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Twins Technical Talk Technical Talk for Hinckley Triumph Twins: Bonneville, T100, Speedmaster, America, Thruxton, and Scrambler.

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Old 11-05-2012, 10:42 AM   #11 (permalink)
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I bought a lock similar to the Helmetlok off of fleabay for a few bucks. I should have gotten one with a cable. While locking to the chin strap will prevent the guy who just wants to walk off with your helmet a cable will prevent the kid with a pocket knife from just cutting the strap.
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Old 11-05-2012, 06:14 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Cables are fairly easy to make. I go to Lowes or good hardware stores and buy vinyl coated steel cable 2 to 3' long and crimp ends. I use a bench vise to smash the ends and sometimes lodge a nail between the jaws and clamp for extra crushing. Cheap - just a few bucks. I coil them up around my hand and slide them into pieces of MC inner tube for storage in my back pack or tank bag.

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I bought a lock similar to the Helmetlok off of fleabay for a few bucks. I should have gotten one with a cable. While locking to the chin strap will prevent the guy who just wants to walk off with your helmet a cable will prevent the kid with a pocket knife from just cutting the strap.
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Old 11-05-2012, 07:22 PM   #13 (permalink)
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I use a gun lock.

I use a gun lock also. Works great and fits in pocket.
If you want a FREE one Send me a PM to arrange
mailing me a prepaid shipping envelope to your location and
then I'll ship you one or two locks much like the one in the photo
for FREE...YOU just pay shipping. Should be less than $10.00 to ship.
I made this same offer a year ago. Still have some left.
The prepaid envelope you send should be for
seven ounces for one lock or 2 locks is less than one pound.

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Old 11-05-2012, 07:41 PM   #14 (permalink)
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I use a cheap cable/lock for bicycle...less then $10. It can lock two helmets and jackets to the bike.
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Old 11-06-2012, 09:45 AM   #15 (permalink)
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There is a helmet lock listed on eBay that looks similar to the Sato Racing one. I considered buying it, but never did. As others have pointed out, there are just too many much cheaper alternatives.

So just FYI... http://www.ebay.com/itm/Triumph-Bonn...sories&vxp=mtr
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Old 03-29-2014, 01:18 PM   #16 (permalink)
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Decent helmet lock solution for T100

I was looking around on here to see what solutions other riders went with and decided that I wanted something that was integrated like the Sato lock, but not as pricey. I found this Bikers Choice Helmet Lock - Black 74937BSE on Amazon. It’s similar to what I found at Cycle Gear for 7/8” tubes, but the problem with my T100 is there are no 7/8” tubes. This one is designed to clamp to tubes up to 1-1/4”. It fits perfectly on the tube that the seat sits on.

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Old 03-29-2014, 01:44 PM   #17 (permalink)
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Gun Lock, free at my Gun Range and keep it on the bike when not using it. Also locks up my gloves and I can use it on all my bikes, not everything needs to be a Project.

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Old 03-30-2014, 03:52 PM   #18 (permalink)
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I don't use a dedicated helmet lock, I have a retractable cable lock sold for travel, a Master Lock Trimax. About 3 feet long, setable three-digit combo, I run the cable through the visor on my full face and through a convenient bar or the top handlebar clamp (I have a dogbone). It also lets me remove my armored overpants and jacket and lock them up too.

I take the same approach. Just not comfortable securing a $600 helmet through the D-ring, or dragging the jacket around.

This method is as secure as it can be. Not for overnight, obviously, but shopping downtown, and so forth.

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Old 03-31-2014, 01:23 PM   #19 (permalink)
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I just keep a carbiner lock hooked to the strap on my seat down on the side and out of the way, and use as needed...something similar to this:
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