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Post by XJRoger » Sat Apr 29, 2017 3:16 pm

I want to get a rider to pillion intercom mainly for satnav instructions and to chat to Vic, been looking at Scala rider twin set for around £180 also inter phone and chatterbox, can anyone recommend a good intercom for this sort of price? Im not really bothered about "call handling" capabilities, I go out on my bike to get away from that! I haven't really got £300 odd quid or more for a sena or autocom so looking at mid price sets, cheers Roger :D

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Post by Ferg » Sat Apr 29, 2017 6:18 pm

We use the Scala rider set works great for us. Been using it for a couple of years now without issue. Reasonably priced and works as described. I wear ear plugs and can still hear with it.
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Post by Glider » Sat Apr 29, 2017 9:20 pm

I use a Sena SMH5 good sound and pairs up easily, easy to use controls, about £185 for a twin set.

I found the Scala Rider G9 buttons too fiddly for me with gloves on. Does loads if you can remember the button sequences and which one is which.
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Post by Mick SP » Sun Apr 30, 2017 10:30 am

Couple of 2nd handSena SMH5
sets on Fleabay for around £55 each
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Post by ewan » Sun Apr 30, 2017 2:21 pm

i use the interphone, not to bad at all, easy to use, good sound on the garmin sat nav, but i have garmin 590 with the mp3 on it and the sound from that for some reason is not good :dontknow: but it is the garmin at fault cause really good sound through the interphone when bluetoothed to my android smart phone :thumbs:
jooles has the scala and the volume increases the faster you go which i think is a really good idea :applause1: :thumbs:
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Post by jooles » Mon May 01, 2017 10:41 am

find the scala excellent, easy to use ,and as ewan said the faster you go the louder it gets ,great for the sat nav ,great for phone calls ,and also if you have a noisy lid you can plug a set of earphones into it ,that's what I do on long journeys ,,as I said cannot fault the system,,,,

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Post by XJRoger » Mon May 01, 2017 12:06 pm

Jools, which model do you have? cheers Roger

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Post by jooles » Mon May 01, 2017 6:32 pm

scala qz but that's only a single unit ,I think the dual ones are the same as far as I know,,some have the option for a built in fm radio ,,,don't buy the early scala rider team set as they were not blue tooth compatable,,as I found out to my cost ,so anouther bit of kit that's gattering dust ,,,

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Post by Andy1969 » Mon May 01, 2017 10:55 pm

My wife and I use Scala Rider 9x for bike to bike and rider to pillion, wasn't the cheapest but works flawlessly, can also use my phone and listen to music from my phone, owned it for about 3 years
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Post by Narked » Tue May 02, 2017 9:15 am

I have used the Scala rider and found them to be great, until you try to do too much, Rider to Pillion & GPS & Music then they seem to sulk and have issues, I changed a year or so ago to Interphone F5MC, works great does what it says on the tin well it does for me anyway.
And I think it fits the helmet much better as it can be mounted so that it doesn't hang off the bottom of the helmet.

Have a look here you may find it cheaper if you do a bit of digging round

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Interphone-Twi ... phone+f5mc
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Post by XJRoger » Thu May 04, 2017 6:38 pm

Thanks everyone, I shall be sorting it out this weekend, probably going for Interphone, still not completely made my mind up though.Sometimes reading all the reviews just leaves you even more undecided!

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Post by XJRoger » Sun May 07, 2017 1:02 pm

https://www.sportsbikeshop.co.uk/motorc ... t_cat/1281
Job done, changed my mind and ordered the Sena smh5 from sportsbikeshop yesterday morning, £189. Thanks for all the input, Roger

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