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Thread: 1991 EX500 Motorcycle with molded 7" Touch screen

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    Every motorcycle I have ever ridden had a blind spot. That's why you will see most experinced riders turn then head and glance back before doing lane changes or merging they don't want to reley on their mirror's 100%.

    I was thinking of having at least two camera's setup on the bike. They should cover the blind spot. Don't know how I feel trusting a computer, wouldn't want to be on the road and find out there's a 1 second delay on the image.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DRWeside
    Cameras on a motorcycle? Will it have a super wide plank on the rear to carry boxes piled 10' high? If a person has blind spots while riding a motorcycle, then maybe they shouldn't be riding.

    everyone has a blind spot, even just standing still

    it's the limits of your peripheral vision that is your blind spot on a motorcycle (and no - blaming a helmet is not an excuse, a properly fitted helmet will not block your peripheral vision)

    experienced or not, a rider should ALWAYS turn to check before they change lanes, there could even be another motorcycle in the next lane that you couldn't see in your mirrors because of their placement

    not to mention most sport bikes have mirrors that are about as useless as a donkey fart
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    ok, bad choice of words. I was just thinking that if you can't turn your head to see your blind spots, then you shouldn't be riding.

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    How do you tell how fast your going?

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    I really wanted to be able to have a digital speedo. We are working on a GPS tracking modules for our software and our programer made a little app that grabs the NEMA strings from the GPS and calculates your speed. GPS gets here tommorow so I will be testing to see how accurate it is. If it works well I will make a little speed graphic.

    I think even if I install these camera's I'll still want to turn my head and make sure there's not another bike next to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Red GTi VR6
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    that one pic of Mj in your avatar freaks me out! no! make it stop! no!!!!
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    0L33 - Might add navivoice to this later, if we have another so cal meet you got to have a working system to show off

    I hope you're gonna be having the meet next year

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    hmmm... i would say this is crazy but i've had the itch to install a simple nav system on my gsx-r. something with a few indicators for when to turn (simple led's would do the trick) and maybe have it voice guided too. i wonder if centrafuse's lcd support includes character lcd screens for entering destination info.
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    That's awesome work! Just.... Be careful dude.

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    great install... I've thought about an install on a bike but never did much about it... that's slick..... gps is necissary to me & on a bike..... that's awsome....

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    Thanks for the feedback.

    I'm troubleshooting a new problem, I think I have a problem with the electrics on the bike.

    If I put a voltmeter on my 12V the voltage is a steady 12v then about every 10 seconds the voltage drops to 2-3 volts. I thought the bike battery might have been to small so I add a second batter in series and still have the same problem.

    If I run the system while the engine isn't running it works perfectly. I added a second battery with a diode to get everything running for now but that won't last long with the second battery completly draining every time the bikes turned off.


    I am no mechanic, I think it has to do with bad wiring. Bad ground maybe?

    Anyone got any idea's?

    I already have a voltage regulator in place and dropped the M1-ATX in see if the problem went away (it didn't).

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