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Offline thehammer

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Rider / Pillion Comms - Recommendations
« on: June 26, 2019, 01:22:49 PM »
Due to take delivery of the SX, and looking at rider comms.  Things appear to have moved on since the setup on my zx10r (wired autocom with bluetooth) and wondered what is the best out there for a) rider comms and bluetooth setup and b) rider to pillion (+ pillion sounds etc).

And are they all the f'ugly ones you have to clamp on the side of your lid?

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Re: Rider / Pillion Comms - Recommendations
« Reply #1 on: June 26, 2019, 02:15:09 PM »
Cardo Packtalk - I have the slim ones and wouldn't have anything else  :028:

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Re: Rider / Pillion Comms - Recommendations
« Reply #2 on: June 26, 2019, 11:48:39 PM »
There are tens of choices but they all involve clamping to the helmet, that's how you hear from them and control them.
I like Sena, but you can get cheap Chinese jobbies that (from friends) apparently do the job.
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Re: Rider / Pillion Comms - Recommendations
« Reply #3 on: June 27, 2019, 06:41:08 AM »
+1 for the Cardo Packtalk Slim.  They all have their pro's and con's.  I'm about to post a review on our group of four riders experience of using them for two months, including an 8 day trip to Europe.

Although the Q1 is a lot cheaper and specifically designed for Rider to Passenger.  Not the same features though.

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Re: Rider / Pillion Comms - Recommendations
« Reply #4 on: June 27, 2019, 06:47:43 AM »
*Originally Posted by whyhaveone [+]
There are tens of choices but they all involve clamping to the helmet, that's how you hear from them and control them.
I like Sena, but you can get cheap Chinese jobbies that (from friends) apparently do the job.

Expensive option, but Shoei GTAir2 provides for inbuilt Comms option so nothing is clamped to the outside of the lid.

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Re: Rider / Pillion Comms - Recommendations
« Reply #5 on: June 27, 2019, 06:04:21 PM »
I’m also looking at headsets after a few days looking on the internet packtalk have great reviews, top end price but I guess you get what you pay for

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Re: Rider / Pillion Comms - Recommendations
« Reply #6 on: June 27, 2019, 08:25:44 PM »
with 2 mates we all had interphone tour.  Clear, and background noise OK. They were different model years but all connected OK.  Auto switch to phone worked OK, if two or more of us had our satnavs linked this sometimes seemed to cause it confusion, could lose connections for 5 minutes.  Range I did not think was great, but not an issue with pillion.  Half a mile at best sometimes a bit iffy less than that.  Supposed to be able to link 4 riders at most, there was just the three of us and OK.  Also once linked it always remembered
Not tried anything else.

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Re: Rider / Pillion Comms - Recommendations
« Reply #7 on: July 16, 2019, 08:45:20 AM »
After recommendations on here, I went for Cardo Packtalk Slim....

Easy installation, and very good setup!  Voice over DMC is very good, albeit a little crackly at times.  But Bluetooth phone and music works very very well. Whilst not cheap, well worth the expense.

Looks super slick on the lids too! Thanks all!

 


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