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We have new headsets with the J&M Z cords. I have replaced the passanger plug on the bike. Still no mic using either helmet in the back. What should we test/replace next?



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Hi John. Lift the left fairing pocket and make sure that the drivers pigtail cord is plugged into the connection properly. Both drivers and passengers cords need to be plugged in fully and the fault might be at your end.
 

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Thanks for the advice. Pulled the left fairing pocket, took apart connection, cleaned and reconnected. Just went to TN and lost her mic about 50% of the time.



I am guessing at this point it is either in the line from the system to underneath the rear seat where the cord that the passanger plugs into plugs, or the system its self.



Usually comes back on at a good bump, not always sure when it goes out. sometimes when riding on very smooth roads.



any other thoughts appreciated.



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Hi John. Have you tried switching the passsenger helmet to the front and riders to the back to see if the problem switches to the front? If it does, you will know the problem lies with the headsets and not in the bikes intercom.
 

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sounds like rear connection under seat to me had similar a while bake did post then
 

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I have replaced the cord from the co rider to that connection. Think it could be from the cord from the system to under the seat? And, what kind of a pain will I be running into to replace it?
 

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We have several sets of J&M headsets and also use the 2 piece "Z" cords. I have experienced numerous intermittent mic failures, with one exception, the problem has been the upper cord. The problem is often hard to dianose because the cord may need to be in just the right position to fail. When the mic isn't working, try lifting up the connection between the two cords, move it around and see if it will work.

The one other failure I had with a J&M headset was also an intermittent problem, in that case, the mic itself was defective. That headset was about 5 years old.

Do you have a J&M dealer near by? The local J&M dealer here has a large test stand and stocks just about everything. They have always been very helpful.
 

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Thanks. That's probably the best I have heard so far. Tired of just replacing parts and having no change. Will look for a dealer with diagnostics.



Merry Christmas and I will let you know what we find.



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On the 1800 I often find that when the headset does not work or is intermittent, and I have determined that the headset and cords are ok, the problem is usually the main plug at the audio unit is either corroded or not inserted properly. This problem usually appears after replacing the air filter.
 

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Wayne,



Thanks for that input. I did have the filter replaced just prior to this problem starting. Sounds like a good winter project.



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