well as i promised here is the total write up for my camera setup and hopefully this will help others to get their bikes out there filming their rides and sharing with the rest of us.
Step 1 first is to make some room in that trunk. take out that tool kit and kit out the plastic divider to free up some more space. my sony handy cam just barely fits in the back with a large battery to run my two bullet cams.
Step 2 pull off the seats and get the tank to where you can tilt it up. nest to the exhaust valve actuator is some space to roll up extra length of wire you have.
Step 3 gonna need a camera with an rca cable that allows you to hook it up to a vcr/tv. it will have yellow/red/white rca end with a 1/8th mini tip end with 3 bands around it (much like a headphones connection for a walkman)
Step 4 find you some bullet cameras. there are several places that sell them and most are made by the same company. i use 420-480 resolution cams and they cost about $50-70. the bullet cams will come with an rca or you will need an adaptor to make it fit on the rca cable to the video cam.
i got mine from www.plusscctv.com
and they were running a special on ebay that came with the adaptor, extra length cable to run power, small length of power cable if you needed a different adaptor and a wall converter and an adjustible mounting bracket.
look at this thread to see what type of video camera i use
Step 5 get a separate battery to run the bullet camera. you might run into background noises when trying to run the cam off of the bike battery. i found a radial controled car battery for 1:6 scale. it is also rechargeable and has exterior wires for hooking up to the bullet cams.
Step 6 now you need to get power to the bullet cameras. I added an extra cable to mine so that i can hook up a microphone down the road. I just used the cable that came with my wall adapters for the bullet cameras. will have a male end for the connection and two wires: one with a white strip, other plain. mine goes form four power connections down to one to hook up to the battery. i just kept the white striped wires together and the black ones together. use some solder to hold them together then use a crimp connector to attach to the cable going to the battery. one of my wall adapters had a single wire cable and i found out that the inner wire was the hot/white wire and the outside was the negative/solid black wire. if it doesnt work just switch the wires. save this for the last part to put on bike so you can cut them to length to save wire on the bike.
Step 7 if you are going to put the camera in the trunk you will need a LANC remote to operate the video camera. get one from www.hoyttech.com
because they know which one should go to your camera. this remote is great because it is just one button with an LED light that tells you what mode you are in. you can power the camera on/off/pause/record. i mounted mine on the left handle bar over the light switch with some velcro tape.
Step 8 now start to figure out where you want to mount your bullet cams. i mounted my first attempt under the nose of the bike where the plastic removable plate is that allows you access to the connection under the dash. not a good spot if you plan on doing wheelies cause mine scratched my front fender. i decided to make a mount that would fit on the mirror stalk. i went to lowes and got some pvc pipe fittings. took the mirror off the stalk by putting an allen wrench in the hole on the bottom of the mirror and broke out the mirror. once inside there is a bolt/nut and a spring. undo the bolt and the mirror housing comes off. my mirror stalk was a little too wide for the pvc pipe i got so i ground some of the stalk bell shape off which also gave me more flat area to grab with the pvc fitting. i wrap my bullet cameras in the furry side of the velcro tape (idustrial strength) and it makes the camera fit nice and snug in the pvc fitting and also helps control vibes. painted it black.
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