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How is the quality of the speaker system and the integration of the Bluetooth with the motorcycle? The dealer had the model on the floor, but the battery was not installed so I could not get a feel for how the system works.

Can you tie the system in with Bluetooth helmet speakers also?
 

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I found it to be really simple to pair with my Iphone! I must say that the speakers in my opinion are really good considering the number and size!! It was really simple to pair hold I believe mode and volume down for a few seconds and then find the bike from your phone and thats it... Not sure about pairing with a Bluetooth headset unit but I wouldn't imagine it would be to difficult.
 

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dubbsrider,

Thanks for the update...interesting 20 watts per speaker and I was curious how the quality is. Understandable that at 80 mph nothing sounds good, but I enjoy "cruising" around town on occasion, and having the radio through the speakers is enjoyable.

I have an Android system...would think it would pair just as easily as the iPhone.
 

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dubbsrider,

Thanks for the update...interesting 20 watts per speaker and I was curious how the quality is. Understandable that at 80 mph nothing sounds good, but I enjoy "cruising" around town on occasion, and having the radio through the speakers is enjoyable.

I have an Android system...would think it would pair just as easily as the iPhone.

Android shouldn't be a problem at all...I like the sounds in the speakers for the quality...just riding around town you will have more than enough volume and when you do crank up the sound the speakers don't distort which is a huge plus...I like a good balanced sound which these provide!
 

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Pretty easy to pair. Can't hear the speakers above about 30 mph for the wind noise in my ears either with or without a helmet. Put tall windshield on it 3 days ago and can easily hear the music at half volume while cruising at 75 or 80. Tall shield is amazing. Very comfortable and the sound coming from the speakers is surprisingly pretty good for their size.
 

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Tried to connect the bike to my Scala Q2 headset via BT but I don't have the Q2 pro so it didn't work. Maybe have to buy a new one or just stick with music on speakers or mp3 player connected the same way I've been doing it before. Which I will more likely do since I'm used to it and it costs less that way.
Speakers do sound good playing from my USB flash drive.
 

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Do you guys use the audio system on your motorcycles often? I don't often listen to music while riding. I just feel uncomfortable with everyone else on the road and on the street being able to hear my music. Reminds me of when people would walk down the street with their boomboxes in the past.

 

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Mostly (until now at least) I listen to radio on my commute in my headset inside my helmet. No one else can hear it unless they get inside my head :eek:

Even when I had my GW I did use the built-in stereo plugged in to my helmet headset... not the speakers.
 

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Do you guys use the audio system on your motorcycles often? I don't often listen to music while riding. I just feel uncomfortable with everyone else on the road and on the street being able to hear my music. Reminds me of when people would walk down the street with their boomboxes in the past.

This gave me a good LOL.

But I'm the same way, and that's basically why I changed my mind after initially putting a deposit down on the Deluxe (well, that and because I actually don't want traction control, auto-canceling turn signals, or need ABS). In the cage it's a different story as far as tunes go; but I just love to hear the sound of the bike when I'm riding, plus I don't even want the chance of being distracted from the road. It's bad enough with all the toys and distractions they're putting in cars these days; I think it's just tempting fate a little too much putting them on a bike. But that's just me, and I'm not about to suggest denying it from riders who want and enjoy it.
 

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I used to be a purist...I enjoyed listening to the mechanical sounds of the motor and the open road. It was many years ago before I rode a pure touring bike, that I drove a Yamaha Venture and while out on the open road and having some attitude of high speed cruising, I turned the radio on to some real rock and roll. It may have been the timing, but a curve and the exact right song came on with some Led Zeppelin - been a long time since I rocked and rolled...oh, it cured me of being a purist.

Fast forward to my Harley Street Glide. Busy as get out working 7 days a week, I left the office late on a Friday and while everyone else was at their destination, I was finally done and wanting to ride. Decided not to go home, the evening was a nice warm summer sunset, so I headed down the interstate with the album by Rush called Signals. Oh baby, hadn't felt that good in months!

I know what you mean about the "boom box" as it irritates me too...but there are times you just have to crank up life with some attitude and volume!
 

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I'm not a purist, Miks -- I just have ADD bad. :D
I have ADD, too (seriously--diagnosed years ago), but that's the reason that I DO listen to music. It helps me stay focused, believe it or not. I keep the volume low so that I can hear horns, sirens, and the engine; it's just loud enough (usually) to provide that constant sound I need.

Mixed feelings about blasting the stereo speakers for music. I almost always have it playing through my helmet headset, but sometimes you just NEED that feeling of blasting the music and showing off a little. I really try not to be a jerk about it, though. The auto-mute feature is good for that, but I would rather control that myself instead of the bike muting the sound below about 7 mph.
 

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I'm waiting to order this Bluetooth to pair with the bike
SENA 20S; it has
  • FM Radio

    • Built-in FM radio with RDS AF (Radio Data System Alternate Frequencies)
    • Radio region: worldwide
    • Radio frequency specifications: 64 ~ 108MHz
    • 10 preset station memory with automatic scan function
    • Radio on time: 8 ~ 10 hours

adding FM radio, total package very entertaining.. ^^
 

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It will be a while before I replace my Scala Rider Q2. I do already have FM radio and BT to my phone with it. I also have mp3 player connected via wire on it for when I don't want to use the speakers in the dash. And when I do want the speakers I have that as well. Only thing I don't have is BT from bike to headset due to the Scala Q2 not having that feature.
 
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