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#11506 - 07/16/11 10:24 PM Communicating while riding
Irish3wheeler Offline
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Registered: 02/28/11
Posts: 2268
Loc: Bucks County, Pa.
Has anyone found a cost effective way to communicate with other riders while riding. Been thinking about Motorolla radios with VOX, but would like to have something that could play music too, that isnt just ear buds from a phone or Ipod. Its always tough riding the front with a string full of kids and not being able to know whats going on. The music is secondary, and not reall that important, just curious.
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Heres the runners;
'85 350X, '85 250SX, '86 250SX, '78 ATC 90 (Nephews), '83 Christmas Edition ATC 70, '85 KLT 110.
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07 Can Am 500 2 up
08 MXU 250
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#11507 - 07/16/11 11:00 PM Re: Communicating while riding [Re: Irish3wheeler]
Rider X Offline
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Registered: 08/16/10
Posts: 170
Loc: Bucks County (Full time) Monr...
Hey Irish,

I tried a couple of cheapy radios on trips with my crew. I would wear one being the lead rider and the last rider would wear one. Keeping the young ones between us. In my experience, the VOX worked good until riding at high rpms. Sometimes the engine would activate it and it quickly became frustrating. Constantly asking "what did you say?" when no one actually said anything. The PTT worked better, but required you to ride with one hand, which was difficult. But keep in mind I was using very inexpensive radios.

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#11508 - 07/16/11 11:04 PM Re: Communicating while riding [Re: Irish3wheeler]
4x4dad Offline


Registered: 08/06/10
Posts: 2920
Loc: Butler , Pennsylvania , USA
I thought about the same thing . Figured the Motorollas / VOX would be best , that way new riders could adapt . Here's what I would buy for music ( IF ) I had a quad...

http://www.extremesounds4atvs.com/

guitar dancing thumbs


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#11510 - 07/17/11 12:05 AM Re: Communicating while riding [Re: 4x4dad]
Rider X Offline
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Registered: 08/16/10
Posts: 170
Loc: Bucks County (Full time) Monr...
Seen a couple of these on the trails. Pretty cool.





Edited by Rider X (07/17/11 12:13 AM)

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#11530 - 07/17/11 11:29 AM Re: Communicating while riding [Re: Rider X]
El Presidente Goody07' Offline
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Registered: 05/25/11
Posts: 1472
Loc: HERSHEY, PA
goodpost AT FIRST GLANCE THAT LOOKS LIKE A OLD TELEPHONE SERVICE MAN'S TEST PHONE!!! I WISH I DIDN'T HAVE THE RAD UP TOP NOW!!! haha
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#11538 - 07/17/11 03:18 PM Re: Communicating while riding [Re: Irish3wheeler]
Rrudzi Offline
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Registered: 07/26/10
Posts: 1896
Loc: Lower Bucks Co. Pa
Check out this helmet Blue tooth Helmet
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#11551 - 07/17/11 05:20 PM Re: Communicating while riding [Re: Irish3wheeler]
redkodiak4x4 Offline
journeyman

Registered: 01/06/11
Posts: 99
Loc: Rostraver Twp.,Westmoreland Co...
we have a pair of the blueant interphone helmet communicators. they work very well. they also have bluetooth connection to your phone. (the helmet-to-helmet communication is not bluetooth, just 2-way radio). one press of a button switches from intercom to bluetooth so you can answer the phone. unfortunetly the bluetooth is not stereo so you cant play music from your phone via the bluetooth. they are a very nice setup and work very well.

check it out here: BlueAnt Interphone
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#11553 - 07/17/11 05:56 PM Re: Communicating while riding [Re: Irish3wheeler]
cuffs98 a.k.a.11grizz450 Offline
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Registered: 06/28/11
Posts: 259
Loc: johnstown pa
i have motorola with vox and ptt and head sets
ptt is on the wire and i had head sets mounted in our helmets
vox was either too touchy or not enough
ptt was better but the one handed thing kept happening
12kingquad35 sells decent radios and can get all kinds of headsets too
i hope to get one soon
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#11628 - 07/19/11 03:01 PM Re: Communicating while riding [Re: Irish3wheeler]
Markdb Offline
journeyman

Registered: 04/02/11
Posts: 86
Loc: Long Island NY
Hi Chas, I am also looking for something, I found this to be good, a bit pricey. http://www.collett.mb.ca/
Still not sold due to price, would be under $ 500 for 3 riders, let me know if you found something
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#11629 - 07/19/11 05:13 PM Re: Communicating while riding [Re: Irish3wheeler]
njkawi Offline
newbie

Registered: 07/28/10
Posts: 44
Loc: new jerzey
Idk Mark, collett seems to be the better that i read out there. I too is looking into something and i think you found it for me!

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#11638 - 07/19/11 07:58 PM Re: Communicating while riding [Re: Irish3wheeler]
Irish3wheeler Offline
Pooh-Bah

Registered: 02/28/11
Posts: 2268
Loc: Bucks County, Pa.
Thanks guys, I used t have a two way system for street bikes made or sold by Radio Shack, and it was great, you had to tether to the handle bars for the PTT button, but it was just a regular headphone jack style plug. Cost like 90 bucks for 2 and it was able to be set to 4 or 5 different frequencies so you could add more whenever just by syncing the switches. Real simple real easy real affordable. Granted that was 16 years ago, but you figure with technology it would be easier. Ill check Collet man. 500 is pricey, but may well be worth it.
_________________________
Im a rambler Im a gambler Im a long way from home if you dont like me than leave me alone
I'll eat when Im hungry and drink when Im dry and if the moonshine dont kill me Ill live till I die!


PA DCNR ATV Safety Instructor
LOTS OF 3 WHEELERS (some run, some are waiting for rebuild)
Heres the runners;
'85 350X, '85 250SX, '86 250SX, '78 ATC 90 (Nephews), '83 Christmas Edition ATC 70, '85 KLT 110.
08 Brute Force 750 27" 589's,HMF slip on exh
07 Can Am 500 2 up
08 MXU 250
08 MXU 300

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#11640 - 07/19/11 08:10 PM Re: Communicating while riding [Re: Irish3wheeler]
Irish3wheeler Offline
Pooh-Bah

Registered: 02/28/11
Posts: 2268
Loc: Bucks County, Pa.
Just read the collett page. 269 a person. 94 for a plug in intercom that is fully included in every converation and the music the one its plugged into plays. May be a great idea, right after I hit the lottery!!! Just Kidding, its awesome, just not this year.
_________________________
Im a rambler Im a gambler Im a long way from home if you dont like me than leave me alone
I'll eat when Im hungry and drink when Im dry and if the moonshine dont kill me Ill live till I die!


PA DCNR ATV Safety Instructor
LOTS OF 3 WHEELERS (some run, some are waiting for rebuild)
Heres the runners;
'85 350X, '85 250SX, '86 250SX, '78 ATC 90 (Nephews), '83 Christmas Edition ATC 70, '85 KLT 110.
08 Brute Force 750 27" 589's,HMF slip on exh
07 Can Am 500 2 up
08 MXU 250
08 MXU 300

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#11676 - 07/20/11 10:38 AM Re: Communicating while riding [Re: Irish3wheeler]
Mcfly Offline


Registered: 08/02/10
Posts: 509
Loc: Formerly from C-town
This is what we use when we are on the sleds. http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Chatter-B...sQ5fAccessories

Trust me...we experimented with the cheaper versions. None worked all that well. Some were not loud enough, some would get interference with the motor, and some wouldnt go past 500 yards. Trust me, dont try to skimp if you are buying something liek this. It will just cost you more in the long run. I learned the hard way
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#12662 - 08/12/11 05:51 PM Re: Communicating while riding [Re: Irish3wheeler]
Markdb Offline
journeyman

Registered: 04/02/11
Posts: 86
Loc: Long Island NY
I think Collett is out of business, numbers are out of order
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2012 Kawasaki Brute Force 750 EPS
2003 Suzuki RM250
coming soon, a sport quad of some sort, maybe a Banshee

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#12666 - 08/12/11 11:38 PM Re: Communicating while riding [Re: Irish3wheeler]
Mcfly Offline


Registered: 08/02/10
Posts: 509
Loc: Formerly from C-town
Not a fan of Collett. They dont have quite the range that the Chatterbox has. Trust me.....the Chatterbox is worth the money. Easy to install and easy to use.
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