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SENA SMH10R Install on Shoei Neotec

Well I just received my Shoei Neotec in preparation for heading of to Utah, Nevada, California & other place a lot depending on the weather after we get to St Georges on were we will go.
I had received a SMH10R headset from SENA Communications (That SENA Communications) for help with testing a cable for the LT communication system to SM10. And thought this would be a good time to get a new helmet .

I haven't had a chance to test it thoroughly yet, but it connects to the older versions & the SM10 that I have no problems. You can see that it is very small & you would think that accessing the buttons would be hard but I don't see this being an issue (but once riding I will know more).

This pic shows the main unit mounted on the left side.





This pic you can see the replaceable battery pack attached to the back of the helmet.


More to come after March 25th on my return on how the SMH10R worked & the Neotec.

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Not one growth on the outside of it, but two! Hopefully, it will work really well for you.

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I just received this SENA set-up as well.
I am going to carve a spot on the inside of the helmet to hid the battery.
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I just received this SENA set-up as well.
I am going to carve a spot on the inside of the helmet to hid the battery.
I thought about doing that, but with the new helmet I decided to wait & see how it goes on the trip && then maybe move it inside.
But I do like the replaceable battery.

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Can you keep us posted.

I also ordered a white helmet for the first time.
I ordered the new Shoei J-Cruise open faced 3/4 helmet for warm weather.
I wear a BMW system 6 for spring and fall riding.
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Can you keep us posted.

I also ordered a white helmet for the first time.
I ordered the new Shoei J-Cruise open faced 3/4 helmet for warm weather.
I wear a BMW system 6 for spring and fall riding.
Shall do on my return. We spent a few hours this afternoon finalizing tying the bikes down in the trailer, so we are ready to head South Monday morning.

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I just received this SENA set-up as well.
I am going to carve a spot on the inside of the helmet to hid the battery.
Might be worth checking first. carving out the foam protector I understand creates a major issue in regard to the helmet protecting during a accident.
Just what I have heard, so maybe check withe manufacturer?
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My BMW System 6 helmet has a recess in the foam liner for the comm battery.
The controller is on the outside of the helmet and about the same size as SENA SMH10R.

I figured a small amount foam removed along the edge of the helmet to fit the battery should be ok.
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Bighopper, you the one trailering your bike to Florida?
If so, have a safe and wonderful trip. Take lots of pictures. If not, have a safe and wonderful trip wherever it leads you.

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No, not going to Florida....but it might be warmer than our destination. We are trailing to St George & riding out from there to were ever the bad weather isn't. Hope to spend 2 weeks riding around Utah, Arizona, California ...but in general just looking around.

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Well after 13 days riding in various conditions, rain for 4 hrs, windy & hot (Death Valley 36C) & some mornings in the -1C. I didn't test the Pin Loc internal screen on this trip although I could used it a few times.
First the Shoei Neotec was so much better than my HJC Symax 2 for noise (I do wear ear plugs) even though I usually had the SMH10R at full volume it seemed I could hear the music a lot better. And when I didn't have music I can say that it is a much quieter helmet.
As for ventilation, I found the Neotec so much better with the top vent open I could feel the cool air blowing over my head. But I will say that on my R1150GSA I have a tall shield & this did effect how the noise & ventilation performed, as when I stood up on the pegs the ventilation worked a lot better.
Noise was also more with the top vent open VS closed & having the face shield open to the first notch & behind my tall screen (I'm 6' 2" & my nose is at the top of the screen) I got some ventilation & it didn't seem to make as much noise vs having the top vent open.
The Neotec is very comfortable & I found that it sits a lot lower on my forehead than the HJC Symax 2 does.
The internal sun screen works great & I found that it did provide what I think was the same blocking of the sun as my dark shield I have on the Symax 2. It does take a while to find the slide button to operate it but I think with time you get to know where it is on the helmet.
As to the Sena SMH10R it worked great I had no issues with it linked to the SM10 which has the Montana rugged mount audio out hooked to the AUX of the SM10 & I have a small mp3 player hooked via 3.5mm to the stereo input of the SM10. This worked great when we were trying to find hotels in Las Vegas & getting directions from the Montana, the SM10 muted down the music so 'Karyn' could tell me were to go.

I would recommend the Shoei Neotec to anyone looking for a new helmet.

A look at the setup I have


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Fantastic write up and review.

Thanks for posting !
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