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Old 04-21-2011, 01:19 PM   #1
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Smile Radars and Helmet Speakers

I was wondering if people could shead some light on the subject of:

Motorcycle radars and in helmet speakers.

I have an escort x50 I use in my car and I would really like to mount it on my duc

Also I hate putting on my headphones before putting on my helmet. I find that its hard to get a proper seal with the the earbuds and I end up riding with an ear full of trebble


Do anybody have or know of any solutions?
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i thought that police uses laser guns now days and there are no detectors that work as good as in the old days...

also I've heard that most helmet speakers are weak and there is too much wind noise. I would try looking for better headphone suggestions not helmet speakers...
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Get a screamer. It is loud enough to hear over the wind noise and ear plugs. I can't hear it very well with the MP3 playing tho, so I'll be adding a light somewhere.

My old system had a wireless remote that stayed in the helmet and had a red LED on the bottom of the visor.

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The HARD system is the wireless LED.
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I was wondering if people could shead some light on the subject of:

Motorcycle radars and in helmet speakers.

I have an escort x50 I use in my car and I would really like to mount it on my duc

Also I hate putting on my headphones before putting on my helmet. I find that its hard to get a proper seal with the the earbuds and I end up riding with an ear full of trebble


Do anybody have or know of any solutions?
i forget his name, but he had a great radar setup. it had a wireless transmitter that flickered an led he mounted inside his helmet. its saved us on multiple occasions on f'ville runs.
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I use to have an Escort Solo installed on the bike but I got caught in the rain and stop working.

Get the TPX Motorcycle Radar Detector from Adaptive Technologies, is water proof and comes with a visual alert that is very bright even in sunlight.

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i forget his name, but he had a great radar setup. it had a wireless transmitter that flickered an led he mounted inside his helmet. its saved us on multiple occasions on f'ville runs.
screen name danny boy? he had some thing similar
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For speakers, look into the Shure ear bud models. They come with 9 different tips to get a proper fit to your ear, work as ear plugs when you don't have them plugged in, and due to the wire-over-the-ear style they stay put when you put your lid on. I have the SE210 series and they are quite possibly the best overall sounding earbuds I've ever heard (and I'm an audiophile). These will cut all the wind noise out but you will still be able to hear your own exhaust, horn honks, etc when you aren't playing any music. I've tried just about every type of audio solution out there for riding over the years and this is by far the best option I've found and the one I've been using for the past 5 years or so. Sennheiser also offer comparable setups, but I only have firsthand experience with the Shure's. Great headphones for riding, running, the gym, anywhere.
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For speakers, look into the Shure ear bud models. They come with 9 different tips to get a proper fit to your ear, work as ear plugs when you don't have them plugged in, and due to the wire-over-the-ear style they stay put when you put your lid on. I have the SE210 series and they are quite possibly the best overall sounding earbuds I've ever heard (and I'm an audiophile). These will cut all the wind noise out but you will still be able to hear your own exhaust, horn honks, etc when you aren't playing any music. I've tried just about every type of audio solution out there for riding over the years and this is by far the best option I've found and the one I've been using for the past 5 years or so. Sennheiser also offer comparable setups, but I only have firsthand experience with the Shure's. Great headphones for riding, running, the gym, anywhere.
The problem I have is getting the helmet on without of the seal of the earbuds.

I am using these right now.



I really like the SQ and the seal that I get from these. But when I am trying to get my helmet on, it bends my ears so it pulls the seal out. I have gotten my helmet on with the seal still in tact a few times but It was after many attempts.
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I talked to patrick and he says he doesnt have the HARD kit for the x50 anymore.
I dont want to buy another radar just for my bike if I already have one that I can use.
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ask him to order the kit?
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He tried to sell me a valentine. I think they discontinued it for the Escorts
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The problem I have is getting the helmet on without of the seal of the earbuds.

I am using these right now.
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I really like the SQ and the seal that I get from these. But when I am trying to get my helmet on, it bends my ears so it pulls the seal out. I have gotten my helmet on with the seal still in tact a few times but It was after many attempts.
If the headphones are making a good seal before you put the helmet on, you will just need to be a little more delicate with throwing you lid on your head. My KBC lid is old and the padding is worn so it slides on super easy without disturbing the headphones, but my newer Scorpion EXO-1000 is new and tight and I had some problems putting it on with my earbuds. I just slowly put the lid on and they stay sealed (I only wear my earbuds for longer rides anyway, shorter rides I just use foam earplugs and listen to the Harley rumble). Also try wearing a skull cap with your lid. It keeps the liner from getting soiled and also keeps your ears pinned to the side of your head when putting the lid on.

For riding with music, you've already got the best setup. In-helmet speakers are generally worthless at speeds greater than 30mph or so, as wind noise drowns everything out and you'll find yourself going deaf from cranking your music at max volume just to hear the general beat and sub-highway speeds.
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Laser jammers aren't illegal. But if you get caught with a radar jammer...good luck, thats a federal offense since radar is regulated by the FCC.

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I have the HARD system for my 9500i. I just went to http://www.legalspeeding.com/buy.htm and they don't have them in stock either. As far as I know, they were THE manufacturer of the HARD system. That sucks big time. I should take mine apart and see if I can make 'em and sell them...haha.

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I really like the SQ and the seal that I get from these. But when I am trying to get my helmet on, it bends my ears so it pulls the seal out. I have gotten my helmet on with the seal still in tact a few times but It was after many attempts.
I use a helmet liner and the helmet just slips right over the headphones and leaves them sealed. I have the same headphones and they're great (and only $20)
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i used panasonic over ear head phones. it's the ones that are about 1.5" in daimeter. I took the strap thing off of them and mounted just the headphones in the helmet with epoxy after cutting out just a little bit of foam. i have to plug into the radar detector with the helmet but i get the different tones that go with different alerts.

I've tried the screamer and hated it. i blip on "x band" sounds identical to full strength "KA Band" same thing goes for the little light. it's not hard to hear the music in the headphones as long as i wear earplugs with it. the low frequency wind noise is the main reason it's hard to hear the music without earplugs
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I just realized my link to the ram-mount stuff doesnt work. So here is the correct links to the three parts I used for my ZX6R.
http://www.ram-mount.com/CatalogResu...0/Default.aspx

http://www.ram-mount.com/CatalogResu...5/Default.aspx

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Here is a link to the search page to see if what you need for your bike is the same..
http://www.ram-mount.com/Products/Mo...8/Default.aspx

They have other stuff too...mounts for cell phones, gps, etc..
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