Ok what is the best and least cumbersome ie i do not want to put a bunch of stuff on the bike maybe something in a windhield bag or on me ??
Is this the same as the Scala Rider Bluetooth Teamset Headset Scala TeamSet? If it is what kind of range do you get bike to bike? I found it for $219.95. Has two headsets so I would think it is all you would need. Also can you hear is noisy situations or am I going to have to get quiter helmets?Me and the wife use the Q2 Scale Rider..Its Wireless and in stereo..
It has built in FM recivor, blue tooth for your phone and with
a nav. also works bike to bike and bike to passanger. Cost about 200. a set.
xactly. The teamset is for driver/passenger (iirc 10 meter) distance. Q2 multiset is 500 meters.The Scala Teamset is NOT the same as the Scala Q2. They both work essentially the same but the Q2 has a much longer range making it good for bike-to-bike communications. The Scala Q2 is available as a set (pair) but it is marketed as the Scala Multiset.
Hope that helps.
I have been researching this same thing. And I know its a cheaper alternative but it looks like you can buy Midland GMRS radios and set them up to be used on your motorcycle for a little under $150 for a pair. This is for talking from motorcycle to motorcycle and it appears the quality is pretty good from the reviews I have seen.
Here is their website.
Look under accessorys and then headsets to find the motorcycle headsets for these radios.
Also it appears that Amazon.com has the best prices on all this equipment.
Good luck. I think I may go this route in the spring myself.
Buy.com has it for $121 with free shipping.I have been using the "BlueAnt" interphone bluetooth system since last spring (?). It works good as an intercom for me and the wife. I also use it with a friend for bike to bike. You can only use between one other bike (or one other device) at a time. Range is stated to be 499 feet and seems to be about right. It is a straight line transmission though and I do lose comm in the twisties if we get too far apart ( no problem with cagers between us). I'm able to get about 4 hrs out of each charge if it is in the comm mode all the time . They state you can get up to 7 hrs in stand-by mode. Hope this helps. :thumbup:
I did this route and only have one problem with this setup.
I have 2 helmets, 1 open face, 1 closed and I bought the Midland mic set (open and closed) for each helmet from Fry's. One comes with a boom mic, the other just a small mic, everything else is the same.
I went ahead and pulled my tank and ran the PTT (Push to talk) switch and cable and zip tied it cleanly and put everything back and have the end cable between my tank and seat. I use a tank bag to hold my radio.
My problem is that one of the helmet cables is wired backwards and when I try to use it with one helmet, the PTT switch is engaged and the radio is transmitting without pushing the PTT switch. Ok so the cable wire just needs to be "flipped" by a quick solder job, but you would think that all cables would be wired the same. The other helmet mic works perfect and I can talk within range of anyone else that has a GMRS / FMS Radio.
I also built a Y cable to split the ear plugs to also go to my iPod, so I can listen to music when I am not talking.
Of course the corresponding cable works with the corresponding helmet mic just fine, its just that I had already made one cable permanent and hid the wires.
How does it do with the 1/2 helmet?
I use a 1/2 helemt most of the time, and a 3/4 in the winter
I installed the PTT system on the Goldwing I had, because we were getting to much mic noise, and it worked great
I mostly wear half helmets also. How did the speakers mount? I am looking for a device that will allow you to change the headset so I can use the type that wrap around your ear. Any ideas?