INNOVV K1 installed on a 2016 Harley Davidson TriGlide Ultra


A little before Christmas in 2015 I took the great plunge and converted from 2 wheels to a brand new Harley TriGlide Ultra. About a month after buying it I was turning left on a green left turn arrow when an older lady ran the red light and did an illegal left turn from my left almost T-Boning me in the process. (The brake pedal that actuates both front and rear brakes on the TriGlide works amazingly well when you're standing straight up on it while screaming like a little girl!) I decided then and there I wanted a dash-cam on my trike like I have in both my truck and my wife's car, but the TriGlide has a tiny windscreen, with no real estate at all for a dash-cam. And, if you do mount one it's probably just going to end up getting pilfered eventually. So I did my homework and found the INNOVV K1. My wife was kind enough to buy one for me for Christmas.

In mounting on the Trike I wanted to keep a few points in mind. 1: No direct electrical drain on the trike other than from the dedicated electrical accessory point. (Harley takes every chance they can to let you know that even a stray extra fraction of a volt's drain will cause you Harley to fold up and die (or something equally bad). 2: Keep everything as discrete as possible. I didn't want the trike looking like it was filming a segment of the Walking Dead while going down the road. With the first point in mind I purchased a Power Hub 1 from INNOVV and connected it to the dedicated Electrical Access Point under the left side panel of the trike. This would be the ONLY point that any accessories would connect to the trike. The Hub fit perfectly in a void under the right Side Panel, and the extra power cables stored nicely under the seat (I only needed one for the K1). All my wiring was worked in with professional grade heat shrink, protective wrapping and waterproof connectors.

The Power Hub 1 fit nicely under the right side access panel.

All the extra power points stored neatly under the seat for future use.

The 2-Channel DVR Recorder fit very nicely in the Tour Pac on the right towards the front. This allowed me to snake the power in through the same hole as the Tour Pac wiring, then make sure it was water tight with silicon sealant. The camera cables, GPS cable and Button Cable were snaked in through the right side speaker tunnel so I didn't have to drill any other holes in the Tour Pac.

Nice and dry in the Tour Pac.

Speaker/GPS on the side of the Tour Pac (I didn't want to take it too far out, and it works very well right there).

Panic Button in a nice snug location.

My last problem was mounting the cameras. The TriGlide is pretty "smooth" on the front and back, not a lot of bolts to attach cameras too. And I wasn't hot on the idea of doing a lot of drilling into my new trike (the four holes I had to drill for the Tour Pac Luggage Rack were pretty traumatic). I played around with several ideas before settling on what turned out to be the perfect solution - 2-sided 3M Exterior Auto Trim Tape. The stuff is super tuff, and after it has a while too set it stays in place. Plus you can set your camera pretty much anywhere using the tape as the mounting point.

Front mount

Rear Camera

The recorder has a bunch of settings you can use to tailor the recorder to your own taste. And the results are spectacular. One other thing I want to put in here. During the install, when ever I had a question or needed some other type of support Ellen Chen at INNOVV was absolutely spectacular. If I sent her an email she responded almost immediately every time. When I got a bit heavy handed and yanked the cable out of the GPS module that came with my K1 system they sent me a new one immediately. And the supplied equipment is well made to begin with.

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