Helmet headset for radio


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loopy
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Location: Australia
Motorcycle: 2003 GL 1800 Goldwing

Helmet headset for radio

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I have a 2003 Goldwing.

I am on a limited budget and are looking to purchase helmet headphone set for my full face helmet purely to listen to the radio.

I am confused with the amount of sets on sale, so if someone can give me advice I would surely appreciate it.



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Andy Cote
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Location: Windham, ME
Motorcycle: 2015 Goldwing, basic black

Re: Helmet headset for radio

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There are several manufacturers of wired headsets (J&M, Edsets, etc.). All Hondas use the same five pin connector. Harleys have a different connector so you need a Honda specific cable.

Headset allows hearing bike audio output (music, GPS, CB if so equipped) and speak with your passenger over the intercom as well as speak over the CB radio if so equipped.

You can install a headset in almost any helmet. The body clamps to the rim/edge and the cables tuck behind the padding. You might need to cut out some of the Styrofoam to make room for the speakers but some helmets already have the necessary room.

There are some helmets that have provisions for built in systems. For these, the main body of the headset gets mounted in a premade pocket in the helmet eliminating the clamp setup. Obviously the two things (headset & helmet) need to made to work together - not a universal kit.

They even make headsets that work with half helmets.

Lastly, if it's only listening to music and no microphone needed, You can purchase short cable that plugs into the bike's five pin connector and allows you to plug in a common headphone/earbud.

Not sure what you have available down under. Also, I do not know legality of helmet mounted speakers or earbuds in your country.

You might watch local classified advertisements for headsets or helmets with installed headsets. The gent you bought the bike from didn't have any?

Lastly, update your profile to show a GL1800,
2015 Goldwing, basic black

Previously: GL1200 standard, GL1200 Interstate, GL1500 Goldwing, GL1500 Valkyrie Standard, 2000 Valkyrie Interstate, many other Hondas

loopy
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Location: Australia
Motorcycle: 2003 GL 1800 Goldwing

Re: Helmet headset for radio

Post by loopy »

Thanks Andy and my profile has been updated. Thanks again

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