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Author Topic: Replacing mirrors with rear camera  (Read 282 times)

Offline Falcors750

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Replacing mirrors with rear camera
« on: Jan 12, 2018, 15:45:15 »
As the headline states, I want to clean up the frontend and I'm looking for a rear view camera/monitor that is 1080p and sleek in design. The only one that peaked my interest was the sykik x21f. Any reviews from current or previous owners or any recommendations on better equipment

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Re: Replacing mirrors with rear camera
« Reply #1 on: Jan 12, 2018, 18:41:42 »
In regards to your question, what size screen are you willing to put up with and their placement?    Are you thinking two screens, one for right/left, etc?   The model you mentioned is interesting but it looks like it's designed for front/rear instead and you get to look at one image at a time.  Not sure about that though.

I know you aren't the first to ask this but I don't remember where else I saw thread on it.
« Last Edit: Jan 12, 2018, 18:43:20 by canyoncarver »
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Re: Replacing mirrors with rear camera
« Reply #2 on: Jan 12, 2018, 19:53:15 »
Is that even legal per DOT?

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Re: Replacing mirrors with rear camera
« Reply #3 on: Jan 13, 2018, 11:12:54 »
just put a button camera on the back of your helmet with a video feed to your heads up display


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Re: Replacing mirrors with rear camera
« Reply #5 on: Jan 13, 2018, 14:54:09 »
just put a button camera on the back of your helmet with a video feed to your heads up display
I smell a new video
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Re: Replacing mirrors with rear camera
« Reply #6 on: Jan 14, 2018, 01:29:22 »
Is that even legal per DOT?

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 Pretty sure it isn't legal anywhere yet (but maybe in a few years?)
 Could stick to the letter of the law and have smallest 'legal mirrors mounted toofar in to centerline then use monitor and rear view camera's. Main problem I found when I tried it was it only visible after dark, monitor couldn't be angled properly to see anything meaningful due to reflections from sun or bright sky. I thhink it would be possible to locate monitor inside a tube but then it would need to be fixed way ahead of headlight relatively high up probably way uglier than fitting decent mirrors. I gave up on idea as it was taking too long to get results. Still have couple of camera's  plus 5" & 7" monitors. (not selling anything, will either use in truck  or return to idea sometime, had a few 'new' idea's since I first tried 3~4 yrs ago)
 Connected to a HUD would be neat but I don't know enough about them except good ones were real expensive last time I looked? (military only  :o )
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