What are You Using for Bike to Bike Communication

Discussion in 'Equipment' started by Sir Dave, Oct 9, 2012.

  1. FakeName

    FakeName Wile E Coyote SuperGenius

    Joined:
    Jan 1, 2007
    Oddometer:
    1,893
    Location:
    San Diego

    Why thank you for telling me what I want. The thread title is:

    "What are You Using for Bike to Bike Communication"

    and I believe I answered that.

    Yes, I bought the Yaseu a long time ago.
    #21
  2. Xcountry-Rider

    Xcountry-Rider Banned

    Joined:
    Sep 22, 2008
    Oddometer:
    912
    Location:
    Pine Valley, California (San Diego County)
    I was approaching the conversation from the perspective of informing the reader who is combing this thread for information on what to buy. Not criticizing your comms setup.
    #22
  3. Mat

    Mat Long timer

    Joined:
    Apr 2, 2008
    Oddometer:
    1,249
    Location:
    Heidiland
    What kind of throat mic were you looking at? I remember the ones we used in the tank, they were awesome.

    But then I bought some cheap Cobra or something throat mic for myself that just cannot be placed correctly at all. It seems to be worthless. Kinda hard to test though...
    #23
  4. scooterGdawg

    scooterGdawg Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Sep 25, 2009
    Oddometer:
    532
    Location:
    columbia, sc
    #24
  5. MudratinOz

    MudratinOz Nomadic motorcyle traveller

    Joined:
    May 15, 2007
    Oddometer:
    924
    Location:
    Lake Macquaire, NSW, Australia

    Nothing specific at this stage, busy with other projects atm
    #25
  6. Xcountry-Rider

    Xcountry-Rider Banned

    Joined:
    Sep 22, 2008
    Oddometer:
    912
    Location:
    Pine Valley, California (San Diego County)
    The answer is yes you can just need to get the applicable adapter. For example i you get a Midland CB like the Midland 75-822, You just need to get the Rugged radio Midland two prong plugin that fits the radio.


    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    Rugged Radio Adapter
    #26
  7. scooterGdawg

    scooterGdawg Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Sep 25, 2009
    Oddometer:
    532
    Location:
    columbia, sc
    Great...can anyone tell me how loud this system is? Compared to say the scala's ? The scalas never seemed loud enuff for me....

    Also these days I like to wear ear plugs.....any chance I could hear these while wearing plugs?
    #27
  8. Wayne50

    Wayne50 RoadStarMan

    Joined:
    Sep 22, 2008
    Oddometer:
    46
    Location:
    NE Missouri
    I use the Scala and we hear "too loud" sometimes.....but Scala now offers a half helmet ear plug system that should work for you as many must have asked for a way to use ear plugs...

    UClear HBC200 is a new system that is supposed to be fantastic.... using military voice recognition and noise cancellation, and it doesn't use a long mic, just a stub out of one of the earpieces. If you can wait until one of the big motorcycle shows they should be there so you can see for yourself. I met the company president at last years. This new one, the 200, can put up to 9 riders together. Almost sounds too good to be true.... but I think I'm going to get one anyway for my trip to the Alps next summer as I need to me able to communicate instantly and well with my riding partner.
    #28
  9. Xcountry-Rider

    Xcountry-Rider Banned

    Joined:
    Sep 22, 2008
    Oddometer:
    912
    Location:
    Pine Valley, California (San Diego County)
    You can hook up far more than that by connecting a radio. With radio comms not everyone needs the same system radio, headset etc. As long as they are on the same freq you have comms. These proprietary linkup systems that require everyone to have the same headset are a waste of time because nobody will. Especially when your paying 400 bucks like the HB200. You have a 400 dollar headset that you can't use with anyone else.
    #29
  10. Xcountry-Rider

    Xcountry-Rider Banned

    Joined:
    Sep 22, 2008
    Oddometer:
    912
    Location:
    Pine Valley, California (San Diego County)
    #30
  11. steve_k

    steve_k Long timer

    Joined:
    Jul 19, 2008
    Oddometer:
    1,065
    Location:
    Seattle area
    I picked up the Baofeng UV5R as mentioned in that thread. Have not used it yet for any communication but have enjoyed scanning the bands to hear what people talk about. I plan on taking the HAM technician class test sometime in the near future so I can operate it. Seems like a well built product. And the online pricing is good! I am in China right now and hit up a radio shop and it was difficult to work them down to the online pricing, but did get a good deal on a couple of the programming cables.
    #31
  12. samckay

    samckay n00b

    Joined:
    Jul 16, 2012
    Oddometer:
    3
    Location:
    League City, TX
    A very long string with two coke cans..lol, Love ya Dad!
    #32