HJC HJ-09 Base Plate Kit
Works as replacement
I bought this replacement kit since one of the original plates on my cl-16 broke. The plastic screws break easily if over tightened. I ended up losing one of the side plates along with the visors while riding on the highway at 75mph. I am glad these replacement parts exist though and don't need a completely new helmet.
July 31, 2016
Good replacement for original parts
The base plate kit easily replaces the factory installed unit when its action eventually wears out. The action on the new unit is pretty solid, but the notch just as the visor opens seems to be missing, so if you like to crack the visor open a tiny bit for breeze, it may open more than it did with the factory base plate.
June 7, 2016
The new base plates fit perfectly and are better than the original! Smooth operation, no jerky open/close, and easy to operate with one hand if you have to open the face shield while moving.
May 17, 2016
It was an easy swap out for the original that had lost tension. Plastic screws versus metal, but I just reused the original screws. A lot cheaper than replacing the helmet.
May 10, 2016
Do not use Loctite!!
Major warning for those replacing the baseplates:
*DO NOT USE LOCTITE*!! - It will melt the plastic screws!
I basically ruined a perfectly good helmet because the plastic inserts got damaged as well, and I don't think you can buy replacements. Now I have to figure out if it is possible to fix it somehow with glue or epoxy. It may be obvious to some that Loctite doesn't play nice with plastics, but I see someone else mentioned it here too. HJC is loosing points for not putting a warning, and also for not replacing the baseplates under warranty - mines would never lock when changing the shield from the get go - the reason I went about changing them in the first place. Had absolutely no reply to my emails to them. It doesn't help much when they tell you to bring your helmet to your retailer, if you've bought online!
February 8, 2016
Does what it says on the tin
Replacement part. Fits CL-17. Works as expected and easy to install.
May 11, 2015
Better than stock
Bought these when I goof'd and broke the stock mechanisms on a chair. They're noticeably better than the original. Tighter hold on the visor and the material seems stronger. Top notch.
May 4, 2015
No durability for a pretty important part of the helmet
So, I have the CL-16 from HJC, which uses the same plates. After about 2 months of riding, the springs used to lock in the visor started to stick, making it really difficult to pop the visor in and out.
And then one day, while I was riding, one of the base plates came off entirely. So my visor was only have attached to my helmet, and was just flapping in the wind at 60mph, until I was able to push it down so that the wind force would keep it on. But even then, I couldn't do head checks without it flapping open again. (this is still a criticism of these base plates)
I went and bought a new base plate set to replace the old one. It came with a full set of cheap plastic screws, which was great, since two of them snapped and one was stripped while I was attaching it. I've heard some people switch out the plastic screws for metal ones.
If I didn't need this specific base plate set for my helmet, I'd never get it again.
March 31, 2015