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    Helmet Security

    What is the best way to secure your helmet to the bike while it is unattended? I just made a major investment in a Schuberth helmet and I'm a little nervous about leaving it on the bike but, I don't want to carry the thing around with me at every stop. It doesn't have a D ring so it can't be used with a standard helmet lock.

    Looking for suggestions.

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    I'm looking at a Schuberth full face.
    I'll do the same as now. A bicycle cable with combi lock at the end. I unroll it thru' my jacket sleeve, sit the helmet (full face) on the seat and run the cable thru' the face opening, and thru' the rack on the back.
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    You dont mention what you ride - one well known trick, the left side bag of the Gen3 classic K cases holds a full size helmet, oriented up facing rear. Works great except on long trips when the bag is occupied by a full bag liner, then I usually just take the helmet with me.
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    +1 cable

    I had a lightweight cable made at a hardware store. Crimped loops at both ends. Loop around chinbar and attach the other end to any available hard point.

    Of course, they do make a cable lock specifically for the purpose - more $ but has its own combi lock.

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    I too keep my helmet in the R12RT side case, it fits fine. If the case is full, I usually bring it with me. If I can see the bike from a window, say at a diner, I hang it on the footpeg. On the footpeg, it does not stand out and is sort of hidden. I never use my helmet lock cable on the RT.
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    Quote Originally Posted by arthurdent View Post
    I had a lightweight cable made at a hardware store. Crimped loops at both ends. Loop around chinbar and attach the other end to any available hard point.

    Of course, they do make a cable lock specifically for the purpose - more $ but has its own combi lock.
    That sounds like a good idea. If one of the crimped loops were large enough to fit the other crimped loop through it, you could make a big loop through the chinbar/D ring then attach the smaller crimped loop to the hook under the BMW R1200RT's rear seat. Once the seat was locked, your helmet would be pretty secure.

    A cheap, but effective method.

    Here's one already made for $10, less than $3 on Amazon.

    http://www.ascycles.com/detail.aspx?ID=121357

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    Top case. I keep mine partly empty for stowing my helmet and gloves.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lee200 View Post
    That sounds like a good idea. If one of the crimped loops were large enough to fit the other crimped loop through it, you could make a big loop through the chinbar/D ring then attach the smaller crimped loop to the hook under the BMW R1200RT's rear seat. Once the seat was locked, your helmet would be pretty secure.

    A cheap, but effective method.

    Here's one already made for $10, less than $3 on Amazon.

    http://www.ascycles.com/detail.aspx?ID=121357

    You want the cable to be about 6' long so you can loop it through the chin bar and then feed it through the sleeve of your jacket and leg of you pants, then hook the end loop to the helmet lock (on an early K) or any other convenient lock.

    Most hardware stores that sell plastic coated cable will crimp the ends for free if y ou buy the cable and crimp fittings from them.

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    I use a cable that I bought at JC Whitney. It has a lock on the cable if you want to use it. Just open the visor and pass the cable through to form a loop. Pretty simple system.

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    2 gun lock cables work for us
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    Thanks guys. This has been very helpful.

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    I used a Helmet Secure mounted to the side frame.

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    I use a thin steel cable with loops at both ends (no lock) which are sold to secure bicycle seats. I can create a loop around the chin bar and pass the free end through a second helmet (when I'm carrying a passenger) or through a jacket sleeve and then "lock" it to the motorcycle by slipping the loop over the saddlebag "hook" before locking the bag to the bike.

    I've also found on my K1200RS I can remove the saddlebag and slip the helmet eye port over the bottom mount (by the passenger peg) and then lock the bag to the bike. Unfortunately the helmet is upside down and will fill with rain but it's good if I forget the cable.
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    I use a lightweight cable ski lock.
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