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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 09-09-2019, 08:07 PM Thread Starter
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Wireless CB Radio on newer bikes

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I am looking for anyone that has personal experience with the new wireless CB radio configuration on the new HD touring bikes 2019/2020? I ‘ve found a couple threads that talk about the install and the necessary equipment required to do it but I haven’t been able to find anyone that has utilized the CB radio in the wireless configuration to provide user feedback on its performance? I am looking to ride with some larger groups that will make Bluetooth communication a non-starter. So anyone that has installed the full system on their bike and has some experience with it on the road with a group and wouldn’t mind sharing their results (clarity/distance etc) would be great.

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The CB radio works the same wired or wireless. The thing is the CB is a thing of the past that a lot of riders don't want to give up. I understand if all your buddies have a CB and you don't mind spending a lot of money to add it to your bike after you just spent over $700.00 for a WHIM and a Harley branded SENA to go wireless. The SENA 30 has mesh technology and you can talk to an endless number of riders stretched out for 5 miles. The best thing is to get your buddies to make the change. Stay away from the SENA 10 or 20 as it is bluetooth only and a real pain to talk to more than your passenger . If none of your ridding buddies have a WHIM and SENA then the best way to go is CARDO Backtalk Bold. It is Mesh also but only connects up to 15 riders per group but much better then SENA in every other way. JBL speakers and great sound. I have been using a SENA for two years and thought it was great until I bought the Cardo a few months back. Watch some youtube videos on the Cardo and you will be sold. I bought the WHIM and Harley Sena for my 2019 and thought it was the way to go. For me it was a big waist of money. I only use my Cardo now. It will pair to the WHIM no problem. I have the Cardo paired to the WHIM and my phone. I stream music directly from my phone to the Cardo and great stereo sound.
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I'm curious about this as well.

Until Blue Tooth completely dominates the communication, CB is still the preferred way of communications to a lot of clubs and groups.
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EXACTLY ,,,,,, 40 ch CB radio is STILL the preferred communications device for BIKE-TO-BIKE whether group riding or 2-3 bikes together ,,,,,

the group size can be 3 -300 does not matter ,,, everyone on the channel can talk, everyone on the channel can listen ,,,,, 1-3 miles ,,,,,,

what most folks do NOT understand is that the Harley Infotainment radios on the 2014-2020 Harley Baggers are THE BEST motorcycle audio systems EVER INSTALLED on a Motorcycle ,,,,,,

ALL FEATURES can be used with EITTHER CORDED or BLUETOOTH headsets ,,,,,,,

HONDA with their new Gold Wing would LOVE to have such a system!
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According to the Sena website on the 30k “One click of a button instantaneously connects to a virtually limitless amount of 30K users within a mile range via mesh-network technology”...with 300-500 riders stretching out over 5 miles the CB is still the best way to communicate...not to mention that a sizable portion of riders are not going to have the latest and greatest technology. I have a 30k paired to my bike via the WHIM and it works well...what I ‘m curious about is if the connection on transmit and receive is as solid as the wired seven pin connection?

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I always felt the CB was great too until my riding group made the switch to MESH with the Packtalk Bold. The other thing about Mesh is riders with bikes that don't have the Infotainment center can talk too, as well as take phone calls , listen to music , have navigation from there phone , etc. Also once your group is paired with MESH they are always paired. If you ride up to a buddy a month later in traffic you will be automatically connecter and can talk. The down side is with very large groups you will end up with too many people talking over one another. It works best with 10 to 15 people or less.

As for your question about the connection on transmit and receive yes it is just as solid as the wired seven pin connection. Just as much static as ever.
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Can I use a packtalk on mesh to talk to packtalk friends when paired to the whim so I can have music and phone work with the boombox?


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Can I use a packtalk on mesh to talk to packtalk friends when paired to the whim so I can have music and phone work with the boombox?
Yes you can talk to your friends with a Packtalk no mater how you have it setup and connected with the bike. Once you spend more time with the Packtalk you will find it much easer to just forget the WHIM and the Infotainment unit and just pair your phone directly to the Packtalk and use the built in FM radio, stream music from your phone, make and receive phone calls, use the GPS on your phone and control it all with voice commands.
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I am interested in your experience with CB install. I have order the CB and controls and will be installing on my 17 RGS. Due to travel will not get to install till Mid November. I am studying in great depth the Antenna and Ground Plane aspects off good installs. Most folks that I know are not happy with performance of their CB on newer HD Touring models. In general, I think just hoping a local HD tech will also know how to tune and ground the antenna is optimistic.
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