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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 07-16-2008, 11:58 AM Thread Starter
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The bracket that holds the microphone to my open face helmet is broken.

This is a J & M aftermarket setup, not a Hondaline setup.

The break is just above where the bracket screws to the helmet.

Any ideas would be appreciated.
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Old Wing rider,

I also have the J&M set-up on open face helmets. I would like to see the break, in case my set-up does the same thing. Is it possible to send a pic of the break and then I might be able to suggest a fix or two, depending on what all the materials are made of.

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Here is pic. I hope you can see it.

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That is an older J&M....the same kind that came with my bike when I bought it. I bought a J&M for my wife and the newer ones are a one piece that connects to the helmet. I like them better.

I don't know what you can do since it is at the stress point of the connection. But you can find them at for less than $70.


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I would simply get a tube of the gel style super glue and glue it back on.......I have several helmets that are about half superglue by now......especially my new symax......something falls off of it just about every week......I just superglue it back on. Kit

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I have found "Goop" from the "ShoeGoo" people, to be very good, and stays somewhat flexible. I clean parts with acetone, and scuff em a little and clamp em together.

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Old Wing rider,

If what I'm seeing is correct, the mic (boom) mounting point is broke. What's the two circles, screws of some type, allen screws? etc? My thoughts on something like this, it's broken anyway so what harm would it be to try and fix it. Worst comes to worst, you'll have to buy a new one. So that said, like I said, I can't tell what the materials are made of so, if it's some sort of plastic, then Home Depot and many auto parts stores sell all kinds of epoxies. I've tried one and my son used one on his broken overflow tank on his Toyota and both applications worked flawless. The glue joint was stronger then factory stuff. It doesn't take much to do the work. A tiny bit of prep, mix the epoxy, apply, wait, it's done. If it doesn't work, what are you out, about $5.00 for the glue, that's it. Then go get a new one. If it does, you get it fixed and, you can use the remainder of the epoxy for other fixes. Good luck.

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