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919 Storage and Helmet Locks

Hey guys,

I recently bought a 2003 919 and have a couple of questions.

1. I find the stock helmet lock to be cumbersome at best and was curious if anyone had any ideas to make it more user-friendly or if there are aftermarket helmet locks that can be bolted on somewhere and keyed with the same factory key as the bike. I figured someone had a device that would bolt on under the rear grab bar.

2. I'm looking for a good storage solution for the rear seat. I ride to work almost every day, but hate wearing a backpack. With only 2 hooks it seems that the ever-popular 6-hook cargo net is out. Do they make a good 2-hook net?

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Chris, I just use a cable lock to secure my Shoei and jacket, running the cable through the sleeve of the jacket and through the helmets shield to the grab bar when I leave it in the parking lot.
I hate always having people ask me if wearing that jacket is hot when it's 90 degrees outside so I've gone to locking them both up to the bike. I know birds could crap and people might spit or spill liquid on it but this is the way I do it. I also have a magnetic tank bag to carry the lock, backpack, and my cap for the helmet hair situation.
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[QUOTE=cmurphy84;230031]Hey guys,

I recently bought a 2003 919 and have a couple of questions.

1. I find the stock helmet lock to be cumbersome at best and was curious if anyone had any ideas to make it more user-friendly or if there are aftermarket helmet locks that can be bolted on somewhere and keyed with the same factory key as the bike. I figured someone had a device that would bolt on under the rear grab bar.[QUOTE]

As NAKED/SS said the cable lock is a nice option. Allows you to leave the bulk of your gear with the bike.

[QUOTE]2. I'm looking for a good storage solution for the rear seat. I ride to work almost every day, but hate wearing a backpack. With only 2 hooks it seems that the ever-popular 6-hook cargo net is out. Do they make a good 2-hook net?[QUOTE]

If you can find yourself a '04 or newer seat it has two more hooks to use. I found that I could strap my pack to the rear seat using the compression straps on the side of it tight around the hooks. I also ran a strap under the seat as a little insurance if something came undone.

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yea,honda could've come up with a better design for this one. that is a pretty common question for all new 9er owners cmurphy.
i also use a tank bag when i'm going any distance.if i'm just out runnin around,i keep a small padlock in my pocket to put through the helmet d rings and attach it to somthing on the bike,instead of luggin it around the store.
also in the tool kit under the seat,theres a little cable that they give you that you can run through the d rings and attach under the seat.
as for back pack,like i said,i use a tank bag(eifel, by fieldsheer) an i have no problems. my 04 has 4 hooks under the seat and i used to bungee cord my pack to them,i just never felt really comfortable doing so, figured i had enough to pay attention to on the road without having to be concerned if me bag was still ok back there. hope this helps an welcome to the site

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For a helmet lock, I got one of these; it installs behind the license plate, and keeps the helmet relatively safe and on the bike.
http://www.twistedthrottle.com/trade/productview/3864

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I use a gun lock for my helmet (the kind that has about a 10" cable) it sits perfectly next to the tool kit under the seat and you can find them for free.

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Thanks for all the replies. I like the lockitt website. Surely something on there can work. I would get the barend locks if they came in black (or just scuff and paint them). I always wear my helmet and my wife refuses to ride with me so there is no need to store a helmet while riding.

Thanks for all the suggestions.

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I use a gun lock for my helmet (the kind that has about a 10" cable) it sits perfectly next to the tool kit under the seat and you can find them for free.
Where are you getting them for free?

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I don't want to sound too stupid, but where is the helmet lock on the 919?!? I have an '02 and have never seen it.

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I don't want to sound too stupid, but where is the helmet lock on the 919?!? I have an '02 and have never seen it.
Don't feel bad, I've had an 03 for 3 years and also did not know there was a helmet lock until this thread. I'd like to know where too.

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Don't feel bad, I've had an 03 for 3 years and also did not know there was a helmet lock until this thread. I'd like to know where too.
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The 919 comes with a wire with loops on both ends that you loop thru the "d" ring on your helmet and hook to an "angled pin/hook" under the seat just behind/under the gas tank.

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aha, now thinking about it that makes sense. I've always been used to the old click bolt locks in the past , so when I did not see one I figured there was not one built in. It would also help if I had an owners manual, but thats kinda what this site is in replacement of so....

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Where are you getting them for free?
your local police station should hand them out for free

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Where are you getting them for free?
many new guns come with them

You can usually get them from the police/sheriff departments as Jeef mentioned.

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I use a gun lock for my helmet (the kind that has about a 10" cable) it sits perfectly next to the tool kit under the seat and you can find them for free.

Only good use I've ever heard of for a gun lock.


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I've got a short (4' maybe?) cable lock with a 4 digit combination. I use it to lock the helmet to the bike, usually at the handlebars. I can even squeeze the sleeve of a jacket through there if I need to. Got it at a bicycle shop.

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