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Old 02-28-2013, 10:02 AM   #1
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Backwards camera !!!! What do u think?????

So I have an idea of using a backup camera for a car. Putting on my bike. Making an app so it can be viewed on my smart phone. For a clear view behind me while riding
Thoughts. ??
Stupid , never would use it, plausible idea , etc.

I might be able to incorporate a proximity alarm. Like cars hav now too. When something is approaching or close to the rear

Maybe I'm just bored cause I can't ride. More snow for us. :(
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Old 02-28-2013, 06:53 PM   #2
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I have them on both my bikes. But I have them mounted on the ends of my handlebars Little round reflective glass thingeys....

Just kidding, outside the box thinking, but might work

Sounds like you got a bad case of winter bike syndrome! Supercross on Speed ASAP!
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Old 02-28-2013, 06:55 PM   #3
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but why? it could/would be distracting
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Old 03-01-2013, 05:37 AM   #4
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Seems like a whole lot of trouble and distraction for essentially zero reward.
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Old 03-01-2013, 05:56 AM   #5
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Old 03-01-2013, 06:15 AM   #6
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Saw this..awhile back.

I've thought of this also very recently when I saw this picture below. The obvious answers have already been stated. However, for one who rides with reduced mobility (slight handicap) might find it to be a useful accessory. I don't think it will ever be mainstream imo. Proximity alerts or vehicles coming at high speeds behind you might be good for distracted riders who aren't *gasp* "paying attention" to their surroundings! Preposterous I know! Never happens.. ;)

The Gadget(for the rider who does not have enough stuff already on his handle bars):

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Old 03-01-2013, 07:22 AM   #7
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Huh. And for all these years I've just been using mirrors and an occasional turn of the neck, thus depriving myself of the opportunity to waste money on another superfluous farkle.
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Old 03-01-2013, 10:08 AM   #8
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I travel an 88 mile a day commute.
The number of cars I see tailgating motorcycles is large.
There are plenty of rear camera solutions out there. If its something that you want to do. Do it.
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Old 03-01-2013, 10:15 AM   #9
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Meh, just buy a ReeVu helmet.
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Old 03-01-2013, 10:16 AM   #10
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Free shipping from China and cheap:

http://dx.com/s/rear%2bview%2bcamera.html?page=1
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Old 03-01-2013, 12:15 PM   #11
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Free shipping from China and cheap:

http://dx.com/s/rear%2bview%2bcamera.html?page=1
It comes with complimentary identity theft!
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Old 03-01-2013, 01:14 PM   #12
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It comes with complimentary identity theft!

Maybe more than that, check out their selection of lock pics and coding tools.
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Old 03-01-2013, 05:12 PM   #13
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Having driven a SEMA show car on the street for work that had cameras on it. Skip the idea. The idea sounds interesting but the reality of the final product is horrible. It would be better if you had no mirrors at all.

If you want to try it, go for it. Don't spend more then you are afraid to throw away. Don't expect anything wonderful out of it.

Mirrors have incredible gray scale. Way more then any camera/screen can provide. The resolution is beyond what a camera and screen can do as well. Then the field of view, the camera is fixed but the mirror is dynamic. That is you have 2 eyes that broaden the field of view beyond what a single eye/camera can view. Then you have a neck that lets your head move to further increase the field of view. There is also this funy thing about eyes focusing, with a mirror you keep your distance focus. But a monitor your eyes change focus to how far away the screen is. The mirror really does win for being the better choice. Leave the camera and video monitor for the show cars.
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Old 03-02-2013, 07:38 PM   #14
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got an idea.. use a fiber-optic camera to bring the picture to a mirror..
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Old 03-04-2013, 02:33 PM   #15
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An idea in search of a purpose.

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