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I have a 2008 VRSCDX - Night Rod Special. I'm looking to wiring up a video camera recording "dash cam" system. I want to hook to a switched power source. Any recommendations? I found the accessory "plug" under the seat but it appears to be constant on. Was hoping to find a way to hook up a switched power. I picked up a few mini-fuse taps that I could put into the fuse box to get power but not sure which one to hook up to or if that is even a good idea. Any tips? Thanks in advance for your help!!!
 

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On my '09 with the camera, I hooked it into the power line going to the horn switch. As soon as I turn the key on the camera starts recording.
 

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On my '09 with the camera, I hooked it into the power line going to the horn switch. As soon as I turn the key on the camera starts recording.
good idea.
My issue is and has been no room and no decent fitting mounts at bars and or a rear pointing or from rear along the side forward pointing camera locations.
I have fone through many mounts and they are for most part all crap that I have found.

What mount you using and have you tried a rear shock mount or ??
 

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As a point of reference, I installed the Rifle fairing using a custom mount I got from a guy on this site years ago. I mounted my front camera on the forks/triple tree right under the fairing on the center of the fairing mount. I mounted the rear camera right behind/ the license plate light (I have the factory dog-ass still). I ran the camera cable under the rear fender, following the tail-light/blinker cable. The mounting tape that came with my cameras sucks, so I am going to use small screws to mount the rear camera and used zip ties to hold the front. For the control unit, used mounting tape to attache the brain-box mount to the back of the fairing, just in front of the handle bars.....

Just need to work out the power. Trying to get power without splicing into any existing wires to avoid issues. Thinking the fuse jumper will work....
 

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I'm using Sykik FR-1 DVR systems. On my '09 the camera lens are mounted below the triple tree and below the rear fender by the plate. The main unit is just velcroed to the left handlebar side on the clutch master. I also have lens velcroed to the side of my helmet and the wires are bundled together. I just drop it all inside my jacket. I use a cellphone booster battery to power the system on my helmet.
 

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So, got my camera system installed. I ended up getting fuse "jumper" that plugged into an existing fuse (used the accessory fuse splot) and provided spots for 2 15A fuses and a pigtail. All working out good so far, but the test comes later this week when me and some guys go on a 5 day road trip..... Will try to post some photos of how/where I mounted everything.....
 

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Install pics

Sorry if these are rotated...... looked normal on my phone and computer... but here are pics of the install.

double sided tape that came with the cameras sucks.... but used a zip tie to help hold the front camera on and screws on the back.
 

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I'm just about to wire in some Demon heaters, and was wondering exactly the same, although I thought there would be something up by the battery that I would be able to tap into - switched so I can't drain the battery.

Those fuse taps seem quite good, and I suppose I could just add a wire from there up to the battery area, but is there a better option? I see the horn wire is one example.

Here is a link to '14 VRSCDX wiring diagrams...

https://serviceinfo.harley-davidson...541#e4391c27-ec5e-4d17-b0a4-eb25ad31008a!!1!5
 

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On my F, I used an "add a circuit" from the fuse box in the tail on a switched accessory circuit for my Heat Demons.

WARNING: DO NOT REPEAT DO NOT use Heat Demons if you have a Quarter Turn Throttle. It will NOT work and will melt the interior of the grip. The Quarter-Turn is made out of a different material that WILL melt.

R.
 

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On my F, I used an "add a circuit" from the fuse box in the tail on a switched accessory circuit for my Heat Demons.

WARNING: DO NOT REPEAT DO NOT use Heat Demons if you have a Quarter Turn Throttle. It will NOT work and will melt the interior of the grip. The Quarter-Turn is made out of a different material that WILL melt.

R.
So you did exactly what SJO above did?

I do actually have a quick turn throttle, but its a custom made aluminium one so should be ok. Thanks!
 

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So you did exactly what SJO above did?

I do actually have a quick turn throttle, but its a custom made aluminium one so should be ok. Thanks!
No camera (I think that's what SJO's talking about?)-- but I think I was the first to put Heat Demons on an F. I got a demo pair from Heat Demons, installed them on my wife's bike and liked them enough that I put them on mine.

As stated, I used an "add a circuit" to connect the power lead to switched hot power. On the F, the fuse box is under the passenger pillion, so I ran the wire from there up to the grips.

The first grips I had were Avon with the plastic G2 quarter turn throttle insert-- and when using the Heat Demons, the G2 insert heated up and got "tacky" inside-- which more or less made the throttle stick in any position it was released from.

Avon and I did some experimentation and research, and the final answer was that the G2 insert was made of a different type of plastic than regular grips-- and that plastic was nowhere near as heat tolerant.

The solution? I got a new set of Avon grips (at no cost from Avon) and an aluminum quarter turn throttle sleeve from San Diego Customs. The very nice people at Avon pulled the regular plastic sleeve and inserted the metal one for me.

Problem: Solved.

With a fair bit of research and effort.

R.
 

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So by "switched hot power" you mean the accessory fuse, yeh?
Yes. Same thing, different words.

I'm sitting about 2000 miles from home, in a $10M house built on a rock, next to an island, next to an island, next to Honduras at the moment, or I'd take a pic for clarity.

Supposed to be diving, but the weather is not cooperating so much.

R.
 

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