Motorcycle dashcam installation
- Ensure you have a switched power source from motorcycle to use for the motorcycle dashcam power connection.
- Locate a safe place to mount the camera(s), the DVR unit and the accessories if used.
- Test fit the camera location(s) to make sure the camera cable will reach from video camera to the DVR.
Connecting a power source to the DVR unit:
- Please note, the motorcycle dashcam must only be connected to a switched power source.
- To ensure carefree long term use, the motorcycle dashcam must be connected to a fused and switched power source with a solid ground connection. A switched power source is one that has power only when the main vehicle ignition switch is on. The motorcycle camera can start / stop recording when the ignition is turned on / off.
- Use one of two types of switched power to the motorcycle dashcam DVR unit’s power inlet port:
- Connect to the DVR USB power port inlet using a USB cable connected to a 5 volt, 2.1A output USB port.
- Connect to the DVR USB power port inlet using the supplied 12 volt to 5 volt converter and USB connector to the DVR USB port.
- If there is not an available switched 12 volt power source, you can make one by using a 12 volt relay, available at your auto parts store. Refer to the basic relay wiring diagram referenced in this instruction sheet. Always defer to the specific instructions included with your relay as some manufacturers may contain a different wiring schematic. Always use a proper fuse located as close as possible to the battery.
DVR Placement and DVR Accessory Installation
Hazard: Need to be sure if The DVR unit is weatherproof! Do not expose the unit to moisture or extreme heat / cold without protection.
- To help ensure a solid connection to the DVR unit, use zip ties to secure the wiring.
- Place the DVR unit in a safe and dry space, typically under the seat or behind a protected compartment housing area.
- Some models may have a GPS unit and or a remote control button.
- Locate a position that will expose the GPS unit to the sky. It will work under a thin cover such as thin leather.
- Ensure the speaker portion of the GPS unit has the clear protective wrap covering it, if not, use a weather resistant tape type of material and cover the speaker area. The rest of the unit is weather resistant.
- Clean the area where the unit is to be mounted using an alcohol pad.
- Remove the protective film from the adhesive strips to be used and firmly affix in place.
- Allow at least 24 hours for the adhesive to reach optimum holding power prior to use.
- Route the cables safely to the DVR unit ensuring there are no pinch points or exposure to high engine temperatures.
- Locate a safe position to mount the remote button. Ensure it will not interfere with the safe operation of the motorcycle.
- Position all wiring safely away from any pinch points and protect from areas of high temperature.
To install the camera(s)
- Locate a position that will allow the best view.
- Ensure the mount is secure and will not interfere with the operation of the vehicle. Consider the range of motion on the front forks of a motorcycle as well as the amount of vertical wheel travel. Remember that the front fork travel is substantial on most motorcycles.
- The DVR has settings that will allow for switching the camera point of view for vertical adjustments. (Which way is UP)
- The camera may be mounted in several positions using the provided machine thread holes in the camera casing. Ensure you do not over tighten as it may cause damage to the housing.
- Route the camera cable in a safe manor back to the DVR location. Ensure the cables are not subjected to a pinch point or in an area that will expose it to high temperature from the engine.