Bike cam

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  1. Jaws

    Jaws Funster Life Member

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    The GoPro is all well and good but with limited battery life and no loop facility is is not ideal for longer rides.
    With the advent of Dash Cam evidence admissible nowadays I have been looking at something for te bike that does the same job as the dash cams I use.

    Found this.

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/3-140-Wa...087125?hash=item4b320a5cd5:g:YdQAAOSw~RVaQ0OA

    Might not be the perfect answer but it will do for me !
     
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    Thought it was for a pedal cycle initially which I would have liked! Ok unless using it in certain places abroad such as Portugal and Switzerland (I think) where use of a dashcam is illegal and I don't think footage can be used in Germany. But if its just for UK use then it looks pretty good...
     
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    Don't really give a monkeys where it is legal.
    I do not take the dash cam out of the van when in Portugal or anywhere else so will not worry about one on the bike ! :)
    If some biopic tin box pilot has me off I want video evidence ...
     
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    Got to be worth a punt - ordered thanks.
     
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    Please let us know how you get on with it
     
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    Certainly a lot of kit for the price and, if fitted to 4 wheels, would seem to act as a reversing camera as well.
     
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    Wife does bike training and uses a brunton battery, it will last for about 5/6 hours continuous recording
     
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    I've no doubt that its unlikely you would get pulled for it in Portugal or wherever, just thought I'd mention it in case you weren't aware. Like using speedcam software in France, obviously I wouldn't be using that either :whistle:
     
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    Will do :)


    Just spoke to my man in Switzerland..
    He said the rules are the same as Germany ..
    Not illegal at all and video MIGHT be used as evidence depending on circumstances and the court
     
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    I was probably thinking of Austria (no surprise there), will have to look up what the score is in whichever country I'm in, printed off the RAC regulation sheets for the EU but it seems to be a grey area in a few places.
     
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    I'll let you know if I win the lottery! The Austrians like to fine people, seen some posts on here about funsters getting fined for using toll roads after being re-routed by roadworks with no choice but to use them and being fined. The go-box is a joke as you might already know, pity as it's a pretty place.
     
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    Got a go box.. Had it three years and so far used about 2€ worth..
    Never had any problems in Austria my self... Even been let off for speeding ( not big numbers, it was in roadworks and I was doing 80kph instead of 60 )
    Austria is one of the places we make a point of stopping a few days in, on the way down to Italy or Croatia :)
     
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    I've still got my go box with credit on so I might pass through on my way back from Italy, last time I was there it rained nearly the whole two weeks so it owes me some good weather (y)
     
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    Camera arrived. Wired on bench. Stuck 32G in it. Works. Very wide angle so maybe not up to number plate reading but it would show what happened. No idea how they can sell at that price.

    But I'm off to Ireland on bike in the morning so no time to install it.
     
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