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fred1diver
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intercom system

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hey everyone, I'm new on here, just bought a 1984 gl1200 aspencade

it doesn't seem to have the intercom, what do I need to get it set up for comms?
is the intercom system worth it or should I just get a set of bluetooth intercoms instead?


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Pick your poison as to the type you want, pro and con for both. You need a headset (who you use will determine what all you might need). Generally the interface cord mates between the bike & the helmet. Adjust the setting to the sound levels you need and the VOX level to cut down background noise.
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Forget the POS honda system and get Sena Bluetooth headsets.
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If you don't already have the honda intercom I would say to forget it, it will cost quite a bit to find one and it will be 20 years old and you will have to plug it and your helmets into the bike using wires. I would buy a Sena20S set of intercoms, it is state of the art, works with any bluetooth device you want to add to your bike (GPS, phone, etc) and is wire free. The honda intercoms were never that great to begin with so avoid a lot of headaches and just go straight for a modern bluetooth intercom.

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I use a sena 10S and am very happy with it
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fred1diver wrote: Tue Jun 20, 2017 12:32 pm is the intercom system worth it or should I just get a set of bluetooth intercoms instead?
Personally I have a Sena bluetooth unit. I have it paired to my GPS, and my cell phone through the GPS... When I get a phone call, I get a notification on the GPS screen and I can either accept or decline the call via the GPS screen, if I accept the call the audio comes through my helmet speakers when not using cell phone the GPS prompts come through. I am looking for a bluetooth device that will connect to my stereo so I can get that audio through the helmet speakers also. I can also communicate with other riders when in a group.

My 85 Interstate did have the Honda intercom system, but I found it cumbersome and not very reliable, and of course won't connect to the GPS or cell phone, plus most of my riding is 1 up.

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I have a 2014 wing with the j m corded headsets. But I bought the Sena 20s Bluetooth headset and use the Sena more. If it doesn't have corded outlets use the Sena. If it does use the Sena

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I ended up getting a bluetooth system, a lot more useful, picked up a used scala riders G4 at a sweet price, in pristine condition


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