New SENA 30 K - Stromtrooper Forum : Suzuki V-Strom Motorcycle Forums
Techy World! GPS, Electronics, etc Electronics forum

 14Likes
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 29 Old 10-17-2017, 09:09 AM Thread Starter
Stromthusiast!
Junior Trooper
 
Kporizka's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2016
Location: Northwest corner, CT
Posts: 3
Garage
New SENA 30 K

I know this communicator just came out, but has anyone sprung for it and tested it out? I bought the 20 last year for our annual tour, and connectivity was spotty at best with 6 riders.

"whether you think you can or can't, either way you are right"
Kporizka is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 29 Old 10-17-2017, 09:17 AM
Stromthusiast!
Junior Trooper
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: N.E. Thailand
Posts: 4
I read that it’s got an annoying background ‘ ‘buzz’ that wasn’t on previous models but also a few improvements


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
Dave the Dude is offline  
post #3 of 29 Old 10-17-2017, 11:13 AM
$tromtrooper
 
Big B's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Central OHIO "Go Buckeyes"
Posts: 16,316
Garage
Sena doesn't fix the true issues with their units, they just come out with another model and call it good. I won't be buying another unless they get their crap together, my 20S is junk..........
Rides2Work likes this.

BRIAN "GO Buckeyes, GO Wildcats"!

2015 DL650 XT "Hector"

1997 Honda Valkyrie 1500 custom “Dolores”




Big B is offline  
 
post #4 of 29 Old 10-17-2017, 11:14 AM
Stromthusiast!
 
slipstream's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2017
Location: NewYorkistan
Posts: 432
still not ipx7 or ipx8 waterproof...beware

BOYCOTT Photobucket!
slipstream is offline  
post #5 of 29 Old 10-17-2017, 12:48 PM
Stromthusiast!
 
Null 13's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2015
Location: Quebec, Canada
Posts: 1,039
Garage
My 3-4 year old 20S is still working like a charm. I don't see a single feature i'd prefer on the new one.
Besides, they'll probably screw themselves again and give an update to better all the older models too.


Isn't my 20s waterproof? It's been through crazy storms.

________
2014 VStrom 1000 Adv SE, because army bikes are more adv
Null 13 is offline  
post #6 of 29 Old 10-17-2017, 01:08 PM
Moderating in moderation
 
Vindex1963's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2017
Location: Phoenix AZ
Posts: 621
Like my Sena 10 zero problems so probably won't look for an upgrade.
Vindex1963 is offline  
post #7 of 29 Old 10-17-2017, 02:18 PM
$tromtrooper
 
Stalky Tracker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Sconsin, USA
Posts: 3,733
Garage
Quote:
Originally Posted by Null 13 View Post
My 3-4 year old 20S is still working like a charm. I don't see a single feature i'd prefer on the new one.
Besides, they'll probably screw themselves again and give an update to better all the older models too.


Isn't my 20s waterproof? It's been through crazy storms.

Mine too, I mean mine's been through some "crazy storms" too without a hitch or hiccup. Not sure I would say "like a charm" but it has done its job over the last three years.

2020 Eastern V-Strom Rally (website) - May 14 - 17, 2020
__________________________________
2006 Suzuki V-Strom DL650K
1986 Honda Shadow VT700C
1974 Suzuki TM-250
1966 Triumph Bonneville T-120R
1965 Suzuki 80
Stalky Tracker is offline  
post #8 of 29 Old 10-17-2017, 02:31 PM
$tromtrooper
 
Big B's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Central OHIO "Go Buckeyes"
Posts: 16,316
Garage
My 20S has proven to be very waterproof, also has a great battery life.....but that is all which is good. The connectivity "or lack there of" in a group of more than 2 is a nightmare and a cluster. My ole 10 worked so much better for communication, but the battery life wasn't so good.

BRIAN "GO Buckeyes, GO Wildcats"!

2015 DL650 XT "Hector"

1997 Honda Valkyrie 1500 custom “Dolores”




Big B is offline  
post #9 of 29 Old 10-17-2017, 03:01 PM
Stromthusiast!
 
Bowtie2bimmer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2015
Location: Jacksonville, Fl
Posts: 433
Garage
Man I am running some outdated tech. I use a Sena 3s. The range absolutely sucks but if you are talking rider to passenger or your riding partner stays close I have had no issues with it. The battery life is a solid 8-10 hrs which I have tested on long haul days. I haven't had any problems with waterproofing

The 30 looks intriguing but curious if that new "mesh" technology is really that much better
BrianS likes this.

2005 DL1000 - Nadine
2015 Triumph 675 Street Triple R
2007 Honda "Fiddy"
Bowtie2bimmer is offline  
post #10 of 29 Old 10-17-2017, 06:44 PM
Onboard Mass Damper
 
DesertBike's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2016
Location: ABQ, NM
Posts: 980
Garage
The only reason I've considered a Sena of any model, is the battery life.

I tried a cheap Chinese knockoff, branded Yideng. It worked...OK, but

1) battery life was a joke. MAYBE 4 hours...then you have to charge it for 2-4 hours.

2) related to #1, could not be charged while in use.

3) did not communicate with a friend's Sena 20S, even though it was supposed to.

That said, the Chinesium substitute was, at $50, much more financially palatable than the Real Deal.

So if I want a headset that will actually let me listen to music on road trips, I need a Sena or similar. But I'm having a hard time convincing myself that it's worth over $200 to be able to listen to music in my helmet.

I have considered the older, less-capable Sena models. They're supposed to have the same, reasonable battery life (8+ hours) as newer ones. But Sena seem never to drop prices on the older models, which pushes me back toward "nah, I can do without."
Rides2Work likes this.
DesertBike is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Stromtrooper Forum : Suzuki V-Strom Motorcycle Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome