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I need some help or suggestions on a intercom. Myself and my passenger usually ride with open face helmets and a lot of the time with our shields up. I am currently trying to use a scala rider pro team set. The problem is the wind noise. Using the VOX the mikes seem to stay open and the wind noise is unbearable. I don't really need all the bells and whistles but am open to it if the need be. Right now my scala only works driver to rider but a bike to bike unit might be nice for the future. Most important is being able to use the VOX with a minimum wind noise. Also since I am riding a jackpot I don't have a windshield. Is there anyone out there with a similar situation with a unit that works well. Thanks in advance

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The wind noise will be a problem for you with any system due to the lack of wind management on your bike. My wife and I use the SENA SMH10 with half helmets for bike to bike intercom, phone, GPS, and music but we have wind management on all our bikes (either fairing and hard lowers on the XCT's or windscreen and lowers (fangs) on the cruisers. I have made business phone calls at 70 mph and the other party can't even tell I am on a bike. We use in the ear canal type ear buds with all the wires stuffed in between the hard helmet outer part and the foam cushioning. The buds plug into the SENA unit that is mounted on the side of the helmet. I highly recommend this SENA unit but, like all other units, won't work for you due to the wind in your face on your bike.

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I have made business phone calls at 70 mph and the other party can't even tell I am on a bike.
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intercom? Why?

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I agree that you need to do something about the wind noise first or just use tapping.
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My brother and I just purchased the Sena SMH10, He wears a modular helmet and I wear and 3/4 helmet. The unit came with a wind shield that snaps onto the mike. The only time we get wind noise is when my brother rides with his shield up. He gets no wind noise from my open face helmet mike. The unit works great, I guess the range at about 400-500 yards before things get static. The unit is handy as we rarely have a destination, we just jump on the bikes and go, so we can discuss the next turn or lunch break. We don't leave the units on we only open the intercom to discuss the next turn or laugh about the guy going the other way with flip flops and shorts on.

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[quote=Vinish]I have made business phone calls at 70 mph and the other party can't even tell I am on a bike. [\QUOTE]

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I have a job that pays enough to allow us to own five bikes, two homes, three cars, and retire young. This comes with pros and cons. One of the cons is that I need to contact or be contacted by some clients and colleagues sometimes when I am on vacation. I would not take a business call when threading a line through the Dragon but when cruising down the interstate, it is actually a good time for me to get business done so that I don't have to do it later.

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Wife-n-I use the sena 20 which has fm radio but it works great for intercom. Both units are on 3/4 helmets and either of us can take calls on our own phones.
Riding a Vision helps with wind noise but we still have to use the mic wind sock

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Sounds like maybe I need to buy a new Victory Bagger to ride when my honey wants to go and just keep the Jackpot when I ride alone. LOL thanks for the responses. I had hoped that something would work with the wind

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I looked at them for several years and recently bought a set of Uclear UCB200's I got the HD dual kit that has earbuds as an option. I knew I didn't want a boom mic and this is the only boom less one that I could find currently available & it works in our half shell helmets. They work OK for passenger to driver intercoms-it takes some getting used to & adjusting volume but mostly I've been using the bluetooth to stream tunes that sound a bit better than the Vision's stereo & I can hop on my other bike & have tunes too. So far I'm happy but I need to do a long tour to fully evaluate.

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Thanks. I will take a look into the uclear. Keep me updated on how you like them.

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Last year I bought the Sena SMH10 setup. The only problem I've found on the Cross Country is that my wife's mic does pick up the wind. To deal with the problem I zip tied a plastic spoon to her mic to act as a wind shield, it worked very well. So that people wouldn't think that she was born with a plastic spoon in her mouth I did paint it black.

A couple of weeks ago when my brother-in-law was here I pulled the wifes comm system off her helmet and put it on his so we could ride the Beartooth and I could regale him with all the useless trivia that fills up my brain while we were riding. For bike to bike comm's this thing works great and we never actually found the extent of the range other than it is seriously "line of sight", one switchback and you're out of comm's immediately until you can see the other bike.

If I had to do it over again I would buy the Sena system in a heartbeat.

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