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BANGKOK 16 January 2019 08:30
OneMoreFarang

Motorcycle accident in the same lane - what is the law and what happens in real life?

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On 12/30/2018 at 8:27 PM, findlay13 said:

The bastards are often scaring me doing that.I check my mirrors often too, but you need to watch were you are going also.Next thing some little bastard buzz bomb that's been sitting in your blind spotscreams up on the inside missing by inches.Very disconcerting.Not to mention dangerous.

Which is why I don't ride motorcycles in Thailand anymore, I started feeling like a target being attacked by motorbikes on all sides..........I am donating mine to charity.  I have no problem riding Motorcycle taxi's in Bangkok, usually half a dozen a day, but it scares the shi'ite out of me getting up on two wheels here - quite frankly I can't be bothered..............a man's got to know his limitation.:wai: 

 

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I don’t if there are any laws that would give a clear definition.

 

Usually whichever lane I’m in I’m left of center hoping that the vehicle in front of me uses mirrors and knows I’m back there.

 

i try to out of the center of the lane so to stay out of oil and that. 

 

Here in Thailand it seems you’ve got to be focused and ready to react there’s so many people that unfortunately don’t know how 

to drive safely o

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On 1/7/2019 at 6:25 PM, InsertNameHere said:

Car cams will help even in situations where it's a cut case of the other drivers fault as the cam  will be viewed I have on the scooter and car with front and rear cams

Did you install these yourself, or have someone else do the dual dash cams on the scooter? Looking for someone who can wire my 2018 SV650X with the INNOVV K2 camera system I bought, but I am trying to avoid any wire harness cutting, or body plastic cutting/drilling. I see what may be some open connectors that I might be able to buy male/female sides for and wire to that instead for power, but not sure about the wire needed for on/off via the key.

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1 hour ago, ocddave said:

Did you install these yourself, or have someone else do the dual dash cams on the scooter? Looking for someone who can wire my 2018 SV650X with the INNOVV K2 camera system I bought, but I am trying to avoid any wire harness cutting, or body plastic cutting/drilling. I see what may be some open connectors that I might be able to buy male/female sides for and wire to that instead for power, but not sure about the wire needed for on/off via the key.

 

I just fitted / wired the INNOV K2 to my bike... I too had concerns about the electrics but was far more straight forward than I imagined.... 

 

Electrics... 3 wires... Red straight on to the live terminal of the battery, Black to the negative, and the yellow into a fuse connector... (the yellow into the fuse connector handles the on/off part so there is no battery drain).

 

The hardest part was positioning and cabling both the forward and rear facing cameras - it involved removing panels (on my BMW G310GS) for a neat cable run... 

 

You can easily fit it yourself - it took me a couple of hours. 

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4 hours ago, richard_smith237 said:

 

I just fitted / wired the INNOV K2 to my bike... I too had concerns about the electrics but was far more straight forward than I imagined.... 

 

Electrics... 3 wires... Red straight on to the live terminal of the battery, Black to the negative, and the yellow into a fuse connector... (the yellow into the fuse connector handles the on/off part so there is no battery drain).

 

The hardest part was positioning and cabling both the forward and rear facing cameras - it involved removing panels (on my BMW G310GS) for a neat cable run... 

 

You can easily fit it yourself - it took me a couple of hours. 

Thanks Richard, I may give it a try, but its possible that the rear fender will need to be drilled to mount the rear camera. Hoping to mount the front camera on a bolt beneath the headlight, not sure though.

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2 hours ago, ocddave said:

Thanks Richard, I may give it a try, but its possible that the rear fender will need to be drilled to mount the rear camera. Hoping to mount the front camera on a bolt beneath the headlight, not sure though.

 

I mounted the front facing camera to a bolt which fixes the headlight - I see on the Suzy that there are a couple of convenient mounting points just under the headlight. 

As you are finding the rear facing camera was a little trickier, but with a little trial and error I managed to secure to underneath the tail rack, but I see that on your bike there is nowhere to conveniently bolt it in to... you may have to bite the bullet and as you suggest, drill a small hole in the rear fender, my only concern there would be vibration but it would be the best place for it and tucked underneath the lens has some protection from dirt. 

 

There is also a 'rear quarter reflector' mounting which could be utilised, but again I'd be concerned about vibration, at least you could test this without making any alternations. 

 

 

 

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1 hour ago, richard_smith237 said:

 

I mounted the front facing camera to a bolt which fixes the headlight - I see on the Suzy that there are a couple of convenient mounting points just under the headlight. 

As you are finding the rear facing camera was a little trickier, but with a little trial and error I managed to secure to underneath the tail rack, but I see that on your bike there is nowhere to conveniently bolt it in to... you may have to bite the bullet and as you suggest, drill a small hole in the rear fender, my only concern there would be vibration but it would be the best place for it and tucked underneath the lens has some protection from dirt. 

 

There is also a 'rear quarter reflector' mounting which could be utilised, but again I'd be concerned about vibration, at least you could test this without making any alternations. 

 

 

 

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Based on the shape of the L-Bracket, I was going to try and mount it using one of the bolts holding the rear blinkers in place, that would allow me to make the L-Bracket come over the top on one side. The front headlight has a bolt at the bottom that might work, not sure if the bolt will pass thru the bracket yet though, same with the bolt on that rear blinker. The Thai version of this bike doesn't come with that rear quarter reflector or bracket, so I can't use that, but thats a little too far back I think, the other option is one of the two bolts holding the license plate light on. I couldn't find anyone online who has done and installation on a 2017+ SV650, so I guess I might be a guinea pig in this for now. Did you put the main unit under the seat, or leave it exposed on the tank area? I was going to try and leave it under the seat and only expose the GPS unit on the tank.

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