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post #1 of 22 (permalink) Old 02-11-2012, 08:45 AM Thread Starter
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hi there guys looking to pick up a helmet too helmet communication so my wife does not have to yell at me all the time, been looking in the net for the best one for the $ so far the one i found that i think is best for me is the scala rider teampro, its wireless blue tooth, that mounts on the helmet, so we can talk and answer the dam phone when it rings, it is water proof and dust proof, it goes for about 200, please if you have one let me know if it works well or is crap, and also if you have something different that may work better for the $ PLEASE LET ME KNOW

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Scala and Sena are both good but I suggest going to www.webbikeworld.com and reading their reviews and comparisons. I did this and ended up buying a Sena set that works great, is very easy to use and was priced well (on ebay).

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Putting my 2 cents worth in and coming off grandfatherly; why does anyone need to talk on the phone while riding a motorcycle? Reaction and recovery times are reduced to the same as if you blow a .08 BAC. Combine that with having to use 3 to 4 times the cognitive brain power one employs when operating a car and you have a recipe for disaster. Unless you receive calls that require your advice for saving the globe, that call can wait until you are off the bike. All cell phones will take a message. Maybe I take driving and riding way too seriously and should give in to doing things other than concentrating on operating the vehicle, like so many others. Until then, my phone remains in the side case. =(

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Don't tell my wife but I leave mine off until she taps my shoulder and then I pretend to turn it up. Honestly I bought the set because my wife was worried about someone calling. Out of about 10000 miles of her riding on the back she got one call that was "important". She has used it to call many times (she's a phone junky) and it works very well; so far nobody on the other end could tell she was on the back of a bike going down the hwy.

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Don't tell my wife but I leave mine off until she taps my shoulder and then I pretend to turn it up. Honestly I bought the set because my wife was worried about someone calling. Out of about 10000 miles of her riding on the back she got one call that was "important". She has used it to call many times (she's a phone junky) and it works very well; so far nobody on the other end could tell she was on the back of a bike going down the hwy.
"Phone Junky" eh? That's like Pavlov's dogs.

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Another vote for Sena. I just added their headset and Bluetooth hub to my bike. Its a little bulky but easy to operate even with winter gloves on. Revzilla has a single headset for $186 and dual for $339.


There is also an around the neck headset if all you wear is a half helmet or no helmet at all for $219. Personally I'm not crazy about covering both ears though.


You may want to wait for a little bit though. I just went to Revzilla's site today and the new Bluetooth Ver 3.0 are being shown as coming soon. The single is listed at $109 and the dual at $211. The new headset is Bluetooth version 3.0 instead of version 2.0. But has shorter range (437 verse 980 yards) and battery life (8 verse 12 hours of talk time).

The hub is really nice if you want to connect other things, like a CB or FRS/GMRS radios, or anything else that isn't Bluetooth enabled but has an audio output on it.

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Putting my 2 cents worth in and coming off grandfatherly; why does anyone need to talk on the phone while riding a motorcycle? Reaction and recovery times are reduced to the same as if you blow a .08 BAC. Combine that with having to use 3 to 4 times the cognitive brain power one employs when operating a car and you have a recipe for disaster. Unless you receive calls that require your advice for saving the globe, that call can wait until you are off the bike. All cell phones will take a message. Maybe I take driving and riding way too seriously and should give in to doing things other than concentrating on operating the vehicle, like so many others. Until then, my phone remains in the side case. =(
Personally I mainly got it so I could easily add a CB for when I go on group rides. Having the Road Captain and Tail Gunner being able to talk to each other really helps, especially if they are too far apart to see hand signals.

As for answering the phone, I agree with you too a point but it does make it nice if someone has to get a hold of you...even if it isn't as important as saving the globe Not only that but you can either ignore the call or hit the cancel button if you don't want to answer

Oh BTW, just because you have the headset for bike to bike communication doesn't mean you have to have your phone connected to it. Either don't pair your phone to the headset or turn off the phone and/or the phone's Bluetooth and you won't be bothered at all.

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Putting my 2 cents worth in and coming off grandfatherly; why does anyone need to talk on the phone while riding a motorcycle? Reaction and recovery times are reduced to the same as if you blow a .08 BAC. Combine that with having to use 3 to 4 times the cognitive brain power one employs when operating a car and you have a recipe for disaster. Unless you receive calls that require your advice for saving the globe, that call can wait until you are off the bike. All cell phones will take a message. Maybe I take driving and riding way too seriously and should give in to doing things other than concentrating on operating the vehicle, like so many others. Until then, my phone remains in the side case. =(

Actually I keep my phone in my pocket or in a belt holster. I know of a guy thrown from his bike and badly injured In a remote area and that phone being on his person saved his life.

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Actually I keep my phone in my pocket or in a belt holster. I know of a guy thrown from his bike and badly injured In a remote area and that phone being on his person saved his life.
I always ride with the phone on my body (in a zipped pocket). I do not keep it in the saddle bag in case I end up separated from my saddle bags. It's great to have in case of emergency.

However, as some of the others mentioned, talking on the phone while riding is not a good idea, at least not in my book. As far as helmet-to-helmet communication, in my opinion, a quiet passenger is worth carrying around. If you want to chat with the wife, pull over at a scenic spot or your favorite coffee house, talk 'till your jaw (or ear) hurts, and then enjoy a quiet ride.

Then the charging of those wireless headsets. They drain quickly, take a long time to charge... ughhh!!! Not for me. Give me my bike and my quiet (while riding) wife, and I am nothing but smiles.

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...Then the charging of those wireless headsets. They drain quickly, take a long time to charge... ughhh!!!...
Actually the Sena has a 2.5 hour charge time with 12 hours Talk time and 10 days Standby time.

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