New helmets means new headsets?


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New helmets means new headsets?

Postby amsoilguy » Tue Aug 28, 2012 2:25 pm



The 3/4 helmets (and headsets I assume) that came with our bike are almost 20 years old and I want to get new flip-front style helmets. Pricing online headsets (J&M, Edsets) I'm looking at a minimum $160 per helmet...is that correct? What other options do I have?

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Re: New helmets means new headsets?

Postby cbx4evr » Tue Aug 28, 2012 4:28 pm

Sounds about right. What helmets are you getting.

I bought Nolan's with Nolan systems. Check this thread for more info. If you are looking at the Nolan com system make sure you are getting the latest stuff.

viewtopic.php?f=16&t=12245&p=66337#p66337
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Re: New helmets means new headsets?

Postby amsoilguy » Tue Aug 28, 2012 4:51 pm

Haven't decided on helmets yet, I'll check out Nolan as well...thanks.
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Re: New helmets means new headsets?

Postby Phunnybone » Tue Aug 28, 2012 7:24 pm

I got the Sena SMH10 (dual set) for my modular (flip up) helmets. They've also got a setup for 3/4 helmets. Keep in mind these are bluetooth and work perfectly fine for cell phone, intercom, and other bluetooth devices but do not work with the CB/AM FM (That's another little toy for later purchase)

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Re: New helmets means new headsets?

Postby SKMURDOCK » Tue Aug 28, 2012 11:09 pm

I also have the Sena SMH10, on full face helmets. They are very capable, and if I recall correctly within the price range you show.

Sena also recently introduced the SMH5, a smaller and less expensive version of the 10. Has fewer bells and whistles, but apparently also very capable, especially of bike to bike communication. Here is a link to the Sena website for more information about these two options. http://www.senabluetooth.com/

This next link is for bluetooth intercom reviews at web bike world. Pretty much all the information you could want in a review format. The Sena units are there, as well as pretty much every other make of bluetooth, motorcycle intercom.
http://www.webbikeworld.com/motorcycle-intercoms/bluetooth-intercom.htm

Just scroll on the right side of the page to see the various units, and link to their reviews.

Happy hunting!




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