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  • Offline Glyn1962

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    Dash cam recommendations
    on: April 11, 2020, 12:55:30 pm
    April 11, 2020, 12:55:30 pm
    Hi All, can anyone recommend a quality Dash Cam for my 2019 Crossrunner?

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    Re: Dash cam recommendations
    Reply #1 on: April 11, 2020, 03:35:20 pm
    April 11, 2020, 03:35:20 pm
    I used the Nextbase Ride bikecam.

    It may have been superceded by newer tech by now but was a good camera.
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    Re: Dash cam recommendations
    Reply #2 on: April 11, 2020, 04:40:53 pm
    April 11, 2020, 04:40:53 pm
    I have used the Tom Tom Bandit for the last 4 years, Glyn, and it has been faultless in giving crystal clear video. Mine is attached to my lid but there are Tom Tom attachments for fixing it to handlebars, etc. There is a smartphone app as well. It is very reasonably priced.
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    Re: Dash cam recommendations
    Reply #3 on: April 11, 2020, 04:56:21 pm
    April 11, 2020, 04:56:21 pm
    *Originally Posted by Corringdon [+]
    I have used the Tom Tom Bandit for the last 4 years, Glyn, and it has been faultless in giving crystal clear video. Mine is attached to my lid but there are Tom Tom attachments for fixing it to handlebars, etc. There is a smartphone app as well. It is very reasonably priced.

    Sorry, Glyn, but I have just found out that Tom Tom have pulled out of the dash cam market. Such a pity as it was a good camera.
    Some of my past bikes. Norton ES2 - Norton 650SS - Velocette Venom - Velocette Thruxton Venom - Kawasaki Z1100  ST - Kawasaki GPZ 1100 B2 - Honda CB500.

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    Re: Dash cam recommendations
    Reply #4 on: April 11, 2020, 05:13:57 pm
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    Cheers for that guys, shame about the bandit though

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    Re: Dash cam recommendations
    Reply #5 on: April 11, 2020, 06:06:30 pm
    April 11, 2020, 06:06:30 pm
    The Nextbase was pretty high spec...HD quality video, geo-positioning, in-built wi-fi to download to phone app.
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    Re: Dash cam recommendations
    Reply #6 on: April 11, 2020, 06:41:46 pm
    April 11, 2020, 06:41:46 pm
    *Originally Posted by Corringdon [+]
    Sorry, Glyn, but I have just found out that Tom Tom have pulled out of the dash cam market. Such a pity as it was a good camera.

    +1 on the Tom Tom Bandit.  Better form factor than a GoPro, decent HD performance, useful underwater capability and (when I bought mine) a fraction of the cost - £60 including the lens adapter that makes it waterproof and an extra battery.
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    Re: Dash cam recommendations
    Reply #7 on: April 12, 2020, 12:52:02 am
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    +1 for the Nextbase Ride. Fit and forget, until you want to see some footage. I mounted mine on my crash bars left side work automatically every time I start up. :028:

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    Re: Dash cam recommendations
    Reply #8 on: April 12, 2020, 09:54:53 am
    April 12, 2020, 09:54:53 am
    *Originally Posted by Bruggen [+]
    +1 for the Nextbase Ride. Fit and forget, until you want to see some footage. I mounted mine on my crash bars left side work automatically every time I start up. :028:

    Mine was on the LH side of the handlebars (speedo just out of sight  :007:), on a RAM mount.

    Main reason I stopped using it was it was recording everything I did, including position and GPS speed, which I realised that if certain people saw some of the footage, out of context, they may have seen some of it as inadvisory. IYKWIM.  :164:
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    Re: Dash cam recommendations
    Reply #9 on: April 12, 2020, 11:25:46 pm
    April 12, 2020, 11:25:46 pm
    iv a couple of drift ghosts for trips, a sj cam, and a pjm which is similar to sj just a brand name, popular in france where i bought it. , the new drift cam out is claimed 5-6 hr running time and much smaller, which i think will be my next purchase. drift software is pretty good. of no interest in gps and speed on a camera, why incriminate myself.lol
    if its just for accident backup, a mate has one with front and back camera, screen(he keeps under seat as it boots and records of ignition and remote on handlebars) and he got the hi spec (more megapixel model) was £34. of wish or aliexpress.
    iv seen video off it and its 90% as good as £200-£300 range bike cam.
    if i cared about being judged by a stranger, i'd be religious.

     



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