INNOVV C5 Motorcycle Camera System Was Installed on BMW R1200RT LE (Type R12WT) 2015

Recently,  we have received the installation share from Les who has installed INNOVV C5 Motorcycle Camera System on his BMW R1200RT LE (Type R12WT) 2015, saying that he was pleased with the quality of the videos from the C5.

Also, he shared an idea of modified Industrial Velco fitment which is used to better avoid the vibrations of the videos.

We appreciate all the share from him and wish y’all read the blog ride safe and enjoy the way.

Sharing makes fun! 

 

The full image of the bike:

 The camera : The close up of the len : The DVR : The close up of DVR :The Industrial Velco fitment :   The close up of modified Industrial Velco fitment:Click the link for more specification of INNOVV C5 Motorcycle Camera System : https://www.innovv.com/innovv-c5-spec  Also, there is recording video shared from Les too :   

Fitting the INNOVV K1 Motorcycle Camera to a solo R1200RT 2012 Model BMW Motorcycle.

Sharing makes riding more fun, thanks Warren from Australia, He shares below,   After researching the WWW for a suitable safety camera to install on my BMW, the INNOVV K1 weather proof safety camera appeared to best suit my requirements; it has similar characteristics to the Itronics ITB-100HD dash cam that I have had fitted to my motor vehicle since late 2012 and is still functioning very well.The delivery of the INNOVV K1 from China arrived at my door in less than a week and all communications with Rock at INNOVV has been prompt and positive.
 
I had seen illustrations of the K1 installed on other BMW’s during my research where the front camera is mounted in front of the oil cooler but this position did not appear very practical to me because it interferes with the flow of air to the oil cooler. This may not be of concern to people who ride in the cooler climates of the northern hemisphere but it becomes very critical where I ride in the land down under of South Australia (the driest State in the driest continent on earth) where we can experience some sustained extremes of temperatures during the summer months.  I decided to fit the front camera behind the electric windshield that rises and lower’s at the touch of a button meaning that it needed to be raised sufficiently so that vision would not be obscured when the windshield was in the raised position, but it also provides the camera with some protection from road grime during wet weather. Front camera on raised bracket, K1 GPS module to the right of camera, remote button on lower left below the left grip.  Top view of the front camera and bracket through the windshield. Close view of the front Camera and K1 GPS module.  The rear camera has been fitted to the right side pannier frame which enabled the cable to be fed directly into the area under the rear radio box where the power source is connected.    The recorder has been installed inside the former radio box at the rear of the motorcycle where it is protected from the weather and allows easy access by opening the locked lid of the radio box.This is a much simpler procedure than installing it under the seat and having to remove the seat each time you want to gain access to the recorder.  The Micro SDXC card is easily removed to download images or the computer can be directly connected with the supplied USB cable.  The position of the recorder in the radio box protected from the weather.  Power for the K1 was obtained by connecting to the rear power socket that is supplied from the secondary battery and that I have passed through a waterproof on/off switch that I fitted on the opposite side to the power socket. The area under the radio box where I connected the power, using the sockets supplied. The camera on/off switch, with the radio box lid partly open. The labels are not visible when the lid is closed. View of Switch, rear camera and bracket.  The problems encountered during installation Fitting the cameras The first problem I had was finding a supplier that had ¼ inch UNC bolts to secure the cameras. When I finally found them the shortest that I could obtain were ½ inch long, which were too long to tighten the cameras to the brackets even with the stainless steel spring washers that I was using. I got them to fit by grinding then down to the necessary size. I can understand brackets not being supplied because of the variety of methods and locations that customers will use to fit their cameras, but I think it would be a good idea of one bolt of the correct thread was supplied with each camera. With the camera housing being aluminium and the bolts that I used being high tensile steel I coated the threads with some Duralac before tightening them. This is an anti corrosive joining compound which inhibits electrolytic corrosion between dissimilar metals. There are probably different brands available. Channelling the cables Channelling the cables from the front to the rear of the BMW so that they were out of harm’s way required the lowering of the left crash bar, the removal of the seat, the left side panels, and the left flashing turn indicator with fairing panel; by following the procedures contained in the Riders Manual. This facilitated the channelling of the cables from the front camera and K1 GPS module down through the top of the fairing behind the windshield, and then together with the cable from the remote button (all taped together at 10cm intervals) under the fuel tank and clear of the motor, along the left side frame to the rear. The 2 metre length of cabling from the camera and the GPS module was just sufficient to meet up with where I wanted to mount the recorder in the rear radio box. Power supply My BMW is fitted with a secondary battery which feeds directly to the rear power socket, independent of the CANbus electrical system, and was used for supplying power to radios. Unlike the standard connection where the power to this power socket is active when the ignition is turned on and becomes inactive two minutes after the ignition is switched off, which would have made it ideal to source the power for the K1, the power to my power socket is constantly active. I intended to get around this by connecting to this power source and passing it through a 12V Relay which would be activated by power from the tail light that becomes active as soon as the ignition is turned on and inactive when the ignition is switch off.  Simple as it sounds and would work in the majority of cases, it did not work on the BMW. I started fault finding using my multimeter and found that I was getting 12V from the power socket but less than 3V from the connection to the tail light, which was insufficient power to trigger the 12V Relay. Nothing wrong with the connections I had made, the problem was caused by a BMW method of providing both the tail light and stop light by way of a single filament globe, where only a low voltage power is provided to power the tail light and then that power is boosted to the same filament when the brake is applied to brighten the globe. The solution was to discard the Relay and to pass the power from the power socket through an on/off switch, because as a novice I was not prepared to tap into the CANbus system to find another ignition source and risk causing costly damage to the electrical system as has happened to some people. I have read about another customer using the PDM60 (Power Distribution Module that can accommodate up to six additional components) to avoid this danger but I could not justify the additional cost to power just one addition component. Some things to be aware of. When configuring your settings on the K1 recorder, be aware that in addition to setting your local time you must also set the GPS Time Zone for your area. This is most important if you have your GPS connected to your recorder. If you fail to set the GPS Time Zone, as I did, you will find that most of your video files will be filed out of order. The reason for this is that until your GPS makes contact with the satellites your recorder will record the time as per your local time settings, but when the GPS has made contact with the satellites the recorder will record times as per the Time Zone that it set. By way of example, Australian Central standard time zone is +9½ hours and the default time zone in the recorder is + 4 hours.  So the time stamp on the video files recorded after the GPS kicked-in was 5½ earlier than the actual time that I was riding.  One shortfall that I have noticed with the K1 Recorder is that Time Zones can only be adjusted to the nearest hour. Because of this, Time Zones that are at 30 minutes intervals like mine will always have their time stamp showing incorrect times of 30 minutes. I think that this is something that needs to be attended to when the software is updated. It is a feature that is available on all of my Garmin devices and should not be difficult to correct.    

Innovv C3 Review -The Wired Lens Mini Camera- By Techmoan

Cube shaped action cameras aren’t suitable for all situations so Innovv thought outside the box when designing their new camera to allow for greater flexibility in camera placement.If you’ve got the time (31 mins) you can click the video below to see my full review of the C3 Mini Snake Camera.  One thing that I didn’t mention during the review was how this could be considered to be the first Motorcycle ‘Dash’ Camera. Over the years I’ve reviewed plenty of Car DVR Dashcams, but whenever people asked me if something similar was available for motorcycles I’ve always drawn a blank….until now. The C3 has all the necesssary features to make a great bike DVR . It has the ability to loop over the oldest video on the memory card, the water resistant camera can be lashed to the frame or hidden away in a fairing and the control unit can be stowed seperately in a dry area of the bike – perhaps under the seat, powered from a switched 5V USB. My bike already has a switched 12V power socket fitted, but if you need to fit one I believe that aFuseblock is a device you can install to get switched power and then add a 12V to 5V USB 1 Amp converter for the Innovv C3.But that’s just one use for a C3, but I’m sure you can think of many others. DOWNLOADABLE CLIPS   You can download samples clips from Dumptruck or Mega . Do not stream these as this downgrades the quality – you have to download the clips and then play them back from your computer to see their true original quality. If these doesn’t appear to be working the problem is at your end – try a different browser or wait a few more seconds.

More details, learn from Techmoan’s blog from below link,
Innovv C3 Review -The Wired Lens Mini Camera

Willy 510 and INNOVV C3

 I’m really impressed Willy510’s rich knowledge and solid skill for what he has done with the INNOVV C3 since the early stages of development, testing, and now supporting the people that are using the C3. I’ve collected a few of his posts and videos below to share, and people said, Willy is “DA MAN”! Below is message from Willy 510,Put one of the C3’s in the rental car while I’m up in British Columbia Screen grab from my phone, don’t have my laptop with me to get a high resolution frame grab.  The POV mount makes it easy to get video and pics when you cross a bouncy suspension bridge while holding on.  Made a highlight video using a couple of C3’s of my trip to British Columbia last week, Shot videos using Innovv C3 camera using POV mount and dashcam mount in the rental car, POV videos are using the 120 degree lens , dashcam videos are 90 degree lens.   Here’s what the Innovv logo looks like the the C3 point of view(He made the logo, and people said it looks great.)   You also can see how he put C3 on gun.    More than the videos, He is sharing his DIY projects and skills, I saw one of these on line last night and thought maybe it might make a decent cheap weather resistant case for the recording unit. I stopped at a hardware store on the way back from work today and found them 1.25 inch in diameter and 12 inches long for a whopping $1.45
The caps fit night and snug and are flexible and the tube is flexible too. It flexes into an oval shape with the recoding unit in it and I poked a couple of holes in the caps for the cords and did some length trimming with scissors.
  Also if you were wanting a longer cable for your lens, I bought a couple of mini HDMI extension cables and was able to extend the lens cable length to 3.9 meters or just under 13 feet with no negative effect to video in the tests I did today. I don’t know if that’s the limit for extension, it’s just the length that I bought.  Here’s how to make the external mic work while to have power to the camera.
You’ll need to be able to solder small things and not be afraid to cut up the camera cables that you just bought, also a right angle micro usb housing or any plug housing that you want to use, small pliers or tweezers and a razor blade and a hot glue gun.
    And he tells me that there are more DIY mods to come…                                                                                           

INNOVV C3, The Next Step

We made the move.    Don’t be surprised, we’re not making weapons, we’re still developing mini action cameras, but finally after many months of development and testing, the versatile new INNOVV C3 snake cam is about to be released! What can you do with it?  It’s a fantastic gun camera as you can see. But more than that, very easy to mount anywhere on a motorcycle.  A really great discrete dashcam? A good looking action camera with style and better than other action cameras. Why?Do you want catch a wide world? You can have 120 degree wide angled lens.  Maybe you’re not keen on the fisheye look for your video?  A narrow lens is also supplied.           OK, so what is in the packing box?Handlebar mounts, head mount, car dash mounts, AV TV lead, charge lead and 12 volt USB plug. And even an external lapel microphone. Mounts for every purpose you can think of. More than that, Very good quality HD 1080 video, lenses and mount options and at a very competitive price. To learn more, Check out the video below.