Monday, February 29, 2016

INNOVV K1 Motorcycle camera installed on SUZUKI V-STORM 650

Thanks Rax from Taiwan, he shares the k1 motorcycle camera install on Suzukiv storm 650. 

He has a motorcycle workshop as neighborhood, the K1 people buy from him will be installed on motorcycle by the skilled guys. the cable layout is organized and looks neat, very firm cable connection to DVR, the cameras well placed. 

Saturday, February 20, 2016

INNOVV Motorcycle Camera- The K1 with GPS overlay

The group riding across Taiwan during Chinese new year holiday. The K1 installed on front and rear of motorcycle. People are interested in the K1 motorcycle camera system and they have been looking for a good motorcycle recording system for a while.

Saturday, February 13, 2016

INNOVV K1 Motorcycle Camera Video Clips

Motorcycle is a lifestyle, Riding is for fun, Sharing makes riding more fun!

The motorcycle video clips shared by people as below, 

Night time footage of my INNOVV K1 Motorcycle camera by VeryFastRodi from Netherlands.

The day time clip from VeryFastRodi

The testing ride from Andy Appleton,INNOVV K1 motorcycle camera was mounted on his Honda VFR800.

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

INNOVV K1 Motorcycle camera install on Benelli 300cc

Kim has been living in China 3 years and it was difficult to get the motorbike.He has Benelli 300cc. it's his first motorbike. With more experience he will get the 600cc.

The traffic is so crazy in China, so he has searched a dashcam for motorbike for a long time
For the moment he uses Sport camera like Go Pro, but it's not convenient to install in the box everyday and to charge it at home each time the power is low.

He looks for a right motorcycle camera for days till found the K1. Below is the K1 installation he made.

 And trial riding in Kunshan City, China.

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

INNOVV K1 Review by webBikeWorld

The INNOVV K1 front and rear onboard video recording camera system is an outstanding example of the technologies and capabilities available to motorcyclists today.

It is a complete front- and rear-facing video camera and recording system (aka "dash cam"), featuring well-made components.

The K1 on-board camera recording system can be used for personal video recording and/or traffic monitoring.

While we may not want to accept the need for this technology, it is a fact of life for many of us, unfortunately.

The INNOVV K1 motorcycle kit contains almost everything needed to get up and running in short order and the installation should be relatively easy.

The only things missing from the kit are flat or U-bracket mounts for the cameras (accessory mounts are listed on the website) or a handlebar bracket to go along with the included holder for the K1's DVR control module.

There is a lot of flexibility in where and how the front and rear cameras are mounted and everyone seems to have a different approach ranging from the simple to the complex -- the choice is yours.

One or both camera lens modules can be used with the system and aiming is up to you, but the most effective setup is a wide-angle front and rear configuration, with video recording loops set for short or longer segments.

The default mode on the K1 is an automatic start for recording as soon as the ignition is turned on.

But the system also has motion activation and G-sensor or shock-based modes and both of these provide automatic file locking or saving of what could be critical video and audio files.

As an operational system that I use on a daily basis, the INNOVV K1 is proving to be ultra-reliable and extremely valuable.

The system is also designed for "set and forget" operations, but there are many other options and it's important to review the recorded video once in a while, if only to learn more about defensive strategies in traffic situations you might have missed.

So no matter what it is used for -- fun video recording or serious "dash cam" video monitoring -- the K1 is an excellent investment with the potential of a significant return.

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Thursday, December 10, 2015

Innovv K1 Dual Camera Car system

Innovv K1 Car Dual Camera System installed in a Seat Ibiza 2005 three door.

The Innovv K1 car specific kit comes with cameras which are fitted with a small mount with an adhesive pad, for easy fitting to front and rear screens. The camera is so small it is easily hidden behind the rear view mirror.

The system comes with a remote GPS sensor, this can be mounted on the back of the rear view mirror. Both the camera and GPS sensor leads can be run behind the roof lining to the side of the windscreen.

The trim can be eased off slightly and the leads slid in behind.

Here the leads pop out under the rubber door surround, ready to feed in behind the dashboard.

Simply easing the door rubber off slightly allows access for the camera and GPS leads.

There is plenty of room to allow the cables to pass without having to remove the door rubbers or windscreen trim completely. Also when selling the car, it will be fairly easy to remove the system for fitting the another vehicle.

The Seat Ibiza has a side panel which removes from the side of the dashboard to reveal the fuse box. This allows easy access to the rear of the dash for feeding cables and finding a 12v ignition feed to power the K1 system.

On the Seat Ibiza, it works quite well mounting the rear facing camera on the frame of the boot lid. This provides a good rear view for the camera, without the camera being in the way or susceptible to being knocked when using the boot.

It is best to use alcohol wipes to effectively clean the surface on which the cameras will be mounted. Also, warming the adhesive with a hot air gun or hair dryer can help (especially on cold days).

For the rear camera, the lead can be tucked under the boot rubber.

The trim around the boot can be easily manipulated to allow the camera lead to be tucked behind it. There is no need to remove the trim, but of course this is depends on which car the K1 system is being installed in.

The base of the rear seat pops out, allowing the cable to be routed from the boot to the side of the car, towards the front where the recorder unit is installed on this car.

Wishing to make removal of the system easy in future, the lead can simply be tucked behind the trim at floor level, ensure the lead will not foul the seatbelts.

With the front and rear camera leads and the GPS lead routed to the dashboard, it is time to tidy up the excess cables and find a suitable location for the recorder unit.

There is plenty of room to coil up the excess cables, carefully cable tie them in a bundle and tuck away safely.

As the side panel is easily removeable for access to the fuse panel, the recorder unit can be located here, in the provided carry case.

There is also a convenient position below the factory fitted stereo system.

In this particular car there is a small storage bin adjacent to the steering wheel, this is perfect to locate the recorder unit. Here it is out of sight, perfectly safe and secure and will not distract the driver.

This installation took about an hour, it is very discrete and can easily be removed when selling the vehicle on.

Sunday, November 22, 2015

INNOVV K1- Motorcycle Specific Recorder

You can have a quick look how Pete from US sharing his experience and installation with the K1, and Click below to see Pete's review about the K1 and how his installation, it is an interesting and very high quality review. 

This is my setup of the Innovv K1 motorcycle dashcam recorder sold by

I ordered the camera from their website and payed using paypal on a Saturday, and I fully expected it to take a month to arrive like most of the stuff from China, But I received it the following Wednesday, Just 4 days! They ask you to provide your phone number for express delivery, and I'm not sure how it actually helps, but my stuff did arrive very quickly. The package was small and included everything as described.


Friday, November 13, 2015


I ordered through the Innovv site on Sunday, and took delivery of the package the following Friday, not bad for posting from Hong Kong.

In the kit you get two water resistant cameras, a water resistant button, gps unit, DVR unit, and a bunch of 3M sticky stuff. Build quality looks to be quite nice.

Installation was pretty easy, I know nothing at all about electronics so I had troubles getting the power sorted out, the instructions say to wire directly to the battery, but that would leave the unit always on. So after a lot of frustration and google, I wired the negative to the battery and the positive to the headlight fuse (I have no idea how or why this works, and I hope i'm not doing any damage to anything by doing this). So unit now powers on and off with the ignition.

Some photos here:

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Thursday, October 15, 2015

INNOVV K1 Motorcycle camera Installed On 1997 Harley Davidson Road King

1997 Harley Davidson Road King.

Wiring for the taillight provided me with a keyed power source, fortuitously located right under the seat. There was also a almost-perfectly sized spot for the GPS unit to be sticky-taped in the same area.

Recording unit mounted very nicely on top of a connection block behind my right side panel. I have to remove the hard bag in order to pull the cover; not a huge pain in the ass but it's not as simple as lifting a seat.

I'm going to pick up a 128g Micro SD card to minimize swapping cards.

Question: Can I adjust video quality to improve recording time?

I absolutely did not want to mount the cameras in a way that detracted from the aesthetics of the bike...more difficult than I thought. There's not a lot of options that give a good view without looking very out of place.

After some trial and error, I bought some corner braces to use as mounts for the cameras, and bent/cut/drilled them to size.

Front camera is attached at my lightbar mounts. I shortened one side of the corner brace and bent the whole thing towards the center of the bike then straight, to clear my turn signal.

The rear camera is attached to a quick release anchor for my top box. The first version used an 'L' bracket but I decided it needed to be closer to the rear of the bike so I bent one side of a corner brace at a right angle.

The taillight is a bit too bright when recording at night, so this may swing the decision to get a smoked lens for it. A few I've seen have opaque sides which would help a lot.

All in all I'm very pleased with the install. The recordings themselves are perfectly adequate for insurance use, but I'm going to use them to record fun rides with friends in addition to/instead of a GoPro or Contour.

I figure with a 128 card I should get a couple hours before I have to worry about recording over footage.

I've been riding it for a week or so now and no one has asked about or even mentioned the cameras.

Saturday, October 3, 2015

Fitting the INNOVV K1 Safety Camera to a solo R1200RT 2012 Model BMW Motorcycle.

Sharing makes riding more fun, thanks Warren from Australia, He shares below, 

After researching the WWW for a suitable safety camera to install on my BMW, the INNOVV K1 weather proof safety camera appeared to best suit my requirements; it has similar characteristics to the Itronics ITB-100HD dash cam that I have had fitted to my motor vehicle since late 2012 and is still functioning very well.
The delivery of the INNOVV K1 from China arrived at my door in less than a week and all communications with Rock at INNOVV has been prompt and positive.

I had seen illustrations of the K1 installed on other BMW’s during my research where the front camera is mounted in front of the oil cooler but this position did not appear very practical to me because it interferes with the flow of air to the oil cooler. This may not be of concern to people who ride in the cooler climates of the northern hemisphere but it becomes very critical where I ride in the land down under of South Australia (the driest State in the driest continent on earth) where we can experience some sustained extremes of temperatures during the summer months.

I decided to fit the front camera behind the electric windshield that rises and lower’s at the touch of a button meaning that it needed to be raised sufficiently so that vision would not be obscured when the windshield was in the raised position, but it also provides the camera with some protection from road grime during wet weather.

Front camera on raised bracket, K1 GPS module to the right of camera, remote button on lower left below the left grip

Top view of the front camera and bracket through the windshield

Close view of the front Camera and K1 GPS module.

The rear camera has been fitted to the right side pannier frame which enabled the cable to be fed directly into the area under the rear radio box where the power source is connected.

The recorder has been installed inside the former radio box at the rear of the motorcycle where it is protected from the weather and allows easy access by opening the locked lid of the radio box.
This is a much simpler procedure than installing it under the seat and having to remove the seat each time you want to gain access to the recorder.

The Micro SDXC card is easily removed to download images or the computer can be directly connected with the supplied USB cable

The position of the recorder in the radio box protected from the weather.

Power for the K1 was obtained by connecting to the rear power socket that is supplied from the secondary battery and that I have passed through a waterproof on/off switch that I fitted on the opposite side to the power socket.

The area under the radio box where I connected the power, using the sockets supplied.

The camera on/off switch, with the radio box lid partly open.
The labels are not visible when the lid is closed

View of Switch, rear camera and bracket

The problems encountered during installation

Fitting the cameras
The first problem I had was finding a supplier that had ¼ inch UNC bolts to secure the cameras. When I finally found them the shortest that I could obtain were ½ inch long, which were too long to tighten the cameras to the brackets even with the stainless steel spring washers that I was using. I got them to fit by grinding then down to the necessary size. I can understand brackets not being supplied because of the variety of methods and locations that customers will use to fit their cameras, but I think it would be a good idea of one bolt of the correct thread was supplied with each camera.
With the camera housing being aluminium and the bolts that I used being high tensile steel I coated the threads with some Duralac before tightening them. This is an anti corrosive joining compound which inhibits electrolytic corrosion between dissimilar metals. There are probably different brands available.

Channelling the cables
Channelling the cables from the front to the rear of the BMW so that they were out of harm’s way required the lowering of the left crash bar, the removal of the seat, the left side panels, and the left flashing turn indicator with fairing panel; by following the procedures contained in the Riders Manual.
This facilitated the channelling of the cables from the front camera and K1 GPS module down through the top of the fairing behind the windshield, and then together with the cable from the remote button (all taped together at 10cm intervals) under the fuel tank and clear of the motor, along the left side frame to the rear. The 2 metre length of cabling from the camera and the GPS module was just sufficient to meet up with where I wanted to mount the recorder in the rear radio box.

Power supply
My BMW is fitted with a secondary battery which feeds directly to the rear power socket, independent of the CANbus electrical system, and was used for supplying power to radios. Unlike the standard connection where the power to this power socket is active when the ignition is turned on and becomes inactive two minutes after the ignition is switched off, which would have made it ideal to source the power for the K1, the power to my power socket is constantly active.

I intended to get around this by connecting to this power source and passing it through a 12V Relay which would be activated by power from the tail light that becomes active as soon as the ignition is turned on and inactive when the ignition is switch off.  Simple as it sounds and would work in the majority of cases, it did not work on the BMW.

I started fault finding using my multimeter and found that I was getting 12V from the power socket but less than 3V from the connection to the tail light, which was insufficient power to trigger the 12V Relay.
Nothing wrong with the connections I had made, the problem was caused by a BMW method of providing both the tail light and stop light by way of a single filament globe, where only a low voltage power is provided to power the tail light and then that power is boosted to the same filament when the brake is applied to brighten the globe.

The solution was to discard the Relay and to pass the power from the power socket through an on/off switch, because as a novice I was not prepared to tap into the CANbus system to find another ignition source and risk causing costly damage to the electrical system as has happened to some people.

I have read about another customer using the PDM60 (Power Distribution Module that can accommodate up to six additional components) to avoid this danger but I could not justify the additional cost to power just one addition component.

Some things to be aware of.
When configuring your settings on the K1 recorder, be aware that in addition to setting your local time you must also set the GPS Time Zone for your area. This is most important if you have your GPS connected to your recorder. If you fail to set the GPS Time Zone, as I did, you will find that most of your video files will be filed out of order. The reason for this is that until your GPS makes contact with the satellites your recorder will record the time as per your local time settings, but when the GPS has made contact with the satellites the recorder will record times as per the Time Zone that it set.

By way of example, Australian Central standard time zone is +9½ hours and the default time zone in the recorder is + 4 hours.  So the time stamp on the video files recorded after the GPS kicked-in was 5½ earlier than the actual time that I was riding.

One shortfall that I have noticed with the K1 Recorder is that Time Zones can only be adjusted to the nearest hour. Because of this, Time Zones that are at 30 minutes intervals like mine will always have their time stamp showing incorrect times of 30 minutes. I think that this is something that needs to be attended to when the software is updated. It is a feature that is available on all of my Garmin devices and should not be difficult to correct.