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I have three questions for those of you who use Bluetooth intercom:

(1) Have any Cardo Scala Rider users experienced any difficulty upgrading a G9-series device to the latest software? I upgraded and have had real issues. Customer support has helped me resolve several issues, but my device sill still not pair with my phone reliably. They tell me it must be something wrong with my device - but it was working perfectly prior to trying to upgrade. Just curious as to whether any others have had issues.

(2) Has anyone tried the new Cardo PackTalk? It looks like really cool technology - but I'm worried about dropping that amount of money if I'm going to get sketchy support if I have issues.

(3) Should I just switch to the Sena product? The Sena 20S looks like a significant upgrade to Bluetooth 4.0, and it looks like it allows full duplex communication with 8 riders instead of 4, so I'm interested.

Let me know if you guys have any thoughts.


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Not sure if this is the right place to post this...

I have three questions for those of you who use Bluetooth intercom:

(1) Have any Cardo Scala Rider users experienced any difficulty upgrading a G9-series device to the latest software? I upgraded and have had real issues. Customer support has helped me resolve several issues, but my device sill still not pair with my phone reliably. They tell me it must be something wrong with my device - but it was working perfectly prior to trying to upgrade. Just curious as to whether any others have had issues.

(2) Has anyone tried the new Cardo PackTalk? It looks like really cool technology - but I'm worried about dropping that amount of money if I'm going to get sketchy support if I have issues.

(3) Should I just switch to the Sena product? The Sena 20S looks like a significant upgrade to Bluetooth 4.0, and it looks like it allows full duplex communication with 8 riders instead of 4, so I'm interested.

Let me know if you guys have any thoughts.
A buddy of mine on here, GRegister has said that there is a way to turn your Rushmore radio into Sena 20 compatible blue tooth.

This is the text he sent me: I'm now convince Harley will never offer a Bluetooth setup better than the one from Sierra Electronics. Their harness is only $160, but you'll need a Sena SMH10 module also installed for $112. So for $270 the bike will be compatible with all Sena Bluetooth headsets, including the Sena 20s. Checkout the 20s.

For those wanting a fully bluetooth Rushmore radio, this sounds like the ticket.
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Bluetooth Intercom

This works on pre-Rushmore bikes also.

You can build this harness yourself if inclined to save $120 or so. Also you could use the newer SR10 in place of the SMH10 if you build your own harness. Maybe I'll I have time this month to build mine. And sorry but No I won't build you one.

See this thread for details.
http://www.hdforums.com/forum/tourin...l#post14265715

Or buy one from Sierra at
http://www.sierra-mc.com/products.asp?cat=24

To clarify, this harness adds a Sena SMH10 to your bike. You'll need to access it to sync to your helmet, so put it in glove box, saddle bag or tour pak. You can then use any Sena headset to sync to your bike for voice control of the HD system and cb. Your Sena helmet can then also sync with your rider's Sena helmet for intercom.

The bad news is this is mono only, because your in intercom mode. You can add stereo, but you'll also need to buy and add a Sena SM10 to the bike via the Sierra harness.

I'll build a harness because I'd rather use the Sena SR10 instead of the SMH10, but I'll still need a Sena SM10 for stereo.

All this is still better than waiting on HD.

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IIIRC my SR20 is mono only, no stereo broadcast.
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A buddy of mine on here, GRegister has said that there is a way to turn your Rushmore radio into Sena 20 compatible blue tooth.

This is the text he sent me: I'm now convince Harley will never offer a Bluetooth setup better than the one from Sierra Electronics. Their harness is only $160, but you'll need a Sena SMH10 module also installed for $112. So for $270 the bike will be compatible with all Sena Bluetooth headsets, including the Sena 20s. Checkout the 20s.

For those wanting a fully bluetooth Rushmore radio, this sounds like the ticket.
Just put this setup in, and so far so good. Nice to ditch the wired headset. Will be putting it through the paces to work the kinks out, but I'm happy with it so far.


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