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  • in reply to: SENA CB use #25833
    Gonzo
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    Kinda depends on what brand of bike you have and what brand of CB you have.  On my 2018 Road Glide, I had the Harley CB with the Harley wireless headset interface and the Harley branded sena headset.  It worked fine, but I didn’t like how I had to charge the headset at lunch when on long rides/on the Run.  I ended up going back to a regular plug in headset.

    Sena also makes the freewire that I believe will interface with many of the CB units and it works with the sena headsets.  I haven’t used that but know several people on the Run that have and seemed to like them.

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    in reply to: Chase Vehicle #25657
    Gonzo
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    I’d still contact the lead chaplain if you’re interested.  Totally not my area so I can’t say for sure, but they may have a trailer but need a driver.

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    in reply to: CB radio recommendations #25652
    Gonzo
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    Lots of people on the Run have used those.  If you want to do so, I know J&M at one time made a harness that would allow the audio from the HD radio to come through the CB headset.  I’ve had to call them a couple times and always got a live human being that actually knew what they were talking about

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    in reply to: CB radio recommendations #25649
    Gonzo
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    I love the headset.  CB is clear, I have had cell phone conversations over it, and the music quality through it is very good.  I don’t even use my fairing speakers.  I have always been pleased with the J&M customer service as well.

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    in reply to: Chase Vehicle #25647
    Gonzo
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    I’d suggest emailing/calling the Lead Chaplain for whatever route you’re interested in, but one requirement that is pretty much universal is a functional CB.  I believe they ask that the chase drivers have a trailer capable of a certain number of bikes, but the Lead Chaplain would be able to give more specifics.

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    in reply to: CB radio recommendations #25646
    Gonzo
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    Well, for some reason my reply didn’t show up so I’ll try again.

    J&M stopped making CBs but there are a few used ones out there.  I have run HD CB radios on my last 3 bikes.  (2013, 2018, and now 2020).  I am very pleased.  I did, however, replace the OEM coax (my bike was prewired) with a single piece coax from field components in order to eliminate the quick disconnect in front of the tour pack.  I also installed the J&M grounding kit, but that wouldn’t work with your bike unless you have added a tour pak.  I am personally a fan of the actual Harley CB due to the way it integrates with the bike.  I know of at least one person, however, that uses a Midland 75-822 with an adapter that works well.

    For a headset, I use a J&M elite series plug in headset.  On my 2018, I had a bluetooth headset with the Harley WHIM, but it liked to go dead on long riding days so I had to recharge at lunch.  I gave up the convenience of bluetooth for being able to ride all day without being concerned about battery life

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    in reply to: Combat Veterans Motorcycle association riders. #25235
    Gonzo
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    Welllllll, I guess I saw this a little late  LOL

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    in reply to: Escort/Road Guard LED Light Recommendations #13348
    Gonzo
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    On the front of my bike, I have a combination of CIRIUS USA engine guard lights and Custom Dynamics Windshield Trim (with LEDs) hooked to a strobe module.  On the sides and back, I have Soundoff Signal MPower lights.

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    in reply to: CB Service #11021
    Gonzo
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    I haven’t had any experience with these guys, but just a little FYI . . .

    Don’t plan on a Harley dealer being able to troubleshoot much on a CB.  My local Service Manager is a CB nut so he is great with them, but he told us a while back that the schools don’t even teach CB anymore because they’re not used very much (outside of RFTW of course).

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    in reply to: CB radio advice #9419
    Gonzo
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    If you want something that works well, get the Harley CB.  The Harley OEM CB will outperform anything aftermarket.  HD says it won’t fit but it works just fine.  I have a 2018 RGS and have the Harley CB.  The only issue I had was I run a shorty antenna and my luggage bag partially blocked the antenna.  I will probably end up using a firestik but the radio itself works great and integrates with the handlebar controls.

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    in reply to: RFTW XXXI #9418
    Gonzo
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    Sparky,

    Seems like most of the questions have been answered, but just curious, where were you in 05-06?  I was at Taji from November 2005 till November 2006 and in Baghdad from around March 2010 to August 2010.

    Welcome to the Run for the Wall Family!

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    in reply to: Well crap! No FNG this year, #9146
    Gonzo
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    Sorry to hear.  Get well soon and there will be next year!!

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    in reply to: Rain Gear #8954
    Gonzo
    Participant

    So the Harley gear was pretty comfortable for the SR Gonzo? My problem was mine didn’t breath or vent so it was so hot that I was as wet as I would have been without it. Plus hot and clammy. Thanks brothers

    It was comfortable as far as rain gear went.  When it was raining (seemed like most of last year) I never felt too hot while wearing it.  The only parts of me that got wet were the bottoms of my pants from wicking up.  Harley also sells boot covers but I can’t stand wearing boot covers – to each their own.

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    in reply to: J&M CB Radio's and Sena Bluetooth #8929
    Gonzo
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    I am deaf enough that I had to get special permission from a doctor to go to Iraq the 2nd time, and I run my stereo at about the halfway mark.  I have used it on a full day of riding and it still had juice left.  I plan on charging mine every night on the Run.  The headset charges with a standard micro-usb cable.

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    in reply to: Rain Gear #8928
    Gonzo
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    I have the Harley raingear.  It’s expensive, but it works.

    Used to have Frog Togs – big waste of money.

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