Apologies in advance for the long post, but thought I’d share my experience with installing my new dashcam on my NCX - something I wanted to do for some time, but have been putting of until now.
As a commuter who uses his NCX every day around London, I’ve always wanted to install a dashcam on my bike for the extra insurance against those sleepy/angry/doing makeup/on the phone cagers we deal with on the daily peak hour commute. Having had two SMIDSYs in the past, I figured it’s probably a matter of when, not if, the next one will be, so best have that little extra insurance, just in case.
I know there are hundreds of different options out there, but for me, the solution had to be:
Permanent and wired in - Plugging it in and changing batteries and switching it on and off every time I ride will get tiring.
Discrete - Needed to be tucked away and just “work”. I knew this meant more work installing it, but nothing screams “rob me” than a shiny GoPro flimsily clamped onto the handlebars.
Not too expensive - Enough to pay for decent quality, but not so much that it’s obvious the profit’s spent on sponsoring extreme sports and filming bikini clad girls on exotic beaches.
Front and back - The more coverage the better.
Dashcam features - Functions specific to dashcam recorders, like auto on/off, motion detection, SD card cycling, etc.
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