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CB radio and local riding groups

Postby maunaloa » 12 Apr 2012, 01:53

Premise 1: CB radio on your m/c is a statement that "you belong" .... to one or more m/c riding groups. The bigger the whip, the more statement made.

Premise 2: A m/c-mount CB radio system is not cheap... power, antenna, RF and BT transceivers, BT helmet ... at least NTD 10K, up to NTD 30K.

So.... my assumption is that the systems' primarily use is finding riders who stray from the group, deciding where to eat in Yilan, and discussing possible deviations from the minutely planned route "down and back BeiYi Rd" (I've never seen a group on any of the side roads off BeiYi Rd, other than Wulai Rd). Anyone here use CB on their moto to confirm that .... or am I missing something?
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Re: CB radio and local riding groups

Postby lumka1 » 16 Apr 2012, 08:49

I never ride with organized riding groups and clubs. It is just 2 of us: me and my gf. I got bike to bike comms between us, but no fancy CB system and a bluetooth helmet. We use good quality walkie talkies with a decent range, headphone setup with a mike in the helmet that can be removed and a Push To Talk button on the handlebar. It was about 8k for the set of two. It is extremely useful to warn of reckless drivers coming from behind or the front, to let the other one knows you are stuck behind traffic or at a light, or normal conversation along the way. And the gf still uses it do backseat driving, so, not a perfect system...
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Re: CB radio and local riding groups

Postby pengyou » 25 Apr 2012, 04:14

Won't bt2 work for up to 100 meters? Most groups I have been with stay within that range...my concern with communications has always been having to take my hands off the handlebars, so the walkie talkie situation would not be an "in motion" option for me.
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