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CB and Bluetooth

Postby WingAdmin » Sun Aug 25, 2013 10:09 am

I had this private message from CaptLen - I'm reposting it here for him:

CaptLen wrote:Hi- I've owned my '12 1800A for one week.
I want to set up intercom and bike-to-bike communications.
First, I am unclear on the CB. The service man at the dealer went over the bike with me and showed me "the CB radio" under the trunk floor and the Nav system with removable memory cards on the front wall of the trunk. However, when I called and spoke to my salesman about what was available he stated that I do not have a CB since I have only one antenna (for the NAV/Sirius XM).
Next, all the fellows in my local QWRRA Chapter use their CB's to communicate. My friend uses a Cardo Scala Rider Q3. Obviously, I want to be able to communicate with everyone. I know Sena makes the SR10 which is supposed to tie Bluetooth into CB. Has anyone used this?
I'd be very grateful as a newbie for any info.
I also don't know how to post a general inquiry so I sent to WingAdmin.

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Re: CB and Bluetooth

Postby Wayne » Sun Aug 25, 2013 9:57 pm

On the 12 and 13 1800 the CB is under the stereo in the trunk. He probably does not have a CB installed. Easy to tell, just push the CB switch and if it doesn't come up CB on the display it's not there. A lot of owners add the Sierra multi band single antenna which is easy to detect with the 2 or 3 ft black fiberglass mast

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Re: CB and Bluetooth

Postby WOJCIECH » Mon Aug 26, 2013 10:17 am

CB radio if there was a motorcycle, you have to buy the antenna also needs to be tuned! and bloototh is another matter, is on the phone!

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Re: CB and Bluetooth

Postby CaptLen » Thu Aug 29, 2013 9:47 pm

Thanks, everyone, for your input- I'm sure the silver box rhe serviceman identified as the CB is the sound system; and I did try the CB switch- nothing happened, so you're correct that there's no CB.
No one's tried the Sena Sr10?
Thanks again

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Re: CB and Bluetooth

Postby vinlugg » Fri Nov 22, 2013 8:10 am

Dealer "thought" there was a CB?? One thing I learned while shopping for my bike was just how uninformed the sales people are at these dealerships. I do a great deal of research , for any vehicle, before heading out the door to spend my money. At the first dealership I visited the sales person started to "show" me all the features of the goldwing.....he was sure the floor model I was looking at had ABS, he said they all have it!! It didn't have it. I then asked him to open the side bags and trunk, he couldn't open them!! he said you needed the key!@# He didn't know where the latch handles were hidden. so I said see ya! The dealer I eventually purchased from knew every inch of the bike and the differences between all the model years as far as changes and upgrades. What you were told about the CB doesn't surprise me.


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