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Self installation instructions for
Helmets and Speakers


Determine if ear noise reduction muffs will fit in your helmet.
Helmet Speaker Installation | HJC 2012 Model CL Max ll Modular Helmet Installation | HJC 2002 Model SY Max Modular Snowmobile Helmet Installation
Arai XD4 Helmet Installation | HJC 3/4 Open Face FG-JET Snowmobile Helmet Installation | Shoei Neotec Modular Helmet Installation
Scorpion EXO-900 Furtive Transformer Helmet Installation | 2003 Bombardier Advanced Tec BVS Modular Snowmobile Helmet Installation
Motorcycle Half Helmet Installation | SnoForce Full Face Helmet Installation | Ski-Doo Modular 2 Helmet Installation | Tools Needed to Modify All Helmets

Shoei Neotec Modular Hemet
Modification to Accept Quiet Ride Ear Muffs
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Very thick foam padding in Shoei Helmet
Very thick foam padding in Shoei Helmet
 
Foam side padding removed exposing speaker foam pad and EPS Styrofoam side pad
Foam side padding removed exposing speaker foam pad and EPS Styrofoam side pad

Plastic push button hold EPS Styrofoam in place
Plastic push button hold EPS Styrofoam in place.
 
Knife used to lift out plastic button
Knife used to lift out plastic button.

Scissors used to lift up and remove plastic button
Scissors used to lift up and remove plastic button.
 
Scissors used to lift up and remove plastic button
Scissors used to lift up and remove plastic button.

Plastic press button used to hold EPS Styrofoam side button
Plastic press button used to hold EPS Styrofoam side button.
 
EPS Styrofoam side pad removed
EPS Styrofoam side pad removed.

Back side of EPS Styrofoam pad
Back side of EPS Styrofoam pad.
 
EPS side pad slips in under helmet EPS Styrofoam
EPS side pad slips in under helmet EPS Styrofoam.

Loop Velcro placed on each side of lever mechanism. Chin strap connections in helmet do not need to be moved. They work where they are located.
Loop Velcro placed on each side of lever mechanism. Chin strap connections in helmet do not need to be moved. They work where they are located.
 
Air bladder Velcroed in place. Also shows where air line comes out of helmet on left side.
Air bladder Velcroed in place.
Also shows where air line comes out of helmet on left side.

Right side shows air bladder in proper location with ear noise reduction muff in proper location.
Right side shows air bladder in proper location with
ear noise reduction muff in proper location.
 
Air bladders Velcroed to inside of helmet, ear muffs Velcroed to air bladders in proper location. Put helmet on head and adjust ear muffs until ear muff pads fit properly around ears.
Air bladders Velcroed to inside of helmet, ear muffs Velcroed to air bladders in proper location. Put helmet on head and adjust ear muffs until ear muff pads fit properly around ears.

Place EPS side pad over ear muff adjusted in location it will be when installed in helmet.
Place EPS side pad over ear muff adjusted in location it will be when installed in helmet.
 
Separate ear muff cup from ear muff pad from other ear noise reduction muff. Place cup on EPS Styrofoam exactly over ear muff installed in proper location in helmet. Using sharp metal pointer or nail sharpened to point and scratch line around ear muff cup.
Separate ear muff cup from ear muff pad from other ear noise reduction muff. Place cup on EPS Styrofoam exactly over ear muff installed in proper location in helmet. Using sharp metal pointer or nail sharpened to point and scratch line around ear muff cup.

Remove EPS side Styrofoam and hold cup in place on table and scratch line around ear muff cup that can be seen very well.
Remove EPS side Styrofoam and hold cup in place on table and scratch line around ear muff cup that can be seen very well.
 
Visible line scratched in EPS right side pad. Knife will be used to cut out EPS Styrofoam.
Visible line scratched in EPS right side pad. Knife will be used
to cut out EPS Styrofoam.

Better picture showing scratch line to follow for cutting out EPS Styrofoam for installing ear muff.
Better picture showing scratch line to follow for cutting out EPS Styrofoam for installing ear muff.
 
Force blade of sharp short knife all the way through EPS Styrofoam repeatedly following scratch line and remove EPS Styrofoam cut out from right side and left side EPS Styrofoam.
Force blade of sharp short knife all the way through EPS Styrofoam repeatedly following scratch line and remove EPS Styrofoam cut out from right side and left side EPS Styrofoam.

Right side EPS Styrofoam with EPS Styrofoam removed for ear noise reduction muff.
Right side EPS Styrofoam with EPS Styrofoam removed for ear noise reduction muff.
 
EPS right side pad held in place by extended portion of side pad slipping under into indented groove in helmet EPS Styrofoam shown above.
EPS right side pad held in place by extended portion of side pad slipping under into indented groove in helmet EPS Styrofoam shown above.

Indented groove to hold EPS side pad.
Indented groove to hold EPS side pad.
 
Shown is air bladder with hock Velcro stuck to bladder Velcroed to loop Velcro stuck to inside of helmet shell. A groove on back side of EPS Styrofoam is made for air line to pass through.
Shown is air bladder with hock Velcro stuck to bladder Velcroed to loop Velcro stuck to inside of helmet shell. A groove on back side of EPS Styrofoam is made for air line to pass through.

Ear noise reduction muff fits nicely in pocket cut out of side EPS Styrofoam. Ear muff is Velcroed to air bladder.
Ear noise reduction muff fits nicely in pocket cut out of side EPS Styrofoam. Ear muff is Velcroed to air bladder.
 
The side foam pads must be cut out to form foam pocket around ear muff. Snap foam pad onto EPS Styrofoam side pad and scratch plastic with sharp metal point to locate area from padding, must be removed along with plastic.
The side foam pads must be cut out to form foam pocket around ear muff. Snap foam pad onto EPS Styrofoam side pad and scratch plastic with sharp metal point to locate area from padding, must be removed along with plastic.

Cut out plastic on back side of side foam pads. Then cut out foam under plastic that must be removed.
Cut out plastic on back side of side foam pads. Then cut out foam under plastic that must be removed.
 
Pull pad covering over plastic remaining on back side of side foam pads and glue using shoe Goop product.
Pull pad covering over plastic remaining on back side of side foam pads and glue using shoe "Goop" product.

Pictured above show how I used some of the special sticky back cloth to hold muff pad cloth together using just Goop. Glue works ok also.
Pictured above show how I used some of the special sticky back cloth to hold muff pad cloth together using just Goop. Glue works ok also.
 
Modified foam side padding looks good.
Modified foam side padding looks good.

Air lines are run under side padding and behind helmet held in place by special pieces forced down between helmet EPS Styrofoam and inside of helmet shell. Note a 3/16 inch Y connection to air punp was used instead of a T, 3/16 inch connector.
Air lines are run under side padding and behind helmet held in place by special pieces forced down between helmet EPS Styrofoam and inside of helmet shell. Note a 3/16" Y connection to air punp was used instead of a "T" 3/16" connector.
 
I cut 1/2 inch piece of sheet metal to slip between helmet shell and EPS Styrofoam at back of helmet to hold air line. The sheet metal was 2-1/2 inches long before I curled an end into circle to hold air line at back of helmet.
I cut 1/2" piece of sheet metal to slip between helmet shell and EPS Styrofoam at back of helmet to hold air line. The sheet metal was 2-1/2" long before I curled an end into circle to hold air line at back of helmet.


 

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A large loop in air line was necessary to allow room for an intercom to clamp onto the left side of helmet in proper position.
A large loop in air line was necessary to allow room for an intercom to clamp onto the left side of helmet in proper position.
 
A paper hole punch shown to left was used to make hole in left side foam side pad for air line to pass through.
A paper hole punch shown to left was used to make hole in left side foam side pad for air line to pass through.

Close up picture of foam side pad snaped onto EPS Styrofoam side pad surrounding ear muff in pocket.
Close up picture of foam side pad snaped onto EPS Styrofoam side pad surrounding ear muff in pocket.
 
Side view of left side of helmet showing position of air pump stuck onto side of helmet with ear noise reduction muffs.
Side view of left side of helmet showing position of air pump stuck onto side of helmet with ear noise reduction muffs.

View of right side ear muff installed in helmet.
View of right side ear muff installed in helmet.
 
Intercom installed on left side of helmet showing boom to microphone. Only mofifications necessary to Shoei Neotec Modular helmet involve EPS side pads and foam side pads.
Intercom installed on left side of helmet showing boom to microphone. Only mofifications necessary to Shoei Neotec Modular helmet involve EPS side pads and foam side pads.


 
 

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