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post #1 of 3 Old 03-01-2007, 03:06 PM Thread Starter
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Question Nady anyone??

First off, I like this new forum... great idea to seperate the electronic farkles. Now the question.... has anyone any experience with the Nady Mrc-11x radio. I don't want to cheap out... but here is my situation: when I ride it is without anything except the earplugs. I don't really care about the cell phone... that is why they can leave a message. Aux music would be nice and is an available feature. Here is the manufacturer's site for more info:

The reason that I am looking at this is because have recently found someone to ride with me. I have tried hand signals.... but that almost lead to smoke signals... it is easy to get frustrated, and the cages are too busy on their cellphones to take notice of bikes.

I have seen the others... the big names, but consider that I wouldn't use it enough to justify the price. It's something that would get used infrequently... maybe only less than 6 times a year for two way with another bike, even less if I was going to use it to talk with companion cage that I would be traveling with. This one is generally available for around $60-$70.

I have heard a lot of bad reviews about the Nady MRC, but couldn't figure out what the problem could have been. IMHO if you have the 210 db exhaust pipes going, how could you expect to hear anything over them. For the most part, the Wee is a quiet bike. I don't expect to communicate at anything over 70 mph.

If anyone knows of a low cost alternative (under $200)... I would love to hear about it. If not, I may take a chance and then review.

thanks in advance,

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post #2 of 3 Old 03-02-2007, 08:22 PM
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I tried the Nady products a few years ago and was very disappointed in them.
But, in all honesty, it was, a"a few years ago".
Maybe they have made some improvements in thier products.

I had the driver to passenger setup and it was, to be frank, not worth the money I spent on it. One would think that being not more than a foot apart at best, you could hear each other through the headsets. We rode a full dress yamaha Venture at the time and the wind noise was marginal, but he sound transmission sucked.

I have moved on to a GMRS radio when I travel with other bikes, with wired helmet mounted speakers and a microphone. I also am a ham operator and carry a handheld transmitter whch is wired to the helmet with seperate speakers and a micphrone.

So, in essence, I have two radios, and two sets of speakers and mics on board.

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post #3 of 3 Old 03-03-2007, 06:30 PM
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From what I have seen the Nady would be a really bad choice. If you must stay under $200 look for a used Garmin GPS V on ebay. It does door to door routing. Also the Garmin eTrex is a new unit under $200 but does not do routing.

If you can manage $400 check out the Quest. You will be much happier with this unit than any of the others mentioned.

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