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post #1 of 8 Old Apr 14th, 2009, 8:14 pm Thread Starter
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BMW System 5 helmets

I'm new to BMW, I just purchased my 2004 LT last week after riding a 1500 wing for the last 7 years. I love it. My question is That my LT came with 2 System 5 helmets, (One of them has the liner missing and both have the blue tooth power source missing) which I understand have never been imported to the US. I contacted Bobs Bmw and they recommended I talk to a BMW shop in Canada for replacedment liners and power sources for the Bluetooth. I did and they couldn't help. Anyone have a source or suggestion?
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post #2 of 8 Old Apr 14th, 2009, 11:04 pm
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Yeah.. I don't think Sys5 helmets are available in the I can only imagine your only option is Canada.

Now, some of our family here is from Europe... and maybe they can get the parts.

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post #3 of 8 Old Apr 15th, 2009, 2:35 am
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I would be happy to help you out with obtaining new liners. If you could send memore details about what is missing and maybe a couple of photots I will check with my local dealer. I have a PDF of the destruction manual for the WCS system and it states that the batteries are 3 x AA NiMh rechargeable batteries each 2000 mAh - the sort you would find in digital cameras.


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Re: BMW System 5 helmets

I fitted the aftermarket kit that bmw made for these helmets as the factory fitted option was prone to getting water into the circuit board.The batteries are 3 aa type batteries,I would try the helmet with 3 fresh batteries.
There were several earlier helmets that had to be returned and im not sure if this is why bmw took them off the shelves and withdrew from sale.If you have got 2 good helmets they work fine and i found them very easy to use and didnt have any pairing issues.
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post #5 of 8 Old Apr 15th, 2009, 7:44 pm Thread Starter
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Graham, I would really appreciate the help. I'm pretty new at this forum thing, can I give you my email and have you reply so I can then email you some pictures?
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post #6 of 8 Old Apr 18th, 2009, 1:18 pm
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I wonder if those helmets were purchased with the bike all those years ago? My understanding is that helmets should just be discarded and replaced after a few years. At least I've frequently been told this. Since you're having helmet problems in any event, this might be a good time to get some new ones. Fringe benefit.. they will fit your heads and not those of the original riders. <g>
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post #7 of 8 Old Apr 20th, 2009, 8:32 pm Thread Starter
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You are absolutly right about just getting new helmets, however I thought this might be an easy way to see if I like full coverage helmets. I have only used open face before. (Shoie)
Thanks for the reminder
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post #8 of 8 Old Apr 22nd, 2009, 10:36 pm
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the original system 5 bluetooth system was withdrawn along with schubrth's bluesonic set up because it was a dog. there are updated models available for retrofit on the 5 but very expensive. As for helmet parts, I suspect that these may be size related. BMW use a certain number of shell sizes. the padding and the horseshoe neck pad are mixable. eg you can use a set of medium pad and a large neck horseshoe to tailor fitments a little but only within the same shell size.

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