Still no electrical power here in our neck of the woods. A foot of heavy, wet snow on Wednesday left 200K+ customers in NH going *cold turkey* on Thanksgiving. Our Honda generator gets a real workout, here. Last one of these storms left us without power for five days, and nine days the time before that. The power company has over 500 line workers from surrounding states, Quebec and Ontario working in F'in cold conditions. A tough job, and my helmet's off to them.
Just about everything that you'll need is in the kit, with the exception of a stereo to mono adapter
for a radar detector - about $4 at your local Radio Shack, and we'll work to get some of these in.
Presuming that you'll want to connect into your K1600's Alpine stereo system, you'll need one of these two Autocom adapters:
- $81 Music plays from the bike speakers as well as thru the MC-200 at the same time. The volume in the bike speakers will be very low, so you will likely not hear it with the helmet speakers or your earbuds.
- $116 - Same function as the AC-2273, but has a switch to turn off the bike speakers. Switch can be panel mounted or left under the seat.
The K1600 modification you'll see on our website is not needed with the MC-200, as the MotoChello system has adjustable input levels, where the Autocom's do not. If we've already modified one for use with an Autocom for you, it's no problem. The MC-200 is flexible to enough accommodate it.
Which FRS/GMRS radio to get? The *best* radios in our opinion are the Kenwood's. These are commercial duty, and **** near bulletproof, and there are 12 volt power adapters available for around $20. We have the latest TK-3402
5 watt radios, and with our Stealth Blade antenna kit
, it's a heckuva setup. The TK-3300 link on our site shows out of stock - that is the previous model that is no longer available. The TK-3402 is essentially the same, but is a 5 watt, rather than a 2 watt radio - and we have them in stock, but haven't updated the website. The TK-3402's are normally $269, and we can do these for $249.
We also have the Blackbox Bantam
radios. Just as good as the Kenwwod, in our opinion, but there's no clean and easy bike-power solution other than using the rechargeable battery. Alternatively, there are many low cost radios from Chinese companies like Baofeng and Woxun that work well and when they quit, just toss 'em out and get a new one - not nearly as good as the Kenwood or Blackbox for audio quality and receiver sensitivity, but usable and cheap. You can find these on eBay and Amazon for short money.
List of known interested participants:
Matt D. (from ADVRider, I think)
Anyone that I've missed - please PM me, and I will add you to the list. We'll leave this open until December 3rd.
You may call us anytime on 877.533.4245 to place your order. Once we've gathered everyone's order (10 minimum), we'll place the bulk order with MotoChello to get our better pricing, and we'll charge your card at that time.
If there are any other goodies that you may need, like a third headset, or perhaps a Bluetooth adapter, or a mount for the MC-200 control unit, we'll work that out with you when you call.
Thanks for you interest, continued support of our business and your patience. It's been a bit nuts here - more than usual. We are in processes of moving to a bigger retail space nearby, to open early springtime, and we are the New England dealer for Motus Motorcycles
, which we are really excited about!