View Poll Results: What medium for bike to bike communication?

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  • CB

    1 7.69%
  • FRS

    5 38.46%
  • Hand Signals

    2 15.38%
  • I don't wanna communicate, I just wanna ride

    5 38.46%
  • Cell phones

    0 0%
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Thread: Bike to Bike Communication

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    Slowpoke & Proud of It! BRADFORDBENN's Avatar
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    Question Bike to Bike Communication

    So I am looking at the communication solutions. Yup, there are lots of them out there. One can get all sorts of solutions, but there is one thing that is not always thought about. What should I use to talk to other riders?

    Basically I am trying to figure out FRS (Family Radio System) or CB (Citizen Band) for the link to the rest of the riders.

    As I am planning my ride to Spokane, I figure I will meet some other riders and it might be nice to make contact with them. So what is the more popular solution?

    Yes, I have thought about HAM radio, but don't think it is as mainstream.

    Thanks.
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    leave my monkey alone LORAZEPAM's Avatar
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    HAM radip lets you talk to dudes in station wagons and mini vans. For most, I would imagine CB is the better way to go. You are most likely to find most gold wing riders on CB, and it is handier for traffic and weather info. (those truckers need something to talk about). If I flash my lights at you and point to the side if the road, I am going to pull over . If I take my foot and point as I ride, stay away from that area. Stop signs are good too. I would rather have music on a long trip. I have an Iriver cd/mp3/fm radio that works great in my autocom. http://www.iriveramerica.com/
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    RE: Iriver FM/CD/mpeg

    TO: Lorazepam

    Which model did you get, and where did you mount it? TIA

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    leave my monkey alone LORAZEPAM's Avatar
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    I have a slim X 350. I have it in my tank bag, with a cord going under the seats to the tail section where the autocom is located. It works well, but I want to get a hard drive player, and mount it in the tail as well, and use the remote to turn it on and off.

    I like having the radio along with being able to plau cd's. A cd with mp3's will play for hours, and I can vary the tunes with the disks. I have a power source for the player, so I don't worry about the battery running down.

    these guys make good stuff, and I think it is a better value than an iPod.
    Gale Smith
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    Communications

    Talking to other riders is a long shot.
    FRS/GMRS does not comm to CB and visa versa. HAM radio is good to communicate to the 'outside world' . I got my license to do just that, getting communication out to report problems of the ride. (Frustrated at the cell phone 'holes'. )

    I would say it is up to the 'group'. Sport riders go with FRS/Chatterbox. Crusiers/touring go to CB. And a few are up at the HAM radio.

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