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CB head-set W/O Helmet

Postby minnleeboy » Wed Apr 20, 2011 1:43 pm



Does any one know where a person can buy just a head-set to plug into the comm jack for audio/CB/AUX etc? It gets very hot in the summer when we are doing parades to wear the helmet with the mike and speakers in it. We were talking about it would be nice to find just a head-set with mike and speakers to wear on your head with just our Legion Riders cap on. Thanks for any info.

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Re: CB head-set W/O Helmet

Postby WingAdmin » Wed Apr 20, 2011 10:17 pm

I've seen a few of them around, they're not common. Here's one:

http://wingstuff.com/pgroup_detail/2674 ... alf_helmet

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Re: CB head-set W/O Helmet

Postby minnleeboy » Thu Apr 21, 2011 6:41 am

Thats what we were looking for. Thanks.

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Re: CB head-set W/O Helmet

Postby themainviking » Thu Apr 21, 2011 7:52 am

I have a couple of those that we use with our half helmets. They work great, and actually stay in place with the helmets on. I have never tried them without a helmet tho.
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Re: CB head-set W/O Helmet

Postby 2008retiredplb » Thu Apr 21, 2011 9:36 am

I think J&M has a set for use without a helmet.
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Re: CB head-set W/O Helmet

Postby snickle » Sat Apr 23, 2011 8:28 am

Thanks for starting this thread. I too have been looking for such a headset. I have the IMC set and am not happy with them. They really are hard on the ears after you wear them a while. I have two of them, one for me and one for the wife. On one of the head sets, one side of the speaker went out. Only can hear mono. I have found that they are OK for short rides but not for the long haul. Just too uncomfortable. Quite a few years back I saw a quy that had an over the head style head set. I wish that I could find something like that. If anybody knows where to find an over the head style head set I would love to know.

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Re: CB head-set W/O Helmet

Postby themainviking » Mon Apr 25, 2011 7:34 am

I learned yesterday that in certain wind conditions and at or near 60 miles/100 kms per hour, these IMC units are useless. It does take a certain wind condition tho. Wind from the front, in addition to the speed caused wind, totally drowns out any sound. Now looking for information on alternatives. (these are the behind the head sets for use with half helmets or without helmets)
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Re: CB head-set W/O Helmet

Postby 2008retiredplb » Mon Apr 25, 2011 10:07 am

Not sure if this is what you are looking for but try this link
http://www.jmcorp.com/VegaHelmets.asp
If that is not what you want call J&M to see if they have something like you want.
They are good people and have a decent product.

Another place to check is
http://www.sierra-mc.com/headsets.asp

I think either company site could help you.

Again call either of them if you have questions.
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Re: CB head-set W/O Helmet

Postby themainviking » Mon Apr 25, 2011 11:11 am

Thanks 2008retiredplb. Either of those will probably do the trick, but the JM is kinda pricey. I wonder if it is really twice as good - it is twice the price - of the IMC.
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Re: CB head-set W/O Helmet

Postby 2008retiredplb » Tue Apr 26, 2011 9:16 am

themainviking wrote:Thanks 2008retiredplb. Either of those will probably do the trick, but the JM is kinda pricey. I wonder if it is really twice as good - it is twice the price - of the IMC.


Yes they are a little pricey. But the companies are good companies and you can call them to explain your needs and they will work with you to find a system that works.
I have used the J&M headsets in both a 3/4 helmet and a modular helmet. The 3/4 helmet headset was a cheaper set than the modular headset but it seems to work better. But in talking with other people about headsets in modular or full face helmets, they all agree that the full face and modular helmets are noisier than 3/4 helmets. something about difference in wind flow around the helmet that keeps the noise inside the helmet.
At highway speeds, with the 3/4 helmet I need to run the volume at only 12 to 15 on my 2009 GL1800, but with the modular I need to run the volume at 20 to 25 to hear the radio through the headset. I also wear a hearing aid and that doesn't help the situation.

Sometimes going with the pricer model can be the cheapest in the long run. It should last longer and preform better. Check with others near you to see what luck they have had with different companies products. Maybe they will let you use their helmet to test them on your bike at speeds that you want to travel at.

Good luck on finding a good set to purchase.
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Re: CB head-set W/O Helmet

Postby minnleeboy » Sat Apr 30, 2011 7:46 am

I think I have solved my quest for a head-set with-out a helmet. When I bought my Trike, it came with two helmets with J & M head-sets mounted in them I removed one set completely from the helmet and studied it for a while. Then I had an idea. I went out to our local Runnings farm and home store and bought a set of hearing protectors. These are the kind you would buy to keep noise out when you are mowing your yard ETC. The ear peices have a lot of room inside them to put the speakers inside of them. I had to cut some of the plastic out to snap the speakers in them. If the pair you buy are big enough you could velcro them in. Then I mounted the mic boom to the cradle holding the ear peices and went for a ride. They work like a champ. Not only can I hear at all speeds but they keep the wind noise out, and the cradle is strong enough over my Legion Riders cap, that I do not have to worry about it blowing off. I have posted some pictures of this out come on MINNLEEBOY'S PICTURES. Thanks for all the come-backs and good luck with your projects.

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Re: CB head-set W/O Helmet

Postby WingAdmin » Sat Apr 30, 2011 9:17 am

That's a great idea - I think the only thing I would have changed is to pull the ear pads off and either drill a hole or saw a slot for the wire to go through, then plug that hole/slot with some caulk, glue, epoxy, or something along those lines, and reinstall the pad - that would keep the wire from running on the inside of the pad.




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