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Yankee_Dog

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they use thin speakers and mics. Wired to the main units. Pretty much like all the normal intercom sets. The advantage part is it is not wired to the bike or to your passenger.

 

yankee Dog

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In my internet travels searching for an intercom I came across a couple of Bluetooth systems that look interesting. Anyone have any experience with either of these.

 

Motorola HS830 Helmet Headset

http://www.motorola.com/motoinfo/product/details.jsp?globalObjectId=75

 

Scala-rider TeamSet

http://www.cardowireless.com/scala_rider_teamset/

 

I've also been interested in this topic, and have done some investigation. I'm not sure, but I think you'll find these two are not really designed as 'intercoms', but more as bluetooth connections to mobile phones.

 

The link I found which was of most interest was a UK product:

http://www.alan-uk.com/alan/motorcycle/bluetooth-equipment.html#midland

 

These units look like they will do all the nice stuff - intercom pairing, mobile pairing, and other devices as well. I was interested in pairing to my iPod with a bluetooth adaptor. Trouble is, the Midland unit is not stereo (they tell me it's binaural, whatever that is), which means poor music quality. Also, it's not cheap - $500 Australian. Looks interesting, though.

 

I am going to wait a while till this bluetooth thing gets a little more mature, and prices start to become realistic.

 

Dave.

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The link I found which was of most interest was a UK product:

http://www.alan-uk.com/alan/motorcycle/bluetooth-equipment.html#midland

 

 

This is actually made by a US company - http://www.cardowireless.com/support_and_registration/service.php

 

There is another wireless system made here in the UK http://www.intaride.com/ridertopillion.html - see the Evo Liberty system - not actually Bluetooth, but as the people from the company said to me when I saw them at a Bike show, Bluetooth is just a wireless protocol and rather hard on battery life.

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What intrigues me on the Alan-UK page is this.

 

Albrecht BPA100 Bluetooth adaptor for Two Way radio

 

This would solve my problem as I like the bluetooth intercom but I still want my CB radio. This would give me my cake and let me eat it too.

 

Anyone ever order anything from the UK for delivery to the US????

 

Yankee Dog

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I followed a couple of threads on a couple of sites on this and what I have found that Bluetooth can link two devices in the current low cost implementation. That is yes you can link your phone to the Nav. III, Garmin 2820, Bluetooth module for Baehr intercom, or Autocom Bluetooth module. Example you could link two Bluetooth helmets (Nolan) or one helmet and phone. Yes you can switch back and forth, but not both helmets and phone. I am now thinking that my dream system may be the BMW (J&M) CB unit with intercom (wired helmet set-up), Valentine I, Garmin 2820 with GXM 30 (XM radio & traffic/weather alerts), my Motorola Razer phone, and maybe my ham HT (will need extra cables from J&M).

Dreams are cheap, reality is expensive..

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David,

 

Yes there is an Autocom Bluetooth Adapter that plugs into the Autocom units but it is expensive. Having said that I WANT ONE!

 

Cheers!

 

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......Yes you can switch back and forth, but not both helmets and phone. ......

 

The Cardo Scala-rider Teamset rig allows you to talk to both the phone and passenger at the same time (according to their website anyway). You answer the phone and then conference in the passenger by pushing the button on the side of the unit. Then all are in on the conversation until you hang up or conference the passenger back out again. I am really liking this set up but I dont want to give up my bike to bike comms.

 

Yankee Dog

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David,

 

Yes there is an Autocom Bluetooth Adapter that plugs into the Autocom units but it is expensive. Having said that I WANT ONE!

 

Cheers!

 

Todd dopeslap.gif

 

Todd,

 

Can you point me to some details of this device? I can't seem to find anything at all here in Oz.

 

Thanks,

Dave.

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David,

 

Yes there is an Autocom Bluetooth Adapter that plugs into the Autocom units but it is expensive. Having said that I WANT ONE!

 

Cheers!

 

Todd dopeslap.gif

 

Todd,

 

Can you point me to some details of this device? I can't seem to find anything at all here in Oz.

 

Thanks,

Dave.

Autocom Bluetooth

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I utilize a Motorola HF-820. I paid $19.00 but they are widely available for about 80.00 Plug it to the phone in jack on the Autocom, and with the right phone, you can place and recieve calls at the touch of a button. The motorola V-710 works great. It evewn announces the function menu. In a Shoei X-ll the system works well up to about 65-70 mph. Above that, one needs to slow down to make the call intelligible.

 

Paul

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