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Old 12-19-2020, 01:21 PM   #1
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Join Date: Jan 2020
Location: Berkeley
Motorcycles: Kawasaki EX 500; '84 CB700SC Night Hawk
Music in My Helmet

Suggest a good place to have
headset purchase and install,
near me, Bay Area.
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Old 12-19-2020, 04:41 PM   #2

Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: Pleasanton
Motorcycles: 2015 BMW R1200RT
Name: Ed
Any Cycle Gear store offers free sales and installation of their communications equipment. Using a Sena or Cardo you can listen to music
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Old 12-19-2020, 11:53 PM   #3
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Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Work SF Bay/ Home State of Jefferson
Motorcycles: HD 2011 FXDF Dyna Fat Bob
Name: Bill
Haybaler- Berkeley or Hollister?

Cycle Gear is everywhere and I believe Road Rider-SJ is closed.

Sena gear works for me. Can hear music and phone in my modular/flip helmet. Has FM native to unit and with Bluetooth can access your phone for tunes and calls.

Most important on a cross-country ride was FM radio. Listened to local radio stations for tornado warnings. Very, very valuable.

Additionally, Bluetooth linking to google maps for directions. When you space out, enjoying the countryside and tunes, nice to have that voice nag at you to turn at the next exit.

Since I was often riding 10+ hour days, used a solar USB battery charging device. Mounted on handlebars, ran that to phone to keep the music and directions powered. Sena lasted quite long and only occasionally had to hook it up either on a break or long-cord connected during ride.

Install is easy if you are decent at arts-and-crafts type projects. I'm not and had Road Rider salesman mount it.
Bill Smith
Dichotomous existence-SF Bay & State of Jefferson
2011 HD FXDF
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Old 02-17-2021, 05:35 AM   #4

Join Date: Oct 2020
Location: Tracy
Motorcycles: 2009 Yamaha V Star 650
Name: Eric
Any Cycle Gear. I'm only familiar with the Cardo. You can listen to music, answer/make calls, and chat with riders in your group assuming they have similar unit. If you plan on using the unit with more than 5 people I would get a Packtalk Bold.
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