The install of the Innovv K2/3/C5 camera mount for the front of the Yamaha Tracer 900/900GT is straight forward and should only be ~ 15 minutes of work and can be done by one person.
- 3-3.5mm drill bit and drill (1/8″ or 9/64″)
- 2.5mm hex wrench with a long handle if possible
- Non marking temporary tape you can mark on (Painters tape)
- a Pen/Marker
Current shipping Front Camera Mount:
Pics for the install, click on them for full view. (note earlier versions are shown in the pics below, but the install procedure is the same)
- Unpack the JK3D Front Camera kit and find the screw template part
- Apply some non marking tape to the inside of the “notch” in the center of the nose of the bike
- Hold the template under the nose and find where it naturally sits in the angles of the nose (don’t try and force it, just lightly slide it back and forth in the “notch” to find where the angles all rest properly.)
- While holding the template in place, carefully mark the 4 hole locations. It’s hard to see in, but after you mark check twice to make sure you didn’t move the template at all and all 4 holes match up in the template. (You can discard or keep the screw template for future use after using it for marking the holes, but it wont be used in this mounting again.)
- Find the 2 Inner Nut Holder/Washer assemblies and the 4x 3x16mm screws. Remove the screws from the nuts and make sure the nuts are still well seated in the tabs. Use tape if they are lose to hold them in place if you want.
- This step is securing the body of the mount to the bike, there are a few ways to do this, but if you are doing it solo here is how I did it.
- Take one of the 3x16mm screws from step 5 above, and put it through one of the holes in the camera mount body, and slide the hex wrench into the screw head. Hold the whole assembly via the hex wrench and gently get it lined up to the hole that in the bodywork that corresponds to the hole you put the screw in. Push the screw into the bodywork lightly.
- Take the one of the nut holder/washer strips with the 2 locknuts in it and with the other hand insert it from behind the nose bodywork using your fingers to place it on the screw you are holding onto with the hex wrench.
- Once it is aligned and starts to thread into the nut, slowly and carefully drive in the screw leaving it slightly loose for now.
- Repeat this sup steps 6-1 through 6-3 with a screw on the opposite side of the mount and repeat this for all 4.
- TIP: Be careful pushing to hard on the locknuts in the strip, you can push them out and they will fall out of the holder. Keep a finger on the back of the nut when you are starting to thread the screw in, this will ensure everything stays aligned. If you spin a nut in the holder, you will need to use a small wrench to hold the nut in place.
- Cross patter, tighten all the screws so that the mount is steady. DO NOT tighten to the point you distort or damage the plastic, it just needs to be solid.
- Once the mount is on the bike, find the TPU insert and slide it into the mount body, it is keyed to go in one orientation. Note that the TPU insert sits flush to the front.
- Slide the camera into the mount (Its easier to push the camera back into the mount due to the shape of the Innovv K2/3/C5 cameras, but either works.) Ensure the TPU Insert is still set properly in the keyed groves in the mount. This is meant to be tight.
- Power on the camera and connect/view the video feed to ensure the camera is oriented the correct way and slide it forward as needed to avoid any obstructions from the body work. (DO NOT push the camera so far forward that is it is not fully clamped in the mount, doing that could cause it to slide out forward over time)
- Insert the 2 3x12mm screws and Nylock nuts into the clamp on the base of the mount and tighten until the camera is secure. Do NOT over tighten as this could damage the mount or camera.
- Run the wire back to the DVR… and as they say “bobs your uncle!”
Removal or Checking the screw considerations
To check the screws or remove the assembly entirely, simply remove the camera, and remove the TPU sleeve. Then you can use the hex driver to access all 4 screws again.