Okay, ever been on an epic ride humming your favorite Tough Mix Jam or Yacht Rock banger? Wish you could hear it clearly and rock out with your throttle out? .... Check this out!
The Sena 10R has proven to be reliable, I have personally logged over 20,000 miles on mine and its working like a champ battery life is still good and the elements have killed it yet! The best part is that it is not complicated, menu are easy and basic and it gets the job done! I have seen so many people go with the fancy and in the end not know how to even pair the thing! You can charge while on the go with a power bank you, the buttons are easy to find with gloves on, the audio quality is good especially with DIY ear buds that I run. So for comms on my helmet, I am going to pick this over my 10C Evo!
But wait, there's more!
So what does it do? Why do I wan... NEED it?
The SR10 from Sena He bridges the gap between you Two Way Radio and your Sena Bluetooth 10R. Why if the 10R is intercom capable? Well it is but it is EXTREMELY line of sight in other words if you can not see your riding partners license plate, you may experience break ups. It's not super bad, works well on road trips where you are out and alway close together. The reason you NEED the SR10 is your two radio, while still line of sight, can still penetrate further than the intercom feature on most if not all Bluetooth Helmet Comm kits. The SR10 has its own internal battery and comes with both a belt clip and handle bar mount. Battery life is awesome, 2 full days of riding and then some! You pair this to your Sena 10R and you are not married to your bike via a wire like most Helmet/ Two Way Radio Kits. I run this thing in my Klim Arsenal Vest and mount the Push to talk button on my right shoulder, radio stuffed in the same pocket and now in communication on or off the bike. The only downside I have found so far is that the round button on the top is also a Push to Talk, so you have to protect it from hitting things in your bag. I turn on the report on my radio so that it beeps at the end of transmission so I can here if it is being triggered inadvertently. Not trying to win the Richard Cranium award at the local Score Race...
OK, one more thing....
Well we already talked about why you NEED one of these radios and well Rugged has been in the radio game for a minute. Yes there are alternatives to this but after having first hand experience with their customer support and how they are Johnny on the spot with there racers, I will support them. Enter the third version of the Rugged Radios Dual Band Two-Way Radio tried and true with tons of Baja miles to prove it. This with the longer antenna and you are ready to go! Can be programmed with custom frequencies and if needed you can key them in directly when on the go. The price is right incase it becomes part of the landscape, ever seen a grown man cry over a $400 handheld radio... yeah me neither but that would suck to set $400 on fire.
What else you will probably need...
Wait, what? Correct everyones favorite underpowered work horse with three 5th gears.... goes to Baja
The Baja DRZ 400
Well here it is! The build list for the DRZ400 from Suzuki I prepared. This build was awesome, to this date I really have not seen another DRZ that looks like this one. These bikes are cool because of parts availability and the fact that Suzuki really did not change the recipe allowing parts to be shared. Pretty sure 7/11 has countershaft seals ... Check out the Chasing waypoints podcast for more background information on this build.
Rear Sprocket: ProTaper Race Spec 47T Sprocket
Front Sprocket: ProTaper Race Spec 15T Front Sprocket
Chain: D.I.D 520VX3 112L Gold Chain
Handle Bars: ProTaper EVO Magnesium RM Mid
Handguards: Acerbis X-Force Handguards
Multi Function Switch: Tusk Compact Control Switch
Start/Stop Switch: Highway Dirtbikes Perch Switch Double
Gauge: Trail Tech Endurance 2
Exhaust: Rocket Exhaust