I purchased my K1 system back in December as a Christmas gift for myself. Although I have a Garmin Virb X, I would often forget to charge it, take it with me, or even turn it on. I wanted something that I didn’t have to worry about battery life or turning it off/on. The INNOVV K1 fits the bill.
First impression when I received the K1 was “Wow, it is packed very well”!! The instructions included were basic but usable. The inclusion of an operations manual would have been nice, but the unit is still easy to use.
I finally installed my system in late February 2017 as I was doing other work on the bike and it was the perfect time. I had to figure out where I wanted to mount the cameras, GPS, and DVR. I decided to try the ‘stealth’ route with the cameras. The front camera is mounted on the bottom triple tree almost center of the bike. Although hidden, my concern is field of view.
I chose to mount the rear camera under the Tour Pak. I am still debating to move this camera or not. My concern is it does sit back just a bit, so the Tour Pak cuts off the top field of view, although not by much. If I do move this camera, I will try it on the top of the Tour Pak under the luggage rack.
For the GPS module and the control button, I borrowed Dave Steele’s ideas and mounted the GPS next to the fuse block. The control button replaced the H-D headset receiver plug on the tank dash. Mine was no longer useful as I had replaced the factory radio and removed the communication module. Unfortunately, no pictures of the control button.
There was plenty of cable on the cameras, GPS module, and control button to run them under the tank, seat, and run them into the Tour Pak. I tapped into the existing 12v switched power port supply for the DVR power. I connected both the red constant and yellow switched leads together to the power port 12v positive lead. And black ground to the power port ground lead. The DVR power block sits under the left rear run/stop light housing in the Tour Pak and is covered up nicely by the liner. All the excess cables are also under the Tour Pak liner. Unlike Dave, I choose to mount the DVR on the liner under the Tour Pak lid so there would not be any bending of the cables when opening/closing the lid.
All in all, the installation took about 1-2 hours as I would test fit, run cables, then secure everything. I am very happy with the results overall. As mentioned previously, I will be moving the front camera for sure. I am undecided to try it where Dave Steele located his (on front turn signal bar) or move it onto the inner fairing near the windshield (for full field of view). I may try both temporarily and see which I prefer. I will share my results when I do.
Here is a link to my first ride with the system. Please note I downgraded the video quality for uploading purposes. Video was created using Cyberlink Power Director 12.