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What communications set up do you use?

  • 3/4 or 1/2 helmet with H-D kit

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Would like to know how folks are set up to use the intercom , CB, etc on their Ultras, and others using the new radio set up on their 06 touring models?

After using the search feature I know there are many options out there (from the HD set up for 3/4 helmets, KBC helmets or something else.) I'm just getting used to playing with the intercom on my Ultra'zed Road Glide and was interested to see what other folks are using.
 

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Tin Cans for me. I just turn my head to the side and either scream to my Mrs. over the stereo or If I realy need to get her attention I just reach behind me and squeeze her ass cheek.

As far as talking to my buds when were riding, I prefer just rolling up to them at the stop light and signaling for fuel or whiskey.
 

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Try J&M...

I wasn't happy with the sound quality of the Harley headset, so went with J&M helmet packages. J&M builds the elctronics right into the helmet and drills the helmet for the wiring. Very slick.

I bought two of the KBC Tourcomms with the upgraded electronics, for myself and my wife, which are 3/4 helmets. I also bought the flip-front Nolan X-1002 for myself when it's cold (my wife won't ride in colder weather).
J&M does great work, and the sound quality is excellent. The Nolan is the best sounding, because it's a flip-front helmet, but the KBC's are also good. I do still listen to the fairing speakers with the KBC sometimes too. J&M Corp
 

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EricEdelman said:
I wasn't happy with the sound quality of the Harley headset, so went with J&M helmet packages. J&M builds the elctronics right into the helmet and drills the helmet for the wiring. Very slick.

IJ&M Corp
We have the KBC shorty with J&M headsets that were pre-installed as well as the matching J&M headsets with a shorter mike installed in two full face helmets for cold weather riding. The full face are better because more of the outside noise is filtered out, but the KBC shorty helmets are my favorite. We only use ours for intercom, disconected the radio feed when we switched to a Sony radio using the Biketronics kit.
 

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More info please

Thanks for the responses, if your using something other than listed please let us know what it is why you like it.
 

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fxrflh said:
Tin Cans for me. I just turn my head to the side and either scream to my Mrs. over the stereo or If I realy need to get her attention I just reach behind me and squeeze her ass cheek.

As far as talking to my buds when were riding, I prefer just rolling up to them at the stop light and signaling for fuel or whiskey.

This works for me also. Having a direct wired link to my ear from her voice box isn't all that great (and can scare the crap outa ya when you get a panic'd "HEY...LOOK AT THAT!" when 99.9999% of the time it's something you couldn't care less about). There are too many other distractions to handle without having a communications system in the mix.
 

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thanks for comments

My better half and I enjoy not shouting in each others ears and its kind of nice to be able to hear the radio, nav system and each other (good thing about the radio is that it keeps us from chatting endlessly so we can hear the music.
 
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