whats the best intercom


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dmurphy
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whats the best intercom

Postby dmurphy » Tue Jul 07, 2015 1:28 pm



i just purchased a 2012 Goldwing ABS model. it does not have a CB hookup and i am unsure if i want one. we do plan on touring a fair bit, but at this point we are looking at what would be the better intercom system. we don't want BT as we are trying to get away from the darn phone. we only need to communicate back and forth and would like to listen to the radio and GPS. we both wear half shell helmets. any suggestions. trying to keep the cost down. there is information overload out there. thanks for now.



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Re: whats the best intercom

Postby WingAdmin » Tue Jul 07, 2015 1:56 pm

dmurphy wrote:i just purchased a 2012 Goldwing ABS model. it does not have a CB hookup and i am unsure if i want one. we do plan on touring a fair bit, but at this point we are looking at what would be the better intercom system. we don't want BT as we are trying to get away from the darn phone. we only need to communicate back and forth and would like to listen to the radio and GPS. we both wear half shell helmets. any suggestions. trying to keep the cost down. there is information overload out there. thanks for now.


Well your bike already has an intercom built into it, so the rider and passenger can talk to one another over that (wired) intercom - all you need is headsets/microphones in the helmets.

Adding a CB allows you and your passenger to talk to other riders on other bikes who also have CB's. It also allows you to talk to tractor trailer drivers in the area, who can be a valuable source of information on weather, road conditions, traffic, and speed traps up ahead.

You can listen to the radio over the headset as well. If your bike has a built-in GPS, you can listen to it over your headsets too. If you do not have a built-in GPS, you can add an aftermarket GPS and hook it into your bike using a GPS Input Device so that you can hear its spoken instructions over your headset.

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Re: whats the best intercom

Postby harvey01 » Tue Jul 07, 2015 4:10 pm

dmurphy,

Just to agree with Wing Admin, your new 2012 GL1800 has an intercom system built in. Contact your dealer if you need help after reading the owners manual. If it did not come with an owners manual you can get one from: www.helminc.com

They do all of Honda's manuals.

Regarding headsets, there are many different ones available. I prefer J&M Audio and then my second choice is Edsets. A google search will get you to both companies. Sierra Electronics is a good retailer for J&M products as well as others.
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Re: whats the best intercom

Postby Dpkal » Wed Aug 12, 2015 7:34 pm

I hav the sena 20s. Had it before I bought my wing... Love it can share music with my passenger and can group talk with 10 people. Added bonus it connects Bluetooth to my phone. I am not much to talking the phone while riding but talked to my dad rolling at 90+ and he didn't hear any wind noise. He had no clue I was on my bike




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