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Bike to Bike communications

Discussion in 'Riding Gear and Bike Accessories/Parts' started by VFR750 IRYDE, May 29, 2008.

  1. Apologies if this has already been covered, but in an hour or so of browsing I didn't discover any threads on this topic.

    Bike to bike radios...? Does anyone have experience with them? Which ones work best?

    Most UHF tranceivers can be fitted with a ptt headset of some sort, but there are also 'specialised' motorcycling 'noise cancelling' headsets, if you have the money.

    Can I buy something generic and expect it to work for me at 110kph? or should I spend the extra and get something made for motorbikes?

    Some links to look at for those who want to look into it themselves:

    autocom. com.au
    dmme. com.au
    soundrider. com.au

    All input will be appreciated!

  2. In short
    "Can I buy something generic and expect it to work for me at 110kph?
    NOT likely, without noise cancelling or specialist attention forget it after about 60kph.
    "or should I spend the extra and get something made for motorbikes?"
    If you want to be heard and understood YES.
    I can personally recommend the second one in your list :wink:
    If all your after is JUST B-B then a "budget" system will only set you back a little cash. If you want B-B AND stereo music AND phone AND intercom AND GPS et al then you need a StarCom1 or Autocomm to integrate it all together.
    Theres a good video demo on the dmme site of how much noise cancelling gets done.
  3. Have a look at the Jaycar & D1ck Smith web sites.

    One of them has a UHF CB bike headset set up in their cattledog but I cant remember which one.
  4. I have the Autocom Super Pro-Avi with Uniden 085 portable, fantastic combo, but definatley no budget.

    Lower end Autocom kits can be had for not that much, and then it depends upon what UHF unit you buy, mine is a $400 unit, waterproof, compact, 5w output and all the bells and whistles.
  5. I've found what appear to be mid-range bike to bike communicators for sale second hand in the classifieds area, so I'm buying those.

    I'll review them once I put some K's in with them.
  6. Jaycar. Motorcycle Headset for UHF CB. $99 not including the radio
  7. Generally no. Anything not designed for a motorcycle will not function properly. Eg I tried a few uhf $150 for a pair ones, and they were total bollocks due to the mic and VOX being total crap.

    If you found something with great sound canceling or made for riding, thats where you want to go.