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post #1 of 9 Old Sep 18th, 2007, 5:44 pm Thread Starter
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Lower Cord extender

Wondering if there exists a lower cord extender I could use to bring my IC plug-in point from the LHS of the front fairing beside the computer to somewhere closer to me ... like beside the radio keypad for example.
Seems like the cord I have running from my helmet to the current connection point is a little "stretched".

As far as I know they're the standard length provided by J&M with the headset.

It's not like I'm the size of Yao Ming or anything either.

Any help is appreciated.
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post #2 of 9 Old Sep 18th, 2007, 6:00 pm
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The lower cord that I have from BMW has a length of about 2 ' without coils on it and is long enough to go over the handlebars without snagging anything. I think the standard J&M cords are shorter. The BMW cord should fit the J&M headsets.

Question....are you using a 1 piece cord from the helmet to the bike...or a 2 section cord that has a D shaped connector part of the way down?

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I forgot to mention that you can make an extension cord also using parts from Radio shack. Go pick up a 6 pin din jack and a 6 pin din plug along with the length of wire that you require. The wires do run straight through from pin to pin ( unlike a lot of other things J&M built ) .

I made one of these 16 inches long and tested it on the bike...it allowed me to basically relocate the point where you plug the headset cord in.

HTH,

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747,891 miles on touring motorcycles since 1990

IBA 45658 MOA167437

2000 LTC 90,600 miles KIA (new)
2003 LTE 164,188 miles Silver (Purchased with 1687)
2008 R1200RT 176,196 miles (Purchased with 16458)
2017 R1200RT 96,669miles (new)
Total BMW miles 509,508
1982 GL1100 rode 84108 miles (bought with 12012 sold 96120)
1988 GL1500 rode 12067 miles (bought with 19893 totaled 31960)
1989 GL1500 rode 142208 miles (bought with 20302 sold 162510)
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Hi Ron,
Thanks for the tips. I do have a D shaped connector just about 6" from where the headset enters the helmet.
Before I blow the wad on the BMW (Bring My Wallet) cord I think I'll explore the RadioShack 6 pin cord option as you suggest!
Appreciate the insights sir!
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I finally got around to taking a picture of the cord extender that I made. This allowed me to use the $21.50 J&M cord from Sierra Electronics instead of the $60 BMW lower cord. My headset with the lower cord cost me $115.00.

Headset = JM-HS-BCD257 $93.50
Lower cord= JM HC-PWY J&M Integratr $21.50

http://www.sierra-mc.com/proddetail....%2DBCD257%2DUN

This lower cord works perfectly as is for the passenger with no extension needed.

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Re: Lower Cord extender

Hi Ron,

I am having trouble getting the J&M lower cord to reach the fairing socket. Sierra Electronics acknowledged the J&M lower cord is too short; they only have one length.

Your post and picture are great, but I can't seem to articulate what I need to Radio Shack and looking on their website is hopeless.

Any ideas? I have a 2000 K1200 LTC like your RIP bike!
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Re: Lower Cord extender

Dave,

I actually took a worn out lower cord that was good on the end that connected to the bike and cut it to 16". Then I got a 6 Pin DIN Jack at Radio Shack and soldiered it on the cut end. I used an Ohm Meter to be sure that the wires were correct from one end to the other (they do go straight through).

If you don't have an old cord to use, you will need a 6 pin DIN plug, a 6 pin Din Jack and 16 " of audio wire with at least 6 wires.

HTH,

Ron


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2017 R1200RT 96,669miles (new)
Total BMW miles 509,508
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Re: Lower Cord extender

The plug in point on my bike next to the BC quit working & BMW wanted over $100.00 for a new one. I pulled the left upper fairing & found the point where that connector plugged into the wiring harness on the left of the radio.I then plugged my "Lower cord" in there and ran it along the radio & under the seat. After I put the bike back together I pull the cable out in front of my seat. It now runs straight up to my helmet & stay up next to my body out of the way.

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Re: Lower Cord extender

You guys are the greatest.

Did you find a ready-to-plug-into jack? Are you using the "short" J&M lower cord or the BMW?
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