Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: An hour southwest of Boston, MA, USA
Re: Need help with new communications systems
I've just completed a hard wire of a Starcom1 system and integrated it into my '05 (meaning the GPS plays through the external speakers and can be switched on and off into the helmet speakers, has GMRS 2-way radio, new amplified Aux-in and more). To say it was complicated would be an understatement as the wiring loom I had to make was rather large with many plugs and a lot of drilling and soldering to go with it. It works really well, but frankly I'm not sure I would recommend it to anyone other than someone who is not concerned about soldering electronics etc. I had the Starcom1 system already, so it was cheaper for me (labor was free coz it was just me) to go this route than buy a new System setup.
Given you said you're not an audiophile etc I would take a look at the Sena systems, and I would watch the videos on Revzilla.com since they give enough information to give you confidence. The higher end model Sena system has enough to handle GPS, phone and more - even a 2-way radio option - so it looks like a good solution. This is of course IMHO - I hope this helps.
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