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Helmet locks for 919?

What do you all use for a helmet lock?

I'd prefer to have one I could attach discreetly to my 919.

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there are some neat ideas in here. you will soon see. people will respond to this

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I simply carry a cable lock with me in my tailbag. It allows me to thread the cable through my helmet face opening and also the arms of my riding jacket and then through something on my bike, like the wheel. Works for me.

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I simply carry a cable lock with me in my tailbag. It allows me to thread the cable through my helmet face opening and also the arms of my riding jacket and then through something on my bike, like the wheel. Works for me.
Yeah that is a back up if i can't find a more elegant solution.

All my Suzuki motorcycles had one built in under the seat... was upset honda didn't include one... seems like basic equipment to me.

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Do have the case-saver crash bungs / oggy knob / frame sliders installed?

If so, there is a very nice mod I copied from somewhere on this forum which uses a barrel lock and pin - the lock sits inside the frame slider, and the pin passes through a purpose-drilled hole to create a place to secure a helmet.

It's likely to be in the "What have u done?" thread.

Searching "Helmet lock frame slider" will likely find it. A pic is worth another thousand or so words!

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Someone used the stock helmet holder under the tank but instead of using the double-loop cable and being a PIA to get the helmet on and off they put a quick-release strap and tucked all the cables under the seat. I forget who did it but said they said it worked well. Not sure how secure it'd be, but then again you are leaving your helmet out in the open

Not sure if this is long enough, but something like this: Planet Waves Quick-Release Guitar Strap System | Musician's Friend

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Do have the case-saver crash bungs / oggy knob / frame sliders installed?

If so, there is a very nice mod I copied from somewhere on this forum which uses a barrel lock and pin - the lock sits inside the frame slider, and the pin passes through a purpose-drilled hole to create a place to secure a helmet.

It's likely to be in the "What have u done?" thread.

Searching "Helmet lock frame slider" will likely find it. A pic is worth another thousand or so words!
I have made no modifications to my 919... I'm one of those that likes to just get on and ride, not tinker with my bikes

Don't want to drill anything.... if there is something that can bolt on around something on the 919 I would be interested... I can tighten a screw and change my oil, thats about the limit of my mechanical abilities.

forgive my noobness...

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I have one of these, very convenient.

Helmet Guardian, Black - STA.HG.B : TwistedThrottle.com

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Someone used the stock helmet holder under the tank but instead of using the double-loop cable and being a PIA to get the helmet on and off they put a quick-release strap and tucked all the cables under the seat. I forget who did it but said they said it worked well. Not sure how secure it'd be, but then again you are leaving your helmet out in the open

Not sure if this is long enough, but something like this: Planet Waves Quick-Release Guitar Strap System | Musician's Friend
Yeah... I want something with a combination or preferably a key lock. I don't want my expensive helmet growing legs...

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I have one of these, very convenient.

Helmet Guardian, Black - STA.HG.B : TwistedThrottle.com
That looks good... but what's it held on with The two bolts holding on the license plate?

Its the best thing I've seen so far.
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Locked or not, it don't take much to cut a strap. While cutting a strap makes the helmet useless, you gotta think about the type of idiots that go around taking other peoples lid.

The only way I'll leave my helmet out with the bike for long periods is inside my hardcase. Locked and out of sight

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Locked or not, it don't take much to cut a strap. While cutting a strap makes the helmet useless, you gotta think about the type of idiots that go around taking other peoples lid.

The only way I'll leave my helmet out with the bike for long periods is inside my hardcase. Locked and out of sight
It is sad we live in a world people would do this...

But this little bit of a deterrent would stop most.

I like to go walk in the park in the evening and I don't want to have to get in a cage to do it... and i'm not riding my 919 without a helmet...

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I have a cable lock that is always in my jacket pocket. Thread it thru the eye port and under the handle bar. Then hang it on the mirror.

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Like the fellow before me, I hang mine on my mirror. I have a small cable lock that I loop through. Our local police station gives away these small cable locks for locking guns.

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Ive found that you can actually use the seat hooks through the d links, leave the hook down but still inside to the cowl and you can do it. It can be a pita but its free and works.

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If you have frame sliders, you can do this with a 7/8th's " hitch or trailer lock. This was MM's idea, his patent, lol:
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Post #32 is perhaps the easiest mod to do.

My lock is usually my arm. I rarely leave my helmet. If I do leave it, cable lock through the sleeve of my jacket and then the helmet. Helmet goes on the mirror, jacket on the bar end, cable goes between the bar clamps and a good padlock.

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I just keep a medium size padlock in my jacket and hang my lid on the right passenger peg and lock the d rings to the metal heel guard our whatever that is on the rearset. Cheap & it works good.

I kinda miss the built in 1 on my old 83 nighthawk. 1 less key to carry around.

I don't ever leave my jacket with the bike but I should get a cable for that. Would be good on those hot days u don't want to carry it around.

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I did this as well,

https://www.wristtwisters.com/forums/...tml#post193838

I also bought a HelmetLok - Rocky Creek Designs - HELMETLOK?
I use that when I get lazy and don't feel like taking off the seat.

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If you don't want to mod your bike at all something like this would work and it's small enough to stash somewhere.


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i used a VTX1800 helmet lock on mine and mounted it behind the right side passenger peg. works GREAT. You do need to do a tad bit of grinding. Over all I'd say it is VERY easy to do. I even did a write up on how to do it. I grabbed it from my dad's vtx. But i believe you can buy a lock and key for about $40-$60

https://www.wristtwisters.com/forums/...ock-26642.html

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helmet lock

This is what I have been using for a long time.

BarEnder Lock for handlebars

Lock your helmet on your hanlebars.

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Thank you

Thank you all for all the wonderful options.

I really like the under the seat home made one, I think I will look into trying to make something like this.


Honda should be ashamed of themselves for leaving out what would have cost them a dollar or two tops!

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Just finished installing a hook very similar to the frikjmaser helmet hook. I shaped it to work with the tool kit in place. It's a bit of pain on my '06 due to the extra support under the pillion seat, but it was nothing that a little cutting couldn't fix.

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I use a combo bike lock that coils up and fits under the seat, run it through the helmet (not the loop on the strap), and through my jacket sleeve (if i leave the jacket behind), and around the grab bar/rear rack (whatever i have on at the time). works great, cost me no extra $$ and no one'll steal anything. been doing this for 3 years at university with zero problems.

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been doing this for 3 years at university with zero problems.
Definitely the acid test. I had a bike stolen from a bike rack at university. I also accidentally scared away a couple of u-lock busting thieves late at night, just by walking by them.

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I just cut the existing helmet lock so i can get the wires onto the hook

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figured I'd add this to here too. I put one of these on my 86 yamaha radian's handlebars. Comes with tamperproof screws. This one is made by Kuryakyn



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Here is one I haven't seen posted before. I bought the Kuryakyn 4248 License plate helmet lock. Unfortunately, it didn't occur to me that this would stick out right in front of the exhaust pipe. I took the aluminum trim off the radiator and mounted the hook on the top hole instead. At a minimum, I am going to find a pan screw with a security head to make the whole thing harder to steal. I might even have a larger bracket made to fit both holes, depending how secure this seems after a bit of use.

BTW, the helmet rests farther away from the headers than it looks in this picture.
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is the helmet resting on the exhaust pipe??

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is the helmet resting on the exhaust pipe??
No.

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Here is one I haven't seen posted before. I bought the Kuryakyn 4248 License plate helmet lock. Unfortunately, it didn't occur to me that this would stick out right in front of the exhaust pipe. I took the aluminum trim off the radiator and mounted the hook on the top hole instead. At a minimum, I am going to find a pan screw with a security head to make the whole thing harder to steal. I might even have a larger bracket made to fit both holes, depending how secure this seems after a bit of use.

BTW, the helmet rests farther away from the headers than it looks in this picture.
Looks like a great spot. Nice work!

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The only issue with how these attach, is they make a perfect water trough when it rains ...

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I use something like this... no keys and two helmets and two jackets... even if the helmets don't have D-rings.


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As someone else noted above, I use a gun cable lock. The local police department gives them out for free. I can use it in place of the stock cable helmet lock or just loop it on anything appropriate.


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I use something like this... no keys and two helmets and two jackets... even if the helmets don't have D-rings.
+1. I can fit mine in my jacket pocket. They can be found at Harbor Freight for cheap.

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Hey Gopher, for what it's worth the thread was kind of dormant but since it's been revived I used a D ring with a combo lock on it and I just feed it through the hoop on my helmet strap and put the d ring around the handle bar over the ignition switch. Kind of a dual purpse ignition blocker for the casual thieves...

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