Cardo Scala G4 earbud mod

Discussion in 'Vendors' started by JetGrl, Jun 4, 2011.

  1. ttfrank

    ttfrank Adventurer

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  2. SimpleSimon

    SimpleSimon Aspiring advrider

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    Awesome mod! Thanks for the nice work and quick turn around. I'm a happy customer as is my buddy Charles. :norton
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  3. avc8130

    avc8130 Long timer

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    Ever done a Q2? I have a multiset that could really use headphone jacks.

    ac
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  4. ttfrank

    ttfrank Adventurer

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    I just received mine. This mod is a must for this equipment. My ear are protected and the sound quality has improved exponentially.

    Now, I must say Eileen,s jobs is top quality. Spotless finish and she sent it back the same day..

    THANK YOU EILEEN!!!:D
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  5. Golevi

    Golevi Been here awhile

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    Something I discovered about using the ear buds in a helmet is that they would begin hurting my ears after a while in the saddle, mostly my lower ear lobe where the wires come out; it seemed that the padding would push it into my ear lobe... Some worse than others... Now, I put the ear buds in upside down with the wire pointing up and it stays within my ear instead of pressing against my ear lobe... There is a little sliding tie (I use the 20 dollar Sony ones from Wal-Mart) that takes up slack on the wires that I slide close to the top of my head, put my helmet on then plug it into the G-4 and it is COMPLETELY pain free! I have worn them this way for up to 8 hours, and I do not even know they are there... <?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:eek:ffice:eek:ffice" /><o:p></o:p>
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  6. Britome

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    Are you able to do your mod on the new G9?
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  7. JetGrl

    JetGrl FJR Pilot

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    I'm working on one now. It does not have room for a jack inside the clamp but I'm seeing if I can figure a way to reliably solder on an in line jack that can be velcroed to the helmet base. The varnished wires have always been a problem.

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  8. Britome

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    Ok. Thx. Please let me know when and if you figure it out.
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  9. JetGrl

    JetGrl FJR Pilot

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    I have been successful in installing an inline jack on a short cable to the G9 base so earbuds may be used.

    I will install the inline jack and a plug onto your speakers for $30 plus $5 retutn postage.

    Send an email to Eileen.Kelleher@gmail.com for contact info to send your unit to me.


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  10. aslaen

    aslaen n00b

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    Hello, I sent an email to you, but have not heard back. Are you still doing the inline jack conversion for the g9?

    Thanks...
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  11. Britome

    Britome Get Free

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    Does that mean you can do speakers or earbuds, Eileen. (have both?)
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  12. JetGrl

    JetGrl FJR Pilot

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    Yes, you can plug the speakers into the jack when you wish to use them.

    Eileen


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  13. GaelicDog

    GaelicDog Lesser of Two Weasels

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    I saw where you were asked about the Q2 Pro series.
    Can they be done successfully?

    :ear:ear
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  14. stuartdivebum

    stuartdivebum assume first

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    Got mine back today, very qwik turnaround and looks and sounds great (Thanks for fixing my right side speaker) A very decent person to deal with :clap
    Thanks again Mz E!!! :D
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  15. JetGrl

    JetGrl FJR Pilot

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    I don't work om any Q2 units anymore. Too many different clamps. I only wotk on G4 and G9 units. Like the G9 units, there is no room in the clamp housing for a jack so it has to be an inline jack.

    I'll post a picture of the next G9 I do so you guys can see it.

    Eileen

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  16. MotoLara

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    PM sent :D
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  17. GISdood

    GISdood Been here awhile

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    email sent :D
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  18. JetGrl

    JetGrl FJR Pilot

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    I have done a few mods on the G9 and it is quite different than the G4.

    First here are some pics of the clamp. The first one is a picture of the open clamp, you can see there is much less room inside partly due to the smaller section along the bottom to accomodate the larger G9 unit and partly because Cardo went to a new method of mounting the microphone boom with a 3.5mm plug into the back of the unit. There are now 2 jacks inside from the factory, they are mounted on a small circuit board that stacks beneath the main board and has a very small connector between the boards.




    Stacking boards
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    Small bottom board with connectors:
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    Finished unit with jack bonded to clamp bottom:
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    I will do the mod for the same $30 price as the G4 mod, $5 shipping, $5 plug for the speakers option. It takes a little longer to do however because of the glue.

    Email me for my address and to make arrangements: eileen.kelleher at gmail.com
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  19. JetGrl

    JetGrl FJR Pilot

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    A lonley lost wayward G4 clamp came in today via UPS with the return address of a mailboxes etc. in Houston.

    If you are the owner who didn't put a note or a check inside please contact me so I know what to do with it. Email me at eileen.kelleher AT gmail.com.

    Thanks much,
    JetGrl
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  20. JetGrl

    JetGrl FJR Pilot

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    I got a clamp in the mail today from Nicholas Hill but no email address or forum user name. If you are Nicholas Hill please contact me via PM or email at eileen.kelleher at gmail.com.

    I need to know what you want done and how you are sending payment.

    Thanks much.
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