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post #11 of 14 (permalink) Old 05-10-2017, 08:31 PM
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About 99% of the time I have no use for a C.B., but when I need it, it comes in VERY handy.
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Originally Posted by Gresh View Post
I think a handheld unit would be more useful to me with as little as I use it, which leads me to redirect to my original question lol
I would check your local Distracted Driving laws and those anywhere you're likely to travel.

Here and in many other jurisdictions if you have to take your hand(s) off the vehicle controls to even tune your radio you can be charged with Distracted Driving.

Advise given here is free and comes with no warranty "Caveat emptor"

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My Aspencade doesn't have a CB and I am about to start participating in group rides, so I need one. I have bluetooth in my helmet, so I would like to know more about how to go about getting set up to use one like you have done.

I stand corrected. I purchased a Midland hand held from Wally world. ($80.00) then bought a Sena SR10 bluetooth, noise suppressor, two pin connector (i paid $10.00) and had to purchase a cable from Sierra Electronics that ran from my new antenna to the hand held. (cost about $20.00). In all i had about 250.00 in the set up

it took me about an hour to hook everything up and once i got the SWR's set, There is a push to talk button that comes with the SR10 that mounts on your handlebar. It works great. And now i can simply remove the hand held and use it when not on the bike.

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The CB often is very useful .
Aside from group rides, finding the rest of your group , if you get separated , contacting your wife on her portable CB at a campground ....

I was riding back from Alaska , about 9 years ago, miles from anywhere , noticed my gas gauge read extremely low, and started wondering how far I could actually push a loaded Wing ...
A big 18 wheeler motored up behind me ... I grabbed the hand controller , and held it aloft.

Within 1 minute we were chatting on Ch 18 .

Me : " How far to Teslin .. I'm running on fumes "
Him : " Laughing .... I own a motorcycle as well... I will follow you in ... you will make it ... more laughter
" and if you don't, I'm hauling an empty rig ... I'll get you there .."

We chit-chatted all the way to next gas station .

Worth every penny to have a CB on board . While blue tooth cell phones will work probably better in cities.... there are large parts of Yukon, Northern BC that have NO cell coverage

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