Good read and thought I would chime in on your prais for this head set. While I do ride a 04 TC, I installed a JM2000 CB on the bar last October and purchased the same head set for my Scorpion Shorty helmet.
Transmissition: Inteligibility improved greatly once I installed fork deflectors below my wind screen which reduced 90% of my buffeting that also drown my mike. Since then, my Wingger buddies say they hear me as clear as they sound to me from their full face helmets. Ofcourse there is a nice ROAR of the VTwin in their background when I key up... lol. But anyway, I have logged around 500 miles of solid pouring over the winter rain with the shorty and the mic has not ONCE waivered in transmission. Im thourghly impressed with this head set and while a 1/2 or full may offer a little clearer transmission, no one in the groups I have riddin with have complained at all about this boom.
Mounting: I mounted my what appears as the exact same way you did with the boom through the strap and mike almost always stays positioned correctly and when riding solo, tucks under the chin with no problem. My helmet came with a winter zip in that had ear piece pockets so I didnt have to use the ones sent. Music sounds very good and while they aint BOSE they do pretty well IMHO. The only complaint I might have is my own fault of not keeping track of the boom mic facing me some times when I have taken my helment on/off several times not using the CB. Usually, somone on channel tells me when I clear up and I can figure out which way it is facing.
2011 White Vision - Nuvi 550, Lowers, Lloydz 2nd filter, Vic perf filter, CB/Icom, 96 Brake LED's, Clear Signal lens/Switchbacks, VIC Hwy Pegs, Stebel Horn, 7Jurock 15" Shield, PCV, Lloyd ATS and Variable intake, Ness honkers
2004 V92 TC - S1 flash, level 1 slip-on, Ness big sucker K&N, ISO Grips, 4x1.5 Highway Hawg Risers, extra chrome (never too much), JM 2k CB 4' antena, Mustang seat, HD Front TS & Lowers, OD Pulley
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