Cardo Scala G-4 Ear Bud modification

Discussion in 'Equipment' started by Golevi, Oct 11, 2010.

  1. JetGrl

    JetGrl FJR Pilot

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    Yes I am still doing them for $30. I will put a plug on the speakers for an additional $5, some people had asked for that.
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  2. Mikef5000

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    Eileen,

    Have you had any experience with the Q2? As stated in the first few pages of this thread, it's a bit more complicated.
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  3. JetGrl

    JetGrl FJR Pilot

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    Yes, I did a few of them. I won't do any more. I found too many different versions of them and every one was a challenge.

    Sorry.

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  4. Drnoleak

    Drnoleak n00b

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    So I did the mod to 2 sets. First on with a boom mic, worked great. Secon one for a full face helmet with the other style mic.

    Second one ,I only get sound out of 1 speaker when the plug is all the way in. If I push the plug in part way, I get sound out of one speaker, push in a little farther, out of both all the way in 1 only.

    Any ideas? I tried a different plug and same thing happened.
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  5. JetGrl

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    There are 2 possibilities. Assuming it is the same with another set of ear buds, the jack could be bad or it could be misswired . A volt/ohm meter can be handy here to check the wiring.

    You just need to take it apart and check it carefully until you find the problem.
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  6. Golevi

    Golevi Been here awhile

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    Jetgrl is right, get your volt/ohm meter out and begin checking your connections...
    Those solder points are pretty small and it could have creeped over and made contact with another solder point, or it could be a bad solder making it a bad connection...

    Keep us posted...
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  7. 4n6iscool

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    Thanks for posting this walk through. I had the mod performed today and it works great. The headphones of my cradle crapped out and my warranty had expired so I decided to go with this mod so that I can use any 3.5mm plug ear buds or helmet speakers. Plus, if those crap out I can change them out quickly with no tool unlike the hard wired helmet speakers that came with the unit.
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  8. Golevi

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    Glad everything worked out for you, 4n6...:1drink
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  9. missoulamike

    missoulamike Been here awhile

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    Any further thoughts on whether the boom mic or cord mic is the better bet for the flip up helmet? I have the Nolan N102 and am about to order up the G4 (and thereafter request the modification for jack/ear bud) but am still uncertain about whether to get the boom mic version or the cord mic version. Ditto scenario for my pinion partner . . . Not intending to highjack this thread, but help? Thanks!!
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  10. Golevi

    Golevi Been here awhile

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    I am guessing that the boom mic setup would be best for the flip up helmet... My wife has a Shoei Multitec and the boom mic works well for hers... I am not sure how long the cord is on the corded type G-4 and I wonder if it would reach when the helmet is flipped up...

    Anybody else have anything here?
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  11. mrt10x

    mrt10x Dumba$s Jarhead

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    I have been using the boom mic on my Nolan n103 for 4 years now.. only way to go IMHO
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  12. JetGrl

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    I have modded several clamps with the wired Mic. The wire to the mike is not very long.

    I would guess the wired Mic would work well for a full face standard helmet but not a modular, the wire is too short.

    The boom Mic works fine for the modular helmet, that is what I use.

    Eileen

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  13. randy quad

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    Does the Jetgirl version of this mod eliminate the stock speaker usage? I would suspect that it does, but it sure would be nice to be able to use either plugged in buds or when not plugged in, the stock speakers.

    By the way, we dont ride motorcycles, we ride Quads. (hope I don't get chased off the forum)

    We currently have three G4s set up and we love them. I end up taking guests out on the trails, and they don't always have their own ear buds and at least one frequent guest is unable to comfortably wear buds. For these reasons a convertible unit would be nice.

    randy
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  14. ebohnet1

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    I believe for an extra % dollars she can wire so the speakers go in the plug but dont quote me.
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  15. JetGrl

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    For $5 additional I will install a plug on the speakers so they can be plugged in and used instead of the earbuds. It is easy to do since I just desolder the wires from the board inside leaving tinned wires. I just solder them to the plug, heat shrink the end of the wires so they Can be crimped into the strain relief. You can wrap the plug with some velcro then so it can be tucked away when not in use.

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  16. mrt10x

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    ^^ this is a great option..that way you can leave the speakers in the helmet for shorter trips where you dont want the hassle of the ear buds.. because they are a hassle.. This is the set up I have been running for a few months now.
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  17. Golevi

    Golevi Been here awhile

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    Same here... I like having the option to use the helmet speakers or the ear buds...
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  18. randy quad

    randy quad n00b

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    Thanks, its good know that option is available. I will be PMing Jetgrl.

    randy
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  19. randy quad

    randy quad n00b

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    Just wanted to report that I now have two headsets modified by JetGrl. Great work, great lady. I also left a third for her to mod as well. I elected to have the stock speakers modded too, so they can be used in case a rider prefers them over ear buds.

    After picking up the first two modded sets, I headed directly over to Boulder OHV area and tested them out with a short night ride on the trails. I am tickled to death.

    Thanks JetGrl!

    randy
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  20. JetGrl

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    Thanks Randy, handy that we live close... btw the other clamp is ready too.

    Eileen

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