Anyone out there have the Sena SMH10?

Discussion in 'Equipment' started by sixsevenfive, Mar 24, 2010.

  1. SaharaJp99

    SaharaJp99 Been here awhile

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    Why would that be? The manual on the BTA says it remembers a pairing, and I know the Sena does. Why when powered up wouldn't they pair up automatically?
  2. FireIdiot

    FireIdiot Lost in translation

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    I have the earbud clamp mount on my helmet for about 2 months. It now is very intermittent with the audio and the jack is loose. I assume from setting my helmet on flat surfaces. Anyone else had this issue? I wonder if Sena will warranty it ?
  3. radon222

    radon222 1150GS-ADV

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    I have to apologize... it was the Camos BTA that I tried and had re-pair constantly, not the Cardo. Maybe I'll give the Cardo a try too :clap
  4. SaharaJp99

    SaharaJp99 Been here awhile

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    Yes and yes, on my 3rd earbud clamp mount. They will warranty them. I can't believe they haven't re-designed them yet.
  5. AlecMyrddyn

    AlecMyrddyn Been here awhile

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    For anyone who had the Intercom dropping problem since upgrading to 4.0: my 4/17 update to 4.0 seems to have done the trick. Took a nice ride this weekend with my girlfriend, and the Intercom ran the whole trip, never dropped once.

    My final comments to Sena on the support case included a copy of the 4.0 file I downloaded on 4/4 to prove to them they have released different versions of the firmware under the same file name. So far, no response.

    -Alec
  6. Ohio_Danimal

    Ohio_Danimal Midlife Crisis Man

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    I have read here where some Inmates had issues getting the SMH10 bracket to mount nice and flush to RF1100's and similar FF helmets due to the curvature on the helmet not matching the bracket and clip, etc. Not wanting the Sena mount to be distorted in any way to ensure a nice smooth fit of the unit on the mount.

    I have just ordered a Sena SMH10 to replace the $40 Chinese Cardo Scala clone I have been using (that acts up so intermittantly I had to pull the trigger on a Sena) And here is what I did to mount my last unit.

    I eliminated the entire screw or stick on bracket and simply used some Sugru silicone to stick the sucker in place. It hasn't budged in a year and is still as solid as the day the Sugru hardened.

    This also mean there is no inner 'clip" to reduce the helmet opening slightly, causing issues with it hitting your ear when taking the helmet off. The Sugru fill all voids well so it has less windnoise as well.

    As soon as my Sena arrives I will post a brief how-to. IIRC it only took one 5g packet of Sugru to do it.
  7. mpenner

    mpenner Heavy Cruiser

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    Has anyone used a BT transmitter plugged into the audio jack of a satellite radio to connect with the SMH-10 that they would recommend?
  8. radon222

    radon222 1150GS-ADV

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    Just last week I tried out an IMC Camos BTA with Zumo 550 with XM30. The bluetooth portion worked great once I discovered I had to turn down the master volume in the Zumo to alleviate some distortion/interference.

    However, I ended up sending it back because it wouldn't retain its pairing. Any time I cycled the power on the Sena, meant having to go through the Media Select pairing. EVERY TIME.
  9. BlueLghtning

    BlueLghtning Riding is my passion

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    I started with a Schoshe BT transmitter on the audio output of my GPS which also had XM. It worked great, but after a year decided not to turn on one day. Now I have one of those cheapy ones off ebay labeled as A2DP Bluetooth transmitter that you can find for under $20 and it works great. If I get a year out of it, I'll be happy. Best thing is they use a mini-usb charger to charge and I already had a ton of those plugs so its easy to charge on the bike when I need to.

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  10. Macho Man2

    Macho Man2 Adventurer

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    I have been trying to upgrade my SMH10 to the new 4.0 upgrade and when I click on the new 4.0 link my computer comes up NOT Implemented/ 404 not found... error. Can anyone tell me what to do.. I got a reply from Kim with sena but it still doesn't work.

    Bill
  11. levain

    levain STILL Jim Williams

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    Had mine since they came out. 2 years now. Never had a problem, and I'm hard on my stuff.
  12. AlecMyrddyn

    AlecMyrddyn Been here awhile

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    Bill,

    If you go directly to http://www.senabluetooth.com/support/download_document.php does it work?

    -Alec
  13. Macho Man2

    Macho Man2 Adventurer

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    No it still doesn't work same thing comes up every time, I'm calling sena right now... hoping for a fix.

    Bill
  14. danham

    danham Been here awhile

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    Bill,

    Have you cleared your browser cache?

    -dan
  15. SaharaJp99

    SaharaJp99 Been here awhile

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    Lucky you. This is a known problem with the ear bud mounts. Mine last abou 4-6 months before they break. I'm not the only one experiencing this.
  16. Ohio_Danimal

    Ohio_Danimal Midlife Crisis Man

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    I am gonna sound like a fanboy, but, if I were using one of the earbud mounts, and was aware of their propensity to break, I would get me some Sugru and mold a reinforcement around the base of that jack. Sugru will stick to anything and is easy to work (for about 30 minutes) and once hardened (24 hours) is incredible stuff. I guarantee you it would do the job here.:clap
  17. Macho Man2

    Macho Man2 Adventurer

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    Hey, I got it done. I called SENA and after talking to them it was Firefox that was preventing me from downloading it. I went on internet explorer and it downloaded fast. Now to learn how to use all this new technology.

    Bill
  18. Oregonwinger66

    Oregonwinger66 Oregonwinger

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    Hmmmm. I used F F to d-load, and no problems. What version? 9.0.1 here. My wife's hospital program wouldn't run in earlier FF, but it works fine on 9.0.1. Glad you got er'. :1drink
  19. wingwing

    wingwing Been here awhile

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    no luck with mine...
    .. purchased last month.
    .. came with 3.1 .. works mostly ok except hers has more "snap, crackle and pop" than mine does.

    Then, when the new upgrade came out I updated the first day.
    After the upgrade, the maximum intercom volume on both was "down" about 30 percent or more
    (just estimating by the jog control).
    So I "restored" to 3.1 and all was well again... the volume is fantastic.

    Then I read all the posts about there being an undocumented "revised" version of the .img file that fixed the volume and other problems..
    ..so I uninstalled the download manager, re installed a new one, then upgraded the .img file to a new one (today) and tried everything all over again.

    bummer... same result as the first upgrade attempt.
    She has the same "snap, crackle and pop" and the intercom volume is once again way down in the barely audible range.

    well.. I'm going to try and restore back to 3.1 again
    .. then, I'll probably just give up for awhile until a I see a REAL version upgrade (4.01.. or something similar).

    Sorry but, being able to hear each other is the most important thing
    .... all the other bells and whistles are nice but not if we have to give up hearing each other.

    :-(

    Dennis
  20. danham

    danham Been here awhile

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    Dennis,

    Did you do a full reset to factory defaults after the firmware update? Sena recommends this even though the update supposedly performs one too during installation. Can't hurt.

    -dan