Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Severn, MD, USA
Re: BMW Intercom (helmet to helmet)
My wife and I just bought one of the last remaining new 2009 LTs and it also has the BMW VOICE II Communication System. After a lot of research, and finding that we could not have the best of both worlds (bluetooth intercom between our bikes and the BMW comm system when riding 2 up), we ordered new Shoei Multitek helmets with J&M 584 Elite headsets through Sierra Electronics.... they did a great job installing the headsets (clampless installation).
However, we found that even after reducing the intercom sensitivity to its lowest setting, the wind still activates the intercom system at speeds higher than 40 mph. Seems that the problem on our end is the wind sock. After talking to Sierra Electronics this morning, we will be trying a fix they recommend that is removing the windsock from the microphones, wrapping the microphone with surgical gauze, and reinstalling the windsock.
We had no problem hearing each other, but rather the system would not fade back to radio from intercom..... Seems they still have a bit more engineering to do to get all the functionality and features we need.
Similar to your question about owners manual, the only manual missing on our LT was the communications system. I found a copy on the internet and printed same, but am hoping to find the bound booklet that should have come with the bike. Does anyone know how to contact BMW directly for such? The customer relations folks at BMW of North America said they could not help... referring us back to our dealer. The dealer did not have the book to begin with.