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Need a helmet lock?

Just in case your bike doesn't have a place for one... here's the solution.

Seen this on another board...

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post #2 of 22 (permalink) Old 02-25-2006, 08:00 PM
 
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Thats good info have to check in to that for the RF
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I don't know if the R1 has a helmet lock or not. I'm thinking it does under the rear seat. I'll have to check that out.
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post #4 of 22 (permalink) Old 02-25-2006, 11:23 PM
 
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It should have it under the rear seat. I got one under my rear seat but my solo cowl doesn't have one. I don't trust the fools around here anyway.
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post #5 of 22 (permalink) Old 02-26-2006, 12:17 AM
 
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It should have it under the rear seat. I got one under my rear seat but my solo cowl doesn't have one. I don't trust the fools around here anyway.
i remember my friends 04 R6 having one under the rear seat and that's why I figured the 03 R1 has it too. I'm not sure of my solo cowl has one or not.

The one thing I didn't like about the R6 helmet lock was the hooks were attached to the bottom of the rear seat, so you had to strap the helmet to the bottom of the rear seat and latch it down on the bike.

The SV had the locks attached inside of the rear seat compartment so all you had to do is strap on the helmet then put on the rear seat or cowl.
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My 919 came with a cable that you're supposed to loop through a hook under the seat, it is a total pain in the arse.

I bought one of those Motion Pro ones and have used it for the past few months, the lock mechanism is kind of cheap but it does the job. I think I bought it from JC Whitney for about the same price.

I was looking at these a while back. http://www.barender.com/ They look nice but they arent cheap.

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Whats to keep someone from just removing the screws?
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Whats to keep someone from just removing the screws?
They are one way screws. Like the ones you see in bathroom stalls with half the slot missing.
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That's where vice grips come in handy.
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Whats to keep someone from just removing the screws?

I had to remove mine, I used a large flathead screwdriver. It took some effort, but it worked. I had some rubber tape under the lock so I didn't have to crank the screws down super tight in the first place.

If they want your helmet bad enough they are going to get it no matter what...

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post #11 of 22 (permalink) Old 02-27-2006, 09:24 AM
 
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i got a question

Will this helmet lock prevent people from just cutting the straps off the helmet?

Not sure how this is installed. How do you know if you have one or not?

I have an 05 gsxr 600

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i got a question

Will this helmet lock prevent people from just cutting the straps off the helmet?

Not sure how this is installed. How do you know if you have one or not?

I have an 05 gsxr 600

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Nothing stops them from cutting the straps, locks only stop honest people anyway.

Most bike have some means of securing your helmet, I'm not sure about exactly how it's done on your GSXR but it would be in the owners manual. There are several guys on here with GSXR they'd know.

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Nothing stops them from cutting the straps, locks only stop honest people anyway.

Most bike have some means of securing your helmet, I'm not sure about exactly how it's done on your GSXR but it would be in the owners manual. There are several guys on here with GSXR they'd know.

ok thanks thats what i figure but wasnt sure. On the GSXR's the helmets are strapped to the inside of the rear cowl and you lock the cowl on top of the straps.
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ok thanks thats what i figure but wasnt sure. On the GSXR's the helmets are strapped to the inside of the rear cowl and you lock the cowl on top of the straps.
that's the way they are on my bike... though I don't think I want to leave my helmet out where people could F with it anyways...

I had a friend who had a guy jab a screw driver in the ignition just because the bike was chained down and he couldn't wheel it away. even left the screwdriver!
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that's the way they are on my bike... though I don't think I want to leave my helmet out where people could F with it anyways...

I had a friend who had a guy jab a screw driver in the ignition just because the bike was chained down and he couldn't wheel it away. even left the screwdriver!
Yeah I usually dont leave my helmet on my bike but in a few weeks we will be going to daytona bike week and it would be a hassle to carry them with us everywhere but you gotta do what ya gotta do
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Yeah I usually dont leave my helmet on my bike but in a few weeks we will be going to daytona bike week and it would be a hassle to carry them with us everywhere but you gotta do what ya gotta do
well then personally I'd expect to have it stolen... and just be pleasently supprised to find it there when I got back... especially at Daytona...
park near a train station or something and use one of their lockers...
I agree though it's a pain to carry the dang thing arround all the time
I got it... get a friend to come along and drive a car... then throw your gear and sh*t in there!
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Thieves want cash, not useless helmets. A helmet with the strap cut off is useless, they can't sell it. I'd be more worried about a pissed off and piss drunk HD rider mad at your foreign bike and pissing in your hemet!

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Thieves want cash, not useless helmets. A helmet with the strap cut off is useless, they can't sell it. I'd be more worried about a pissed off and piss drunk HD rider mad at your foreign bike and pissing in your hemet!
yeah that'd suck especially if you figured out AFTER!...

but can't you just replace the straps? I haven't really looked at mine... but I'm sure it's a part that can be replaced...
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Thieves want cash, not useless helmets. A helmet with the strap cut off is useless, they can't sell it. I'd be more worried about a pissed off and piss drunk HD rider mad at your foreign bike and pissing in your hemet!

Yeah thats why I carry mine.
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Yeah most people aren't going to cut your helmet off unless they are just being destructive to be destructive.... That's when you find them and thump them in the head with that helmet... right Twisty!!




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