All posts for the month December, 2013

We’ve been keeping tabs on the status of Contour cameras since they were bought out by new investors and were happy to see the following message on their website.

Happy holidays to all and thank you for continuing to support CONTOUR. It has been a difficult time, as you may have read, but we are getting closer to being able to provide you with the support you deserve for the world’s best sports

The shop will be open soon, so stay tuned for new announcements.

We’re going to be keeping a close eye on the progress and will post updates as we find out.

Shorai Batteries are among the lightest, and most reliable Lithium batteries on the market. However, replacing your standard lead acid batteries with a Lithium battery requires you to change your thought process when trying to start the bike in cold weather.

Lithium Batteries by design offer better performance as the battery warms up. So, if the bike doesn’t start on the first attempt in colder temperatures, you will have the confidence knowing each subsequent attempt will get better. Lab tests typically measure higher delivered voltages even after 10 or more start simulations!

The key to cold starting is to use the bikes headlight and/or the starter motor current to warm the battery. In cold weather it helps to turn the headlight on for 1-2 minutes and then cycle the key off for 30-60 before trying to start the bike, up to 5 attempts. If it doesn’t start, repeat the headlight process until the battery warms enough to start the bike. If it is below 40F you may need to leave the headlight on for longer, but not more than 4-5 minutes at a time. And be sure to turn the key off to let the battery recover for 30-60 seconds before trying to start the bike.

Also, turning on accessories that draw high current like heated grips or electric riding gear can be used to speed up the battery warming process substantially. If you use the accessories to speed up the battery heating process, be sure to limit it to 2 minutes or less at a time between starter attempts. And also be sure to turn off the key for 30-60 seconds and leave the accessories off to reduce the load before attempting a start.

Publish Date: Dec. 5, 2013
Source: Sena Bluetooth

Sena has announced the release of the firmware version 1.3 of the SMH5 and the SMH5-FM with major enhancements in functions such as music sharing and speed dial.

– Music Sharing: You can start sharing music with an intercom friend using Bluetooth stereo music during a two-way intercom conversation.
– Speed Dial: You can assign a desired phone number to a speed dial on the SMH5, the SMH5-FM or on PC, and quickly make a phone call by using the voice speed dial menu while the phone is paired.

You can upgrade your firmware using the new Device Manager 1.4.3 for Windows. Manager v1.9.3 for Mac OS X is available as well for Mac users.

Please be sure to register your product online in order to download the new Manager software, since free upgrade service is provided only to the registered users. For more details, please visit Sena web site at

Please download the Device Manager or firmware.
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Please download the new user’s guide.
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