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Don't you have it under the seat (as T120 has)?


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I do have it under my seat, but on the occasions that my wife comes with me – which is often – I need another helmet lock. On the Motone website it notes: Fits all years Hinckley Bonneville T100/SE/Scrambler/Thruxton. There's no mention of the Street Twin.
 

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I do have it under my seat, but on the occasions that my wife comes with me – which is often – I need another helmet lock. On the Motone website it notes: Fits all years Hinckley Bonneville T100/SE/Scrambler/Thruxton. There's no mention of the Street Twin.

They won't fit without some minor modifications
 

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Don't you have it under the seat (as T120 has)?


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Has anybody been able to make the under seat lock work? I can't make it work with any helmets I have (current is Shoei NeoTec).

I have resorted to a pad lock on the tail rack. It's rather crude but gets the job done.

 

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Can anyone confirm that the Motone lock works with the Thruxton 1200 R? It doesn't appear they have updated the site for the latest model '16 and up.
 

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Our lock requires that the peg on the back of it be removed. Also the included washer is too small, will need to drill it or buy a new one.
 

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My HJC CL-16 works well under there, but it's a major PITA to get the D-RING on and off and then the seat back on.
Yes, exactly! A major PITA to actually use and if your chin strap isn't long enough etc. the seat won't close.

I don't get why they didn't do better. I had that same setup on my old air head BMW and it worked like a charm, super easy to use with a side folding seat.

In general it seems like most Euro bikes have really poor if any helmet locks, I don't get it. None of my 6 Euro bikes have a useable helmet lock stock, well to be honest the Bonneville is the only one that even has any attempt at one. Almost all Japanese bikes have a useable helmet lock, maybe it's a cultural thing?
 

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In general it seems like most Euro bikes have really poor if any helmet locks, I don't get it. None of my 6 Euro bikes have a useable helmet lock stock, well to be honest the Bonneville is the only one that even has any attempt at one. Almost all Japanese bikes have a useable helmet lock, maybe it's a cultural thing?
Exactly, here we don't need any helmet locks, nobody is stealing helmets.
 

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Actually I got pretty much used to the underwear lock by now that I'd say it is easy, not a PITA at all. I just unlock the bench and lift it a tiny bit while feeling for the hook, hang in the D-ring and then push the seat right back. When you have done this a few times, it is a matter of seconds
 

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In general it seems like most Euro bikes have really poor if any helmet locks, I don't get it. None of my 6 Euro bikes have a useable helmet lock stock, well to be honest the Bonneville is the only one that even has any attempt at one. Almost all Japanese bikes have a useable helmet lock, maybe it's a cultural thing?
My Ducati didn't have anything, so at least this is something. I figure the bean counters were probably looking for a way to cut some cost. I wouldn't be surprised if they had an elegant solution for it, then had to scrap it to save some $$$. I'd rather them skimp on a helmet lock than on other things.
 
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