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By *icple4u2 OP   Couple 9 weeks ago

Durham

Now the Mrs is joining me on the bike I'm looking for an intercom system. Anyone with advice on what to look for, any recommendations or what to avoid would be useful.

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By *uckandseeMan 9 weeks ago

wales

We use packtalk from cardo works ok. although if sat nav cuts in it sometimes refuses to go back to intercom.

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By * and BCouple 9 weeks ago

Durham

Starcom or Autocom is the best we have found. Police use Autocom or they use to. I have had Starcom for many years. Great at high speed which a lot on the market let you down with on this aspect. Remember you get what you pay for. I went, and still use, the hard wire as the bluetooth just doesn't give you the volume control you need due to the restricted noise level that is required by law, again no good at high speed.

I wasted a lot of money trying to find the right product. Hope this helps

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By *rivenSnowCouple 9 weeks ago

Wellington

We both ride and use the Cardo Freecom. Great peice if kit in all weather's and had no problems with it at all. Easy to use even with thick gloves. Connects easily enough to whatever you use, other unit, satnav, phone.

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By *icple4u2 OP   Couple 9 weeks ago

Durham

Thanks for the advice, I'll certainly check them all out. I had a look on amazon but haven't heard of most of the makes they are pushing and I'm always sceptical of their reviews.

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By *ilverandBlondeCouple 9 weeks ago

Durham

Another vote for Autocom from me, have used them a lot over the years including bike to bike always been very good. Having said that however I got hold of a relatively cheap Bluetooth set on eBay and they have been amazing, never let me down at any point and they also connect to other bikes who have Bluetooth helmets.

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By *ikerbikermarkMan 9 weeks ago

Bedfordshire

I have the Sena 30 works very well with phone and sat nav. Also has Mesh mode which is so easy to connect up to about 8 riders or so.

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By *op GunnerMan 9 weeks ago

Near the sea

I use Sena brilliant bit of kit, easy to set up and easy to use

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By *YLINDERCouple 9 weeks ago

CARDIFF

We use cardo pactalk very good voice control FM radio works well. Although SLOW DOWN in my ear can be annoying.

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By *op GunnerMan 9 weeks ago

Near the sea


"We use cardo pactalk very good voice control FM radio works well. Although SLOW DOWN in my ear can be annoying. "

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By *reenman19Man 9 weeks ago

caton

Sena and cardo are both units I've had in the past.

Normally pick what your mates have already then you can mesh in.

If it's just for pillion then you don't need top end, I still have my first set of cheap Chinese freedcom units, they allow phone hookup for calls music and satnav. I paid 40 beans for that set.

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By *tis46Man 9 weeks ago

Aberdeen

I love my Sena comms! I bought the Sena SMH 10R dual so that both my pillion and I had comms while riding. When my son was big enough to come out with me I bought the individual unit for his helmet that way we could talk and I could make sure he was ok and holding on if I was about to overtake etc.

The kit is low profile and incredibly simple to install and use. Highly recommended!

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By *cd and scruffCouple 8 weeks ago

Rochester

We use senna 30. Brilliant.

Tried the cardo packtalk and could not get them to connect properly. No problems with the sienna's though.

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By *annyc1978Man 8 weeks ago

Glasgow

I've been using Freedconn t max and found it pretty reliable

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By *jcukMan 8 weeks ago

Solihull

I had a Bluetooth one, think it was a Sena too. No complaints but near in mind ones that stick to your helmet do increase noise.

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By *elly123Woman 8 weeks ago

Southampton

I recently got a sena, would definitely recommend them if not a bit on the pricey side

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By *icple4u2 OP   Couple 8 weeks ago

Durham

Finally took the plunge after reading several reviews online and in various bike mags and went with a senna system,the fact is was in the sale also helped. Thanks to everyone for the advice and opinions.

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By * and BCouple 8 weeks ago

Durham


"Finally took the plunge after reading several reviews online and in various bike mags and went with a senna system,the fact is was in the sale also helped. Thanks to everyone for the advice and opinions. "

Do let us know what its like, especially at speed, when you are all up and running and bike is back out on a tour

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By *icple4u2 OP   Couple 8 weeks ago

Durham


"Finally took the plunge after reading several reviews online and in various bike mags and went with a senna system,the fact is was in the sale also helped. Thanks to everyone for the advice and opinions.

Do let us know what its like, especially at speed, when you are all up and running and bike is back out on a tour "

Will do, just need this lock down to come to an end so I can get out a look for a new bike

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By * and BCouple 8 weeks ago

Durham


"Finally took the plunge after reading several reviews online and in various bike mags and went with a senna system,the fact is was in the sale also helped. Thanks to everyone for the advice and opinions.

Do let us know what its like, especially at speed, when you are all up and running and bike is back out on a tour

Will do, just need this lock down to come to an end so I can get out a look for a new bike "

Can't wait to get the bikes back on the road after lockdown/winter. At least the two of you can sit on the sofa with your comms conectected and learn how to get the best out of it before you get your new bike What bike you looking to get? New or used?

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By *icple4u2 OP   Couple 8 weeks ago

Durham


"Finally took the plunge after reading several reviews online and in various bike mags and went with a senna system,the fact is was in the sale also helped. Thanks to everyone for the advice and opinions.

Do let us know what its like, especially at speed, when you are all up and running and bike is back out on a tour

Will do, just need this lock down to come to an end so I can get out a look for a new bike

Can't wait to get the bikes back on the road after lockdown/winter. At least the two of you can sit on the sofa with your comms conectected and learn how to get the best out of it before you get your new bike What bike you looking to get? New or used? "

Looking for a comfy tourer and from the various reviews I've read the BMW R1200RT is consistently up there but I've never ridden one so until garages are allowed to open and I can test one I'll be stuck reading up to see what else I may need to consider. When I do get round to it I'll be looking for a used one.

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By *tis46Man 6 weeks ago

Aberdeen


"Finally took the plunge after reading several reviews online and in various bike mags and went with a senna system,the fact is was in the sale also helped. Thanks to everyone for the advice and opinions.

Do let us know what its like, especially at speed, when you are all up and running and bike is back out on a tour

Will do, just need this lock down to come to an end so I can get out a look for a new bike

Can't wait to get the bikes back on the road after lockdown/winter. At least the two of you can sit on the sofa with your comms conectected and learn how to get the best out of it before you get your new bike What bike you looking to get? New or used?

Looking for a comfy tourer and from the various reviews I've read the BMW R1200RT is consistently up there but I've never ridden one so until garages are allowed to open and I can test one I'll be stuck reading up to see what else I may need to consider. When I do get round to it I'll be looking for a used one. "

Which Senna kit did you go for?

Ive had Triumph Trophy for almost 8 yrs and I have to say its a challenger for the 1200RT. Took it round 7 countries in Europe over a week and it was brilliant. Reckon the RT would be the same, Im just not a fan of BMWs lol

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By *icple4u2 OP   Couple 6 weeks ago

Durham

I ended up with the senna 10s. I've looked at the trophy 1200 but it seems most sites only have older models for sale, I know they stopped producing them a few years ago but I've not seen any of the later models.

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By *tis46Man 6 weeks ago

Aberdeen

Yeah was a real shame Triumph took that decision as it’s a great bike but think the newest you’d get is an 18 plate. I keep getting asked when I’m going to trade for a new bike but the answer is always the same... when there’s something on the market that does everything mine does and has lol

Hope you find a tourer to your liking

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By *talianduoCouple 6 weeks ago

Swansea


"I ended up with the senna 10s. I've looked at the trophy 1200 but it seems most sites only have older models for sale, I know they stopped producing them a few years ago but I've not seen any of the later models. "

We bought a BMW 1150 RT at the beginning of 2020. I have never ridden a BMW before and must say it is very comfortable and also very quirky and very different from Japanese bikes. Seat height is an issue, because the seat is very wide Mrs can't touch the floor so won't ride it which is a shame.

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By *icple4u2 OP   Couple 6 weeks ago

Durham


"I ended up with the senna 10s. I've looked at the trophy 1200 but it seems most sites only have older models for sale, I know they stopped producing them a few years ago but I've not seen any of the later models.

We bought a BMW 1150 RT at the beginning of 2020. I have never ridden a BMW before and must say it is very comfortable and also very quirky and very different from Japanese bikes. Seat height is an issue, because the seat is very wide Mrs can't touch the floor so won't ride it which is a shame."

Thanks for that, the seat height might be an issue, though I'd hope I'll be able to adjust it, as I've only got short legs so until I get a chance to sit on one I'll keep my options open.

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By * and BCouple 4 weeks ago

Durham


"Finally took the plunge after reading several reviews online and in various bike mags and went with a senna system,the fact is was in the sale also helped. Thanks to everyone for the advice and opinions.

Do let us know what its like, especially at speed, when you are all up and running and bike is back out on a tour

Will do, just need this lock down to come to an end so I can get out a look for a new bike "

Just been looking at the price of these senna intercoms. At that price we do hope they do the job

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By *henakedflyerMan 3 weeks ago

irvine

Tried dozens of different designs. All if them a pain in the tits and you cant hear anything clearly above 30 mph .. or my exhausts..

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By *asher11Man 3 weeks ago

market harborough

I'm old school still rely on shouting and gesticulating

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By *imis3Woman 3 weeks ago

Bristol, South West UK


"I'm old school still rely on shouting and gesticulating"

My Dad is from the same school

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By *asher11Man 3 weeks ago

market harborough

Its worked for me for last 40+ years never had to change the batteries only service it needs is a pint now and then to keep it lubricated

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By *ands.cambsCouple 2 weeks ago

Peterborough

Pre planned Taps, hand signals and occasion raised voice worked well for me.

Meant I got some quiet time

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By *agnor and LagerthaCouple 2 weeks ago

Chesterfield

Me and my mate got a set of cheap V6 bluetooth units from eBay a few years ago and added another when R started riding too. For about £30 each they do the job we want them to do.

You lose it with noise on the motorway at high speeds but the rest of the time we can talk fine with a 400 - 600 m range and as most of our time is touring it is great.

worth a punt for the price.

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By *lyn2000Man 2 weeks ago

london

Me and a riding mate got the v4 which has a but in radio aswell

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By * New YorkieMan 1 week ago

Leeds ish

Does any of these systems utilize earbuds by chance? Whether wired or bluetooth it doesn't matter.. I am a earbud fan after trying integrated speakers. I once tried an expensive Nolan bluetooth system that sucked..

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By *ookingfuMan 1 week ago

chester


"I recently got a sena, would definitely recommend them if not a bit on the pricey side "
great bit of kit, I second sena

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