Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Fallbrook, CA, USA
Re: LT Ordered, Now Need Some Advice
If I were putting in a new intercom system, I doubt I would waste any money on anything that was not a bluetooth based system. Cords are the pits. Although some will say having to charge the BT components is just as bad, I'm not one of them. Mine last for weeks without a recharge.
On my LT, I have the Voice II intercom. It's OK. I have to use a HF-820 to connect my cell phone to it though via BT. The unit actually conencts to my Nav III. My phone conencts to my Nav III. The HF-820 is actually the micrtophon interface to the Nav III as the Nav III (and 2820) don't include one for hand free BT (don't ask me why). So it is a cludge fix, but it works. Plus it allows my wife to hear the GPS commands too (not availabel without a BT unit interfacing in the com system. Wihtout it, only the driver hears the commands).
On my RT, I have two Camos 600 units. It supports two AD2p connections on channel one and 1 mono conenction on channel 2 (used for rider to passenger intercom). There are new ones out for rider ro rider communications as well. Plus Scala make a similar unit.
So, I'd suggest looking around first to see what hardware you want. Like a BT GPS liek the 2820 or Zumo where you can also add MP3 or XM radio. Whatever, then go from there on what hardware to purchase to support your needs. But make sure to put it all down (GPS, MP3, Radio, bike to bike, rider to passenger, etc.) and then make sure whatever hardware you purchase will do it all. Autocom and Starcom make some impresive gear that can be expanded to do just about anything. Probbaly for less than the dealer system to boot.
2006 Magnesium Black Metallic K1200LT (sold - sigh)
1996 Sinus (aka Cirrus) Blue Metallic R1100RT