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Old 03-02-2012, 11:04 AM   #16
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When I'm alone, I put it in one of the side cases (ST1100). But when the wife's with me, we put our jackets in the cases, so the helmets are secured using a bicycle lock, through the opening (FF helmets) and then to a spot on the bike.

Easy to store when not in use.
+1 - great for securing a FF helmet, jacket, pants, whatever.
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Old 03-02-2012, 02:22 PM   #17
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Yup - in summer if you are ATGATT and have "stuff" in the luggae, the cable is a GREAT way to keep helmet/jacket/pants secure.

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Old 03-02-2012, 02:54 PM   #18
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Old 03-02-2012, 03:20 PM   #19
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Old 03-02-2012, 03:25 PM   #20
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I use one of those coated cable combination bicycle locks. The cable stays coiled when I'm not using it. I think any form of locking using your helmet D's is a waste of time. My had a Simpson helmet cut of his bike. The only thing remaining was the D's. I run my cable through the chin bar of the helmet and through the frame beside my passenger seat. I can lock 2 helmets with this set-up. It's also fairly inexpensive.
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Old 03-02-2012, 03:29 PM   #21
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if i dont feel like carrying it with me ,I hang it on the mirror . I also throw my gloves on the ignition and jacket on the seat .Nothing locked .
Pretty trusting i guess but no body ever bothered anything in all these years..
It must look to a theif like the owner of bike is nearby.
I think some of you have a lock fetish.
If you knew how easy it was to get though these little cables and locks you would not bother.
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Old 03-02-2012, 03:34 PM   #22
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anything of mine is usually dirty enough that no one wants to take it
if they did, they'd probably just wash it and put it back on my bike
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Old 03-02-2012, 03:40 PM   #23
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My helmet has a quick release ratchet, so it is easy to just clip it to the passenger grab handle. So it hangs there looking like it is locked on.
Like someone else said, if somebody really wants it, they just have to cut the D ring. Otherwise it would seem a cable/ bicycle "D" lock, or locking it in a case are the most secure.
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Old 03-02-2012, 03:41 PM   #24
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I never, ever, carry my helmet. I set it on the ram mount that holds my GPS around town.

If I will be away for a while (fishing) or am someplace where it might disappear, then I cable lock the helmet, jacket, pants to the handlebars.
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Old 03-02-2012, 03:42 PM   #25
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Back in 1989 on the island of Re near La Rochelle I parked up and went to look at the beach, using the little lock on the bike to 'securely' lock my lid.

I came back a few minutes later to find no lid just the burnt remains of the strap. Burnt through with a lighter I suppose.

I often thought of the idiot that stole it flying through the air separated from the now useless crash helmet and splatting like a fly into a very hard object.

Since then I tend to carry my lid with me.

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Old 03-02-2012, 03:59 PM   #26
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Helmet locks

If I'm not going to be away from my bike for very long I take it with me. Otherwise I lock it to my handle bars with a gun lock that says "Glock" on it. I've found that now days people will steal your helmet just so that will have a bad day.
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Old 03-02-2012, 04:22 PM   #27
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I don't use expensive gear.

I don't trust any factory helmet lock that I've ever seen. Cutting a helmet strap is no big deal either. They can stitch a new one right back in. I don't even like locking my helmet in the open with a basic cable. People are twisted. They'll piss/crap/spit in it if they can't easily steal it.

If I don't take it with me, I lock my $80 DOT FF helmet in a 45L-or-bigger topcase, or in a PacSafe 80L weather-resistant stuffsack. I can fit 2prs pants, 2 jackets, 2 prs gloves, and 2 helmets, plus a bit more, in the 80L sack. I lock it to the bike on the same 30ft Master cable I use to secure the bike frame and wheels to something solid (streetlamp), using a Xena lock and Claw. Then I set the bike's alarm. They can probably cut the cable or locks, but they'll likely set off one or both alarms. Most pinheads aren't expecting 2 alarms on 1 bike, so if they're prepared to defeat the first, the 2nd may make them go look for something that's less trouble.

'A lot of gun owners and po-po in coastal Castle-Law FL too. Only an idiot would be stealing alarmed items here without knowing how to easily disarm them first. Most thieves with any sense probably wouldn't think that a helmet is worth dying for, but a lot of gun owners around here wouldn't feel bad at all about shooting a thief.

FWIW, the PacSafe 80L rolls up pretty small... about the size of a bath towel. The 30ft cable and Xena easily fit in a tankbag.

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Old 03-02-2012, 05:58 PM   #28
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Handcuffed to the crash bars.
Y'all keep standing around bickering about which brand of bike is better. I'll be out riding my..... whatever.
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Old 03-02-2012, 08:05 PM   #29
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If it's summertime, it's got built in protection Nobody can get within a few feet wthout the stink permeating their flesh!

OK, I do wash em but they make my boxes smell funky if I lock em up when it's hot.

Winter it usually gets locked in the top box to keep the rain out.
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Old 03-02-2012, 09:13 PM   #30
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that goes under the seat

Works out well. Return with 48 cans (soda, of course) then remove helmet and jacket so that 48 cans can be packed under seat. True, my Burgman also has a Topbox but that's where I'll pack the 5lt of milk.
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