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Wireless Helmet to Helmet Communication (need input)

Postby greyhnd129 » Fri Feb 04, 2011 10:02 am



I am going to purchase a wireless helmet set and would like some input from you guys. Mainly I want it to talk to my wife or who is on the bike with me, also would like to talk to my friends I ride with (bike to bike) and also use cell phone through the system. Best system for best price of course.

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Re: Wireless Helmet to Helmet Communication (need input)

Postby HALBUDD » Fri Feb 04, 2011 4:45 pm

Just ordered a set of these waiting for them to come in good review and good price. http://www.amazon.com/Motorcycle-Blueto ... nk-c706-20 Hal
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Re: Wireless Helmet to Helmet Communication (need input)

Postby maestro319 » Fri Feb 04, 2011 8:40 pm

Hal,
Those look really nice. Let us know how they work out. Do they need to be hooked up (somehow) to the bike's power source??(battery? 5-pin (on my GL1200) connector?) What and how? Thanls for any input.

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Re: Wireless Helmet to Helmet Communication (need input)

Postby greyhnd129 » Fri Feb 04, 2011 9:43 pm

Thanks Hal, those look good and the reviews are positive plus the price is right.
Just ordered them!!

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Re: Wireless Helmet to Helmet Communication (need input)

Postby HALBUDD » Fri Feb 04, 2011 10:40 pm

Hey maestro319: You dont have to hook them up to any thing. If you want they can be hooked up to your mp3 to listen to your tunes as far as power they have rechargeable batteries that you can plug in to a USB port or there own charger.This is what I have read on the site for them I should be getting them in the mail soon Ill let you know how good or bad they are. By the way hows it going with the grandkids and all the snow lol. Hal
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Postby maestro319 » Sat Feb 05, 2011 6:06 am

Snow was horrible, Hal. LOTS of shoveling!! In Lake Geneva,WI right now with 4 of the grandkids (and their mom) looking at the snow sculpting competition. Youngest daughter came up last night, expecting the middle daughter today with her 3 year old twin daughters and her 1 year old son. So, that means we'll now have 7 of the 10 grandkids with us. 1 9 year old, 1 7 year old, 3 3 year olds, and 2 1 year olds !!! All in a 2 bedroom condo unit. Are we having fun yet??

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Re: Wireless Helmet to Helmet Communication (need input)

Postby cbx4evr » Sat Feb 05, 2011 2:18 pm

Coincidentally I've been looking at those on eBay. Looking forward to your impressions.
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Re: Wireless Helmet to Helmet Communication (need input)

Postby virgilmobile » Sat Feb 05, 2011 5:59 pm

As far as I can read,These communicate bluetooth only.Your MP3 player would have to be bluetooth capable.Or Blackberry phone,Ipod,GPS,PDA.

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Re: Wireless Helmet to Helmet Communication (need input)

Postby starfleetengineer » Tue Feb 08, 2011 5:28 pm

I had bought a Shark stereo system for my old bike and I wasn't disapointed. They even warentyed out the reciver when it quit dew to bad rain.
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Re: Wireless Helmet to Helmet Communication (need input)

Postby HALBUDD » Sun Feb 13, 2011 12:10 am

Hey guys just got my set of BT multi-Interphone I have paired the set up to each other and set up the blue tooth for my phone to one set and my sons phone to the other head set. Tried them out in the house working good just a little tinny sounding on bike to bike mode. I tried the blue tooth called my cell phone I could here the ring thru the ear phones I just let it ring about the third time the head set answered the call I could talk and listen to the phone call without touching anything when I was done just hung up and it went back to intercom mode. From the paper work if you have a mp3 and it has blue tooth you can pair it up to play on the BT set. If your mp3 is not blue tooth then you will need an adapter or you can plug your mp3 into the BT headset to listen to music but you will not be able to talk on intercom this way. Its supposed to be about 54 degs. on Sunday so we will try to go for a ride and try out the BT head sets see what kind of range and how they sound while at speed Ill let you guys know how it works out. Hal
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Re: Wireless Helmet to Helmet Communication (need input)

Postby HALBUDD » Sun Feb 13, 2011 5:23 pm

Update: Just went on a 60 mile ride my son was riding my 85 and I was on the 84 rider to rider was great good clear voice I could hear him just fine. Range was good we got a part a little and tried them almost two blocks from each other worked good. Only problem I cant get my son to listen to the same radio station I can here his radio and he can here mine when we are not talking to each other. I could see if you were on a bike that did not have a radio you could listen to your buddies radio over the head sets,just dont ask him to change the channel. thanks Hal
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Re: Wireless Helmet to Helmet Communication (need input)

Postby greyhnd129 » Mon Feb 14, 2011 11:56 am

Still waiting for the set I ordered. Went for a ride with the wife yesterday and had to use sign language. Maybe tomorrow.....................

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Postby HALBUDD » Mon Feb 14, 2011 6:26 pm

Greyhend 129 : I too had my wife on the back,she doesnt use sign language but she does poke me in the ribs when she wants something. I guess ill have to get another set so she can talk to me (ribs get real sore when she sees a Corvette) and my sons girl freind can use one of them to talk to my son. Hal
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Re: Wireless Helmet to Helmet Communication (need input)

Postby greyhnd129 » Mon Feb 14, 2011 7:30 pm

:lol: LMAO :lol: That's part of my wife's sign language too.

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Postby virgilmobile » Wed Feb 16, 2011 3:47 pm

BT Intercom...I got mine.Both connect to our two Ipod's separately,But both BT will not connect to one Ipod .When listening to the Ipod,The intercom works,but after terminating the intercom the BT will not re-connect with the Ipod.Further experimenting tonight.

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Re: Wireless Helmet to Helmet Communication (need input)

Postby greyhnd129 » Fri Feb 18, 2011 8:38 am

:D Got the ones I ordered yesterday,installed them on helmets.The process is pretty straight forward.They synced right up with my phone.Haven't tested them on the road yet,when I do, I will post a report on operation quality.Again, thanks to all for your input. :)

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Postby virgilmobile » Sat Feb 19, 2011 4:48 pm

I've been messing with the things for 4 days now.Yes they intercom OK.Yes they will only sync with their own iPod.And NO they will not connect back to the iPod after terminating the intercom.This is with a iPod touch 2nd gen with os 4.2. Strange enough it will auto reconnect with a iPhone with the same os.Just about the time to install them,one unit died.I'm trying to get a replacement.

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Postby starfleetengineer » Sun Feb 20, 2011 12:10 pm

virgilmobile wrote:I've been messing with the things for 4 days now.Yes they intercom OK.Yes they will only sync with their own iPod.And NO they will not connect back to the iPod after terminating the intercom.This is with a iPod touch 2nd gen with os 4.2. Strange enough it will auto reconnect with a iPhone with the same os.Just about the time to install them,one unit died.I'm trying to get a replacement.


One of the helmet com's died? If thats the case I should say I am suprised, but I'm not. I bought the shark stereo and it died after 2 months. It might have been because of the rain, but I had all the connections sealed with dielectric grease. They sent me a new one no problem. I guess my questions is cheaper aways better. If you are riding with friends that use the cb on their wing can you communicate with them?
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Postby virgilmobile » Sun Feb 20, 2011 1:02 pm

CB?One died while I was trying to get the iPod to stay connected.I didn't even get them in the helmets yet.They both charge up but only one turns on.I'm trying to get music in both and the intercom to work.It just won't reconnect to the iPod after intercom termination.

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Re: Wireless Helmet to Helmet Communication (need input)

Postby starfleetengineer » Mon Feb 21, 2011 9:45 am

Can you communicat to others that use their CB radios? My uncle uses his on his 1800. I don't have a CB on my 1200 so I would need a head set that can do music, phone, intercom and talk to other riders that use cb's. It might be easier to install a cb, but how would I hook it up to a helmet communicaton system?
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Re: Wireless Helmet to Helmet Communication (need input)

Postby virgilmobile » Mon Feb 21, 2011 4:24 pm

Well,you would have to have a CB to talk on .The receive audio from the CB would have to be routed to the junction box on your existing radio system, then to a bluetooth adapter to get the RX and TX to your bluetooth headset. You would almost have to have a paired unit interfaced with the CB speaker output and mic input.this would use a external PTT button near the clutch.It can be done,but a lot of magic wiring might be necessary.So far,I can get my headset to listen to the music on a blackberry and jump back and fourth to the intercom.When you add a 3rd BT unit,the switching between them gets confusing.Does your bike have a radio?An intercom?headphone plugs?A interface box behind the left pocket?That would be ideal.a duplex bluetooth attached to the existing headset plug would provide All Audio circuits and Tx,intercom features.

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Re: Wireless Helmet to Helmet Communication (need input)

Postby starfleetengineer » Mon Feb 21, 2011 5:49 pm

Mine is the 84 gl1200 I. Someone put an aftermarket radio on it. All the guts for the stock radio are gone. The only reason I would leave it this way is do I can play cd's. The radio I put in it has an aux input and a usb charger output. The thing I didn't like about the stock radio is it just a tape player. Coming from the 80's can't expect much more. I would love to put the factory cb in it, but without the stock radio and all it's guts, I don't know if it would work... I am still working on adding the factory air ride compressor system that wasn't on this model.
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Re: Wireless Helmet to Helmet Communication (need input)

Postby virgilmobile » Mon Feb 21, 2011 10:10 pm

OK.Does your stereo have aux output plugs?That's where you would get audio out to drive a bluetooth transmitter.Adding on the system uses a mixer or vox selector to route the audio to the bluetooth.My 83 has a radio,cb,stereo,headset mixer box.The controll panel selects what is voxed and passed thru.It will pass the radio,mute it and pass vox intercom or cb voice.That's the magic box is what you need.I'll look at the schematic to make better sense of it and post what I find.

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Re: Wireless Helmet to Helmet Communication (need input)

Postby virgilmobile » Mon Feb 21, 2011 10:37 pm

I looked at the schematic,OUCH.What you need would be is the controller,cables and the interconnect box,but E-Bay prices run $350.There's got to be a different method to get voxed audio selection.I'll check around and post what I find.What I'm looking for is a 4 port vox level adjustable,selectable,duplex audio switcher.Now that's a mouth full.

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Re: Wireless Helmet to Helmet Communication (need input)

Postby maestro319 » Mon Feb 21, 2011 11:11 pm

Not only is that a mouthful, but I have NO IDEA what you are talking about!! An electrical genius I am NOT!!




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