. Unfortunately when I went to install it the “brain” of the system was DOA. I had waited a couple of months prior to installation and my return window had closed. I contacted the manufacturer and they replaced it. My experience with the cheapie dash cam left me unsure as to the durability of the product, although many have had good results, and I decided to order the K1 from Innovv. The replacement cheapie camera sits in the garage waiting for a good home.
Part of my research led me to believe that it was a “good thing” to have front and rear cameras with audio recording enabled. This info was from Judges, Law Enforcement, and State Prosecutors although they warned me that each state has different privacy laws about recording audio/video
when others are involved. That being said if you are the victim of road rage the law has a great deal of latitude. The simplest way around this is if you are involved in an accident and the perpetrator decides to talk to you inform them they are on camera.

Also Law Enforcement will want the SD card if they charge someone. The
nice thing about the Innovv is you can let the officer see what happened on
the scene.

A word of warning! While all motorcyclists never ever exceed the speed limit or do stupid things while riding the “sword cuts both ways”, so if you were doing something stupid when you got into an accident the video can also be used against you!
Tom King
www.gl1800-farkles.com
June 2016
© 2016
 UNBOXINGIt took about a week to get my order from INNOVV who are located in China. They used DHL and it was delivered directly to my door in a prompt and courteous manner. Be warned you need to include a valid phone number when you order it or they won’t use DHL. I used my cell phone
number and DHL texted me with delivery updated etc…. highly recommended. The product was well packaged and intact.
  They included everything you need for a standard install except the micro SD card. They sent a bonus along of a micro sd card to USB reader! EXTRASI had ordered a 64gb class 10 micro sd card as well as several 5 wire micro USB extenders incase the camera cables we not long enough. I bought mine on Amazon and you have to specify “5 wire” not the standard 4 wire ones. I could only find 1 foot length so I ordered 3 of themI also had a mini HDMI to HDMI cable laying around from another project and you might want to buy one of these to play the Innovv motorcycle dashcam recorder through a stock television.  TESTINGBeing I hate to install things that don’t work I put everything together on my bench and insured it all worked. Everything worked flawlessly right out of the box! This bespeaks of good quality control by Innovv. MEASUREMENTI noticed that the front camera cable is long and the rear camera is shorter. I suppose that most of the people put the DVR portion under the seat and this would work. I spoke to the factory prior to ordering the K1 and they assured me that they had lengthened the cables sufficiently for Goldwing
installs. (at this juncture I daisy chained the USB extenders I had bought to ensure the cameras would work through them… NO PROBLEMS!) I decided to place the DVR (Digital Video Recorder) portion of the system in my glove box immediately above the fuel tank door. I had already a 5 volt
power supply to charge my cell phone installed so no need to run more wires. When I test routed the camera cables the front was too long and the rear was too short, so I swapped them around and they just fit. Initially I was going to mount the front camera at the top of the nose piece and run the cable behind it into the compartment. Not a good place to mount it as the GPS and XM radio antenna are just under it! Instead I had to mount it on the bottom of the nosepiece between the headlights.
 INSTALLATIONYou will need to remove the following in order to be able to snake wires:

  • Nosepiece of the bike
  • Right fairing pocket cover
  • Seat
  • Fuel tank fairing piece
  • Left and right side panels

 You will also have to drill a hole (YIKES!!) in the glovebox to run a power wire up and the two camera cables. FRONT CAMERAAfter you remove the nosepiece from your Goldwing you will need to drill a hole along on the nosepiece so the bolt that comes with the kit will fit. The hole is offset slightly to the right however the bolt and nut will fit between the plastic tangs on the nosepiece. Use the photos as a guide.  In order for the wire to fit I used a dremel tool to cut a small channel on the underside of the nose piece. The wire will run up the right side UNDER the nosepiece and you will use the plastic clamps that come with the kit to guide the wire so it stays in place. The wire should be fed through the
RIGHT mirror area so it comes out in the Right fairing pocket area. Then replace the nose piece and mirrors. Ensure the camera is loosely bolted onto the L bracket.

You will be able to move the windshield up and down so long as you keep the wire along the lower groove of the frame that runs up to the RIGHT mirror. Ensure you use RED thread locker on the bolt that holds the L bracket to the tupperware. Snake the camera cable into the hole you drilled
in the glovebox.
 REAR CAMERAI have a standard tubular trunk rack with some minor modifications for some other equipment. I fabricated a bar that goes across the center gap and pop riveted it in. The camera goes underneath it on the supplied L bracket. I ran the camera wire along the trunk rack frame and secured with tie wraps and ran it down the back of the rear seat pad. From there it runs along the natural channel on the right frame to the front of the bike. I used a stiff piece of wire to “fish” the cable up. Having the fuel tank fairing piece off is required. Follow the pictures below.  Ensure you use RED thread locker on the bolt that holds the L bracket to the crosspiece. Feed the cable down the back of the seat and along the ride side frame. You can then fish the wire up into the area by the gas tank cover and then into the glovebox. Now the fun begins! Using an offset drill bore a hole in the plastic near the bottom of the cavity. It need to be big enough to run the mini USB connectors through it as well as a couple of wires that go to your ground and Switched B+ one the fuseblock. Once the hole is drilled fish the front
and rear camera wires up as well as the power wire.
 There are several more pieces to mount: The first image is the GPS/Speaker and the second image is the Power/Indicator button. The GPS/Speaker unit is NOT waterproof! This is a notable oversight by the factory and needs to be corrected. Providing a clear view of the GPS satellites and keeping the unit dry was a tough choice so I decided to mount the GPS/Speaker unit on the underside of the cover that goes over the glove box. Not the best choice but it works fine. Notice in the picture that you see 3Mtape this is actually the bottom of the GPS/Speaker unit. You have to mount the unit so the GPS antenna is oriented to the sky. I used some Dual Loktape on TOP of the unit and attached it to the underside of the glove boxcover. I did not cover the speaker with the tape so you can still hear the announcements at least when you are stopped. The power switch IS waterproof so it can be mounted externally and since everything else is in the glovebox what better place than on top of it! You will need to drill a hold that is large enough that the mini USB connector can pass through. This is a large hole but don’t panic you can always buy
another glovebox lid if you don’t like this. Here is a pic of it installed on the left hand side of the glovebox lid.
The velcro above it is for my garage door opener. Once the hole was drilled I fed the mini USB connector through the hole. The wire is fed from the center of the button which makes for a neat install. The button has a variant of 3M sticky tape already installed so I prepped the surface and “stuck” iton. I then turned over the glovebox lid and filled the hole on the underside with marine grade silicon seal and covered it with a piece of painters tape for later removal. There are a LOT of extra wires! I tie wrapped everything up and used some tie wrap anchors to hold most of the extra wires to the lid.The picture above shows the underside of the glovebox lid. Once everything has been tested I will wrap everything in heat shrink to make it neater. Pay no attention to what looks like a RJ45 network plug in the foreground it is not part of the camera system. This connector plugs into
the bikes PAN system……. Just kidding it is the connector for the control head of my amateur radio which is also installed on top of the glovebox lid. Yep I like to drill holes!
 Digital Video Recorder (DVR) InstallNow comes the easy part! The rest of the install is simply plugging in everything in to the DVR.There are 4 mini USB ports on the DVR and they are Front Camera, Rear Camera, GPS/Power Switch, and Power. The cable labeled “Front” plugs into the rear socket on the DVR (remember we took the camera with the longer cable and used it on the rear). The cable labeled “Rear” plug into the front socket on the DVR. a Y cable that comes with the kit which is used to join the GPS/Speaker unit and the Power switch unit into a single cable. Plug the GPS/Speaker and Power switch cables into the correct ports on the Y adapter and then plug the other end into the GPS port on the DVR.
Lastly you need to plug the short USB mini power cable into the PWR port on the DVR. Next if you have not already installed the included 12 volt to 5 volt USB power supply connect it to the ground and switched B+ wires you ran from your fuseblock into the glovebox. Plug in the short USB power
cable into the USB power supply.

Ensure you have installed a micro SD card of sufficient capacity for your needs and turn the system on by turning the ignition key to the accessory position. Follow the manufacturers recommendations for setting up the system. Now would be a good time to aim both of your cameras and then tighten them down. For the moment I do not recommend thread lock on the screws that go into the camera as you may need to adjust them over time.Just ensure you use a lock nut on the screw going into the camera housing.Turn off your ignition and insert the DVR into the case provided. This helps ensure that the mini usb connectors don’t come loose in your travels.
  IMPRESSIONAfter having it on the bike for a few weeks it works flawlessly as it should. I showed it to several colleagues in Law Enforcement who ride motorcycles and they though it would be a good thing for their scoots also. The video is clear and shows an amazing amount of detail. I showed the video to the original LEO who took my accident report and he stated he would have charged the “moron” who ran the red light if this evidence was available at the scene.
All in all a good purchase. I think I am going to install the cheapie camera on my R1200RTP and see how it works…. Bet it wont be long before I buy another INOVV Motorcyle dash cam system.
 

INNOVV Motorcycle camera K1 install on 2016 Harley Road Glide CVO Ultra

Scott Stetson, He is former Army, riding is a big part of his life today. It helps him stay connected to guys he served with and with like experiences.  He just covered just shy of 700 miles (1091km), They have a pretty big group but only 40 of them are coming together for this specific ride.
They are all former military and all Rangers that served with the Arm, a couple members are still in, but most of them are aged warriors and no longer serving. Some served in Vietnam, others served in the current operations through the world. He was a modern era retiree and served in the current word situation. 
 He has a 2016 Harley Road Glide CVO Ultra that he has been installing INNOVV K1 motorcycle camera system on.         One of the stop during the ride.    

3D printed mounts for INNOVV K1 motorcycle camera installing on 2015 VStrom 650

I live in Northern Virginia and roam the Shenandoah area as well as parts of WV and MD.   I originally installed the INNOVV K1 motorcycle camera system on my 2015 VStrom 650 on a front fork brace and off of the rear license plate.  Both vibrated too much for the images to be consistently clear.  In order to have a more stable, neat and fairly inconspicuous setup I designed mounts that were printed through www.3dhubs.com (I should have made them black though).   I used TinkerCAD to design the mounts and worked through someone on 3dhubs.com to have them printed.  They were around $8 – 10 each..  I had never designed anything 3d before, the web site is pretty intuitive and has tutorials. The front mount: https://tinkercad.com/things/1ITFS8SvnMB  The front camera is mounted on a bracket that is attached to an Over-the-dash GPS mount from Adventure Tech, LLC (great V-Strom products):  The Garmin GPS is not mounted on the RAM ball in these pictures.  I’ll be redesigning the front bracket, it’s too bulky as it is now.   The read mount: https://tinkercad.com/things/cB6oXvHrIAO     The DVR and GPS receiver are located under the seat.  This allows for easy access to the SD card.       

Installation of INNOVV K1 Dual Camera System on a BMW K1600GTL

 To prepare for “installation day” I looked at several videos and explanations of others’ install experience and learned some valuable tips.  It seemed that most had decided to install the DVR under the seat mainly due to it not being waterproof, but also for security.  Installation of the GPS unit was also an issue due to the speaker portion not being waterproof.  While that made sense, I really didn’t want an under-seat installation due to two factors.  First, it was inconvenient if I wanted to get in and remove the SD card, change the settings or review video.  Second, I had already installed a Centec and other wires for accessories so there really didn’t seem to be enough room.  So, how to solve the convenience and water issues?     The optimal location for me to access the DVR was on the dash, but it was clear that would not be a waterproof location and the wires would not be long enough to work from the Centec (for power) or the back of the bike (for the rear camera).  I had seen a Pelican Case install on the INNOVV website which addressed both those issues, but my handlebars already are farkled so adding another case like that was not an option.   The next best place was around the center of the tank – the wires seemed long enough and I had a tank bag that I take on and off as needed. I decided this would be the best balance for accessibility and protection from rain.  Even though my tank bag is removable, I really don’t take it off much anyway.  I have a Marsee 1.5L hard side tank bag with a powerlet plug and a clear plastic, hard top box.  This was important for the GPS to have a good view of the sky and be in a waterproof location, and it allowed the DVR to be installed in the bottom section, protected from sun, rain and prying eyes…. A significant part of this overall installation, and my selection of the final location, is that I had the Centec already installed and also had the power wire for the tank bag installed, but that’s another story.  The INNOVV  dashcam needs a switched power source and the Centec provides just that.  The important details to the INNOVV camera install from my previous work installing the tank bag power cord is that it is attached to the Centec (mounted under the seat), snaked past the battery and under the supports, then up under the center tank plastic fairing piece (the same piece that covers the gas cap cover).  I drilled a hole in the center to pull the wire through and dressed up the hole with a standard rubber grommet available at any local home center. It looks good and is small enough that the wire fills most of the hole.  With the tank bag covering it, I have never had a problem with water getting inside.  Even if it did, everything under it is plastic and it can drain out either side with no problem.  The power wire plugs in the back of the tank bag and inside is a dual powerlet/cigarette lighter plug. I considered just using the cigarette plug for the camera, but the INNOVV camera system did not come with the plug (it only came with a two-wire terminal connector system with a relay).  While that would have been easier, I still needed to pull the camera wires so I figured I would just wire power directly to the Centec and run it into the tank bag.  To do this I ran it along the same channel as the tank bag power wire, under the trim piece and through the same grommet under the tank bag.     After deciding on the location of the DVR unit, the next step was to decide the location of the front and rear cameras.  The front camera has a much longer lead wire than the rear, but I needed the longer lead to install the rear camera and wire it to the tank bag.  So, I installed the “Front” camera in the rear and vice versa.  I emailed INNOVV with the question and they responded quickly that it is the same camera and would not cause any issues. While the 3M mounts that come with the cameras seem strong, I am more comfortable with a permanent mount using a screw or bolt. Using the angle mount that was supplied with the camera, I mounted the rear camera to one of the license plate bolts.  It is very inconspicuous but I needed to bend the mount so that it was at least semi-level with the road to get a decent picture. After removing the left rear cap of the brake light there seemed to be a small channel to run the wire through.  It went up under the brake light, into that channel below the top box and through to the under-seat area.  From there it was easy to run the cable along the frame and under the center gas tank cover (following the same path as the tank bag wire).     The front camera was just as easy.  Under the headlight assembly in front of the oil cooler screen are two small plastic trim pieces that are very inconspicuous.  Each is secured by one small screw and I decided to mount the front camera to the right side trim piece.  Again, the supplied mount had to be bent a bit to level the camera, but the camera fit well in that location.  It sits back slightly from the headlight so glare should not be a problem.  The wire was run through the back of the trim piece, along the air intake under the fairing and to the top of the gas tank.  I secured all wires using small cable ties, and used a standard label maker to identify the wires for future reference.   Next was the remote record button.  Assuming I would not be using it often, I didn’t need it to be right at my fingertips.  Still, I wanted to be able to see it so I could, at a glance, see if the DVR was recording (indicated by the red light at the center of the button).  I almost put it on the center of the BMW roundel at the center of the steering column, but that just seemed wrong, even though it fit perfectly!  I ended up putting it on the right side handlebar support near the crevice so i could run the wire without it getting loose or being seen.  The wire runs right behind the handlebar support to the cluster of cables that run from the handlebar controls.  I attached it to that cluster and ran it under the center trim piece over the gas tank.   Everything was installed except the GPS.  That install was the easiest since I had decided to install it in the top, clear cover of the tank bag itself.  The only install task was to use the 3M sticky mount tape already on the device and locate it in the top case.  There is already a wire channel from the top of the tank bag to the main (bottom) area where I planned to install the DVR unit.  It is small enough that it fits in the corner of the top case and still leaves enough room for my phone or other items.  The color of the GPS and the base of the tray blend perfectly so the unit is almost unnoticeable.      Aligning all the wires under the center fairing piece was a bit tricky, since two were coming from the bottom (rear camera and power) and two were coming from the top (front camera and record button) and there was already the tank bag power wire installed.  All of the plugs fit through the previously drilled hole but I had to remove the grommet to allow them to fit.  Once all four were through the hole, the grommet was replaced, I used black duct tape under the trim piece to keep them aligned and secured; the wiring looked clean!  The power wire was barely long enough, but it worked.  All the plastic tank pieces were re-installed.  Now it was time to get the wires into the tank bag, and this was the only hole I had to drill.  The bottom of the tank bag has a plastic plate which was easy to drill through.  I drilled a hole in the center to roughly line up with the hole in the fairing centerpiece and pushed the wires through.  The GPS wire came from the top of the tank bag through the pocket and now all five wires were in the bottom section of the tank bag.  I used hook and loop sticky back tape to secure the DVR unit to a plastic post in the tank bag (so it would not bounce around) and plugged in all the wires.   I pulled up the INNOVV website, downloaded the camera user manual and programmed the DVR with the settings I wanted.  Having it in the tank bag made this much easier, but admittedly I could have done this just as easily if it was under the seat.  Looking at the video during stops and removing the SD card to upload to a computer would not have been as easy though!  I purchased a Class 10 high speed micro SD card at a local big box electronics store; lucky for me it was on sale!  Higher speed is a necessity if you want to have clear video on a high-resolution setting. While security is a bit of a concern, the DVR is not visible and the bike has a sensitive alarm system.  If someone was to get on the bike, move it or jar it enough when opening the tank bag, the alarm will sound.  Since the whole system is so inconspicuous, I don’t think anyone will really think the DVR is in the tank bag or will bother to steal it since it needs the proper cameras and accessories, etc.  That limited issue pales in comparison to my desire for easy access and a waterproof location.  Concerns may be different for you, so pick a location that makes you comfortable.  Wherever you decide to install the INNOVV motorcycle camera K1, plan ahead for things like wire length and power and take your time to figure out the details.  If you’re like me (and I hope you’re not!), you will need this time to compensate for your limited knowledge and skill at mechanical installations! I was impressed with the video quality. Video files are easy to identify and can be viewed by most any player that supports MP4 videos.  Each camera records separately, but the videos are filed in sequential order. If selected in the DVR menu, the cameras also record on motion and, when parked, for a period of time until the internal battery runs out.  Unique features to see who is admiring your bike after you leave it!