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I like to take my son out once in a while on the bike for a weekend ride, and I am looking at a fairly inexpensive way to communicate while we are riding. We got him a set of 2 way radios for Christmas and I noticed they have the inputs for a headset. I am curious if anyone is using this and how well it is working versus paying big bucks for a true motorcycle communication system.

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My wife and I use a $40 Midland radio set with $50 helmet headsets. They aren't completely reliable. Connections are a little susceptible to weather but keeping them greased helps. Battery life runs 8-12 hours depending on use. At the cost difference, we don't plan to upgrade anytime soon.
 

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if you go with the interphone...ebay $100 you will never be unhappy... they are the very best (my wife and I tried several of the handheld radios..but they are tempermental and not very clear at speed)
 

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if you go with the interphone...ebay $100 you will never be unhappy... they are the very best (my wife and I tried several of the handheld radios..but they are tempermental and not very clear at speed)
I just bought a set of those too, but haven't been able to try them. Are they real clear at 65 or 70mph?

Just an FYI Got them from ebay seller cubbycutechick...LOL
 

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I'm thinking about picking up the motocomm st-1

It is a very complete package and the reviews seem to back it up. It costs around $170 + shipping (does not include a radio) Is compatible with motorolla and midland radios.

MotoComm RiderLink ST-1 is a complete intercom, communications and audio system for the driver and passenger of a motorcycle or powersport vehicle

If you want a cheap alternative, there is a set of radios from midland that include the headsets which would fit under your helmet, they work great, but I have not had a chance to try them on the bike.
Midland GXT800VP4 H20 Series Waterproof 22 Channel Two-Way Radios with Batteries: Compare Prices, View Price History and Read Reviews at NexTag

Please reply if you have experience with this product.

Thanks,

Ty
 

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I'm thinking about picking up the motocomm st-1

It is a very complete package and the reviews seem to back it up. It costs around $170 + shipping (does not include a radio) Is compatible with motorolla and midland radios.

MotoComm RiderLink ST-1 is a complete intercom, communications and audio system for the driver and passenger of a motorcycle or powersport vehicle

If you want a cheap alternative, there is a set of radios from midland that include the headsets which would fit under your helmet, they work great, but I have not had a chance to try them on the bike.
Midland GXT800VP4 H20 Series Waterproof 22 Channel Two-Way Radios with Batteries: Compare Prices, View Price History and Read Reviews at NexTag

Please reply if you have experience with this product.

Thanks,

Ty
I have a set of Motorrola Talka'bout's T5600, they have the rechargeable battery's and decent range, is it possible to just buy the headsets? I see they have a jack plug in on them
Thanks.........
 

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Greg.. that is my thought too. I am sure we can find the headsets, since there are jacks. I was hoping to see if anyone else is doing this. The interphone setup looks kind of cool, but the price is $100 per headset, and you need to to communicate, which brings it to $200 for a set. I am looking to spend like $ 50 for two headsets to plug into the current two way radios, as this is something that will be a luxury and not used too often.
 

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Greg.. that is my thought too. I am sure we can find the headsets, since there are jacks. I was hoping to see if anyone else is doing this. The interphone setup looks kind of cool, but the price is $100 per headset, and you need to to communicate, which brings it to $200 for a set. I am looking to spend like $ 50 for two headsets to plug into the current two way radios, as this is something that will be a luxury and not used too often.
I will start looking around too later when I get a chance. I will let you know of I have any luck, and you do the same if you find some ok?
Thanks again........
 

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Friends have the Midlands for bike to bike and they love them. They ride freeway and can hear each other fine. But, they can't get more than 2 miles away. Course, you're not riding together then, are you.
 

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I will start looking around too later when I get a chance. I will let you know of I have any luck, and you do the same if you find some ok?
Thanks again........

I am interested in what you find too Greg
Then we can all communicate back and forth next summer
 

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I am interested in what you find too Greg
Then we can all communicate back and forth next summer
That would be great if we can talk back and forth, and especially if we can do it cheap too!! ;)
Did you ever get your sissy bar bag yet Ezzie?
 
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