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Looking into headsets. Actually, been thinking about them for years for on the sleds. I have never found a headset "specialist" who could answer the hard questions, like: What is involved in the install? Will they fit in any helmet? Do I use a push-to-talk switch, or are they voice activated? If a PTT, where is it mounted? How about for the passenger? How about talking to folks on other bikes? Etc. I recenty bought an HJC <?> full face helmet that is supposed to be bluetooth-headset ready. I am not as concerned with the cost as I am the ease of use and the quality of the unit. Suggestions and explanations thereof? Thanks!
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Google "Chatter Box" and see what you think. If your bike already has an i/c system I'm pretty sold on J&M products.
 

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I have the Scala II team headset and it works great. My old bike was a shadow and had no onboard intercom. The Scala is a bluetooth system and it as easy to install, very easy to use. They come paired so they are ready to go... You fit the speakers in, attach the unit to the side (no drilling) and push the buttons as instructed.. Now we added a 3rd unit to talk to my son on his bike and again easy, simple to use.. I also bluetooth to my phone and gps, again easy to do an use...good luck. I understand other systems do the samething...
Now my question for everyone is can I get a system to bluetooth my currently system to my 2003 wing intercom? Will start a new post..
 

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I've read about DIY headsets. Has anyone here done this? If so, can you share your experience or direct me to an existing thread about this?
I am thinking of doing it only because I am a bit of an audiophile and wouldn't expect great sound from off the shelf headsets.
 

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Ya know, I think I invented headsets in bikes. When I took my then-girlfriend (now wife of 27 years) to Canada in 1980, I drilled out the helmet straps and bolts in a sabatoged Sony Walkman headset in each of our helments. Worked very well!

By the way, Boze makes a great headset for an airplane...not sure what the have in helmet size.
 

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There is not a lot involved in installing a headset. Most helmets have removable liners and ear pieces that make it a snap.
There are different headset for different, open face, full face, modular, etc, there is a special one for my Nolan helmet. But a headset for a open face will fit all open face and the same for a full face.
On the gold Wing the intercom is voice activated, but you need a PTT switch to use the CB.
The Honda line CB's for the 1500's come with the PTT switch for the driver, and you can buy several different ones for the passenger
The 1800 Goldwing had the driver PTT switch installed from the factory and many different ones available for passenger, mount it where ever you want.
Blue tooth ready only means it will accept a blue tooth headset, same as my Nolan, but I don't use bluetooth, I don't want to remember to charge it up every time I want to ride.
 

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Partzguy,
I did the same thing about 25 years ago with a Bell Moto 3. I used a cassette player Walkman and hacked some old headphones. I rocked out when I rode (MXRocker).

Joe,
Thanks for the info on the radio system. It will help when I start to experiment next week.

I am going to start with gaming headsets, break them apart and see what I can do. Already have the MIDI cable on order. I'll try and update with pics and who knows, the last pic may be a helmet in the bottom of the trash can! We'll see...
 
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