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post #1 of 9 Old 07-19-2007, 12:39 PM Thread Starter
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Can intercom headsets work well with noisy exhaust?

My lady is about to take her MSF class and hopefully we will be venturing out of the parking lot and into the local neighborhood. I would like to be able to communicate while riding together. I have Sato exhaust on my 919 and I usually ride with ear plugs. Are there headset designs that could work as like a earplug that blocks out noise but has a speaker in it? Or anything loud enough and easy to use. Voice activated? Or are they all push to talk.

I want to use the communication devices primarly for 1,2,3 day rides after the training is done locally. Any opinions, there are alot of options out there and hope someone with experience could chime in. I would like to have a quiet effect as in using ear plugs. I don't like riding without them on longer trips. Anything that can achieve hearing protection and communication would be ideal.

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It shouldn't be a problem with full face helmets. And the better units have adjustments as well. The bike-to-bike systems are normally PTT with FRS or GMRS radios, unless you go with a proprietary system like Chatterbox.

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Don't they make throat mics for noisey conditions? Worked for the Nazi tank commanders.

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Don't they make throat mics for noisey conditions? Worked for the Nazi tank commanders.
I know there are some that go around your neck and have two mic/sensor things that pick up your throat vibrations, but modern military doesn't use those, because they are not very clear.

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It ain't cheap, but they are making them.

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Personally, I used the Chatterbox Tandem Pro to talk to my SO on our anniversary trip. Granted, we were on my V-Strom, but the speakers were very clear, and the mic is voice activated.

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Well if you don't think Sato's will be a issue with noise, what models have you all tried. Recommendations on experience or reviews?

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Don't they make throat mics for noisey conditions? Worked for the Nazi tank commanders.
It may have worked......but not very good.

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On my ST13 I had an IMC MIT-100. It does bike-to-bike, VOX intercom for rider/passenger, and music or GPS input. It comes with four headsets, all necessary power and coiled headset cables, the PTT button, and the comm unit. Made by Baehr and branded IMC. Great unit, amazing sound quality. $200 from Sierra Electronics.

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Autocom's audio mixer has active noise cancellation (with separate mike). I replaced it's mickey mouse helmet speakers with a headphone socket to use comfy quiet ear plugs. Unfortunately several radio MFGs have their own proprietary mike/speaker/PTT interface cable and even with creative wiring may not be electrically incompatible!

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