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BMW J&M Headset Install to Shoei

I just purchased a 2006 K1200LT. I love the bike, but am having some issues installing the BMW full face headset Model 99 99 0 005 610. My helmet is a Shoei X-Eleven and my wife has an RF-1000.

I installed a Starcom headset in each helmet last year, but since the LT already had a com system installed, I figured I'd get the headsets to go with it.

Has anyone had any experience installing these?

J&M suggest I send my helmets to them & let them do a professional installation, but I don't trust them to get the speakers to line up with our ears.

Any suggestions?
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I installed the BMW (J&M) speakers in my wife's Shoei. I followed the instructions cutting out the foam. It was easy and relatively painless, with a good exacto blade. I did get in trouble for getting the cut-up styrofoam pieces all over the place in the kitchen. She is happy, now, although we are having a problem with the micrphone staying in place (weak velcro adhesive backing).

My problem with the J&M speakers is one my wife is insensitive to, that is that the J&M speakers sound totally lousy. I've replaced my speakers (in my flip-up HJC) with the titanium radio shack/Koss ones. Now, she's happy and I'm happy.

I know this may be slightly peripheral to your question, but what do you expect from a low cost open forum.

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Rich,
Thanks for the extra info. This is exactly the type of detail I'm looking for!

I thought I had read elsewhere on this site about the J&M speakers being bad. Dissapointing to hear since I had already bought them. How did you attach them to the J&M wiring? Solder & shrink tubing?
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I normally solder the non J&M speakers to a 2 pin IC type jumper. I'll put a dot on the connect to identify which side goes up in the J&M plug. That way I can restore the J&M headsets to factory condition if I want by just unplugging the after market ones and plugging the J&M back in.

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I normally solder the non J&M speakers to a 2 pin IC type jumper. I'll put a dot on the connect to identify which side goes up in the J&M plug. That way I can restore the J&M headsets to factory condition if I want by just unplugging the after market ones and plugging the J&M back in.
That sounds like a better method than mine.

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I normally solder the non J&M speakers to a 2 pin IC type jumper. I'll put a dot on the connect to identify which side goes up in the J&M plug. That way I can restore the J&M headsets to factory condition if I want by just unplugging the after market ones and plugging the J&M back in.
Any idea where I can find the 2pin IC type jumpers? I took the J&M headset to several Radio Shacks, but they did not have anything like the J&M connectors.
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Me too

I also would like to known where to get a connector that will mate with the J&M wiring. Hello? Anyone out there? Jamesgoodchild?

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I also would like to known where to get a connector that will mate with the J&M wiring. Hello? Anyone out there? Jamesgoodchild?
Sorry guys, I was out on a 12 day motorcycle trip across Northern US and Canada. The supplier I use locally is B&E Electronics. What you really are looking for is a 20 or 40 pin IC connector like the one that plugs into an IDE cable for a computer. Break off 2 pins x 2 sides and solder them to your speaker wires. Exact fit and keeps your original equipment in factory condition.

When I get home tonight I'll see if I can find the part number and post that.

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So THAT's where those little pins come from!

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Sorry guys, I was out on a 12 day motorcycle trip across Northern US and Canada. The supplier I use locally is B&E Electronics. What you really are looking for is a 20 or 40 pin IC connector like the one that plugs into an IDE cable for a computer. Break off 2 pins x 2 sides and solder them to your speaker wires. Exact fit and keeps your original equipment in factory condition.

When I get home tonight I'll see if I can find the part number and post that.
James,
Thanks for the clarification. Am planning on putting the pins on my headset this weekend. Will take pics to accompany your instructions.

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