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Old 02-29-2008, 10:41 AM   #1
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Best License plate helmet lock?

So the one thing I knew when getting into my jesse bags is that my helmet would no longer fit (10: odsseys). Just small trips to the store etc, and I find myself looking at locking it to the bike. I "hate" the underseat thing!
So I have seen a number of license plate brackets, 2 locks etc. a few different designs,.
What have you found that works best?
Since I ride one up 99% of the time I only really need 1 lock but I was going with a dual lock so I can put a small lock wire if I thread it through my jacket or tail bag etc.
Nothing to stop a determined asshat from grabbing the stuff, but just enough peice of mind will going into the store etc.

Thanks!

here are a few I am looking at

single lock but interesting, I think it might interfere with the bags though.

Also thought of attaching to the small extra space at the botton the jesse license plate bracket, trashing the pipe connector?

http://www.lockitt.com/accessories_h...rs.htm#kur4248


http://www.ztechnik.com/products/html/Z5505R.html

Mount this on the jesse's themselves?

http://www.aerostich.com/catalog/US/...t-p-18969.html

For keeping the helmet nice and dry and safe?

http://www.aerostich.com/catalog/US/...g-p-17648.html


Anyone use the above options and what do you think, what would you do next time!

Thanks!
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Old 02-29-2008, 11:09 AM   #2
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I use the helmet guardian and really really like it. But to be honest, I didn't know there were this many options. Nice work on pulling them all together!
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Old 02-29-2008, 11:50 AM   #3
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How about a retractable cable lock? Nothing's totally secure, and the little cable locks are probably less secure than most. But it'll stop your helmet from just walking away.
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Old 02-29-2008, 11:55 AM   #4
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I like that bolt lock from Aerostitch, but for $60? No thanks. I'll just get a cable and padlock for $20 and loop it around the frame.
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Old 02-29-2008, 12:50 PM   #5
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Thank for the suggestions, I want something that will remain on the bike with minimal fuss and banging about while riding. I intend on the wire loop for the jacket but wrapped around the jesse bag mounts and locked to the helmet lock device I end up running with.
As for $$, there are lot cheaper options, but I normally go that route and end up spending more later to make up for the lack of an elegant solution or short comings of the cheap version.
Not that they are not valid of course

When out on a trip I would much rather quickly lock up the lid rather than pulling out another bit of kit to secure it to the bike.

Keep the suggestions and comments coming!!!

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Old 02-29-2008, 03:17 PM   #6
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If they want it, they'll take it

I had my Arai full face locked onto the licence plate style unit you show in your post. That was in Krakow Poland.

They cut the strap and left me with 2 D rings.

Have never used it again.
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Old 02-29-2008, 04:12 PM   #7
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I have the ZTechnik and like it.

Hint: don't leave the key in and drive away. I did and lost the ZTechnik key and several other keys that were attached to it.
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Old 02-29-2008, 04:21 PM   #8
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I had my Arai full face locked onto the licence plate style unit you show in your post. That was in Krakow Poland.

They cut the strap and left me with 2 D rings.

Have never used it again.
That sucks, I am normally not anywhere were I have to worry, infact most of the folks that are with me don't secure anything and it has been fine, I am just a paranoid sucker and perfer just an ounce more protection/piece of mind.
For places were it is a bit more suspect I take as much in with me as I can. I or just the top box. But then again if they want it they can get it.
If your is available, maybe I can try it out?
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I have the ZTechnik and like it.

Hint: don't leave the key in and drive away. I did and lost the ZTechnik key and several other keys that were attached to it.

sorry but that is funny and sucks all at the same time!
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Old 02-29-2008, 06:24 PM   #10
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I have one of those coiled, plastic coated cable locks wrapped around my luggage rack. The few times I feel the need to lock anything to the bike I uncoil as much as I need to hold jacket, pants, helmet, whatever I can loop the cable through.

Hint.... leaving the keys to the lock inside the jacket cabled to the bike does not provide much security
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Old 03-02-2008, 04:35 AM   #11
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You do NOT want to hang your helmet from the license plate unless you are a blue-sky only biker. It will fill with dirt and mud dripping from the fender really quickly. Plus you have to think about where your pipe is.

To clear my bags, I remounted the KLR helmet lock (just like the Lockitt ones) to the back edge of the cargo rack. It keeps the helmet high enough to not get all muddy too quickly.

I have also seen the bar-mount locks mounted on crashbars. Or you could drill and mount it directly to the jesses.

Keep in mind they are all pretty cheesy locks, not made very weatherproof. So if it is mounted in the elements make sure to treat the lock with some weatherproofing.
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Old 03-02-2008, 07:49 PM   #12
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Keep in mind they are all pretty cheesy locks, not made very weatherproof. So if it is mounted in the elements make sure to treat the lock with some weatherproofing.
Good tip, thanks!

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Old 03-02-2008, 07:52 PM   #13
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I've had this one for two years:



It has held up great!



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Old 03-03-2008, 04:36 PM   #14
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I've had this one for two years:



It has held up great!



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Thanks, the picture is worth a thousand words.
Clearance - check
Fit - Check
Look sweet - check

I am leaning this direction so far.
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