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post #1 of 20 Old 10-12-2009, 02:54 PM Thread Starter
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Helmet lock cable?

I got my 919 and i have this helmet lock cable, how the hell are you spost to use it???

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post #2 of 20 Old 10-12-2009, 03:06 PM
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It's ridicoulous!!! I think it shows a picture in the manual dosent it? It's a metal loop under the rear of the fuel tank, you have to remove the seat to use it! Just go get a gun cable lock and lock your helmet to your grab rail!


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I got my 919 and i have this helmet lock cable, how the hell are you spost to use it???
lol thought of that myself...its about as useless as the tool kit..if you want to call it that

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I keep a bike lock cable with me and loop it through the arm of my jacket then the helmet and attach it to the grab bar. Works pretty well.

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post #5 of 20 Old 10-12-2009, 05:45 PM
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i use 2 small steel plate padlocks and lock helmets to pillion footpeg brackets.
As the subframe is steel i have 2 high strength magnets9 Chrome plated) about the size of a thumb nail, that are rated at 2kg each.
These hold the locks just under the seat, problem solved and easily accessable.
trying to use that cable was a joke, and i still had the pillion helmet to lock.
I also have one magnet on the handle bar to catch the spare keys so that they dont scratch the triple, then when i use a disc lock i drop the magnet over the ignition as a reminder.
the disc lock is held by 2 magnets on the subframe also ( luv the little critters)

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post #6 of 20 Old 10-12-2009, 05:51 PM
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Bike-type cable and padlock - me too.

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Bike cable lock. Again.

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post #8 of 20 Old 10-12-2009, 08:34 PM
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I just built a bracket under my seat that attaches to the subframe. Hook the D-ring from the helmet on it and replace the seat. Works good and I don't have any extra keys to worry about. Got the Idea from another member here who did it to his bike.

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Here's a link to where I got the idea from. Post 32.
https://wristtwisters.com/naked-bikes...tml#post193838.

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I put one of these on and have been happy ever since.

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post #12 of 20 Old 10-13-2009, 04:52 AM
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whatever that guard is at the rear foot pegs seem like a good place. if you lock your helmet...with foot peg down it holds helmet and wire goes threw that guard or what ever the hell it is

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Here's a link to where I got the idea from. Post 32.
https://wristtwisters.com/naked-bikes...tml#post193838.
I did this same thing after reading the same post! LOL!
It works great.

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Simple

I have a small but strong padlock that I keep in my jacket pocket, and when I want to walk away and leave my lid I use the padlock through the 2 D rings around either the brake lever, mirror storks, clutch or throttle cable etc. I haven't lost a helmet yet.

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I usually use nothing. I usually hang my lid off the handlebar or the footpeg, using gravity alone to keep it there. If I go someplace I think I'd like to lock it down, I take it with me instead. My jacket almost always comes with me, even though it costs roughly half what the helmet did. The reason I feel safe doing this is that most folks feel a strong compulsion to leave someone else's motorcycle alone....and rightfully so. "all except the criminals", you say? well, maybe I'd like to meet one of those in person taking my stuff sometime.

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hmm all good ideas... I looked up where the stock helmet lock cable goes... my god what a pain!!!

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I have a small but strong padlock that I keep in my jacket pocket, and when I want to walk away and leave my lid I use the padlock through the 2 D rings around either the brake lever, mirror storks, clutch or throttle cable etc. I haven't lost a helmet yet.


Hey! I wonder if that's what brought my baby CRG bar end mirrors to the house?!




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i use a bicycle lock also it stashes under the seat and when i need it i lock it it to the front wheel.

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i wrap my helmet up inside my jacket and pack both of them inside with me...

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I can't remember the last time I left my helmet with the bike, I just carry it with me, been doing it so long I don't even notice it.

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