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Old 09-09-2008, 09:06 PM   #1
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chatterbox?

hey whats up everybody anyone here have a chatterbox if so how good are they? is it worth buying??
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Old 09-09-2008, 10:34 PM   #2
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There are lots of different brands of communicators, just depends on what you'll be feeding into it, what you want/need it to do, and your price range.

The more $$ the better the quality, with few exceptions.

Do a few Google searches for Chatterbox, Autocom, Starcom, IMC, and Baehr.

I used to use Chatterbox, but once I wanted to add in other inputs I went with a Starcom1 Advance. I have music, FRS rasio (walkie talkie), and GPS coming in and can add phone or radar detector if needed. I can talk to a passenger, another bike, or even a chase vehicle driver that has a walkie talkie in the car. The music mutes for the walkie talkie, and I mounted a PTT (push to talk) button on the left grip for ease of use.
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Old 09-11-2008, 05:18 PM   #3
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i have the chatter box bluetooth xbi it works great! the bad thing i just recently found is that it doesnt(OR I CANT FIND HOW) to connect a two way radio on it. but other than that its a great piece.
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The Chatterbox itself should have a 2-way radio wired into it. Does it have a channel selection feature? All you have to do is set it to the same channel (both main and sub) as the others using standard walkie talkies.
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Old 09-11-2008, 10:11 PM   #5
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I have 2 of the 350 dollar versions i need to sell my gf and i just dont use them anymore they were great but we only used them maybe 6 times.

non blue tooth version but yeah they were great i always liked them but she didnt like it
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Old 09-26-2008, 01:14 AM   #6
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no not the one i have it has an imput for it but no 2 way radio connection nor the built in 2 way. looking around to upgrade so i dont carry all the wires around
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I did research on this about a year ago, seems most people said the chatter is worhtless above 50mph.

I went with an Autocom, works geat even above 100mph. With any of them I recomend the aftermarket in ear headphones that are noise cancelling if you will be listening to music.
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Chatterbox works well in my gf's ICON Mainframe, but I can't hear a thing with it in my Shoei X-11.

Speaker placement was difficult in the X-11. Anywhere you could hear, just wasn't comfortable. I picked up a used ICON just to use with the chatterbox when she comes out riding. She likes having them, I don't really care for em. I prefer earplugs.
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I had the bluetooth version and hated it ... no one could hear me.
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Old 10-09-2008, 05:57 AM   #10
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most of the guys i road with have the J&M systems that mount on the bars. and a cable runs to your helmet. i love it it has 40 ch weather and i run my xm stereo and my GPS and phone all threw it the speakers that are in the helmet are bad they will blow out your drums if your not careful.

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