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Sorry, I’ll check the in-box, there is a ridiculously low limit on messages here.

So far mine have always been used with Bluetooth, not to helmets with comms. On that I know only that a number of people on the Facebook group have attempted the same thing, some more successfully than others but you have the right idea. I think some had an issue getting sufficient gain out of the Garmin but the physical volume buttons are easily overlooked so it might have been as simple as that.
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I spoke with the Speedcomm rep at the track, he could have made a cable for $100 but I wasn't ready to plunk down that kind of $$ until I did my own research.  He also stated they were making a bluetooth 'dongle' with volume control, as he stated, like you, low volume issues.  I did find a splitter on Amazon and purchased it prior to the race but I purchased stereo so it only came out of one speaker, so I know I am on the right track.  I'll keep everyone updated.



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Quite a few people are using a separate generic Bluetooth transceiver, such as TaoTronics, to connect into existing helmet sound, sone with a Y connection and some just instead of their radio system. There are at least a couple connector styles used for radio systems so you need to determine what combination gets you there.

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 Unfortunately I blew a head gasket on Friday's practice and did not get to use it further.  

Uhmmm...you mean you overheated the motor and destroyed the head :(

 

We don't blow head gaskets....unfortunately


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Quite a few people are using a separate generic Bluetooth transceiver, such as TaoTronics, to connect into existing helmet sound, sone with a Y connection and some just instead of their radio system. There are at least a couple connector styles used for radio systems so you need to determine what combination gets you there.

https://www.amazon.c...C_SyqYFb2T0J10D

Ironically, I was just looking at this a few minutes ago, but decided the addition of Bluetooth into the system might not be the best idea (added complexity/sound quality).  I think I'll stick with wired for now.

 

I was gifted a Radium handset that is compatible with Motorola and also have the helmet wired and a PTT button.  If I am doing this correctly, at this point I still need the pigtail that goes into the radio and the wiring harness for the car, yes?  I am pretty sure I need a NASCAR harness (3-pin).  Steve - do you sell these items?



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Uhmmm...you mean you overheated the motor and destroyed the head :(

 

We don't blow head gaskets....unfortunately

OUCH! - I was hoping not to hear this wonderful information.  It may be my own dumb fault.  I was checking fluids and recall the radiator cap going back on, it wasn't a smooth turn and lock into place.  I may only have had it on the initial twist and not the full push down twist and lock.






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