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post #1 of 42 Old 03-21-2014, 10:53 AM Thread Starter
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I am looking for cheap helmet to helmet communication

Not looking for anything fancy, doesn't even have to be wireless. Just something that will allow me and the wife to talk back and forth while joy riding.

Any suggestions? Everything I have seen is bluetooth and pricey.

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Two empty Peach tins and a bit of piano wire stretched tight is the basic model.
but you can up grade to "gloved smack on the back of the head". That works all the time.
No seriously Small CB's with ear speakers/press to talk microphones work. You have Tandy stores over there .. go and have a talk and they will modify them for you.
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Not looking for anything fancy, doesn't even have to be wireless. Just something that will allow me and the wife to talk back and forth while joy riding.

Any suggestions? Everything I have seen is bluetooth and pricey.
https://www.stromtrooper.com/sale/169...1-digital.html
(it is not mine, just saw it in for sale)

I have used Starcom on two previous bikes and it is good system. This one in for sale seems to have only one headset, but new Starcom headset is only $60.

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I use a Uclear UBC200 bluetooth headset that has speakers which mount inside your helmet. No mic boom. Paid $63 per set, including shipping. Works well but not to the level the Sena 10 system works. A point to note, if you have other riders that you tour with, check to see what they are using because non of these systems talk to each other. All have to be same brand/make. I bought the Uclear system because some of my riding buddies already had them.

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Thanks guys, but I was thinking something more on the lines of this...

NADY PMC-3X Driver/Passenger Intercom with FM Radio: BIKEBONE

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Well, maybe not...just read some reviews and it doesn't sound good...

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For years I've been using a unit called an LX-R6. At the time I bought it, it was being imported by Lexin Electronics, and I believe it's made in China. I looked on Amazon and it's no longer listed under that manufacturer; it's now listed under "generic" motorcycle intercoms. Here's the link:

Amazon.com: 2 x 500M Motorcycle BT Bluetooth Multi Interphone Headsets Helmet Intercom: Automotive

The photo shown on Amazon under that link is the exact same intercom I'm using. It lists for $97.99. For that price you get two complete units.

The quality of this unit was very impressive, especially for the price. Person to person communication is very clear all the way up to highway speeds. It can be linked via bluetooth to your phone, plus there is a jack for an MP3 player. Music is very clear inside the helmet, but I've found that cell phone calls are not really audible. Battery life on them is impressive too; the manufacturer claims up to 7 hours of talk time, and I'd say that's accurate.

It doesn't work as well if I'm on my Harley. Too much wind and engine noise. With a full face helmet on a V-strom though, it's pretty darn good for under a hundred bucks. Ive tried that Nady unit in the past and found it to be worthless; sound quality was so poor that I couldn't hear clearly even at parking lot speeds, let alone on the highway.

I'm attaching a photo of the unit, so you can see what it looks like. it's by no means a Sena, but it's also not 300 bucks, either. I've been perfectly happy with mine.
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Twisted Throttle has an Interphone F3S set for $124.99, mine just arrived Yesterday. I have yet to try it on the bike yet but it paired up very easily with my phone and the other unit. It's the cheapest I've seen for a pair and works as advertised so far.

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SENA SMH5
Cost: $175 for a set of two on Amazon
100% upgradable - they offer boom mike vs. stickybacks as std options
Bluetooth compatible
Both users can listen AND control from device.
Phone capability (VERY good noise protection)
AND - they just updated to be able to work with other devices - so if your buddy gets something different - you can link with them still. SENA is the only ones on the market who offer this.
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