I have an Escort 8500 and a Blinder M25 on my GL1800 motorcycle. I have been searching for a way to get the Audio Alert from the Blinder into my intercom as I may not be able to hear it at high speeds (when I need it the most
The 8500 audio feeds into the motorcycle intercom via a Kennedy Cell Set Dual unit (with a Garmin 2610 on the other input). The 8500 is mounted in the faring out of sight (in the right speaker enclosure of the dash) so I'm NOT using its Laser Detector circuitry.
After quite a bit of searching for a way to electrically interface the Blinder through the Escort I finally thought of a simpler approach - See Below:
I haven't implemented it yet but will do so soon. Any comments on suggestions are welcome.
Use Standard Blinder Audio Beeper
+ Old Extra Intercom Microphone
+ Hitachi or SAE male/female connector set
+ Tape, wire, plastic bag, solder, etc.
Tie Mic into Intercom Mic wiring in parallel (3rd Mic)
Mount Mic in same area as Blinder Audio Alert
- Can Tap Mic into Intercom with Hitachi Connectors like now in Intercom circuit
OR just solder SAE or similar connector leads for Mic into Intercom wires.
Cover Mic with small plastic bag for waterproofing.
Wrap enough tape, etc. around Mic to get desired volume on Intercom but (hopefully) no noticeable background noise input.
- Nothing to Buy (already have the parts)
No additional Power Requirement
Automatic On (with Blinder & Intercom)
No Risk to Escort or Blinder (or Intercom)
Very Small (just size of Mic + wrapping + wires + connector to Intercom)
TOO LOUD at Rest when turning on Bike/Blinder???
• Should be same as Escort (but not readily adjustable (wrap more/less tape)
• MAY be able to add potentiometer into + speaker line to adjust Mic sensitivity?