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Concours Discussion (C10 / ZG1000 / 1000GTR) => Accessories C10 => Topic started by: ifilrxs on August 26, 2008, 11:59:00 am

Title: Bike to Bike communication question
Post by: ifilrxs on August 26, 2008, 11:59:00 am
I have autocom with Kenwood transceiver and it is great but a little pricey. Question is: I picked up an extra autocom for cheap for riding buddy. Would a cheaper radio work well enough? Or does he need to buy a Kenwood?  
Title: Bike to Bike communication question
Post by: Greg Habel on August 26, 2008, 04:21:00 pm
Are we talking FRS/GMRS radios?  I run a cheap ($40/set at BJs) Motorola handheld that plugs into my Autocom.  Works great and use it on all the rides I go on.  Greg H from Mass, Connie Droppers Anonymous Awards Dude  COG# 7010,a Tracey  CDA 120  99 Connie "Herrin Christabelle", 05 Ninja 250  (http://thumb6.webshots.net/t/63/663/1/23/92/2211123920053849446TvPbOP_th.jpg) (http://good-times.webshots.com/photo/2211123920053849446TvPbOP)
Title: Bike to Bike communication question
Post by: 2fast on August 27, 2008, 10:14:00 am
I tried a motorola and had nothing but problems. I ended up buying a high end Kenwood and it works perfectly. I would give the Motorola a shot (borrow one?).......could save some bucks.  
Title: Bike to Bike communication question
Post by: ifilrxs on August 29, 2008, 04:31:00 pm
Thanks for info on Motorola - that was what I was thinking. I have Kenwood but this group that I will be riding will be getting something cheaper (at my expense-my idea,anyway). I really enjoy being able to communicate other than hand signals. We are planning a "hogs wild" tour in December from Ms to Nc - probably Bham, Atlanta, N Georgia, Tn, Nc and (hopefully) back. (All cruisers except me)  
Title: Bike to Bike communication question
Post by: Colt45 on September 15, 2008, 09:53:00 pm
I have a Midland CB that has been a tribulation with my Starcom1.  I finally have a special cable that lets it transmit mostly cleanly.    OTOH, the Motorola T6500s I have have aways worked flawlessly, completely quiet and clean.  The T6500s were almost $100/pair.  The problem is nobody else uses GMRS on a motorcycle.