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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 04-26-2020, 03:30 PM Thread Starter
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Halocam M1 install

I finished installing a Halocam M1 on my 2015. Turned out great. The whole camera system seems really well built and I am happy with the purchase (so far). I am still waiting for an SD Card in the mail so I don't have any video yet, but the quality of the components, connection to phone, etc seem great.

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I put the main unit under the front seat. It comes with a 12v to 5v adapter but I already have one with an unused USB lead so I ran it off that. It is run off switched power.

Starting to get a little crowded in there. I used about half the cable length they give you - which is better than too short, right? I did the best I could with the cable management. The cable runs along the bottom right side of the gas tank. I snaked a string through using a 3ft zip tie and pulled it through.

The screen turns off after 30 seconds. It is held in place with a magnetic mount that came with the kit. Secures enough to hold it, easy to release it.


The rear cam is attached to one of the bolts of the Givi mount. No issues there.


Note: In case you think the camera lens looks wierd - you're right. It has a decorate bezel around the lens that is light blue and makes the camera stand out so much. I popped the bezel off, coloured it black with a sharpie and glued it back in. From more than a foot away you can't notice it. Why wouldn't they make that black?


Now, the front cam. I wanted it as high as possible and discrete. The dash, behind the windshield was not an option as the view is blocked when the screen is raised up... so, next highest was the 'beak' at the front. I cut up and bend a piece of aluminum and fitted it in place.




I used some JB Weld to glue it in place and now it is solid as a rock.


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Real NICE! Good job on both ends. I really like the front, good place for it. Looking forward to seeing some ride vids.

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Nice install. Insurance for if someone hits you?

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Nice install. Insurance for if someone hits you?
I've had one in my car for years and it was on my wish list for the bike... there is a certain sense of security having it there. A couple of weeks ago (in my car) I honked at someone that dead stopped in the middle of a round-about to let someone in. This idiot slammed on his brakes, exited his truck and aggressively verbally attack me at my window. He was a joke, so it was actually pretty funny... but, it was nice having it all on camera. That made me move the camera up on the wish list.
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Darn it!!!!! I just said in another post that I was done farkling. Hmmm, this looks interesting. Lord knows, rare to find any honest ones out there. When ever I come up on a horrific accident that has snarled traffic, I always say, 'the one that cased this wreckage probably clipped and cut and just kept on driving...'. Lue42, just curious, do you have the segments set for 5 minutes? Did you install that manual button near the grips?

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Here is the first video...

I have to play around with it some more - not 100% sure yet. It is absolutely not vlogging quality - it IS a dash cam. For a front and back camera with wifi connection and the added complexity of a bike connection vs a car - it is a good price compared to what is available for cars.

There is a bit of compression going on here on Imgur... the original is clearer.

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Lue42, just curious, do you have the segments set for 5 minutes? Did you install that manual button near the grips?
I have it one 1 minute right now... it makes offloading the videos wirelessly quicker for sure.
I don't think I'll be using the button very much so one less thing running up to the handlebars. I put the button right in front of the seat on the right. It is easy to reach when riding.

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It is absolutely not vlogging quality - it IS a dash cam.
I think it's a very decent quality for intended purpose, it's Sony image sensor after all, as long as they hold to the vibrations, Good job
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I just added a Halocam M1 to my bike this weekend. I wish I had seen your solution for the front camera first! I put the trigger right next to the throttle, front cam up high off the dash, and after first putting the DVR/control unit on the steering head nut, I moved it under the seat after I figured out it wasn't water proof! That was after the inaugural ride, so I had to pull the fairing off again (to run the wires where I wanted them).
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I have it one 1 minute right now... it makes offloading the videos wirelessly quicker for sure.
I don't think I'll be using the button very much so one less thing running up to the handlebars. I put the button right in front of the seat on the right. It is easy to reach when riding.
I like the idea of the switch placement, but wouldn't the left side be better? I mean, in a high stress situation where you need to press the button, wouldn't it be a good idea to keep your hand on the throttle?
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