Communication rider to pillion,help plz. - Kawasaki Versys Forum
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 09-06-2011, 09:21 AM Thread Starter
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 22
Communication rider to pillion,help plz.

Have been reading alot. Just got back into riding with my new V. Wife is liking riding more and more. Need comms now. Reading about all the Scala units, but cannot afford them. Geared up myself and wife was a bike budget buster, but buy once cry once.

So anyone using the BT interphone? Price is right. Just need to talk with wife. Will use our DROID X for music and GPS. Did not want to waste money, but need something now to make riding more enjoyable for us.

Thanks for any advice or links to buy.
mfd4505 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 15 (permalink) Old 09-06-2011, 09:46 AM
Member
 
BAMF's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Denver co
Posts: 765
lol sorry to be a pest but I cant help you bro... the motorcycle is my sanctuary where my wife does not talk to me, she just holds me and we go have fun together.

1997 KLR 650
2011 Halle-friggin-leuya Versys
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
BAMF is offline  
post #3 of 15 (permalink) Old 09-06-2011, 11:03 AM
Member
 
Peppino's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Raleigh NC
Posts: 36
Hey mfd4505,

I'm in my first week of testing a Parrot SK4000 bluetooth headset for my helmet, and besides mixed reviews about setting it up, and using it, I love it so far, I can have a clean conversation till about 60 to 70 MPH, and music is entertaining, not too loud, from my iPhone 4. It also pulls FM radio with a remote that goes on the left grip. http://www.amazon.com/Parrot-SK4000-Motorcycle-Bluetooth/dp/B001FZQ93Q/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1315324638&sr=8-1. will do a full review in a day or so.

Peppino
Peppino is offline  
 
post #4 of 15 (permalink) Old 09-06-2011, 11:49 AM
Member
 
gti20vturbo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Posts: 926
Wife and I have been using scala rider for 5 or 6 years. Works well if she is on the back of my bike or on her own bike. Riding together is so much more enjoyable we when can talk.

ST1300, Versys, SV650S
gti20vturbo is offline  
post #5 of 15 (permalink) Old 09-06-2011, 01:18 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 22
[QUOTE=Peppino;169661]Hey mfd4505,

I'm in my first week of testing a Parrot SK4000 bluetooth headset for my helmet, and besides mixed reviews about setting it up, and using it, I love it so far, I can have a clean conversation till about 60 to 70 MPH, and music is entertaining, not too loud, from my iPhone 4. It also pulls FM radio with a remote that goes on the left grip. http://www.amazon.com/Parrot-SK4000-Motorcycle-Bluetooth/dp/B001FZQ93Q/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1315324638&sr=8-1. will do a full review in a day or so.

Thanks let me know how it does. The reviews are horrid. The BT Interphone are spotty. Guess more searching or saving is in order.
mfd4505 is offline  
post #6 of 15 (permalink) Old 09-06-2011, 01:41 PM
Member
 
Velocibiker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Las Vegas
Posts: 157
Quote:
Originally Posted by mfd4505 View Post
Have been reading alot. Just got back into riding with my new V. Wife is liking riding more and more. Need comms now. Reading about all the Scala units, but cannot afford them. Geared up myself and wife was a bike budget buster, but buy once cry once.

So anyone using the BT interphone? Price is right. Just need to talk with wife. Will use our DROID X for music and GPS. Did not want to waste money, but need something now to make riding more enjoyable for us.

Thanks for any advice or links to buy.
I have an older version of a http://www.amazon.com/PMC-3X-Driver-passenger-Motorcycle-Intercom/dp/B0002IOIA8you can have if you want it. Send me a PM and I'll give you details if you are interested.
Velocibiker is offline  
post #7 of 15 (permalink) Old 09-06-2011, 02:26 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 22
Quote:
Originally Posted by Velocibiker View Post
I have an older version of a NADY system you can have if you want it. Send me a PM and I'll give you details if you are interested.
PM sent.
mfd4505 is offline  
post #8 of 15 (permalink) Old 09-06-2011, 03:55 PM
Member
 
Boricua's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Parker, CO
Posts: 1,236
Scala Rider Team set. I got mine under $200 after rebates at a local store. Best value out there is your are only looking for a rider passenger wireless intercom.
Boricua is offline  
post #9 of 15 (permalink) Old 09-07-2011, 11:06 AM
Member
 
camaroz1985's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Bressler, PA
Posts: 458
I have the Scala Rider Q2 team set. It is the only way my fiance will get on the bike with me, and when she isn't along I will usually pass it off to a friend when we go for rides.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
camaroz1985 is offline  
post #10 of 15 (permalink) Old 09-07-2011, 11:36 AM
Member
 
snarky's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Houston, TX
Posts: 147
Send a message via AIM to snarky Send a message via MSN to snarky Send a message via Yahoo to snarky Send a message via Skype™ to snarky
I don't know, I didn't like my Parrot SK4000. It's annoying to charge, feint on the highway, and the controls are annoying and intermittent on working correctly. That said, I've also tried using my Zumo 665 connected to helmet speakers and that was also a waste of time. Maybe I'm too deaf for helmet speakers. If I was shopping for communication stuff, it would have a 3.5mm output so I could either use my own earbuds or attach an amplifier to helmet speakers. Just my two cents. I haven't had much luck with stuff with attached helmet speakers, or helmet speakers in general.

2009 KLE650 VS


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


09' Versys, Plasma Blue. Trax Panniers, Barkbusters VPS, Garmin 665, Escort 9500xi, HID Low Beam, SW Crashbars, Ixil Dual Exhaust, Flipped Stock Windscreen, 10" Round Mirrors, Fuzeblock, Avon Distanzia.
snarky is offline  
post #11 of 15 (permalink) Old 09-07-2011, 12:01 PM
Member
 
Boricua's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Parker, CO
Posts: 1,236
Quote:
Originally Posted by snarky View Post
I don't know, I didn't like my Parrot SK4000. It's annoying to charge, feint on the highway, and the controls are annoying and intermittent on working correctly. That said, I've also tried using my Zumo 665 connected to helmet speakers and that was also a waste of time. Maybe I'm too deaf for helmet speakers. If I was shopping for communication stuff, it would have a 3.5mm output so I could either use my own earbuds or attach an amplifier to helmet speakers. Just my two cents. I haven't had much luck with stuff with attached helmet speakers, or helmet speakers in general.
Do you wear earplugs when you ride? I do, it helps when using the intercomm. It seems that once the wind and road noise goes down you can pick up the voice sounds better. Even if it is muted by the earplugs.

Trying to listen to music is a waste of time when riding over 60MPH. You'll have to play it so loud that it can damage your hearing. Remember, once you loose it, it's gone forever.
Boricua is offline  
post #12 of 15 (permalink) Old 09-07-2011, 12:18 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Scottsdale, AZ
Posts: 434
Quote:
Originally Posted by Boricua View Post
Do you wear earplugs when you ride? I do, it helps when using the intercomm. It seems that once the wind and road noise goes down you can pick up the voice sounds better. Even if it is muted by the earplugs.

Trying to listen to music is a waste of time when riding over 60MPH. You'll have to play it so loud that it can damage your hearing. Remember, once you loose it, it's gone forever.
My wife struggled with hearing me...convinced her to use earplugs...problem solved!

John in AZ
'08 Versys
'11 Victory Cross Roads

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
jmlmjmjm is offline  
post #13 of 15 (permalink) Old 09-07-2011, 12:22 PM
Member
 
RubiconTX's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Hutto (Austin) TX
Posts: 44
I have been using the Scala Rider Q2 for about 2 years now and the speakers sound great. I use it on a daily basis for my commute to work. I normally turn on the FM radio and hear my favorite morning show on the way to work.
RubiconTX is offline  
post #14 of 15 (permalink) Old 09-07-2011, 12:41 PM
Member
 
Velocibiker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Las Vegas
Posts: 157
Quote:
Originally Posted by mfd4505 View Post
PM sent.
Nothin' in my Inbox????

No worries. I'll hunt up the details and post it here for ya.
Velocibiker is offline  
post #15 of 15 (permalink) Old 09-13-2011, 12:19 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Eugene, OR
Posts: 128
Motosport.com is having a clearance sale. I found these... seems like a good deal at $210, though I haven't really spent much time comparing prices...

CHATTERBOX XBI BLUETOOTH COMBO

http://www.motosport.com/cruiser/pro...MBO/?id=118313

I'm not sure why the link isn't working. If you copy/paste, it should take you to the right place.

Last edited by VIsForVonski; 09-13-2011 at 12:22 PM.
VIsForVonski is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Kawasaki Versys Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome