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Re: Anyone looking for a more sensibly priced intercom?

Postby David T » Tue Sep 15, 2015 4:00 pm

I've got all the auto stuff off as it was not great with the wind noise at higher speeds. Its just the audio and 2-way radio that cuts in/out automatically now. Closed face might work a lot better with the auto settings.

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Re: Anyone looking for a more sensibly priced intercom?

Postby DJ. » Tue Sep 15, 2015 5:40 pm

The automatic controls work very well at 80mph with a screen and sidecreens, but with aeroscreen, I think you're right a full face helmet would be much better than ear defender headsets.

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Re: Anyone looking for a more sensibly priced intercom?

Postby ChrisL » Thu Jun 08, 2017 3:39 pm

Resurrecting a very old thread!
Duncan can you post or mail the pictures of your headset conversion, about to do the same...

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Re: Anyone looking for a more sensibly priced intercom?

Postby DJ. » Thu Jun 08, 2017 6:50 pm

Your wish is my command :lol:

Fortunately, I took some photos when I did it in case I had to do it again:

Not many tools required:

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Rather superfluous photo of 3M ear defenders before I started (I was told to buy the larger green ones as room is tight in the yellow ones).

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After dismantling the ear defenders, the ear pieces pull out if rotated 90 degrees.

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View of Starcom open face helmet head set:

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Some judicious cutting of the foam allows the speakers to be well located, watch out they don't press on your ears.

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I used some silicone tube to protect the thin cable as it enters the ear defender cup.

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The next three photos show the speaker side only assembled:

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And here it is with the wire pushed through the headband. I used a rounded ended flexible piece of nylon like plastic to push through with the wire following.

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The cables on mine were fine co-axial so it was tricky to separate the wires without getting a short circuit. I soldered the centre core, and the outer wire, then wrapped the centre with insulation tape and used heat shrink around both to make a neat join. (Remember to put the heat shrink on first :roll: )

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The wires were reassembled inside ths microphone side cup, and the boom hot glued into the cup at the right angle. I had the cable enter towards the back of the cup, so it runs behind my shoulder. I had heard having it come out of the bottom is a bad idea, however, if I was to do it again, I think I'd have the cable coming out more to the side so it goes further from the seat back.

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Hope this helps Chris :)

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Re: Anyone looking for a more sensibly priced intercom?

Postby ChrisL » Thu Jun 08, 2017 6:56 pm

That's brilliant, many thanks Duncan - hot glue gun ordered :-)
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