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Motorcycle installations

krokus

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What have any of you used for a motorcycle installation? Did you use an external speaker and hand mic? Helmet mounted headset, either wired or BT? What was used for PTT? Which BT headsets were used? Is an intercom integrated into the system? What type(s) of antenna(s), and where were they mounted?

I have a Harley Davidson Electra Glide police model, and thought about using a Yaesu FTM-10, but those are difficult to locate. I figured a NGP antenna could be used, mounted on a pole, that was for the beacon mount.
 

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Look at Sena. I use a Sena 10R (hub) to connect to a Sena bluetooth headset. The 10R hub can easily be wired to your particular radio, with a push to talk button on the handlebar. They make a "Freewire" hub that supposedly is made specifically for Harley.
 

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Most 'in-helmet' devices I've seen have been 'hard-wired'. They have the inconvenience of being 'plugged/unplugged' but typically worked with no problems (other than the normal ones of 'curing' the engine's noise problems, that's normal). No possible way of someone else hearing whats said. Where you do the plug/unplugging is very optional. Maybe a bit 'odd' but who cares?
 

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Look at Sena. I use a Sena 10R (hub) to connect to a Sena bluetooth headset. The 10R hub can easily be wired to your particular radio, with a push to talk button on the handlebar. They make a "Freewire" hub that supposedly is made specifically for Harley.
The Freewire is an interface for the bike's wired intercom, to access it wirelessly, which police bikes do not have.

With your 10R, are you just linking to your phone, or are you also listening to something else?
 

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If you have a FLHT-P, get the stuff the PDs use:


The Sena stuff is fine for accessing cell phones, GPS, and intercom gear. It isn't designed for two-way comm gear.
The Sena stuff could be fine for my use, using my phone, and my handhelds. I am not planning on hooking up an in-vehicle mobile, but have considered one made for a motorcycle/ATV.
 

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The 10R hub can easily be wired to your particular radio, with a push to talk button on the handlebar.
I've been considering getting Bluetooth so I can run motorcycle mobile with my TH-D74. Out of curiosity.. Considering that you need both hands and both feet to ride a bike, where do you mount the PTT switch on the handlebars?
 

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I've been considering getting Bluetooth so I can run motorcycle mobile with my TH-D74. Out of curiosity.. Considering that you need both hands and both feet to ride a bike, where do you mount the PTT switch on the handlebars?
Just inboard your factory controls, probably on your left side.

Have you looked at the PrymeBLU options?
 
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