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post #1 of 30 (permalink) Old 02-27-2012, 10:42 PM Thread Starter
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What is everyone using for communication?

Hey All-

I got my lady a helmet finally and we are finally venturing out together on the bike!!!!! I am super stoked about it!

What she immediately asked me for is a way for us to talk while driving. Not a moment of piece :-)

What are some ways that you guys communicate with your loved ones that work for you? I am probably leaning towards something like the Cardo Scala Rider but I am open to whatever works well for a good price.

Thanks for any and all feedback Guys!

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We got the Cardio Scala, and find it works fine from one end of the couch to the other. Haven't had a chance to try it on the road installed in helmets yet, but assume that it will work as advertised, up to a mile, maybe more.

It is a nice, compact little outfit, and we got both the boom mike and the velcro version, since we have both modular and full face helmets. It will take a bit of experimenting, but I expect it will be fine once we get the right installation for us.
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I got her a full helmet with full face shield so I can't hear her. Silence is golden.

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LOL. We use the Bluetooth headsets too. They are fine as long as you aren't on the freeway. I can't seem to get the volume loud enough for a conversation.
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I got her a full helmet with full face shield so I can't hear her. Silence is golden.
lol...and does she wear it around the house too?? JK
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lol...and does she wear it around the house too?? Jk
hahahahahahah

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With better reviews than the CARDO and at about the same price are the Sena bluetooth units.
http://www.senabluetooth.com/product..._menu=overview


Easier to use buttons....and the software is upgradable via your PC.

We had a Cardo Teamset. It never worked right, but to be fair it was an early unit and might have been bug ridden. The bluetooth to my GPS and phone worked flawlessly however.

There's another BT unit on the market that also has good reviews ... That features something I like... There is No microphone. Well there is, but it's in the ear pieces. It uses the same conductive pickups used on military com units, picking up voice through vibrations in your jaw bone.

Edit... That didn't take long did it?
http://xtmmotorsports.com/index.php?...product_id=160

Big advantage is no boom mic to mess with...(they are a pain to get positioned right) I can't find the link to this unit right now, but will post it when I do. It's around the same price as the others BTW.

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My pipes aren't that loud so it hasn't been a real problem for me. But when I "communicate" with the cagers I normally just use my left middle finger.
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My pipes aren't that loud so it hasn't been a real problem for me. But when I "communicate" with the cagers I normally just use my left middle finger.
Perhaps you should go watch the end of "Easy Rider" ..... You're communication skills are dangerous.


Anyway, to be honest, I plan to buy a non- wireless com system like the Autocom or the Starcom. I find the Bluetooth units to be real cool, but not very user friendly. Tiny buttons you can't see or feel with heavy gloves, batteries to charge, poor volume control, and not being able to prioritize inputs. Not again. Only hassle with wired units is remembering to "unplug" before getting off the bike. I can do that 99% of the time I bet....

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Thanks to all who commented and gave me their advice. I spent a good part of the morning looking through different systems and decided to give UCLEAR a shot. I loved the fact that it didn't have a microphone to deal with and there are only 3 buttons to deal with. Given the size and shape of them I would assume they would be rather easy to deal with even with gloves on.
The reviews on the system were great to say the least pretty much everywhere I checked.

I purchased it today through ebay for about $186.00 including shipping and tax... that was about 20 bux cheaper than amazon.

Once I receive it I will spend some time and do a write up of it so everyone knows what kind of system it is.. or at least I think it is.

Thanks Again All-

Accomplishments;

Changed Final Drive Fluid
Iridium Plugs

NGK Spark Plug Wires
Bridgestone Spitfire Tires
Maintenance Free Battery
Lubed the Spline
Shaved and Coastered
Under Tank Air Filter
Re-Jetted
Vn900 Seat Mod w/ Honda 1100 Backrest
Rebuilt Petcock
Custom Mirrors
Custom SaddleBags
LED Taillight
Heads Up Voltage Monitor

Upcoming: Change front fork Seals & Oil, install highway pegs & floorboards
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