Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  

Riders Communication systems

Recommended Posts

Does any of you guys use such a system?

I am looking for a two or more riders intercom system, that will be easy to use, that will be heard loud and clear and cheap.

What do the trial guys use (I always see them with a special mic in the helmets)?

I am looking for a system that I can talk to my buddies while riding, but in a decent cost.



Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

Came accross this on a web search. I've only used one model and only for street biking but it was an AUTOCOM. I was very happy with the quality, and could also run an ipod/mp3 while wearing it and it would cut the music volume down whenever someone said something. Mine had to be hooked up by a 12volt power source though. You could also connect your cell phone to it. I don't think I'd ever want to hear the grunts, sobbing, and screams, of my dirtbike riding buddies though! :smirk:

Here's a possiblility:


Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

thanks, but isn't theres a cheaper solution?

I am looking for somthing that is not as high quality as these machines... I thought about connect two motorola radios with headsets.

Have anyone tried it before?

because all I really want is the intercom. phone is just an added feature I don't really need.

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

The problem that I've had with trying to run a mic system is that our helmets allow so much wind noise that the systems are useless.

Only tried it once on a dual-sport ride and it was a total failure. Never put any effort into getting anything to work well.

Turn down the sensitivity so the wind doesn't turn it on and you have to yell... then they can't hear sh!t anyways because of their own wind noise and now you're yelling in their ear.

My primary purpose of a mic system would be for talking to my kids during rides. That could end up being more of a distraction than help too, I suppose.

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

it was pretty dumb, but one day me and my friend stuck bluetooth headsets in our helmets and called each other while we were riding, the wind and engine noise was too much for us to hear each other

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites
it was pretty dumb, but one day me and my friend stuck bluetooth headsets in our helmets and called each other while we were riding

That's not dumb. If you have cell phone coverage and unlimited calling then it's a good idea to at least try.

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

I think a good bluetooth headset would probably do OK. I have a plantronics explorer 925. I think its dead now from abuse but it had great noise cancellation. My truck is pretty noisy and I couldn't hear people very well on my phone if above 60mph (not enough insulation to block road and wind noise, cheap toyota)., but with the headset it was crystal clear on both ends. I think it would have worked on a bike. Course I didnt test it so... who knows.

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

You would pretty much have to go with a push to talk system, ANC microphones are way to expensive, and Voice activated, as you can see here, activate on engine noise, wind, heavy breathing, swearing, whistling, - (they are damned amusing though during a yard sale crash - as long as you are on the listening side!)

The trouble with all of the little motorolas etc is their mikrophone sucks.

I have an older Motorola that allows for a headset, microphone combo to be plugged in, and you can get the microphones as either push to talk or Voice activated, but the button is not suitable to get to when you ride. this is our hunting setup!

We do run an excellent push to talk microphone, and ear bud setup in our race car, and it would easily adapt to a motorcycle, but they are expensive. sampson is the company that make this stuff, http://www.sampsonracing.com/sampson_racing_new/home_f.htm

They are in use by all of the Baja guys etc, but you better bring a fat checkbook! looks like a complete setup PTT mike, quick detatch etc with a midland radio (good unit) would be about 270 bucks. of course, at that point you are talking to yourself, you need another setup for the other bike, so 550 or so.

So you can try to cobble together a cheap system, but a whole lot of people here have a whole lot of failure trying to get it to work correctly, or you can go this way, or you can just keep yelling!

Edited by carl johansson
added info

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Reply with:

Sign in to follow this  

  • Similar Content

    • By fudgypup
      Garrett Poucher and Skyler Howes of Garrett Offroad Racing are headed to Dakar!  These US privateers are headed there for their first times but Skyler is fresh off a victory at last week's Baja Rally, won the Sonora Rally in March and this team placed third in the Baja 1000.

      They have a fundraising link set up and could use your help.
      I raced with Garrett at Baja Rally last year and then both of them at Sonora and was honored to pit with them as well.  They're both super guys and work their assess off.  I think they both have good chances of not only finishing the 11 days of Dakar but placing well.
      They're doing some rally training events this Sat, Oct 20 in Santa Clarita, CA and then another Oct 28th in St. George Utah so if you've ever considered learning rally raid navigation, this is your chance!  It's a lot of fun too.  More info on that at the link.
    • By Big64N
      Good condition with a long list of high end upgrade parts.
      Rekluse EXP 3.0 with cover and slave
      EVO- Ellensburg suspension tuning for 6' 200# expert rider
      Fork bleeders
      Trail-tech map switch
      Moose 1-1/8 flex bar
      CYCRA probend bar guards
      SXS skid plate with linkage plate
      Clutch and water pump guards
      Frame guards
      Fastway Evolution III pegs
      SRT Pro Armor radiator and rear rotor guards
      Acerbic Front rotor guard
      TM designs chain guides
      DID race chain
      Renthal sprockets
      Gripper seat
      FMF F-bomb header
      Dirt Tricks timing chain tensioner
      Pro Wheel, wheels
      Tubliss front and rear
      New top end and valve adjustment 60 hours old
      Many more aftermarket parts as well as spare parts and service manuals included in the sale.  Willing to include 4 sets of tires with 80% tread left for full price.
      Great bike with plenty of life left and set up for anything from single track woods to wide open dessert.
      Can hang with any of the 450's but is much easier to handle in the tight woods.
      Priced to sell at $6000.00 
      Willing to consider reasonable offers but no trades or carry.
    • By filterx
      34 Days and what ever in Beautiful Chile
    • By Project57
      So if I can’t buy a used bike from out state looking for anyone that has or knows of a low mileage California 2017 / 2018 Beta 500 RRS?
      Thanks in advance!
    • By Project57
      Looking to buy a used Beta 2017 500 RRS from outside California.  Can I plate (Register with CA DMV) the bike in CA?  If so what is the best way?  Don't have the money to put down for a new bike from a Dealer in CA.  Any help or sugguestions would be appreciated.  Thanks in advance.