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post #1 of 7 Old Apr 27th, 2012, 7:43 am Thread Starter
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"Oh what fun it is to ride...."

I've had my LT for a couple of weeks now, and I finally feel like I'm getting a good feel for the bike. Learning to shift at higher RPM's, feeling more comfortable on the leans, and no longer banging my left shin on the fairing! But yesterday was the icing on the cake. I installed the Scala Rider G4 in my Arai helmet, and it was sweet! The installation was a breeze, and the sound is great. I purchased the set so my Bride and I can talk when riding but haven't checked out the quality of THAT audio yet. But to be honest, just having the FM Radio is worth it. The first time I used it, the station it scanned to happened to play Lynyrd Skynrd and Aerosmith on the way home. As you probably already know, the audio increases as your speed increases, so with those two bands playing in my helmet, it was time to throttle up!

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Re: "Oh what fun it is to ride...."

I just use my LT's stereo for FM music. Does yours not work to your satisfaction?

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I wanted to go "wireless" so I thought this would be a good option. I also really like the way the wires are hidden in the helmet, and the speakers go under the fabric of the ear pads. It's very clean. The main reason I bought this unit was to have two way communication so I'm hoping that works well. To be honest, I didn't look at the audio system on the bike as an option. There is also a external jack for another audio source on the Scala unit, so I may figure out a way to incorporate the bike's audio as well. There were some very "funky" headsets that came with the bike that will be going on the trash, so I don't know what the standard setup is from the factory. I also plan on incorporating a bluetooth enabled GPS system with audio navigation.

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There were some very "funky" headsets that came with the bike that will be going on the trash,
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Purchased the G4 Powerset just prior to my ride in Arizona. Let my buddy mount one on his helmet so we could have bike-to-bike intercom, worked great and definitely added to the fun. Both of us sync'd the headset to our iPhones and enjoyed listening to MP3's between the chit chat. The headsets came preset to the "medium" setting for voice activation (VOX) which required a pretty loud shout to break into the music and activate the intercom. Upon return home I reset the VOX to the "High" setting but haven't had a chance yet to see what the difference is. Hopefully it won't be so sensitive that ambient noise causes the music to cut out, we'll see. Definitely a worthwhile investment, and the price seems to be dropping. Picked mine up for $310.00 for the pair.

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+1 -- great investment if you ride two up and full helmets.
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post #7 of 7 Old Apr 27th, 2012, 2:19 pm Thread Starter
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They were headsets not well taken care of. I just purchased the bike, and haven't had a chance to completely go through it yet. But I will be this weekend.

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