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Nolan Helmet and intercoms

I just bought a Nolan helmet (102; did not like the drop-down visor in the 103) and am looking at intercom options. What are folks experiences with the Nolan intercom system (function, battery life, tec...), and other systems as well, particularly installation of the non-Nolan brands? Scala Rider is high on my list of possibilites if it will fit right. Prefer bluetooth, but does not have to be.
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I have the same set up, the wife as well. Only real issue is getting the sequence down. battery life is fairly good, at least 8 hours in intercom mode, which is to say BT mode as they pair up via BT. Others have had issues pairing to phones. And I can second that problem. For the price, its a little on the expensive side. I just like being wireless. I have a BT PTT Icom set up and it works just as good as the BT intercom. Bottom line is what you want the set up for. Intercom vs. compatability to everything! I have heard on this form (somewhere) that the newer BT systems are having better compatability ratings. I think its N-com2? Not sure...

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Re: Nolan Helmet and intercoms

an unsolicited opinion of the Scala Q2:
my riding friend and I recently got Q2s.
took a 1200 mile 3 day trip two weeks ago
just after getting them. good audio. lasted
for 10 hour days, even using the telephone
occasionally and keeping a lot of chatter up
between bikes. perfect link to my BBerry Pearl.
FM radio is useless, in my
opinion. easily attached to helmets. he has
a full face, flip up and I have a 3/4. both attach
equally well. Scala advertises a distance of
1600 feet and I believe it is accurate. never
had a problem on getting out of range. his was
also linked to his Zumo 550 and he got good,
clear voice from it. it overrides the bike-to-bike.
both bought from Revzilla at $158, no tax and
delivery included.
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Re: Nolan Helmet and intercoms

My wife and I have the Nolan 102 helmets, but wire them into the LT Intercom with the N102 cables for the J&M headsets. So I cannot say much about bluetooth & battery life.

I do like the helmet, in spite of the high noise level. The fit is good for both of us, especially with all the pad thicknesses that they have for it. Between the external visor and the gap at the bottom. there is a lot of air noise unless the wind shield is up. The shade does not come down far enough for me. Its nice to be able to see the dash better, but I find myself needing sunglasses early in the AM and late in the day.

I was sort of looking forward to the N103 with the internal shade for less air noise, and better shade. At the very least a better look to the lid. So could you elaborate on what you didn't like about it?

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Call the folks at J&M in Tucson. They have every possible solution you can think of.
They have a new BT unit that has a 30 hour battery life. They had everything on display at the Laughlin River Run last month. If you go wired or not... and you want to use their products... they will install the headsets in your helmet for free. Just send your helmets to them.

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The shade does not come down far enough for me. Its nice to be able to see the dash better, but I find myself needing sunglasses early in the AM and late in the day.
kinda a chinchy solve is to use electical tape on the inside of the visor. use two pieces from the top of the visor downward, solved that glaring sun issue for me...

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Re: Nolan Helmet and intercoms

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I did not like the 103 based on the large gap beteween the bottom of the drop-down shade and my face. My assumption was that there would be a lot of air circulating under and behind it, causing eye irritation. I prefer to ride with with my visor up. If you keep yours down this won't likely be problem. Just a matter of individual taste...
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