Installing your personal intercom on QR helmet
Un-Velcro and unsnap side pad from helmet and remove from helmet.
Speaker line to speaker inside ear muff has connection just outside of ear muff. Electrician tape has been applied around connection to make sure connection stays connected.
In picture above electrician tape has been removed from around speaker line connection a few inches outside of ear muff. Stick finger under ear muff and find Velcro on bladder. Pull Velcro on bladder away form Velcro on bottom of cup to remove cup from air bladder.
Remove electrician tape around ear muff to separate ABS black washer with pad from ABS cream colored ear muff cup.
Next separate ABS washer and pad that snaps onto ABS cup using channel lock style pliers.
Helmet speakers in ear muffs are offset to side of ear muff cup so your ear flap can fit behind speaker in ear muff.
Remove Quiet Ride Helmet speakers with hook Velcro on back of speaker from ear muffs. Loop Velcro is in proper offset position in right and left side ear muffs ready for you to install your helmet speakers with hook Velcro glued onto back of your helmet speakers.
Install your speakers on left side of cup and on right side of cup for left and right side ear muff so you will have room for outer ear flap to fit inside of ear muff for more comfort. Snap black ABS washer with glued on pad onto ABS cream colored cup. Reinstall 3/4" electrician tape so half of tape on cup and half of tape on pad.
Top view of ABS washer and pad snapped back on to ABS cup.
Note, in most cases the speaker line going thru ear muff cup will be smaller than original hole for speaker line for Quiet Ride helmet speaker. This will cause air leak and allow sound to enter ear muff.
The air space around speaker line hole will allow air and sound to enter ear muff causing a whistling sound and reducing noise reduction function. Install tape over vent hole in muff pad above speaker line hole before sealing around speaker line going thru earmuff cup.
Put a glob of silicone on finger and smear it around speaker line and opening thru ear muff cup to seal out air leak and increases noise reduction function.
Silicone around speaker line eliminates air leak.
Tear tape off protecting vent hole immediately after applying silicone.
Ear muffs come with 3/4' tape on ear muff pad and over ABS cup. Electrician tape over ear muff pad and ear muff cup is there for two reasons. One, when sliding ear muffs past ears you will put a lot of stress on ear muff pads. Electricians tape makes it impossible for pads to be peeled off ABS washer. Second, noise reduction is increased by two decibels with electrician tape installed over snap on connection between ABS black washer with pad and ABS cup.
Intercom is now ready to clamp onto left side of helmet. Ear muffs are read to Velcro back in place on air bladders in right and left side ear muff pockets.
Velcro stuck to back side of around ear noise reduction muffs that Velcro's to air bladder in ear muff pocket shown below.
Air bladder Velcroed to helmet shell . Hook Velcro glued to air bladder in ear muff pocket on right side of helmet in proper location ready to accept ear noise reduction muff that has Velcro glued to back side of ear muff.
Intercom is clamped onto to left side of helmet with speaker lines run to left and right side ear muffs with your speakers installed in ear muffs.
Speaker line run to right side ear noise reduction muff.
Side pads reinstalled in helmet and helmet lid padding put back in place.
Fact!!, If you remove your favorite Sena, Scala, Uclear, or any other model intercom from your present helmet and install that intercom on your new Quiet Ride Helmet the sound produced by your helmet speakers now located inside "around ear noise reduction muffs" will sound twice as good as the original sound heard when installed in side padding of your old helmet. Reason, helmet speakers located inside around ear noise reduction muffs will have 65% less interference from outside wind and engine noise. Helmet speaker volume can be turned down to 85 decibels or less to protect hearing and still be heard clearly at 65 mph!!