How to Install a Motorcyle Helmet Headset

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How to Install a Motorcyle Helmet Headset
Hands-free headsets are a practical way to communicate instructions or warnings on a motorcycle ride. (motorcycle image by Bionic Media from

Motorcycle helmet headsets are a great way to make calls and talk hands free. You can even install a headset in another helmet so that you and your fellow riders or passengers can communicate easily without compromising control over your motorcycles -- and keep an eye on the road.

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Things you need

  • Helmet headset kit

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  1. 1

    Buy a headset kit that is made especially for motorcycle helmets. You can purchase one for as low as £19.50.  

  2. 2

    Remove the liners or pads on your helmet that may get in the way of the headset installation. 

  3. 3

    Measure the placement for the speakers. Usually, the sweet spot can be found three-quarters up from the edge of the helmet near the jaw. Just make sure that the speaker sits near your ear when you wear the helmet.

  4. 4

    Use a marking pen to trace around the speakers on your helmet where they are to be placed, and cut the traced section out with a small knife or box cutter in the helmet padding. Be sure not to cut too deeply, otherwise you may end up cutting the webbing for the chin strap as well. Clean the cut out section and remove any unfurnished edges. You should end up with a nice clean socket for the speakers.

  5. 5

    Put the wires into place around the helmet's back. Make sure to tuck the wire into the helmet's contour so that it will not be in the way while driving.

  6. 6

    Secure the speakers into the sockets with the Velcro that comes with the headset's kit.  If not available, you may use a piece of tape to secure it firmly into place.

  7. 7

    Reinstall the liners and pads that you removed in the initial steps of the installation.

  8. 8

    Connect the wires to your cell phone. This will go into the headset connection that is usually located at the bottom of the phone.

Tips and warnings

  • Be sure to use precision, so you don't damage the padding of your helmet.

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