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Post by mrfixit » Tue Jul 13, 2010 12:41 am

Just bought a 88 Wing and have the cables to plug in on the bike for the headsets but do not have them. (headsets) Where can I get the best headsets for our helmets? Or do I have to buy a complete new setup?

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Post by maestro319 » Tue Jul 13, 2010 6:26 am

I would like to hear the answer to this too, mrfixit. I have an '86 Aspencade with the cables, driver and passenger, but no set ups in my helmets. If an aftermarket addon is available I'd like to find out about it.

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Post by dingdong » Tue Jul 13, 2010 8:13 am

Here is the link directly to J&M.


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Post by mrfixit » Tue Jul 13, 2010 10:37 am

Thanks dd, now that I know what I'm looking at. Just bought two new HJC helmets and they had flyers in the helmet for Chatterbox brand headsets, any info on performance and quality in comparing brands out there?

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Post by WingAdmin » Tue Jul 13, 2010 11:57 am

The Chatterbox headsets are self-contained - they either wire to one another, or they use radio transmitters. They do not hook into the bike's intercom/CB/radio system.

J&M has long been a recognized manufacturer of good quality headsets, and they offer models from the very cheap and moderate quality to very high quality, expensive units. I've been using them in my helmets for years with no complaints.

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Post by johnny b95 » Wed Jul 14, 2010 9:21 pm

GO to j&m or look on line the 88 work all the way up to 2000. I had an 88, got t-boned and now drive a 95 SE. Equipment works fine in the 95.

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Post by lhelber » Fri Jul 16, 2010 11:05 am

All Hondas using the factory intercom use the standard 5 pin connector so a headset that works on an 1100 will also work on a 1800. Most of the J&M headsets have a separate lower cord that you can replace if you need to connect to a different intercom too.

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Post by 08gl1800 » Mon Feb 14, 2011 1:24 am

I just bought a '08 GL1800 with 13,000mi and I'm selling my GL1100 Interstate. The head sets I have from the 1100 are beat up and don't work properly or fit my new helmets. I'm looking for a pair of headsets and came across the Starcom GH-016 that lets you plug your phone into it, is there anyone out there familiar with this brand and is it what I need to integrate my phone with my intercom? I currently use my smart phone to listen to the music or streaming audio of talk radio showes I can't get localy through the external speakers using the AUX input. I would like to find someone who has experience with this brand (Starcom) or with the technology, non bluetooth hard wire phone conection. I'm planning a long trip and thought it would be nice to use the "car dock" feature (navigation, music/streaming audio and phone all at the same time hands free via voice command).

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Post by Bouvier1 » Tue Feb 15, 2011 5:01 am

I have the starcom with just the earphones/speaker and hook up for the bike and find they are excellent and of course only cost half the price of any other. Don't know about the integration of the phone but if you send an email/querry to starcom they are very helpful.

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Post by detdrbuzzard » Tue Feb 15, 2011 6:33 am

i use j&m headsets, i have one for my ff helmet and one for my 3/4 helmet and use them on both wings
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Post by wingsailor » Wed Mar 02, 2011 10:14 am

So how do I indentify which lower cable I need? I have an old jm headset with what appears to me to be a "large" microphone. I have both a 84A and a 05 1800.


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Post by gildco » Wed Mar 02, 2011 10:37 am

As others have already affirmed, J & M headsets for your intercom function are very good. I bought the mid-level set. Because my Scorpion helmets did not have an indented place for the speakers to fit, I had to bore out some of the helmet insulation on each side of my helmet and my wife's helmet to get the speakers flush with the surrounding insulation. I used a keyhole saw and slowly turned it by hand, and then used a chisel to carefully take out the insulation until each speaker was flush. It took some time to do, but the results were worth it.

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Post by themainviking » Wed Mar 02, 2011 2:20 pm

When I bought my Goldwing, I told the dealer I wanted to be able to do the headset and mic thing, but did not wish to spent all the money they wanted for most of the brands out there. They brought in two sets of IMC motorcom add ons, and I put them in our new HJC helmets. They work just fine. Then I found an adapter for Harleys and Goldwings to bring it from the five pin to an RCA jack, so if I am alone and just want tunes, I put a set of plugs in my ears and listen to tunes that way. The IMC motorcom model number is HS-G130. They were under a hundred bucks.
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Post by artgrantz » Thu Mar 03, 2011 9:54 am

themainviking wrote:When I bought my Goldwing, I told the dealer I wanted to be able to do the headset and mic thing, but did not wish to spent all the money they wanted for most of the brands out there. They brought in two sets of IMC motorcom add ons, and I put them in our new HJC helmets. They work just fine. .
I like the IMC headsets, they work well and have a lifetime warranty. They make a helmetless headset that will work with a half helmedt or no helmet.

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Post by kt0937 » Mon Dec 26, 2011 12:01 am

Might want to look at the show chrome 13-201 headsets. It can work in full and open face helmets. Around $75. Also found out that chatterbox now make a headset that integrates with the goldwing intercom-cb-stereo. My local Honda dealer has these for $99. It's the DNR model. The feature I like about the show chrome is that you can move it from a full face to an open face without buying another headset. The boom mic is inside the helmet. I found the show chrome after breaking the clip on my J&M.

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Re: helmet headsets

Post by Bogator » Mon Dec 26, 2011 6:49 am

OK , I've read the post. now go to --Overby's two wheel sound--phone # 800-992-4092--monday thru fri 9 to 5 cst--cheaper than J&M and they are very nice folks


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