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Forum: Layin' down tracks 11-30-2013, 01:44 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,469
Posted By OldSchool750
For a while there was a source for the 550 demo...

For a while there was a source for the 550 demo cases....the ones you saw in the showroom. They are identical to the real ones...except no guts and a dummy screen. I got one several years ago for 10...
Forum: Equipment 08-16-2013, 08:49 PM
Replies: 3,753
Views: 579,335
Posted By OldSchool750
A friend and I recently returned from a 2,200...

A friend and I recently returned from a 2,200 hundred mile trip covering 8 days. Our initial intention was to use the Sena's intercom just for directions, road hazards, and such. The rest of the time...
Forum: Equipment 08-13-2013, 09:15 PM
Replies: 3,753
Views: 579,335
Posted By OldSchool750
Standards...

I note that Cycle Gear is now selling a competitive bluetooth communicator. I would hope that it and others that are bound to follow would work with each other, but alas I'm sure it will not happen....
Forum: Equipment 07-27-2013, 10:46 PM
Replies: 3,753
Views: 579,335
Posted By OldSchool750
I note that Bell now has a helmet specially...

I note that Bell now has a helmet specially designed to fit the Sena.

https://www.bellhelmets.com/powersports/mag-9-sena?SID=1ecabj57pgqdn9g8b40toh0bi3

Jim
Forum: Equipment 02-05-2013, 09:58 PM
Replies: 3,753
Views: 579,335
Posted By OldSchool750
I've had my Sena's since a month after they came...

I've had my Sena's since a month after they came out.....the original ones. They have the original batteries, but I updated the mounting plate to the one that eliminates the boom. Other than clean...
Forum: Equipment 08-15-2012, 09:34 PM
Replies: 3,753
Views: 579,335
Posted By OldSchool750
The Zumo 550 has a similar pin connection and it...

The Zumo 550 has a similar pin connection and it suffers from the same problems....at least mine does. Having said that I remove and replace my Sena daily for charging and have....in close to two...
Forum: Ride reports 07-13-2012, 01:49 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 753
Posted By OldSchool750
J Stu, Subscribed...... I was glad to...

J Stu,

Subscribed......

I was glad to meet you at our weekly bike meet and also happy to see via your blog that you got your part welded to fix the front end sag. :nod

Take our advice and be...
Forum: Ride reports 12-05-2011, 02:10 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,212
Posted By OldSchool750
The bike is a 1969 .... titled as a...

The bike is a 1969 .... titled as a '70...sandcast CB750. I also have a '69 diecast that I've owned since '69.
Great bikes! When in Thailand I rent a CB400.

Jim
Forum: Ride reports 12-05-2011, 12:34 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,212
Posted By OldSchool750
I will be riding the north of Thailand in early...

I will be riding the north of Thailand in early 2012.....can't wait! This will be about my 10th trip and each one is better then the last.:deal

Jim
Forum: Ride reports 11-02-2011, 10:35 PM
Replies: 239
Views: 42,076
Posted By OldSchool750
I ride the exact same bike. Hard to look at those...

I ride the exact same bike. Hard to look at those pictures. :cry Good luck on getting it all back together. The important thing is that you are healing.....hopefully along with the bike... so that...
Forum: Equipment 08-31-2011, 08:46 PM
Replies: 3,753
Views: 579,335
Posted By OldSchool750
My last cellphone was a Palm Centro. It always...

My last cellphone was a Palm Centro. It always had problems pairing with my Zumo even with the latest software from Sprint. I never paired it with the Sena, but I suspect your problem is in the...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 08-23-2011, 10:10 PM
Replies: 242
Views: 83,420
Posted By OldSchool750
I've already replaced mine once. Now I'm thinking...

I've already replaced mine once. Now I'm thinking of ordering a couple of more spares. Also the case buttons fall apart eventually too. I think they can still be bought as demo cases. Maybe we should...
Forum: Equipment 08-05-2011, 01:58 AM
Replies: 3,753
Views: 579,335
Posted By OldSchool750
Am I missing something? The Zumo has an MP3...

Am I missing something? The Zumo has an MP3 player built in. Why not just stick a SD card in it with the same music that is on the IPhone? I have an Android that has the same music the Zumo has. Or...
Forum: Equipment 06-07-2011, 10:36 PM
Replies: 3,753
Views: 579,335
Posted By OldSchool750
I carry a small 12 volt to dual USB adapter that...

I carry a small 12 volt to dual USB adapter that I carry in my tankbag. Using it, I can recharge two devices. I have never had to recharge the SENA on a ride as the device greatly outlasts my riding...
Forum: Ride reports 05-15-2011, 04:45 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 39,143
Posted By OldSchool750
Brian, I gathered a ton of frequent flier...

Brian,

I gathered a ton of frequent flier miles flying from Florida to Seattle in connection with my job...before retirement. :evil

I love the city...even the rain....and made many ferry trips...
Forum: Equipment 05-15-2011, 02:45 PM
Replies: 3,753
Views: 579,335
Posted By OldSchool750
The LED is imbedded within the body between the...

The LED is imbedded within the body between the big knob and the front (pointy end) of the unit. It will glow either red or blue depending on what you are doing. It is not readily visible in bright...
Forum: Equipment 05-09-2011, 10:04 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 12,473
Posted By OldSchool750
You are probably missing a codec. This is the...

You are probably missing a codec. This is the codec pack I use.

http://www.codecguide.com/download_k-lite_codec_pack_standard.htm

Select one of the mirror sites to download and then install.
...
Forum: Equipment 05-09-2011, 09:56 PM
Replies: 3,753
Views: 579,335
Posted By OldSchool750
I'm interested in getting the Sena SMH10 and...

I'm interested in getting the Sena SMH10 and found this thread before posting. I've read over the 15 most recent pages and I'm trying to sum up what I think you guys have established. Let me know...
Forum: Equipment 05-07-2011, 01:45 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 12,473
Posted By OldSchool750
As a suggestion, just rename the ".mov" file...

As a suggestion, just rename the ".mov" file extensions to ".avi". They will play much better. This was using "media player classic" as the player on Windows XP. :deal

I love this camera and I...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 04-29-2011, 10:28 PM
Replies: 242
Views: 83,420
Posted By OldSchool750
I suspect that the touchscreens are going to be a...

I suspect that the touchscreens are going to be a recurring problem on the Zumo 550....as well as the buttons falling off. A savings of 120 bucks or so achieved by replacing them yourself seems like...
Forum: Ride reports 04-29-2011, 09:45 PM
Replies: 1,494
Views: 537,567
Posted By OldSchool750
I would love to be with you in Chiang Mai. I was...

I would love to be with you in Chiang Mai. I was there as the new year rolled in and it was wonderful....the people, the riding, the food....all great. Hope to be back in a few months.

Hope all...
Forum: Equipment 04-19-2011, 10:33 PM
Replies: 3,753
Views: 579,335
Posted By OldSchool750
You're not ever going to get Bose quality sound...

You're not ever going to get Bose quality sound out of helmet speakers...the physics just won't allow it. Most helmet sets optimize the sound to favor communications, also.

I use the Sena's paired...
Forum: Equipment 04-18-2011, 10:03 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 12,473
Posted By OldSchool750
I would be interested to see video using the long...

I would be interested to see video using the long arm mount. I have the same camera and everytime I use a long arm....in my case RAM... mount, I see lots of vibration in the video.

Mounting to a...
Forum: Equipment 04-16-2011, 10:59 PM
Replies: 3,753
Views: 579,335
Posted By OldSchool750
I suspect your battery life will go way down...

I suspect your battery life will go way down driving large low impedance speakers. Just something to consider.

Jim
Forum: Layin' down tracks 03-19-2011, 08:30 PM
Replies: 242
Views: 83,420
Posted By OldSchool750
The vendor on Ebay now has the correct size...

The vendor on Ebay now has the correct size screen. This is the correct one.
There are others that sell them also.
...
Forum: Ride reports 02-12-2011, 09:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,036
Posted By OldSchool750
The pics look very familiar! I go to Thailand a...

The pics look very familiar! I go to Thailand a couple of times a year, take the overnight train from Bangkok, rent a bike in Chiang Mai, and spend a few days riding around the area. The roads are...
Forum: Equipment 02-12-2011, 08:16 PM
Replies: 3,753
Views: 579,335
Posted By OldSchool750
The adapter for use with FRS will be a great...

The adapter for use with FRS will be a great addition to the Sena and will solve the conferencing problem. It will be interesting to see how it connects in to the existing arrangement.

I've had...
Forum: Equipment 12-26-2010, 06:26 AM
Replies: 3,753
Views: 579,335
Posted By OldSchool750
The Camos is plugged into the Zumo...not the...

The Camos is plugged into the Zumo...not the phone. A phone must be paired directly with the Sena to be able to control its functions. If you do this, the phone info will not appear on the...
Forum: Equipment 12-25-2010, 06:22 PM
Replies: 3,753
Views: 579,335
Posted By OldSchool750
The Sena has "two" bluetooth connections. One...

The Sena has "two" bluetooth connections. One paired "in stereo" to the Camos for audio....typically the XM or MP3....and the second paired to the Zumo itself "as a headset" for the phone....mic >>...
Forum: Equipment 12-24-2010, 11:04 PM
Replies: 3,753
Views: 579,335
Posted By OldSchool750
I agree with the above hookup. I have a Camos...

I agree with the above hookup. I have a Camos bluetooth adapter plugged into the Zumo 550 bike adapter 3.5 mm audio out. Sema SMH10 for the helmet and a Palm Centro Phone.

My steps are as follows:...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 12-15-2010, 09:12 PM
Replies: 242
Views: 83,420
Posted By OldSchool750
digitizer and button failures

I replaced the digitizer....the smaller one from the e-bay seller with no problems. Also, the buttons...at least three on my 550 broke around the edges and one fell out. The solution is to buy a...
Forum: Ride reports 12-06-2010, 08:40 PM
Replies: 3,105
Views: 1,523,204
Posted By OldSchool750
Wow..how did I miss this thread!

Glad I'm retired! Took me three days, but I've finally finished reading and watching. What a emotional ride....literally.... and now more pics to look at. The video of your "rant" ride makes my loop...
Forum: Equipment 10-28-2010, 09:21 PM
Replies: 3,753
Views: 579,335
Posted By OldSchool750
The Zumo and bluetooth connections is a love/hate...

The Zumo and bluetooth connections is a love/hate relationship. I assume you have the latest Zumo bluetooth load. The older software loads had issues similar to yours.

In my case, I turn off the...
Forum: Equipment 10-24-2010, 11:12 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 12,473
Posted By OldSchool750
I like the camara, but I would like to try an...

I like the camara, but I would like to try an external mic...the connection or specs of which don't seem to be published. Maybe the new firmware will make to internal mic work better as it is pretty...
Forum: Equipment 10-24-2010, 10:29 PM
Replies: 3,753
Views: 579,335
Posted By OldSchool750
Zumo 550, Palm Centro, Camos Adaptor, and Sena

I have been using the Sema's for several months now and am extremely pleased with how they work. My setup has a Palm Centro paired with the Zumo for cell phone usage, the Zumo connected via it's 3.5...
Forum: Ride reports 08-22-2010, 10:35 PM
Replies: 318
Views: 116,784
Posted By OldSchool750
Love the report!

Wonderful report....particularly because I ride a '69 750! The pictures were awesome and I love your writing style. I anxiously await your next adventure! :clap:clap
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-28-2010, 09:24 PM
Replies: 4,992
Views: 952,558
Posted By OldSchool750
Thumb Really enjoying this thread! These...

Really enjoying this thread! These pics...especially the moving ones...seem to almost have a 3-D look to them. Just beautiful. :thumb

You put some of the "professional" photographers to shame....
Forum: Ride reports 07-22-2010, 02:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,223
Posted By OldSchool750
I've made that loop many times...a go two three...

I've made that loop many times...a go two three times a year. What time of year did you do the loop? In the spring, they are burning the fields off and it is really smokey. :eek1

Jim
Forum: Ride reports 02-11-2009, 03:01 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 30,395
Posted By OldSchool750
Excellent report...loved it! :bow Jim

Excellent report...loved it! :bow

Jim
Forum: Ride reports 02-04-2009, 04:35 PM
Replies: 306
Views: 104,197
Posted By OldSchool750
Love this one..

I am putting together a list of links to great ride reports here to send to fellow riders and this one truly deserves to be on the list!

Great report! :bow

Jim
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