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post #1 of 10 Old Jul 12th, 2007, 9:47 pm Thread Starter
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I switched the radio to the weather channel to catch a report .. for whatever reason the volume on the weather channel is not very loud... I cranked up the volume..

once I had the report I started down the road and not thinking I switched the radio to FM and booooooooom the volume was so hight that the speakers in the helmet not to mention me ear drums started crakling ...

Is there an inexpensive ( probably better ) replacement speaker for the autocom pro helmet speakers?

Anyone know why the weather channel is so weak?

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post #2 of 10 Old Jul 12th, 2007, 9:57 pm
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Rat Shak Titanium..

Get the Rat Shak Titanium head phones. Carefully disassemble the headset, unsolder the wires then put into your helmet to replace the originals..

I got the idea from Joe Paulsey and it works great..

The gal at the Rat Shak asked if I wanted the "extended warranty".. I respectfully declined.

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Thank you sooo much

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post #4 of 10 Old Jul 12th, 2007, 11:00 pm
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It doesn't look like Radio Shack sells their own brand of headphones any more. The models that were referenced in the old forum no longer exist. Radio Shack sells Koss Titanium headphones at the same price now. They look similar to the ones I previously purchased so I assume they will work. Their website shows they are currently on sale for $19.99 ($20 off).


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yup.. I think should work.. actually the actual speaker is a fairly standard size inside.

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Ok .. will check it out today..

Does your weater channel have a major difference in volume from regular FM?

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post #7 of 10 Old Jul 13th, 2007, 7:59 am
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yes.. it is very weak, very location dependent. Even my HD's Weather band did not work strongly... but the BMW's is far weaker. I suppose in Germany the stations are closer together than Texas..

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I suppose to "wire" in the new speakers, leaving about an inch of wire attached then soldering your leads to it would work best. Don't forget to tape or "silicone" RTV the solder joints.. then a dab of RTV or quick epoxy to hold the wire to the speaker frame for "strain relief"..

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Yeah weather channel is weak here, too. I had soome popping and cracking yesterday in mine, as well as soome intermittent feedback (OUCH!!!). Got home and checked and the heat shrink had come loose and was allowing some wires to touch.

just something to check when you get weird noises in your headset.

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You guys are getting SCARY again.. Is there a weather radio hidden in ALL those buttons on the 06

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Aye... press the am button a few time

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