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Old 11-04-2012, 03:25 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Helmet lock suggestions and placement

I've done a search, not extensive but I'm looking for suggestions on a helmet lock for my Bonnie and where folks have mounted them. I saw the Sato (?) helmet lock that mounts on the left side shock mount on NB website. That looks promising. I'd like the lock to pull double duty, secure my helmet when parking the bike when i'm out and about and to secure a second passenger helmet when in transit (with bungie net or something similar in addition). Look forward to everybody's input. Thanks.


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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.
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I use this: www.helmetsecure.com and have been able to lock two helmets or even my modular and my jacket using the cable through one of the sleeves.
Mounted mine in the "cable up" position to keep wetness out of the lock cylinder. It's self-storing and easy to use.
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I hang my helmet on my throttle grip with the D-rings over the brake lever and put a padlock on the brake lever to secure it.
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Old 11-04-2012, 11:25 AM   #5 (permalink)
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I haven't bought one, but was intrigued by this when I saw it:

http://www.leeparksdesign.com/eshopp...Rubberized.htm

These days, just using a bike lock cable and a padlock.
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Old 11-04-2012, 12:59 PM   #6 (permalink)
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My friends and I each bought one of those at the Cycle World Int'l Show in Cleveland earlier this year. The seller included a coiled lanyard, but I carry one I made that's longer & heavier in my back pack. All of the ones we bought have a rubberized coating, but I've noticed ads lately making that an option. One of the best features, which is probably common for locks like this, you can change the combination to anything 3-digit you want.

I set my helmet on the seat, which isn't as stable as I'd like, and run the lanyard through my chin bar and then to the passenger peg outrigger. I hope to come up w/ some way of securing my helmet to the seat as it can fall too easily w/ such a crowned seat.

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I haven't bought one, but was intrigued by this when I saw it:

http://www.leeparksdesign.com/eshopp...Rubberized.htm

These days, just using a bike lock cable and a padlock.
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Old 11-04-2012, 01:46 PM   #7 (permalink)
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+1 on the Helmetlok. I hook the lock through the helmet D-ring then attach it to my bar end mirror. I then place the helmet on top of the mirror (gently so I don't have to re-adjust it when I return).
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The Helmetlok works great. Fits easily in your pocket and secures around your mirror. While it wouldn't be too hard to remove with some tools it certainly is enough to keep opportunists honest.


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My helmet hangs nicely with this, and using the rear peg, it holds it off of the hot pipe.
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