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post #1 of 9 Old Apr 15th, 2007, 6:44 pm Thread Starter
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Micraphone bugging me

I have the J&M helmet set up in my Arai Full Face. The mic is right up against my lip and after about a half hour really starts to bother me. Anyone have any suggestions on what I can do with the mic to give me some distance between lip and the foam and rubber shield?

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For full-face or modular helmets you can mount a mic on the chinbar right in front of your mouth. I have the Baehr mini-boom mic and yes, it can be a bother. The one advantage that I see with any boom mic is that you can use it when the modular helmet chin piece is flipped up. That being said, if I had it to do over again I'd go with the mic mounted on the chin piece.

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Hey Jerry, I thought you were keeping the intercom out of service until after the RTE in two weeks... something about pudding...

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Howard, I have the mic you are talking about, not the boom. It is mounted to the chin bar with velcro, but it touches.

Tony, Damn!!!! I mean, yeah....after I get it fixed and all, I'll want to have the mic out of the way...right?

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If the mike is not mounted flush with the chinbar lining you can cut a mike-sized and shaped hole in the foam and sink it in there...of course, cutting any part of your helmet is a safety compromise you must be comfortable with.

Also, the rubber boot has a series of castellated tabs (like the top of a castle tower) that are damned annoying if they touch your lips. Cutting them off helps a lot and does not effect the function of the mike in any way.

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Michael,

You are right about those damn tabs. I will cut those off and look in the helmet to see if I can cut in there. I am thinking it is hard plastic across the chin bar though, will that matter?

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Jerry, I have an Arai full-face (Quantum 2) as well. The chinbar is lined with stryofoam-like material (EPS - expanded polystyrene?) that can be easily cut with a sharp Xacto knife. Threading the mike wire behind can be a bit dicey but, with a bit of patience, is do-able.

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I have the J&M helmet set up in my Arai Full Face. The mic is right up against my lip and after about a half hour really starts to bother me. Anyone have any suggestions on what I can do with the mic to give me some distance between lip and the foam and rubber shield?
I turn the mike straight up vertically, left of my mouth and up. The mike does not need to be in front of your lip to properly work.

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Thanks Michael!!!

Smokinjoe, you must be thinking of a boom mike?

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