Motochello MotoRfPlus - Easy B2B, MP3, etc...

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  1. RL Lemke

    RL Lemke Long timer Supporter

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    Adding B2B radio to rides, dirt & street, makes riding safer and more enjoyable. No more having riders getting separated. Instantly share dangers on the street and trail.

    I also enjoy some background music while riding.

    Motochello offers an affordable way to add B2B radio (any brand, CB, FRS, GMRS) and any audio source to your bike (music, GPS, radar or all of them).

    I added a crossbar to my Ducati and added a small motoPOCKET with metal clamps. Cut small holes in the bottom of the bag to pass thru wires to my radar detector, GPS and B2B radio.

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    Just as easy to add to any bike. RAM 1" ball handlebar mounts hold the radar detector and GPS. The GMRS/FRS radio hangs on the bag.

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    Everything plugs into the little MotoRfPlus. Being a pass-thru design, all volumes are controlled by the source.

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    Labelled and bundled I shove everything into the bag.

    If you only want B2B it would be just as easy to put the little box in a pocket and clip the radio to your jacket.

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    Helmet installation was easy. I secured the speakers in the speaker depressions with hot glue.

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    The microphone is attached with the two-side tape.

    There is also a waterproof PTT button included.

    http://www.motochello.com/motorfplus-motorcycle-bike-to-bike-communication-system/

    Easy and affordable.

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    If you choose to upgrade to the MC-200 system, the helmet system is the same.

    I've been using different B2B systems since 1987. This one is the easiest. A quality GMRS radio allows for staying connected between riders for a greater distance than you would expect. I had a battery die and was stranded at the no-cell-coverage end of Arches National Park. My riding buddies were miles away. Yet, the little Kenwood radios allowed me to call for help.

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  2. RL Lemke

    RL Lemke Long timer Supporter

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    I also use in ear monitors to quiet the dangerous sound levels inside the helmet, while being able to hear my electronics at a low volume.

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    Custom molded Sensaphonics made with medical grade silicone give me a 40 db of protection, as tested in the audiologist sound booth in my ear.

    When riding with others I connect the helmet lead to have 2-way communication with the B2B radio.

    When riding alone I only connect the ear monitor cord.
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    RL Lemke Long timer Supporter

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    Other than while making movies, we tend to spread out and keep our distance. Most of the time we just catch glimpses of each other. B2B radios are how we all stay connected.

    This video shows what it is like when we ride:

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    Found this old Mosquito Ridge movie that captured B2B use.

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    40db - Is that the same as a 40NRR rating? I've tried custom-molded pugs before, and they made my ear so rigid that I couldn't pull the helmet over them without making my ears raw. How flexible are the Sensualphonics?
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    40db is the tested volume reduction found using the hearing test room and comparing the results with and without the Sensaphonics in my ears.

    The Sensaphonics are medical grade silicone so move and act like human tissue. Comfortable for 12 hour day after day of riding. The photo shows the modifications made for helmet use. At $750 they are expensive, but then hearing aids cost a heck of a lot more. http://www.sensaphonics.com/
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    GB . Administrator Super Moderator Super Supporter

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    Thanks for the intro of this new product and review.. it looks like an easy solution to multiple audio inputs.

    For helmet use, one would need the headset / mic setup. Since it looks like the MotoRfPlus isn't supplied with any battery power, how is the headset powered?
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  8. RL Lemke

    RL Lemke Long timer Supporter

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    Everything is powered by each source. Thus, there is no VOX as the B2B radio is PTT controlled. Push the included button and the radio is powering the microphone.

    Everything on the sheet above is included. The only challenge is installing the headset into a helmet because each helmet is so different there isn't a single best way. Modular helmets work best with the included boom mic.

    The wind noise suppression is built into the microphone.

    My set-up may be working so well because I use extremely efficient ear monitors. I have to keep the volumes of each source turned way down.
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    RL Lemke Long timer Supporter

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    I found that the value priced Garmin VIRB 16 mp camcorder offers the ability to record audio to the video. Garmin also offers a way to mic the exhaust and rider communication system. Great deal when added to the $108 camcorder.
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