Setup the switched power source with a relay on motorcycle

Thanks for Jeff, He installed INNOVV K1 motorcycle camera on his Ninja 300 and shared the solid experience in setup the switched power source with a relay.  I wired in a 30A automotive relay as described in the manual and everything works fine now.  Attached are some new images for future customers that are looking on how to wire it for a Ninja 300.  Comments are inline. Relay pin 86 (white wire) tapped into a switched power wire (red wire) which supplies power to tail light / license plate light with a red/gray posi-tap connector.  Relay pin 30 (blue wire) is tapped into a 30A fuse (red/white wire) from the positive terminal of the battery with the red/gray posi-tap connector. Relay pin 85 (black wire) and black wire from USB converter are tapped into the negative (black/yellow) terminal of the battery with a yellow posi-tap connector.  Relay pin 87 (yellow wire) connected to red wire of USB converter with electrical tape. 

The difference between INNOVV K1 & GoPro Hero

I’ve had my INNOVV K1 motorcycle camera installed and operating for long enough now to have a sense of what I like and what I wish were different. Before I get to that, though, let’s go through the features and compare it to the other camera I have, a GoPro Hero (original model). Click below link to see more details. Here’s some sample footage to watch while you plow through my review…  

Ride & Race with INNOVV K1 motorcycle camera

I’m 26 and have only been riding for 4 years, so not very long. However, I try to pick up the skills quick: as I don’t own a car, I ride about 16K miles per year on my BMW K1300R and do multiple courses of different types every year: trial, off-road (Hechlingen, Germany), agility & safety, skid courses and many trackday riding courses. I live in Belgium and ride all weather from sunny to rainy and snowy. I regularly go on trips to the Swiss and Italian Alps.  I bought the dedicated 2006 Yamaha R1 trackbike on the pictures one year ago and now take it onto the track about 10-15 days per year, mostly in Zolder and Francorchamps and sometimes in Assen and Mettet. Ever since I started riding on the track I started experimenting with many different dashcam types of cameras. Many of them have been installed, failed a few races later because of the vibrations, moist, EMI, etc… and were thrown in the garbage again. The Innovv K1 is the fifth I try and has been functioning very well. The biggest advantages are the size and weight and the fact that mine turns on every time I turn the bike on, which means every race is recorded automatically. I crashed hard on Francorchamps last year without knowing why. Thanks to the front and rear camera footage I was able to identify the mistake I made. Crash once, shame on me, crash twice … that’s just unnecessary ;-).      The GPS speed measuring is also very helpful in comparing laps and e.g. different ways of negotiating the Francorchanmps Eau Rouge – Raidillon turn and their effect on the eventual Kemmel Straight top speed. The recording unit is below the seat, hooked to switched power. I use 3M stick mounts to mount the front and rear cameras. This gives me a lot of flexibility of placing the cameras where I want depending on what I want to analyse: The set-up as on the photos is mostly for standard nice videos of the track and riding. However the front camera can be put very easily on the steering wheel where I can see my dashboard including engine temperature and revs. The rear camera can be put on the tip of the rear sit, filming my back. This way I already discovered some errors in my shifting and especially my leaning that I was not aware of. Very helpful !    The K1 is now taken of the R1 and will be installed on my K1300R. With that bike I will take a one-month trip to South Europe this summer including trackdays on Monza, Mugello, Misano and Imola. I’ll make sure to share some footage and experiences of that as well.