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PostPosted: 00:03 - 19 Aug 2012    Post subject: Urgent purchase - where can I buy a... Reply with quote

...half-decent motorcycle intercom. Decided to go to France on Monday afternoon with the other half on the back. Am therefore looking to walk into a shop, hand over some money and get a Sena smh5 or a not too expensive Scala or similar. Even a BT Intercom F4 or possibly even an F3. Something the same price as the Sena smh5 would be great.

I don't want the most expensive piece of kit because this is a me-talking-to-her kinda thing.

I live in NW London and don't have time to get a mail order one. Does anyone know somewhere I can walk into on a Sunday or Monday morning and walk out with a headset pair? I can always figure out how to pair them on the ferry. It could be London, Herts, Berks etc... but anywhere I can get back to Central London in a couple of hours.

Many thanks in advance for your help.
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PostPosted: 00:32 - 19 Aug 2012    Post subject: Reply with quote

you can buy plenty of decent voice activated radios with earphones/mic etc

When i rode through london with a mate years back we used a 40 channel cb that worked really well but these days they have improved ten fold and they are much smaller now Very Happy

http://www.autocom.co.uk/home.html

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Cobra-MT600-Motorbike-Walkie-Talkie-Radio-Intercom-VOX-PTT-Close-Face-Headsets-/390360455893?pt=UK_Motorcycle_Parts&hash=item5ae34bdad5
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PostPosted: 00:38 - 19 Aug 2012    Post subject: Reply with quote

i can vouch for cobra radios, got some myself, not those exact ones but the build quality and usability is awesome on them.
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PostPosted: 00:39 - 19 Aug 2012    Post subject: Reply with quote

Infinity seem to stock the Midland ones, if that's any help. Not many Cardo dealers, but google shows the 'car audio centre' in Ilford & Northwood might have it.
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PostPosted: 00:48 - 19 Aug 2012    Post subject: Reply with quote

don't get one.. then you can have the first bit of
peace you've had in a long time Thumbs Up
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PostPosted: 00:53 - 19 Aug 2012    Post subject: Reply with quote

multijoy wrote:
Infinity seem to stock the Midland ones, if that's any help. Not many Cardo dealers, but google shows the 'car audio centre' in Ilford & Northwood might have it.


Looks like a good shout and somewhere I can call in the morning. Thanks for this - I'll check if they have it.

Infinity seem to stock the 330+ Midlands whereas the car audio centre might have the 179 Scalas which is a much better price.

Thanks for the shout. If anyone else has any ideas, I'm all ears.
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PostPosted: 01:53 - 19 Aug 2012    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is PTT any good to you? Or are you after the fancy voice activated wossits?
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PostPosted: 07:41 - 19 Aug 2012    Post subject: Reply with quote

Can't comment on the Sena SMH5 but me and the Mrs use the SMH10 and we've been absolutely delighted with the quality. The voice activation is naff so we just keep them "live" permanently and get 10 hrs between charges.

Not too much help to you knowing this but if you find a dealer who happens to be selling them then they get a big thumbs up from us Smile
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gorillaonabik...
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PostPosted: 14:25 - 19 Aug 2012    Post subject: Reply with quote

Spangle2k4 wrote:
Can't comment on the Sena SMH5 but me and the Mrs use the SMH10 and we've been absolutely delighted with the quality. The voice activation is naff so we just keep them "live" permanently and get 10 hrs between charges.

Not too much help to you knowing this but if you find a dealer who happens to be selling them then they get a big thumbs up from us Smile


Looks like it'll be a Scala. My problem is getting my hands on an smh5 / 10 as no-one physically appears to stock them in London.
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PostPosted: 18:50 - 19 Aug 2012    Post subject: Reply with quote

on the subject of bike comms,

I know nothing about them.

I'd like a setup i could use with iPhone style headphones rather than that godawful thing they clip on your ear during instruction/tests. Genuinely hurt on my CBT and mod2 affecting my concentration, and hurt for a day or so afterwards. The bog standard iPhone headphones i use day in day out on the bike and never cause me any greif. Inline mike works aswell

Bonus points for it being fairly short range so as not to get nosey people with CB's listening to conversations.

Would be good to be able to talk to the other half on the 125 when out riding together, but would want two way communications rather than CBT style one way!

Would also like to pay not a lot. What'd you lot reccomend?
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