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Old 11-27-2012, 11:05 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Here's something I found in the Hammacher-Schlemmer catalog. I'm sure this could be easily modified for a motorcycle.

What do you think? Woud this be a nice feature on a motorcycle, or a distraction from safe driving?

The Bicycle Rearview Camera - Hammacher Schlemmer
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Here's something I found in the Hammacher-Schlemmer catalog. I'm sure this could be easily modified for a motorcycle.

What do you think? Woud this be a nice feature on a motorcycle, or a distraction from safe driving?

The Bicycle Rearview Camera - Hammacher Schlemmer
I'm always up for a cool gadget; but I already have two gadgets on my bike that perform the exact same function. They're called mirrors.
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Old 11-27-2012, 11:33 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Yeah I'm not really seeing the advantage of this on anything but maybe a Goldwing where the trunk, bags and what not make it tough to get a look at your rear tire position. Neat idea but as gadgets go it seems like sort of a waste of electric draw and handlebar space that might be better served for GPS, comms, and flashy stuff.
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Old 11-27-2012, 11:43 AM   #4 (permalink)
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The only advantage I could see with a rear view camera on a motorcycle is if it records. Other than that >>>>> mirrors.
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Old 11-27-2012, 11:51 AM   #5 (permalink)
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The only times I care enough about who's behind me are when I'm stopping/stopped or when I see red and blue lights reflecting off roadside signs.
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I don't know if I'd want to be my own witness if a cage comes up from behind and hits me. It would ruin my day moments before my day was ruined.
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I don't know if I'd want to be my own witness if a cage comes up from behind and hits me. It would ruin my day moments before my day was ruined.

Now that's funny and gruesome in just one paragraph

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Old 11-27-2012, 10:14 PM   #8 (permalink)
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yeah, i think this would freak me out more than it would help me.

or i'd be too per-occupied with the view that i'd miss the cage in front slamming on the brakes!

i'm not a fan of the screen-generation
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Old 11-28-2012, 12:42 AM   #9 (permalink)
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At night, having that light shining toward me would detract from my ability to see small objects in the road ahead.
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