Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Newbury Park, CA
I recently installed an aftermarket CB. Works fine. I ride with the Southern Cruisers, GWRRA, and Patriot Guard. Comes in very handy. I usually ride toward the back, and once had to stop to help make a small repair on the bike in front of me. Because we could communicate, the whole group stopped at the next exit.
I don't think I can talk all the guys into getting Bluetooth. Most of them use their on-board system. I use Bluetooth whenever I ride without the group. I like it better than the cellphone pushed through the Honda Onboard system, and then out to the headset.
The groups I ride with make it very clear that the CB is not for idle chitchat. Everyone is listening to the music, or talking to their passenger. The CB is used for pointing out road hazards, turns, lane changes, a cage polishing the tail's rear bumper, etc.