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  • tonymech Posts: 10
    adelaide south australia
    Stock Poster tonymech
    05 Jan 2020 10:37 AM
    so I have a 2020 trike with the boom box stereo I've set the unit in the helmet but having trouble with the wire connection to the helmet as in the connection is not good when you move your head it cuts in and out anyone else had this problem I know the Americans have and blamed the Chinese quality ( so who makes apple I phone ) so thinking to go blue tooth I have a interphone intercom in my other pair of helmets I'm wondering just to go with them what's your thoughts 
  • steelo Posts: 3163
    Adelaide
    Forum Legend steelo
    05 Jan 2020 11:20 AM
    Tony. Persist. The problem is probably going to be with the plug that goes into the helmet. It is a tight complicated fit. The cabling that goes into the tank seems so much easier by comparison.
    Going WHIM and compatible Bluetooth for the partner is going to set you back "well" over a thousand.
    Having said that, Wife hates the hard speakers in her Harley helmet and I had to take them out. So we don't talk any more.
    I fitted / made an adapter cable so I could use the headset that came with my Bluetooth set up I use on another bike
  • tonymech Posts: 10
    adelaide south australia
    Stock Poster tonymech
    05 Jan 2020 06:15 PM
    Quoting steelo on 05 Jan 2020 11:20 AM
    Tony. Persist. The problem is probably going to be with the plug that goes into the helmet. It is a tight complicated fit. The cabling that goes into the tank seems so much easier by comparison.
    Going WHIM and compatible Bluetooth for the partner is going to set you back "well" over a thousand.
    Having said that, Wife hates the hard speakers in her Harley helmet and I had to take them out. So we don't talk any more.
    I fitted / made an adapter cable so I could use the headset that came with my Bluetooth set up I use on another bike
    yes I have tried pushing in and wont go any further I saw a headset from America called imc which seems to be the go as far as wired goes for about $120 each set delivered to aus it has a slim line speaker and yes I agree with your wife they are uncomfortable and has a more flexible 7 pin plug at the helmet im going back to HD tomorrow and see what they say 
  • wadewilson Posts: 78
    SA
    Stock Poster wadewilson
    06 Jan 2020 08:57 AM
    Tony,

    We had the same issue with our Ultra when we first bought it. We finally narrowed it down to the fact that the plug and socket on the helmet are an extremely tight fit. You have to push it in as hard as you can and then push it a little harder again. I thought that maybe putting a little silicone grease on the plug may help but stayed away from this as I thought it may also help it just slide out again. This was very frustrating in the beginning and we looked at the Bluetooth setup as well but after persisting with the wired unit we are happy now.

    After getting the plug in properly we do not have an issue for the most of the time but if it does come out it is just a matter of pushing it in again. We have done about 36000 km in the last 18 months and it has probably come loose two or three times.

    By the way was that you at Morgan yesterday parked out front of the pub? Saw a nice looking new trike there yesterday.

    Cheers

    Wade


  • tonymech Posts: 10
    adelaide south australia
    Stock Poster tonymech
    06 Jan 2020 12:24 PM
    Quoting wadewilson on 06 Jan 2020 08:57 AM
    Tony,

    We had the same issue with our Ultra when we first bought it. We finally narrowed it down to the fact that the plug and socket on the helmet are an extremely tight fit. You have to push it in as hard as you can and then push it a little harder again. I thought that maybe putting a little silicone grease on the plug may help but stayed away from this as I thought it may also help it just slide out again. This was very frustrating in the beginning and we looked at the Bluetooth setup as well but after persisting with the wired unit we are happy now.

    After getting the plug in properly we do not have an issue for the most of the time but if it does come out it is just a matter of pushing it in again. We have done about 36000 km in the last 18 months and it has probably come loose two or three times.

    By the way was that you at Morgan yesterday parked out front of the pub? Saw a nice looking new trike there yesterday.

    Cheers

    Wade


    thanks wade, I have pushed till im blue in the face but will have another go 
    no wasn't me at morgan too cold and miserable yesterday especially after a 40 plus day the day before 
  • steelo Posts: 3163
    Adelaide
    Forum Legend steelo
    06 Jan 2020 01:19 PM
    Not trying to be smart, but you are aware there's a little keyway on the plug.
    You could swap over cables / helmets with the missus.
  • tonymech Posts: 10
    adelaide south australia
    Stock Poster tonymech
    06 Jan 2020 01:57 PM
    Quoting steelo on 06 Jan 2020 01:19 PM
    Not trying to be smart, but you are aware there's a little keyway on the plug.
    You could swap over cables / helmets with the missus.
    no problems yes lined up  the keyway swapped helmets,cables but not swapped the missus I might try that next  :) im going to bike works and chat to them 
  • tonymech Posts: 10
    adelaide south australia
    Stock Poster tonymech
    06 Jan 2020 07:52 PM
    ok all fixed yes it was a case of pushing it in and out multiple times till eventually it now works good, thankyou for your input 
    hope to catch up on the road sometime 

  • wello Posts: 598
    Performance Poster wello
    06 Jan 2020 08:07 PM
    handy to know as i presume i will get the headsets with the new ultra ( when it arrives) .. and my senas are giving me the utter shits !!!
  • steelo Posts: 3163
    Adelaide
    Forum Legend steelo
    06 Jan 2020 08:08 PM
    Great result. Did you go into ABW?
    I remember buying a Honda Accord. 1 day in, I couldn’t get the shifter out of park. Rang the dealer all frustrated who reminded me I had to put my foot on the brake!  Wtf?  Should have read the manual. 
  • wadewilson Posts: 78
    SA
    Stock Poster wadewilson
    06 Jan 2020 09:23 PM
    Quoting tonymech on 06 Jan 2020 07:52 PM
    ok all fixed yes it was a case of pushing it in and out multiple times till eventually it now works good, thankyou for your input 
    hope to catch up on the road sometime 

    Tony,


    Good to hear you got it sorted mate. Ours gave me the total shites when we first bought our bike and to make it worse our first ride was from Brisbane to Adelaide. Four days of frigging around on the side of the road and in motel rooms trying to work out what was going on. I was ready to throw the whole thing in the bin by the time I got home. Glad I persisted though.


    Yes was a crap day for a ride yesterday but still had a good time with a cold beer and good burger at the pub in Morgan.


    Cheers

    Wade



  • tonymech Posts: 10
    adelaide south australia
    Stock Poster tonymech
    09 Jan 2020 08:15 PM
    so went for a 550 km ride yesterday in 36 degree heat the intercom worked well , only real complaint my wife had was the heat from the exhaust on her lower leg has anyone come up against this before if so how did you rectify this 
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