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Has anyone found a half helmet communications set up that works well with the Kawasaki CB/ Intercom? I know J&M has some stuff, but I'm looking for something similar to the half helmet set Harley has.
 

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Why not just wear a real helmet? Those half helmets aren't going to do anything for you if you wreck. Facial and oral surgery is very expensive.

My wife and I wear modular helmets. We had tried half helmets and our eyes watered too much. Then we saw the results of someone kissing the windshield in a fender bender. It wasn't pretty.

The Kawasaki system works great in our helmets.
 

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http://www.jmcorp.com/ProductDetail.asp?ProductID=HS-IHI787-HHU-XHO

Looks like that J&M setup will do the trick and is compatible with the Kawasaki system.

They also have a cheaper version: http://www.jmcorp.com/ProductDetail.asp?ProductID=HS-CD9279-BMU-HO

Both Harley-Davidson and Kawasaki intercom systems are 7 pin. Are they similar, or compatible? Has anyone ever tried? I'm just curious. If you can run H-D setups then that opens up a lot of doors.

I've never used those J&M setups (I wear a full face); but folks who have seem to like them!
 

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Why not just wear a real helmet? Those half helmets aren't going to do anything for you if you wreck. Facial and oral surgery is very expensive.
Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmm.... freedom of choice perhaps? I am assuming you mean a full face helmet. I have investigated scooter crashes where those did no good either. Along with crashes where the head was not touched but other serious injuries occurred. Along with very bad crashes where noe one was hurt. But a lot where people did not make it.

For the half helmet/3/4, or full I have tried several brands but J&M always is the best even though they cost more. I have used HD headsets on a Yamaha, they basically all wire up the same. Not pin wise or wire color wise but the circuit is the same. left/right speaker... mic...
 

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Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmm.... freedom of choice perhaps? I am assuming you mean a full face helmet. I have investigated scooter crashes where those did no good either. Along with crashes where the head was not touched but other serious injuries occurred. Along with very bad crashes where noe one was hurt. But a lot where people did not make it.

For the half helmet/3/4, or full I have tried several brands but J&M always is the best even though they cost more. I have used HD headsets on a Yamaha, they basically all wire up the same. Not pin wise or wire color wise but the circuit is the same. left/right speaker... mic...
So did you wire up your own connections? That's neat if so, because that opens the door to more stuff.

Do you know of any way to adapt a J&M headset to the 3-gang 3.5mm plug that my bluetooth headset uses? (It's a single 3.5mm jack that carries audio and mic signal; just like most smartphones). Reason being I'd love to have a single headset compatible with both the vaquero (when we're both on the vaq) and the bluetooth headsets (when we're on two bikes)
 

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So did you wire up your own connections?
Yes

Do you know of any way to adapt a J&M headset to the 3-gang 3.5mm plug that my bluetooth headset uses?
Off the top of my head... all you need is wiring schematic or pin out chart or info, and a plug. The speakers shouldn't be an issue, but the mic is generally the hard part to get around when there is a problem.

But I see no reason it can be done. The only issue you may have is the impedance requirements for the mic and speakers. But it would not stop me from doing it.

Agood Google search should find that information.
 

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Thanks! I've done a little googling but I'm definitely a little over my head on that stuff. I was hoping there was an off-the-shelf solution out there but there isn't (That I've found). Plenty that will hook up your system to headphones, but not that will include the mic feed. And that's what I'm wanting. One headset that'll work on the vaq or on the BT headset.

One consideration was a CB on the wifes bike, but that got vetoed real quick. It's an expensive solution but besides that, she didn't want an ugly J&M CB module hanging off of the handlebars.
 

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Why not just wear a real helmet? Those half helmets aren't going to do anything for you if you wreck. Facial and oral surgery is very expensive.
Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmm.... freedom of choice perhaps? I am assuming you mean a full face helmet. I have investigated scooter crashes where those did no good either. Along with crashes where the head was not touched but other serious injuries occurred. Along with very bad crashes where noe one was hurt. But a lot where people did not make it.

For the half helmet/3/4, or full I have tried several brands but J&M always is the best even though they cost more. I have used HD headsets on a Yamaha, they basically all wire up the same. Not pin wise or wire color wise but the circuit is the same. left/right speaker... mic...
I believe in freedom of choice, but I also find it funny when folks will go to extreme lengths to justify not wearing a full face helmet. I respect the rider who says I don't wear one because I just don't want to regardless of any study or empirical evidence.

I laugh at the guys who bundle up in the cool weather with all kinds of masks, but no helmet, or beanie for protection.

The guys with sunburned faces and raccoon eyes.

Bug splatter on their faces, and dust in their eyes. Yeah, sure looks like they are comfortable. ;)

What lengths someone will go to to look cool is pretty funny.
 

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The wife and I have used intercoms/cb's for years on our scoots. We decided on this last batch not to do it any more.... we can still communicate the old fashion way. Hand signals. After 44 years, I really do not want to talk to her all the time anymore.... :skeleton:
 

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The wife and I have used intercoms/cb's for years on our scoots. We decided on this last batch not to do it any more.... we can still communicate the old fashion way. Hand signals. After 44 years, I really do not want to talk to her all the time anymore.... :skeleton:
Ha. Well it's not for everyone I guess. We use them most of the time, and it's nice. For the practical reasons, we know when each other wants to stop without needing hand signals. And we can talk about WHERE we wanna stop without needing to stop.

But, not to get all mushy, but I DO like to talk to my wife :) Guess you'll have to ask me again in 44 years but I enjoy chatting with her on a long ride. One advantage though of our bluetooth systems is that they also play music. And either one of us can press a button switching both back to voice. So we can cruise along listening to music, and if we need to say something, just push a button and a second or two later we're 'connected' again.
 
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