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Intercom recommendations.
« on: May 02, 2016, 07:52:58 pm »

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Re: Intercom recommendations.
« Reply #1 on: May 02, 2016, 08:16:56 pm »
I have an older Sena (SMH10) which works very well, but I suspect that it will probably exceed your 100 budget.
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Re: Intercom recommendations.
« Reply #2 on: May 02, 2016, 08:41:17 pm »
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Re: Intercom recommendations.
« Reply #3 on: May 02, 2016, 08:48:42 pm »
Might find some old intercom4 at around 200 even less, a good decent system that serves you, your phone, music, gps, and the rider next to you, a third person with a similar intercom system would be able only to hear you. The new 5 edition does all the previus system does but this time up to six riders can communicate. The system is good for eye to eye (line of sight) up to 3 kms a huge distance for such a system. 5 costs around 300.
Midland and any walkie talkie system would involve a lot of cables and many efforts to tune among them each time. They do offer comes at longer distances again line of sight comms being vhf system.
In market currently best is the sena system but could go with all its gadjets to 500.
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Re: Intercom recommendations.
« Reply #4 on: May 02, 2016, 09:47:35 pm »
I've been casually looking for a headset but just for satnav.  I end up at 150-200 per set for something with range.  Interphone and Sena seemed decent.
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Re: Intercom recommendations.
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Re: Intercom recommendations.
« Reply #6 on: May 02, 2016, 11:11:25 pm »
I've been casually looking for a headset but just for satnav.  I end up at 150-200 per set for something with range.  Interphone and Sena seemed decent.

Isn't there a headphone socket on your sat-nav so you can just plug moulded earplugs (or just plain old stero headphones) into?

My Garmin 660 has a headphone socket on the head unit and another on a flying lead on the motorcycle fitting kit cable set! Simples!

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Re: Intercom recommendations.
« Reply #7 on: May 03, 2016, 07:30:33 am »
Probably is but I'm sure I'm so... whatever the word is, I'm asleep still... I'd be too scared of snagging the cable and damaging them.

However my solutions has been to use some 10 quid Bluetooth receiver.  Took it away with me last week and it lasted over 10 hours of satnav directions.
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Re: Intercom recommendations.
« Reply #8 on: May 03, 2016, 09:13:32 am »
For bike to bike, my mate and I purchased a couple of radios and helmet headsets with push to talk buttons mounted on the handlebars. Not great at speed but just the job when going through towns or if you lose sight of each other. The cable connections are 5 pin DIN and do not cope well with reconnection by gloved hands as my friend discovered. It was after that enforced silence half way through our tour of Ireland that we realised just how useful the setup had been.
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Re: Intercom recommendations.
« Reply #9 on: May 03, 2016, 10:49:44 am »
Probably is but I'm sure I'm so... whatever the word is, I'm asleep still... I'd be too scared of snagging the cable and damaging them.

However my solutions has been to use some 10 quid Bluetooth receiver.  Took it away with me last week and it lasted over 10 hours of satnav directions.

So, what are you using to get the noise into you ears?

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Re: Intercom recommendations.
« Reply #10 on: May 03, 2016, 03:21:51 pm »
Probably is but I'm sure I'm so... whatever the word is, I'm asleep still... I'd be too scared of snagging the cable and damaging them.

However my solutions has been to use some 10 quid Bluetooth receiver.  Took it away with me last week and it lasted over 10 hours of satnav directions.

So, what are you using to get the noise into you ears?

Haha the moulded earplugs!  But the receiver is in my jacket pocket and not attached to bike :)
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Re: Intercom recommendations.
« Reply #11 on: May 03, 2016, 05:28:29 pm »
Ok thanks, looks like upping the budget then, whilst taking lessons and test in the 90's we used decent radio systems to hear the instructor so I'd presumed with 20+ yrs technology having passed they would be a bit cheaper.... ::)

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Re: Intercom recommendations.
« Reply #12 on: May 04, 2016, 03:25:22 pm »
I have an Interfone F5 (I think that's the spelling). Its an old one - much updated since I got in early 2014. There was a 5+ as I recall, I opted for the cheaper F5 because I didn't need the additional features.

The usual caveat - speaker positioning is everything. If its by your ear - great. If not - poor
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Re: Intercom recommendations.
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