BLUE TOOTH HELMETS......


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BLUE TOOTH HELMETS......

Postby vinlugg » Sun Jan 12, 2014 10:51 am



HEY GANG

I imagine this has been discussed previously but couldn't find the threads. I saw a helmet advertized that has built-in blue-tooth. Does anyone know if you could still plug in the bikes intercom plug and make it work??? What I mean is use the blue-tooth for telephone and intercom for all else?? Is that possible??

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Re: BLUE TOOTH HELMETS......

Postby redial » Wed Jan 15, 2014 9:23 am

http://stilo-usa.com/helmets/wrc-des-composite

Has anyone tried this style, the brand is not as important? It looks like it could handle a microphone and Bluetooth well, and may be good for riding on GW.
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Re: BLUE TOOTH HELMETS......

Postby bstig60 » Mon Jan 20, 2014 12:26 am

For $900US is should be gold plated, have bluetooth and anything else included in it one might imagine!!!!
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Re: BLUE TOOTH HELMETS......

Postby crazzycanuck » Wed Jan 22, 2014 3:23 pm

Yes there is a way to go Bluetooth as of this year. I am happy to report that Sena offers a device that can connect to the intercom/audio on the bike and send that by Bluetooth to the headset.
You can find it here. http://senabluetooth.com/product/adapters/sm10/

You can then put a Bluetooth headphone setup into your existing helmet as shown here http://senabluetooth.com/product/intercoms/sph10h-fm/

The Sena Bluetooth adapter will also allow you to use a competitor's Bluetooth headphone setup or the Sena as shown above.

A number of Bluetooth companies are now partnering with helmet manufacturer's to allow for some slick setups like this

http://senabluetooth.com/sena-bluetooth ... on-device/

http://senabluetooth.com/sena-bluetooth ... on-device/

I have no affiliation to Sena or anybody else, I have learned this through research I have done myself because I am looking to buy as well.

Good luck and let me know how you make out before riding season begins

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Re: BLUE TOOTH HELMETS......

Postby WingAdmin » Thu Jan 23, 2014 9:28 am

crazzycanuck wrote:Yes there is a way to go Bluetooth as of this year. I am happy to report that Sena offers a device that can connect to the intercom/audio on the bike and send that by Bluetooth to the headset.
You can find it here. http://senabluetooth.com/product/adapters/sm10/


Keep in mind that their adapter is ONE WAY - it sends audio from your wing to your helmet, but not from your helmet to your wing. So you can't use it to talk over the CB, nor can you use it to talk to someone using the Wing's intercom (if your passenger is plugged into the intercom with a wire).

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Re: BLUE TOOTH HELMETS......

Postby crazzycanuck » Thu Jan 23, 2014 8:38 pm

Yes it is true that you cannot talk on your CB using that device they do make a monaural device for CB communication and you don't have to use the Goldwing intercom to talk between rider and passenger because the Bluetooth helmets can talk to one another outside the intercom

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Re: BLUE TOOTH HELMETS......

Postby coordinator2 » Sat Jan 25, 2014 9:39 am

I use the Sena setup on my 2010 wing and have a hand held mike for transmission.

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Re: BLUE TOOTH HELMETS......

Postby themainviking » Sat Jan 25, 2014 10:12 am

bstig60 wrote:For $900US is should be gold plated, have bluetooth and anything else included in it one might imagine!!!!


That price tag is nothing for these guys. Take a look at this one. I think these must really be for professional race car drivers, who have sponsors to pay for this stuff. I mean, $7500 for a helmet is just a little above my pay grade.

http://stilo-usa.com/helmets/wrc-des-zero-8860
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Re: BLUE TOOTH HELMETS......

Postby redial » Sat Jan 25, 2014 4:03 pm

In the original post I said the brand was not important. However, I thought that the style with built-in chin bar was a good idea to have for the microphone. It would provide some protection while at the same time cut down on some of the wind noise.

You often see rally car drivers wearing them. Of course Australia has to have its own standards, and does not recognise the European ECE, or the USA DOT testing standards, and unless there is some indication on the helmet that it passes the Australian SAI test, it cannot be sold in Australia. However, there are 'grey' imports that will bypass this restriction, but if pulled up by a picky LEO, they can check your helmet and issue a ticket for a non-complying helmet.

In all States of Australia, the wearing of a helmet is compulsory, except if you have a medical certificate. There are a lot of Harley riders who must be sick in the head, as they are the ones that are usually the ones without a helmet.
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Re: BLUE TOOTH HELMETS......

Postby eklimek » Sun Jan 26, 2014 2:40 pm

The idea of communicating while riding is interesting but how does one reduce the background noise, both reception and transmission?

I wear ear plugs for any distance. Is there another way? I tried noise cancelling ear buds but they don't seem to work, at least mine didn't inside a helmet. (Helmet is required in my jurisdiction.)

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Re: BLUE TOOTH HELMETS......

Postby redial » Sun Jan 26, 2014 6:20 pm

There could be a number of options available, including noise-cancelling earbuds. Of course, there are cheap, and there are expensive, and there are probably Goldilocks prices. Apparently the noise cancelling requires some form of electrical input (battery?), for them to be effective. There are a range of these, some of these that I have used (say on the firing range) have made it so that they remove the sound of the gunfire, but you can hear someone talking behind you; also, there are lot of noise-cancelling headsets that are used by fliers of helicopters and fixed wing aircraft (ever taken a ride in Hercules C140 :?: :?: ).

There are also throat microphones that may cut down on the wind noise used in communicating while riding, as these pick up throat sounds, rather than sound from your mouth. They may be around US$150, but they are designed for military and law enforcement where everything seems to be expensive.

There are Bluetooth models as well, so that the number of cords becomes less, but drycell battery power may become an issue. Just some alternatives to think about.
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Re: BLUE TOOTH HELMETS......

Postby RoadRogue » Fri Jan 31, 2014 9:14 pm

On my bike I use a combination of the factory intercom/CB/AM/FM radio through my wired J+M headset that I upgraded the speakers on ( I soldered in a set from some headphones I canabalized) and for Bluetooth I use the Scala Rider G4. There are two sets of speakers in my helmet one on top of the other with the foam cushions completely surounding my ears. It cuts down on the wind noise, gives me great sound for the music/CB and GPS instructions. The Scala rider gives me good sound while talking bike to bike or bluetooth to my phone for hands free calls and texting( I love my Iphone). Blending the two systems works very well for me. 8-)
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Re: BLUE TOOTH HELMETS......

Postby RoadRogue » Fri Jan 31, 2014 9:23 pm

You can check these guys out , looks kinda cool but havent seen a price yet..... 8-)
www.skullyhelmets.com
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Re: BLUE TOOTH HELMETS......

Postby vinlugg » Sun Feb 02, 2014 12:46 pm

RoadRogue wrote:On my bike I use a combination of the factory intercom/CB/AM/FM radio through my wired J+M headset that I upgraded the speakers on ( I soldered in a set from some headphones I canabalized) and for Bluetooth I use the Scala Rider G4. There are two sets of speakers in my helmet one on top of the other with the foam cushions completely surounding my ears. It cuts down on the wind noise, gives me great sound for the music/CB and GPS instructions. The Scala rider gives me good sound while talking bike to bike or bluetooth to my phone for hands free calls and texting( I love my Iphone). Blending the two systems works very well for me. 8-)


Roadrouge,

This seems like a pretty good fix. If/when I decide to do this I'd like to contact you for guidance?

thanks

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Re: BLUE TOOTH HELMETS......

Postby RoadRogue » Sun Feb 02, 2014 7:37 pm

Roadrouge,

This seems like a pretty good fix. If/when I decide to do this I'd like to contact you for guidance?

thanks

vin


No problem, I could even be talked into taking a few pics to clarify the details as I have just bought a shorty style helmet for the warm weather and need to set it up with the speakers and bluetooth as well. 8-)
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Re: BLUE TOOTH HELMETS......

Postby vinlugg » Sun Feb 02, 2014 10:32 pm

RoadRogue wrote:Roadrouge,

This seems like a pretty good fix. If/when I decide to do this I'd like to contact you for guidance?

thanks

vin


No problem, I could even be talked into taking a few pics to clarify the details as I have just bought a shorty style helmet for the warm weather and need to set it up with the speakers and bluetooth as well. 8-)[/quote]


Wow.....I just happen to wear a shorty too!! I'll be very interested in how it works for you. Please saty in touch.

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