Honda Silver Wing Scooter Forum

Welcome to the home for Honda SilverWing and everyone interested. This is a place to ask questions, share, and learn about the SilverWing and its dedicated riders. Please post an introduction when you join as a sign of Courtesy.
 
HomeCalendarGalleryFAQSearchRegisterLog in
Search
 
 

Display results as :
 
Rechercher Advanced Search
Latest topics
» Dr Pulley sliders
by john grinsel Today at 16:03

» Everything Died!!
by Easyrider Today at 14:04

» Better sounding Exhaust
by ItBeMe Today at 12:43

» 2002 SW 600
by Nillinator Yesterday at 18:56

» Pastor Ron's Honda Silverwing Trike (GT3 Kit) Pics
by Pastor Ron Yesterday at 17:17

» Fuel pump problem or what !
by codge Yesterday at 16:29

» Left turn signal intermittent
by Dale N. Wed 15 Nov 2017, 17:04

» Hello from California
by "Hi Yo" Wed 15 Nov 2017, 13:41

» Back after a lot of riding :-)
by kbcmdba Wed 15 Nov 2017, 12:34

» Riding Chaps
by john grinsel Tue 14 Nov 2017, 16:48

Navigation
 Portal
 Index
 Memberlist
 Profile
 FAQ
 Search
free forum
 
Share | 
 

 Helmet communicators. Safe? Illegal some places?

View previous topic View next topic Go down 
AuthorMessage
Ferrell
Scooter Rider
Scooter Rider
avatar

Number of posts : 14
Age : 72
Location : Heilbronn, Germany
Points : 2649
Registration date : 2010-09-06

PostSubject: Helmet communicators. Safe? Illegal some places?   Thu 19 May 2011, 05:24

In another safety forum I brought up the subject of the Sena SMH10 communicators. It seems there might be some places were they (and other brands) are illegal. Also, the question of safety came up. I'm curious as to where they are illegal and how and why they might be considered unsafe.


Last edited by Ferrell on Thu 19 May 2011, 12:15; edited 1 time in total
Back to top Go down
jdeereanton
Silver Wing Guru
Silver Wing Guru
avatar

Number of posts : 1997
Age : 70
Location : Huntsville, AL
Points : 5326
Registration date : 2008-12-24

PostSubject: Re: Helmet communicators. Safe? Illegal some places?   Thu 19 May 2011, 08:08

It may be helpful to note that the device Ferrell is referring to is similar to any in-helmet bluetooth communication device. It is not an "ear bud type" of system. I kept reading the reference to Sena SMH10 and did not know what is was,

My wife and I use a similar system manufactured by Cardo - Scala Q2.


Last edited by jdeereanton on Thu 19 May 2011, 08:36; edited 1 time in total
Back to top Go down
http://kimdaleanton.wordpress.com
AAAA
Silver Wing Rider
Silver Wing Rider


Number of posts : 443
Points : 3089
Registration date : 2010-11-14

PostSubject: Re: Helmet communicators. Safe? Illegal some places?   Thu 19 May 2011, 08:20

Never had a problem in that area. I swear by blueant interphone, but apparently they dont make them anymore, to bad, they were the clearest i ever used. i think there still available in some places.It was small and very powerful!
Back to top Go down
bigbird
Silver Wing Guru
Silver Wing Guru
avatar

Number of posts : 2479
Location : Winnipeg
Points : 5444
Registration date : 2010-05-02

PostSubject: Re: Helmet communicators. Safe? Illegal some places?   Thu 19 May 2011, 08:41

x


Last edited by bigbird on Tue 12 Jun 2012, 13:13; edited 1 time in total
Back to top Go down
Meldrew
Silver Wing Guru
Silver Wing Guru
avatar

Number of posts : 2745
Location : York, North Yorkshire, England UK
Points : 5360
Registration date : 2010-11-16

PostSubject: Re: Helmet communicators. Safe? Illegal some places?   Thu 19 May 2011, 10:42

I already suffer from tinnitus so I'll take wearing earplugs over losing a bit of ambient noise anytime. I use the Interphone F4 helmet communicators for rider to passenger chat and sat nav instructions. I wear custom made earplugs and can hear everything being relayed through the two speakers in my helmet. It's a few seconds work to disconnect a lead and go over to one speaker, and removing one is pretty easy too.

As for ambient noise I'd say how much you hear at normal road speeds is down to the wind noise generated inside your helmet, or by that rubbish Honda screen if you haven't already binned it. Who goes snooping around inside your helmet anyway! Smile
Back to top Go down
bigbird
Silver Wing Guru
Silver Wing Guru
avatar

Number of posts : 2479
Location : Winnipeg
Points : 5444
Registration date : 2010-05-02

PostSubject: Re: Helmet communicators. Safe? Illegal some places?   Thu 19 May 2011, 10:49

x


Last edited by bigbird on Tue 12 Jun 2012, 13:13; edited 1 time in total
Back to top Go down
jdeereanton
Silver Wing Guru
Silver Wing Guru
avatar

Number of posts : 1997
Age : 70
Location : Huntsville, AL
Points : 5326
Registration date : 2008-12-24

PostSubject: Re: Helmet communicators. Safe? Illegal some places?   Thu 19 May 2011, 10:58

bigbird wrote:
In my neck of the woods an over the ear or single bluetooth type communicator is legal. As long as you can hear ambient noise over the communicator it's legal. I was referring to total coverage headphones, earphones, or earbuds that cover and isolate both ears as being illegal. Sorry if there was any confusion.

Actually I was following in your track on this as well. It wasn't until I did a web search and saw that the product was a comm set that is installed into the helmet that I realized what it was. Up until then I thought it was an ear-bud system.

Ear plugs (not ear-bud speakers) are legal in AL (all of US?) as are helmet mounted systems.
Back to top Go down
http://kimdaleanton.wordpress.com
Meldrew
Silver Wing Guru
Silver Wing Guru
avatar

Number of posts : 2745
Location : York, North Yorkshire, England UK
Points : 5360
Registration date : 2010-11-16

PostSubject: Re: Helmet communicators. Safe? Illegal some places?   Thu 19 May 2011, 14:26

bigbird wrote:
Meldrew: I had a laugh when I read your signature.

Where can I order the Dr. Pepper and Joe Custer variator stuff?
The grocery store?

Yes, don't buy a Molasses clutch though, there's problems with them sticking! Smile
Back to top Go down
bigbird
Silver Wing Guru
Silver Wing Guru
avatar

Number of posts : 2479
Location : Winnipeg
Points : 5444
Registration date : 2010-05-02

PostSubject: Re: Helmet communicators. Safe? Illegal some places?   Thu 19 May 2011, 19:00

x


Last edited by bigbird on Tue 12 Jun 2012, 13:13; edited 1 time in total
Back to top Go down
Meldrew
Silver Wing Guru
Silver Wing Guru
avatar

Number of posts : 2745
Location : York, North Yorkshire, England UK
Points : 5360
Registration date : 2010-11-16

PostSubject: Re: Helmet communicators. Safe? Illegal some places?   Fri 20 May 2011, 02:30

Grip Poopies have been the one cheap easy to fit add on I've been disappointed with. My right hand tends to cramp up between thumb and forefinger, and they definitely lessen the efficiency of the heated grips.
To help with the cramping I fitted a 'Throttle Rocker' over the Poopies, it was an improvement but came off when I was adjusting it on an autobahn in Germany last month. Sad
Back to top Go down
 
Helmet communicators. Safe? Illegal some places?
View previous topic View next topic Back to top 
Page 1 of 1
 Similar topics
-
» Helmet communicators. Safe? Illegal some places?
» UCLEAR bluetooth helmet communicators- nice folks
» Little Sahara Helmet Cam Video
» Places in NSW and Vic to do a bit of sluicing????
» NV Dualsport Adventure, Helmet Cam Highlights - 1500 Miles.

Permissions in this forum:You cannot reply to topics in this forum
Honda Silver Wing Scooter Forum :: Riding :: Safety Section-
Jump to: