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Hi all, new to forum and Goldwings. Just got a new one and we updated our helments with a J&M audio system. The mike seems to pick alot of wind noise. Is it possible to cover some of the microphone sock to stop this ?
 

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... Howdy ... Yes They Do Make Socks That Slip Over The Mic's ... Sorry I Don't Know Where To Get Them But I'm Sure Someone Here Will Have The Answer ... Check With The Manufacture And See What They Have Available ... Happy Trails ...
 

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The "new" trend is to take the foam off the mike and put either a small baloon (the type used for water baloons) or the finger of one of those medical gloves (I think custodians also use them for cleaning hazardous waste). With either you probably need to seal the opening to the stem of the mike with electrical tape to prevent air entering.
 

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Thanks for the prompt help. There is a sock on it already and I was thinking of taping parts of it over. However, I will certainly try the medical glove trick. Thanks again - I'll let you know how its goes.
 

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I haven't done it yet. Was going to before the next time my wife rides on a longer trip. But as I understand it, no there would be no slit cut in the balloon. The way it was explained to me was you can sit in your house and hear cars w/o feeling the wind. In other words sound does not travel through the wind it is waves & vibration. I would think that the balloon or finger of the glove would have to be snug over the mike w/o any slack. Maybe the sponge that goes back on would accomplish this. Again that is the way it was explained to me. I am definately going to try it.
 

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Mite check the otientation of the mic. If it isnt vert. the noise cancelation won't work properly.
 

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The noise cancellation ? The problem is the mike picks up the wind and causes the sound system to think I'm speaking so it lowers the volume of the music I'm rockin' to :)
Gotta have the tunes, man. I live on a rock in the North Atlantic and there's bit of wind in these parts. We're going for a day cruise Saturday - we'll be checking out the condom on the mic trick then. I'll let you know how it works.
 

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I have the same problem with wind and traffic noise. Only thing I've found so far is to turn down the mic sensitivity and shout. Don't listen to radio or whatever so that's not a problem. Tried in the past to listen to news but gave up on account of the road/wind noise. Will try the rubber diaphragm trick. I'm guessing that you'd want it slack over the mic to dampen high frequencies - but just a guess.
 

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Hi tlbranth, the rubber thing didn't work for the little lady and myself. And I don't like the idea of the turning down the sensitivity and shout....kinda defeats the purpose of the intercom - no offense meant. On the big hiways with heavy wind, I turn off the com and simply turn it on again when we slow down. If the little lady needs to talk,she simply taps my shoulder. Have you checked out mic-mutes.com ? Lyndon
 

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I have the same problem with wind and traffic noise. Only thing I've found so far is to turn down the mic sensitivity and shout. Don't listen to radio or whatever so that's not a problem. Tried in the past to listen to news but gave up on account of the road/wind noise. Will try the rubber diaphragm trick. I'm guessing that you'd want it slack over the mic to dampen high frequencies - but just a guess.
There is a awfull lot to learn about mic's, I'm sure it makes a differance as to what position you have the mic in. I have sat a number of times listening to different mic presentations put on by Bob Heil He makes all kinds of mic's for us Ham radio ops. run a search on his mic's I bet you learn a lot...

Been thinking my self just to put in a system to talk to the wife or have it hooked up to a radio. So far I found one for only $50.00 No hamming around here...WA9FWT
Phil
 

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You might look into the Mic Mute system. You can turn the mic's off and on with the system. It's a plug and play system. Once installed all you do is a quick tap of the C/B key and it's turns the mic's off another tap and they are turned on. Want to talk on the C/B just key it like you normually would. When the system is turned on it shuts the mic's off and there is no wind or road noise through the mic's.
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Again, almost a two year old post with great information..
 

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Yikes ; I got to look at these things more closely.:eek:

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You can put a foam cover over the mic, but you can also adjust the sensitivity of the mic which will cut down on the noise...
 

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and your point is

Again, almost a two year old post.
A: information no matter how old is useless?

B: a two year old topic isn't worth replying to?

My point

A: even a two year old post may contain information of interest to some of us noobs and the reply even though the orriginal poster is nolonger active might have interest to somebody

B: if you can't say something nice shut up

Oldfossil
 

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A: information no matter how old is useless?

B: a two year old topic isn't worth replying to?

My point

A: even a two year old post may contain information of interest to some of us noobs and the reply even though the orriginal poster is nolonger active might have interest to somebody

B: if you can't say something nice shut up

Oldfossil

My point is:

If you have enough time to dig around looking at 2-3 year old threads, you have enough time to fill out your profile.
 

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wind noise is a big factor for me (2 ) hearing aids that will not fit under helmit. went to hear x bought 2 donuts out of foam stuck them to the speakers, this fills in the space between you and speaker .this helped but not the cure, wanted a new helmit with flip down dark shade inside H J C .To my suprise it helped alot, tighter around the face . still not the cure. just finished a trip from washington dc to tampa fl. on the way home, while at a pit stop I pulled the sock of the mike , I could't believe honda put SPEAKER PICK UPS ON BOTH SIDES OF THE MOUTH PIECE. went to hardware store and bought alum tape covered the outside speaker problem FIXED Well almost system is voice activated now i can hear my wife snoring
 
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