GL1800, Nolan Helmets, Bluetooth & MCS


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GL1800, Nolan Helmets, Bluetooth & MCS

Postby ajcowz » Fri Jun 03, 2011 6:02 am



I'm trying to establish if what I'm proposing to do is going to work.

The context is my wife doesn't want to wear a 'wired' helmet so it looks like I'm going to have to purchase a Bluetooth system so we can talk while riding (she'll pillion).

However, having a Deluxe model GL1800 with Navigation I'm keen to hook up to the Honda MCS to listen to the radio and GPS navigation.

So, what I'm thinking is the following:

Me, as rider - a Nolan helmet with the basic kit, + the Honda Goldwing bits + a Bluetooth kit....for that I get audio, navigation and intercom option with my wife..

My wife, as pillion, Nolan helmet with basic kit and bluetooth kit...for that she gets intercom with me. No audio as far as I can tell...and no cables which is what she wants.

So, does anyone know if that will work or if there is a better way. Hope someone can help.

Adrian



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Re: GL1800, Nolan Helmets, Bluetooth & MCS

Postby macka » Fri Jun 03, 2011 12:23 pm

The bluetooth works, get the good sound blocking set don't get the in the ear or skimp out on the quality. The one thing you need to know is that when the batteries die, you have to recharge them. That is the one drawback about wireless.

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Re: GL1800, Nolan Helmets, Bluetooth & MCS

Postby WingAdmin » Fri Jun 03, 2011 12:25 pm

Bluetooth does not use a lot of power - buy a black helmet, glue a couple flexible solar panels to the top, and make it sun-powered. :)

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Re: GL1800, Nolan Helmets, Bluetooth & MCS

Postby macka » Fri Jun 03, 2011 12:34 pm

WingAdmin wrote:Bluetooth does not use a lot of power - buy a black helmet, glue a couple flexible solar panels to the top, and make it sun-powered. :)


listening to music on a dual headphone bluetooth and talking burns out batteries in about 6 hours, just saying :mrgreen:

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Re: GL1800, Nolan Helmets, Bluetooth & MCS

Postby ajcowz » Sat Jun 04, 2011 1:06 am

Thanks for the responses.

Will let you know how I go. Will be purchasing in a few weeks...




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