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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 04-29-2012, 11:34 AM Thread Starter
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BlueTooth Helmet

I'm kind of a fanatic about ATGATT...I work in a hospital and see too many road rash victims. I'm the guy with the full face helmet, full finger gloves (leather mesh),mesh jacket and pants (with elbow, knee, etc armor), and boots on the 110 degree day. (As a side, it really isn't as bad as it looks, when moving it doesn't feel much hotter than a t-shirt.)

Anyway, I have gotten some flak about not answering my phone while commuting into work (long story). I can't hear or feel it in my pocket while heading up the toll road at 80 mph. Does anyone have any experience with a Bluetooth ready helmet?

http://www.motorcyclegear.com/street...le_helmet.html

I'm not a fan of being 'reachable' on my motorcycle, but might have to be if I want to maintain the ability to ride into work on the good weather days.

My main concerns are:

Can you hear the phone or ringer anyway? (my bluetooth in the car will preempt the stereo, does the bluetooth helmet stuff 'ring' in the helmet speakers?

It isn't SNELL certified. (Never owned a non-snell helmet.)

Thanks for any input.

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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 04-29-2012, 03:01 PM
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I haven't used any bluetooth helmets but a cheaper option might be to look at the communication systems... I don't remember the brand but Cyclegear is has a unit on sale atm for $100. It's plug and play with any full face helmet (uses magnets to hold onto the helmet - no holes to drill and easily removable) and works with your bluetooth phone to take calls, play music, listen to GPS directions, etc. Basically it has earplugs and a microphone that fit under the helmet. You can also buy two and chat with friends while riding together. The sales guy I spoke to has used it for a couple of years and says it works great. I'm planning on getting one as soon as my paycheck comes in

Oh yeah, I used to live in Austin and the Cyclegear store there was AWESOME.
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post #3 of 9 (permalink) Old 04-29-2012, 06:11 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks! I will check out the unit and the cyclegear store.

On another note, WTH is up with them changing my signature into an ad?!?

Current Bike
2007 V-Star 1300
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Kuryakyn ISO grips with bar end helmet locks
NS switchblade 2-up windshield

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2007 Moto Guzzi Griso

Prior bikes
1989 Honda Nighthawk 250
1991 Honda Nighthawk 750
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post #4 of 9 (permalink) Old 04-30-2012, 02:38 AM
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I added a bluetooth intercom system for me and the wife on our full face helmets. They are great. I can listen to music, hear GPS directions, the phone rings (yes you can hear it in your ears) and then answers automatically. Perfect sound. Mine has noise cancelling. Love it.

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What brand/model do you have? Is it an ear bud kind of thing or did you install helmet speakers?

Current Bike
2007 V-Star 1300
RSTD handlebars
Kuryakyn ISO grips with bar end helmet locks
NS switchblade 2-up windshield

Wife's Bike
2007 Moto Guzzi Griso

Prior bikes
1989 Honda Nighthawk 250
1991 Honda Nighthawk 750
1999 Suzuki Marauder 800
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post #6 of 9 (permalink) Old 04-30-2012, 11:22 AM
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Sena smh10

This is supposed to be the best communications system out there. It also has a in-ear bud adapter option. http://www.webbikeworld.com/motorcyc...mh10-intercom/

They even make one specifically for half-helmets.

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post #7 of 9 (permalink) Old 04-30-2012, 07:00 PM
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What brand/model do you have? Is it an ear bud kind of thing or did you install helmet speakers?
Not earbuds, they hurt after a long while. My helmet is designed for the insertion of such an intercom. Speakers in behind little pockets by the ears.

http://actionbikeski.com.au/product_...y/display/4411

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post #8 of 9 (permalink) Old 05-02-2012, 03:55 PM Thread Starter
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What kind of full face helmets do your wife and you use? I have seen the flip up face HJC helmets that are blue-tooth ready...just would prefer and option that had the snell rating (those particular HJC's are DOT only).

Current Bike
2007 V-Star 1300
RSTD handlebars
Kuryakyn ISO grips with bar end helmet locks
NS switchblade 2-up windshield

Wife's Bike
2007 Moto Guzzi Griso

Prior bikes
1989 Honda Nighthawk 250
1991 Honda Nighthawk 750
1999 Suzuki Marauder 800
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What kind of full face helmets do your wife and you use? I have seen the flip up face HJC helmets that are blue-tooth ready...just would prefer and option that had the snell rating (those particular HJC's are DOT only).
We just have these http://actionbikeski.com.au/product_...y/display/2386 and I've bought tinted visors as well.

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