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I have a 1800 wing.
My wife is tired of looking at the back of my helmet.
She is taking a rider course and we think the 400 is the one for her.
It would be nice to have a CB to talk with on rides.
Has anyone put one on this bike?
Would also like to hookup a Sony MD player for her and have both work in a headset in her helmet with the same 5 pin plug Honda uses.
So lets see how good you guys are.
Help please.
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We are good!

Ok Frist off Do you really need a CB to talk bike to bike... If you're never more that 2 miles apart why not an FRS radio with a Vox set-up (hands free) Check out this site.
http://www.clearercom.com
I saw this product at the M/C show... and they work great...no wind noise is possible. And the radio can just go in your pocket. So nothing is bike specific. I find that CB's have so much skip & interference. It's been done but it's a lot of work to retro-fit a CB into a Burgman....my 2 cents
Rob V.
 

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This is a previous post of mine on Yahoo Burgman

Being used to my Venture which has a complete sound system (stereo,
cb and intercom), I researched as to what would work reasonably well
on the 650. I looked at Lonnie's site for ideas. I also looked at
J&M's website as to their new handlebar mounted cb radio. J&M makes
a great product, although a tad pricey.

I wanted something that worked well, was reasonably priced and could
move between the Burgman and the Bandit. I also did not want an
external antenna.

I came up with the following:

From Alf Enterprises http://www.alfenterprises.com/, I ordered their
headset which you can select for either open face or closed face. It
comes with a connector for cb or frs radios (your choice). It also
comes will all cables and a ptt switch which is velcroed onto the
grips. Easy installation, comfortable, sounds decent. Cost $50.00.

I also added their auxillary cable which connects to a portable
music source. Cost $35.00.

I am using a Cobra GMRS radio (seven miles)

I am also using an IRiver 350 radio cd/mp3 player.

I bought D.J. Ellis' tank bag. Everthing fits well.

The headphone speakers do take some power to run them and in order
to have good volume from the music source, I bought a small battery
powered amplifier from Radio Shack for $22.00.

The system works great. Now all I need is good weather.

Eddie
 

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WarBirdBob said:
I have a 1800 wing. My wife is tired of looking at the back of my helmet. She is taking a rider course and we think the 400 is the one for her. It would be nice to have a CB to talk with on rides. Has anyone put one on this bike? Would also like to hookup a Sony MD player for her and have both work in a headset in her helmet with the same 5 pin plug Honda uses. So lets see how good you guys are. Help please.
One of your best bets for what you describe is at J&M Corp. As they put it:

"The JMCB-2003 — the world's first, all-in-one, handlebar-mounted, motorcycle audio system. This exciting new product from J&M features a 40 channel CB radio, NOAA weather band, rider/passenger intercom and stereo music amplification from any Walkman®-type music device."
 

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The hot setup for bike to bike communications is the FRS/GMRS 2 way radio and the MotoComm headsets.
http://www.alfenterprises.com/motorcyle ... adsets.htm

You can pick nearly ANY FRS radio and MoroComm has a headset designed for it. There are many great reviews of the MotoComm headsets in the internet.

The GMRS radios will transmit a signal 1 or more miles, and 5 watt units will send a signal for several miles.

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Comm units

Once again we are talking about communication units with a mic stuck in your face. Or helmet mounted stuff. What if you have a few helmets? and choose the one that suits the weather. Then you need gear mounted in all the helmets :( And if its an open face then you have a boom mic...and very few of those work well when the going gets windy. Unless you pay big bucks for the noise cancelling ones. My favorite helmet is a shorty with removable ear cover. There is no way to mount any thing in this helmet.
There are two companies taking a new approaches to the problem.
First to mind is SportsEar. com. They make an ear bud that picks up your voice from your inner ear... and can plug into most FRS & GMRS radios... that have Vox.
Second is the one I'm trying this year from Clearer Comm. Wich is a throat micorphone combinded with an ear bud. This picks up your voice from your voice box in your throat. The band & mic is quite comfortable. And of coarse wind and outside noise is not a problem. Again it works with Vox and any two-way radio. These units are popular with the paintball crowd.
I'll be giving the latter a good test this year and I'll report back on my findings.
Oh yes there is another bonus to this set up ( aside from the cost) I have two radios & ear buds... I can hand the other one to anyone riding with me or the passenger. No cords conecting you to your bike.
 

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Rob,

If you get the ClearerCom throat mikes, let me know how well they work out for you.

Throat mics I have used are nearly unintelligable. VERY hard to understand what the person is saying. I sent ClearerCom a message requesting a money back guarantee if I was not satisfied with the voice quality, and they would not respond. I would not buy a throat mic unless the company gives me a money back satisfaction guarantee.

I did order and try out the Motocomm headsets from ALF and they worked out nice. Wind noise at 75 mph was just a minor problem and I was using the Cobra PR4000 3 watt FRS/GMRS radios. See my full report under Intercoms.

Fred
 
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