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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 12-08-2015, 07:31 AM Thread Starter
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$25 solution for HANDS FREE operation of PTT UPDATE (04/29/18)

UPDATE" 04/29/18 - dead links from postimage updated


I was talking to a couple guys online about this...and seemed to be a worthwhile trial run... so why not.

The ONLY thing our 2015/2016 RG/RGS's are missing for PTT is a microphone...so taking some advice from others with 'tinkeritis like me... I dove right in to make this work.

I did a little research on noise-cancelling mics and found the Olympus ME52W was a good overall choice from the reviews I have read for such a small unit... I wanted it small, not too bulky and able to angle it... this was it. $18 at Best Buy.



Now I needed a 3.5mm jack... small and compact. 2 pack at RadioShack for $4 here is the jack and mic...




Using the wiring diagrams in the Service Manual and following the positive and negative leads for the microphone... they lead to pin#1 (RED) and pin#3 ( Black ) on the P&A Audio connector. ( TAN PLUG on top of the radio... NOT THE BLACK ONE )

I unpinned the #1 and #3 leads from the P&A Audio connector and to test everything before I hard-wired, I used alligator test leads to hook it all up... it worked! ( crude pic, but you get the idea )



The best unsightly location for the mic jack was dead center just above the HU... out of sight...and out of direct wind. So I drilled a hole and found the plastic to be almost 3/16" thick there... so I had to recess the jack a little into the besel.



After test-fitting the jack... it all came out.. I soldered all connections, insulated connections and jack and installed the jack and PRESTO! I have a fully operational PPT mic mounted on my RGS.



I have used it in the garage to test for phonecalls and I was told it was crystal clear on the other end.

FURTHER TESTING... 75mph with a Thunder Header... wife on phone at home hears me perfect with no noise... I have to talk loud, but she can't tell.... I do have the Arc 600.4... so this helps with hearing and carrying on a conversation. Some adjustments to volume and settings within the HU may be necessary to achieve a quality sound.

I tested a few voice commands and works for music and navigation... though I don't know all the commands yet.

I know more now.... navigation commands can be done in one long sentence.. works like a charm! Change your radio station.... change to next song on usb stick and much much more!

For less than $25... you can't beat it.

UPDATE: 10/17/16- links were broken, I fixed them. ( thanks Photobucket ! Broke again)

UPDATE: 10/10/17- pics are now on postimage....

UPDATE" 04/29/18 - dead links from postimage updated

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post #2 of 15 (permalink) Old 02-22-2016, 11:42 PM
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any updates on how it is when riding? I am tempted to pull the trigger and do this, but I dont want to drill into the fairing if it only works when the bike is sitting or with the motor off.

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Plugging that mic (or another) into an extension wire, and clipped inside a full-face helmet or on a boom mounted to your chinstrap on a half-face might work. I see it's got a foam wind guard on it. Those will sometimes amplify wind noise. But it might be an option, since you've already got the hardware in place. You can also get a throat mic, that is immune to wind noise. Don't give up. I'm a cheap bastard, and I like to cut corners wherever possible. I'll be subscribing to this post. Thanks for the "head's up", Spazz!


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I added a mic to mine so i could do the same. i bought a mic on ebay that was deigned for this. worked well.
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Hi spazz I found this after looking at your soundz audio thread.. any chance of updating the links?

thanks man

looks like Ill be buying some new speakers soon enough...

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Hi spazz I found this after looking at your soundz audio thread.. any chance of updating the links?

thanks man

looks like Ill be buying some new speakers soon enough...
I will try to get to it... gimme some time

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Dont see any links...

Does this allow me to use my Phone throught he BOOM system while I am riding and listening to music? A YT video would be cool if you can find some time to make one.
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Dont see any links...

Does this allow me to use my Phone throught he BOOM system while I am riding and listening to music? A YT video would be cool if you can find some time to make one.
I have to relocate pics from Photobucket to imagepost.... I have 4 years worth of crap that surfaces like this... I get to them when I can...i will get pics transferred tonight... I have time open today...

Yes... you can also take calls thru the Boom as well

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Spazz is the king of cool ass youtube vids. I still think that gear360 is over the top. BTW nice 80's throwback with KoolMoeDee.


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Spazz is the king of cool ass youtube vids. I still think that gear360 is over the top. BTW nice 80's throwback with KoolMoeDee.


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Hahaha... you like that huh? Lol

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