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Installing a Communication System

Whether it's about listening to music, following navigation instructions, or communicating with other riders, a good communication system is essential. Installing one might seem challenging at first, but with the right steps and a bit of patience, it's totally doable. In this blog, we've written down the steps you should follow and what to look out for during the installation process.

By Sanne - January 16, 2024

First off, it's recommended to grab the manufacturer's manual. Each manufacturer has specific installation instructions. The instructions below are general.


1. Helmet Disassembly (if necessary):

Remove the helmet's inner lining and cheek pads to access the spaces for the speakers. Most helmets have cutouts for speakers.


2. Installing the Main Unit:
Attach the main unit to the outside of the helmet. This can be done with a clamp or an adhesive attachment, which are usually provided. Make sure the unit is securely attached.

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3. Speaker Placement:
Place the speakers in the designated cutouts. If there aren't any, use the included Velcro or double-sided tape to secure the speakers in the right place. The speakers should be as close to your ears as possible without causing discomfort.

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4. Microphone Attachment:
There are two types of microphones - a boom microphone (the mic is attached to an ‘arm’) for open helmets and a wire microphone for closed helmets. Attach the microphone so that it's close to your mouth, but not directly in front to minimize wind noise.

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5. Wiring placing:
Carefully route the wiring from the speakers and microphone to the main unit. Make sure the cables are neatly tucked away and don't pinch when the lining is replaced.

6. Reassembling the Helmet:
Put the inner lining and cheek pads back in the helmet. Ensure the cables are well concealed and the lining sits comfortably. Always try on your helmet after assembly to check if anything is poking into your head due to the installation.

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7. System Testing:
Turn on the communication system and test all functions, such as playing music, answering calls, and communicating with other riders if possible.

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Extra tips

Cable Management: Ensure the cables aren't too tightly stretched and have enough slack so they don't come loose or get damaged while riding.


Water Resistance: If the communication system isn't waterproof, make sure to provide extra protection in the rain.


Safety: Ensure the system is securely attached and doesn't distract you while riding.


Pairing: When pairing a duo set, it's important to put both devices in pairing mode. Follow the manufacturer's instructions for this.

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By following these steps and tips, you can easily install your communication system in your motorcycle helmet by yourself. Remember, safety always comes first, so take your time to do it right and consult the manual or a professional if you're unsure.