Rider pillion intercom

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Rider pillion intercom

#1 Post by zoidberg » Sun May 09, 2021 8:23 pm

Does anyone have any recommendations for a rider to pillion intercom for sensible money?

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#2 Post by mangocrazy » Sun May 09, 2021 10:34 pm

Hmmm. The last thing I want when riding is my partner chirping in my ear at random (and frequent) intervals... Back when Aldi/Lidl did motorbike gear I seem to remember they had some inexpensive intercoms, but they've not done any bike stuff since Covid hit.

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Re: Rider pillion intercom

#3 Post by zoidberg » Mon May 10, 2021 6:35 am

Haha, you could always mute them.

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#4 Post by katie1 » Mon May 10, 2021 1:14 pm

I'm with Graham on this one! Last thing my other half wants to hear is my verbal reaction to some of the more 'interesting' moments - she's happy to know that everything is fine, thank you very much :smt003
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#5 Post by mangocrazy » Wed May 12, 2021 3:03 pm

katie1 wrote:
Mon May 10, 2021 1:14 pm
I'm with Graham on this one! Last thing my other half wants to hear is my verbal reaction to some of the more 'interesting' moments - she's happy to know that everything is fine, thank you very much :smt003
Yes, quite. It would either be me swearing/chuntering at other road users and upsetting the other half or Mrs Mango getting alarmed or excited about something and distracting me just when I needed to concentrate.

Not going down that road...

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Re: Rider pillion intercom

#6 Post by Viking » Tue Aug 24, 2021 4:38 am

To be fair, a rider-to-rider intercom is great, especially for passing warnings or navigation information to each other. Rider-to-pillion, on the other hand, probably not so great...

Not much use to anyone, but Aldi down here in Oz just did another run of bike gear this past week. Helmets, intercoms, thermals, gloves, tank/tail bags and a cover to keep over the bike.
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#7 Post by mangocrazy » Thu Aug 26, 2021 6:04 pm

That's encouraging - I've been waiting for Aldi/Lidl to bring out their biking gear. They missed in 2020 and 2021, doubtless due to CV-19. Not much point in trying to flog bike gear if everyone's in lockdown...

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Re: Rider pillion intercom

#8 Post by Three Dawg » Fri Aug 27, 2021 6:06 pm

Miserable bastards. I like talking to Mrs 3D as we trundle along (on the GS)! We've used an Interphone F3 for years. Not the best sound perhaps, but it works.

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