Where to get speakers that fit Shoei RF-1100?

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  1. xaphod

    xaphod n00bin' around europa

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    I bought a Shoei RF-1100 helmet today and took it for its first ride. Love it! Fits so much better than my Scorpion EXO-700, and is noticeably more aerodynamic (at least for my bike, BMW R1150GS)

    Question: does anyone know where to buy affordable speakers that fit in the RF-1100's little speaker-depressions? Looks like the diameter of the depressions is about 4.0-4.3cm, and the depth is apparently 1.3cm. My autocom speakers are oblong and don't fit!

    I saw that the ones that come with the Cardo G4 will fit, so i guess so far my best bet is to order the replacement kit ($30) but since i'm in Europe it'll cost me a lot more (50EUR).

    I don't want to order a full set that has a mic, cuz i already have a mic... (autocom setup)
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  3. alzyck

    alzyck Been here awhile

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    I used the J&M Performance model speakers in my RF-1100 (BTW, think the RF-1100 is awesome). The speakers are just the right size to fit into the depressions and not to thick. I did have to modify the velcro a bit. Don't know if you can get a J&M that will work with an Autocom though.
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  4. xaphod

    xaphod n00bin' around europa

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    How much did you pay, and where from? On the web these are >$100. Too much $ for little speakers...

    thx
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  5. sdswingr

    sdswingr No, I don't own a BMW

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  7. xaphod

    xaphod n00bin' around europa

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    Hmm, the HS24 look good but rather spendy... if I took the foam off it looks like they would just fit in the speaker-wells of the RF-1100 ... you don't happen to have the RF-1100 with these installed, do you?
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    GypsyWriter Yup, I'm a girl.

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    I wanted to post this exact same question so am eager to hear more options. :ear
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  9. sdswingr

    sdswingr No, I don't own a BMW

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    Don't have an RF1100, but have them in my Scorpion 1000.

    There return/exchange policy is great as well if they don't fit
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  11. xaphod

    xaphod n00bin' around europa

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    good to know, but i'd have to ship'em back from switzerland :p Oh well - i pulled the trigger and ordered the xsound2, let's see!
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  12. K7MDL

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    JM-HS-8154B-FF from Sierra Electronics, $70. Single cord to a 5pin which happens to fit my street bike wired intercom system.

    The speakers that come in that kit fit in the RF1100 preformed speaker pocket as a press fit, with the velcro or better yet, double sided tape. The ear pads do rise above the plastic inner shell a bit and caused my ear to fold when putting it on. It does however provide a closer coupling to the ear that way.

    I use it mostly as an intercom and fidelity is not important, so I cut through the plastic and cut a couple millimeters worth of foam out to lower the speaker into the helmet more, now the ear pads are flush with the plastic inner shell and the helmet slides on cleanly.

    It takes some work, planning, and faith to work the wiring under the foam shell and removable pad edges, but it is possible. To install the mic, removing the foam seemed way to difficult despite much trying, so I cut a small trench in the chin foam next to the left cheekpad front edge at a lower left to upper right diagonal axis to a hole cut next to the cheekpad a bit higher (avoiding the vent detent in the shell molding) for the mic at the prper depth. The idea was to hide the visible wire and its trench as much as possible and pass the mic wire under the cheekpad.

    You do not want the vent tube type speakers. There is no where good to run the tube out of the helmet into free space, or you end up cutting a lot of foam away.

    - Mike
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  13. xaphod

    xaphod n00bin' around europa

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    Thanks!

    I don't know what "Vent tube type speakers" are, can you explain?

    Snohomish, huh - last place i lived was Duvall... :)
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  14. squish

    squish Out of the office.

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    I've had decent luck with med quality headphone speakers that I've taken apart and modded to fit my helmets.

    Less then U$D 20...

    Just go to the local electronic retailers and start poking around.
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  15. alzyck

    alzyck Been here awhile

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    Sierra Electronics (sierra-mc.com) has the best prices.
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    JM-HS-BCD279-OF - Dual Mode Headset w/DynaPort Speakers is an example. http://www.sierra-mc.com/proddetail.asp?prod=JM%2DHS%2DBCD279%2DOF

    They go by the name DynaPort and have a rubber tube about an inch long for bass enhancement. I have them in my HJC modular. Took them out and scoped them inside the RF1100, was not going to work.

    I went instead with the JM-HS-8154B-FF because they were affordable, and more so, the connector has no bulk that has to fit between the shell and foam unlike many of the other models where the mic cord seems to come froom a molded bulge on the inside surface of the helmet clamp. This model it is all outside, only a thin clamp piece and individual wires go into the shell.

    Duvall is still there, despite its isolation during Snoqualmie River floods.

    - Mike
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