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Discussion in 'Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carp' started by PWRCRZR, Oct 17, 2008.
'Hoot' was singular.:d
With the right gear there is only one riding season . . . and it never ends.
Dangerously close to page 2.
Deep into map land, wishing I was on my bike and following a colored line.
Nice day today, won't be long now!
I was on the road for one reason and another for most of the day yesterday. Unfortunately, had to be in the truck. Saw Many 2 wheeled conveyances! Was more than a little envious.
Maybe later today before those 30% chance of showers come in...
I said something LIKE that yesterday.... 'cept without the rain in the forecast
snow gently falling here this morning....
feels like Christmas again....thermo-bob yesterday for KLR, Klim pant on schedule for today.....
Yea I just heard there is a chance of light snow here tonight...but with day time temps in the 50's...
Seems to me that it is just the start of a long season of riding...with lots of good days to come I am sure
You had me watching my temp gauge all day Sunday...needle barely hovered above the cold line maybe a needles with of day light between the bottom line and the needle. I may put the thermo-bob on my list for next season. I can't wait to here how all your changes work out.
Looking for some input on a set of blue tooth speaker for my helmet. Not really interested in the communicator side of things, just want to listen to audio books and music while on longer trips. Who is running what? I am kinda on a budget.....
for those who plan on keeping a KLR around for the long term it seems to be a good idea...
Watt-man has 90k on his KLR with no issues...
You sure you want blue tooth? I was always worried about battery life.
I use an autocom. Picked it up used, and it never needs to be charged. Not sure what they are going for these days. Mine is an older active-7 sport I think. It only has one audio in, so I have a mix-it 2 to run my audio devices through. (Radar, GPS, Cell, Satelite radio) The wire doesn't bother me. Seems like my heated jacket is hooked up 90% of the time anyway.
The only comm I have is the cell-phone that blue tooths to the GPS. Never went so far as adding a CB to it.
Sound quality is excellent, even with ear plugs in.
Don't go cheap. I did that a few times before I did it right. Cheap stuff lasts a season, I've been running the autocom for 7 years, and it was used when I got it. I am on my 2nd mix-it.
now, before I answer this, I want to offer that I know that I am not REALLY answering your primary question, so feel free to ignore the response, but I will offer my experiences in case it helps.
Found this on a google search... looks like it, or something like it might work.
My Brother had a pair or Scala headsets with him when he was here this fall. WE just used them for the bike to bike feature, but when he rides alone he uses them for phone, music and GPS. They did a pretty good job of letting us talk over reasonable distances, but IIRC it took a while to get them paired properly. I had personal issues with the placement of the boom mic in my helmet. There is very little room between my face and the chinbar of my helmet so I basically had the mic IN my mouth, but I am sure that this is not a common problem for "normal sized" people.
For My needs thus far, whenever I have wanted to have music in my ears I use fairly inexpensive ear-buds. I like the ones with the "over the ear" hooks to help keep them in place as I slide the helmet on. They can get a little uncomfortable over a long day, but that happens so seldom for me, it's not a big deal. For a little more $$ you can get "in helmet" speakers that do the same thing without actually having to fight with "in the ear" issues.
Something like this perhaps
I like the non-bluetooth options for my needs a) because I'm cheap, b) they don't need to be charged, c) because I'm cheap, d) I don't use them very often, and e) because I'm cheap.
but hey, that's just me.
Good luck, and I am sure that there are others that can give you better answers.
Cheap and easy solution is a pair of in ear speakers (skull candy works for me) I have thought about a ram mount for my phone though so it is in front of me where I can access it if needed.
Beyond that I have looked at the Scala units for communicating with Ginger on longer rides, plus all the other features.
I for one am not interested in taking calls while I ride...helmet time is me time
Listen to ChrisW about cheap. I've always gone that route and have been less than happy.
Then again, I stopped putting any kind of head set in my helmet when I heard Heatmaker singing at the top of his lungs going *** mph.
These are people in NH.
They have some adv discounts as well.
Thanks for the helpful input. I will look into this stuff. I wanted to stay away from earbuds, but I might be able to handle a wired pair of speakers.
I have a Nolan helmet with the blue tooth unit installed. To be honest, I never really used it because my Droid wouldn't stream music over blue tooth. However, I have spoken on the phone using it, and it works well. I like the ear buds though, and the reason why is that they cut down on road noise too. Even if I am not listening to music, they help cut down on noise.
FWIW, used to have a speaker set up in my helmet (I wear ear plugs so didn't want ear buds after trying them). Worked fairly well with my RT-P. Pretty quiet behind that fairing.
Didn't work so well on the GS. Too much 'noise' over 45-ish, maybe even slower. It's been a while. Haven't bothered since '08.
Don't know what the Tiger is like at speed in terms of wind/road noise but it's something to consider when going with speakers.
Another option I thought about back then was the 'wired' ear plugs. Never tried them. Just throwing them out as another option in your quest.
The K75 is on it's way to a new home in PA. Another airhead enthusiast lured to the dark side by the silky smooth triple.
Hard to see it go after five years, and ironic that the bike I really liked the most was the first to go, but as much as I liked it, it just didn't fit with my current riding needs and wasn't ridden much the past couple years. At least it's going to a good home - anyone willing to drive here from PA to get it obviously appreciates what he's getting.