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post #1 of 93 Old 12-10-2013, 01:47 PM Thread Starter
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Tunes while you ride?....who is doing what?

Now have 2012 Vee, had a yamaha venture, goldwing, other cruisers, all had built in radios/speakers...LOVE the vee....no tunes though!...have done the ipod/earbud thing, (legal?) on longer rides, saw hog tunes and other systems offered...any other options?...what works for you?....putting together a FL to Alaska trip in June....:biggrinjester:
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I've always just used my phone and earbuds for music and turn-by-turn directions using google or mapquest. In-ear earbuds cut out a lot of the wind noise. With wired earbuds, there's only one battery to worry about. I can't imagine earbuds are legal, but I have never been cited for using them when pulled over to have a "chat."
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I listen to mp3 tunes on an SD card in a Garmin Zumo GPS. A set of custom earphones from Got Ears? Brand Challenger Custom Molded Isolation Earphones - Custom Molded Musician Monitors protect my ears from ambient noise as well as deliver music and GPS directions. Ear protection is a primary need to safeguard hearing and is needed in any system that allows music to also be heard.

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I use a Garmin 665 with XM radio, traffic, weather, and MP3, piped in thru Big Ear earbuds, with my Escort 8500 also piped in via an Escort cable that ties into the Garmin cable.






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I listen to mp3 tunes on an SD card in a Garmin Zumo GPS. A set of custom earphones from Got Ears? Brand Challenger Custom Molded Isolation Earphones - Custom Molded Musician Monitors protect my ears from ambient noise as well as deliver music and GPS directions. Ear protection is a primary need to safeguard hearing and is needed in any system that allows music to also be heard.
This, although I use off the shelf earbuds, even though I own a couple of sets of custom molded ones.

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I use a Garmin 665 with XM radio, traffic, weather, and MP3, piped in thru Big Ear earbuds, with my Escort 8500 also piped in via an Escort cable that ties into the Garmin cable.
And this too, except I use an Autocom.

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I use a set of sena10. They are great. You can pair 2 device.

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My music comes from under me. There is one speaker on the right side of the bike, aimed aft.

Part of being on the bike is the lack of car/truck features, radio included.

Also, listening to the vehicles around me clues me into where they are if they're flanking me in my blind spot and if they're accelerating or decelerating.

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Also, listening to the vehicles around me clues me into where they are if they're flanking me in my blind spot and if they're accelerating or decelerating.
I have no trouble hearing traffic, the noises the bike is making, or anything else with earbuds in. I'm not listening at ghetto blaster volume either, but it's plenty loud enough to enjoy.

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Classic Rock from my I-pod connected to a Pro-Avi Autocom system on my ST and going to set up the Wee in the same manner after Christmas if Santa brings me a PC-8!
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