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post #1 of 30 Old 02-11-2011, 10:41 AM Thread Starter
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How come we don't have an "Electronics" subforum here?

Anyhoo, in March I'm riding a couple thousand miles with my pal. Every year we say we're going to get a bike to bike comm system, but haven't yet. Maybe this will be the year.

I have a Nolan N 103 that has the NCOM gear available, he has a few "generic" helmets and might get a Nolan.

What do you use for bike to bike comm?

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I use the Cardo Q2 Multiset for B2B coms and it works very well. It has now been replaced by the G4.

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I've been looking pretty close the Sena headsets. Seem pretty similar to the ScalaRider, but not as pricey. The reviews I've read have been good.
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I use an Autocom system. Generally my iPod is hooked up to it as is my Garmin Zumo. (I use the Zumo for Bluetooth in my car when driving but don't on the bike.)

When on road trips with friends that have radio we communicate using FRS/GMRS radios. I use a Kenwood but have used a Motorola in the past. That means all the guys can decide on their own best setup but we can all talk with the radios. We use FRS channel 7 sub 14 (and hope that all riders using FRS/GMRS will use this as a common channel for riders.)

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I got a set of the Sena SMH-10s for my son and I at Christmas. I - We - like them very much. Set up is easy, the sound is great. I have a Nolan N102, and it clamps on just fine. It does not use the Ncom space on the helmet. Due to the shape of the helmet the microphone is very close to, pretty much touching, your lips with it closed. Takes a little getting used to, but I am there now. It is great being able to communicate, take the next exit, stop here for lunch, what have you, without doing the hand signal thing.

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I use an Autocom system. Generally my iPod is hooked up to it as is my Garmin Zumo. (I use the Zumo for Bluetooth in my car when driving but don't on the bike.)

When on road trips with friends that have radio we communicate using FRS/GMRS radios. I use a Kenwood but have used a Motorola in the past. That means all the guys can decide on their own best setup but we can all talk with the radios. We use FRS channel 7 sub 14 (and hope that all riders using FRS/GMRS will use this as a common channel for riders.)

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ya, I have a cord going to my helmet, no big deal, its not restrictive, it will unplug itself when necessary, the real nice thing about autocom is the noise cancelling headset, conversation or music is crystal clear, even over 100mph

mostly I just listen to mp3s on my Zumo, I also have the bluetooth module, so I can answer my cell phone or do voice dialing as I ride, I can als communicat bike to bike with GMRS or FRS, Autocoms are finicky with CB, but who uses CB these days anyway



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I use the Scala G4 Power sets. They rock, 1 mile range, FM radio, 2 channels for bikes, Pairing to blue tooth, auto volume up. I have used Chatter box and the communicator from Canada. With the G4 and some other work I can run Bike to Bike, FM radio, XM radio, MP3, GPS and cell NO WIRES needed.

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I got a set of the Sena SMH-10s for my son and I at Christmas. I - We - like them very much. Set up is easy, the sound is great. I have a Nolan N102, and it clamps on just fine. It does not use the Ncom space on the helmet. Due to the shape of the helmet the microphone is very close to, pretty much touching, your lips with it closed. Takes a little getting used to, but I am there now. It is great being able to communicate, take the next exit, stop here for lunch, what have you, without doing the hand signal thing.

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So you decided not to use the NCOM system? Was that a price issue? Damn expensive...almost $400 to kit up for Bluetooth.

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I had two Gold Wings and currently ride a Harley Road Glide that I installed a com system in also. In addition I used a J&M handlebar setup on my ST1200 for a couple years. I think the J&M system is a great all around system to maintain communications with friends on rides. Integrating the iPod is super easy if you can operate a plug. LOL

While not really cheap, the J&M can be had for around $250 or so plus antenna. The biggest issue is getting high quality sound from either headset speakers or earbuds/plugs. My J&M is on my workbench waiting for install. I can't wait!!

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