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CD changer - free!

How hard, or easy is it to remove the CD changer? I don't need it as I have an iPod with almost 17,000 songs loaded in it and I need the extra storage for something more important.
If anyone wants the changer it's available for free. (are they worth anything?)
While on the subject, has anyone ridden while listening to an iPod? Is there a helmet that has built-in speakers? And finally, is it legal?
I have ridden short distances with ear plugs listening to music. Actually,my music is around 80 decibels, much lower than cars with those loud boom boxes set to 150 decibels.
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Headsets install easily into most helmets. Suggest you install an intercom system, I like AutoCom, and funnel all of your audio through that. In-ear earphones work well, even with AutoCom. I use Shure monitors with custom ear moulds to filter out wind noise etc. Allows better sound quality at lower volume to protect my hearing. I can still hear vehicles approaching or passing, is not total isolation.

There are a variety of ways to mount you iPhone/iPod on the LT. I use a PanaVise arm (like Ram mount) and a pelican i1010 watertight box with audio passthrough port. Keeps it accessible, visible, and protected from elements.

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Re: CD changer - free!

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How hard, or easy is it to remove the CD changer? I don't need it as I have an iPod with almost 17,000 songs loaded in it and I need the extra storage for something more important.
If anyone wants the changer it's available for free. (are they worth anything?)
Simple to remove just 4 screws on the sides and a dual plug on the backside. After that to get the mounting bracket out you need to take another few screws that hold the bracket and the luggage case together. You will see the changers on Ebay for anything from $400 to $50, the $400 ones don't sell.
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While on the subject, has anyone ridden while listening to an iPod? Is there a helmet that has built-in speakers?
Usually the helmet makers provide the ability to add speakers but only a couple actually have them avaliable.

You might want to look at a Web site that has lots of info on headsets and other motorcycle farkles. www.webbikeworld.com This forum also has a section for headsets.

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Is it Legal
Here is the AMA Web page on Texas with laws for motorcycles. Headsets are Ok!
http://www.americanmotorcyclist.com/...spx?stateid=43

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Here is the AMA Web page on Texas with laws for motorcycles. Headsets are Ok!
http://www.americanmotorcyclist.com/...spx?stateid=43
... and here is the link for CA, where speakers in one's helmet are also legal (although single-ear only, according to the linked-to page):

http://www.americanmotorcyclist.com/...aspx?stateid=5

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