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    i use this http://www.aerostich.com/retractable-cable-lock.html
    works very well and packs small
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    I use one of these for my C3's, with the coiled cable toward the bottom of the page through the chinbar:

    http://www.bestrestproducts.com/c-159-helmetlok.aspx

    Small, clips onto a lot of handles/bars/etc., can also be used to secure a cable routed through riding jacket sleeve/riding pants leg, convenient to use.

    Not a 100% security item, but little is -- bolt cutters will take 99% of the locks/cables out there if the thief really wants your stuff. I consider the HelmetLok adequate for opportunistic/casual theft deterence, which is what most locks are about.
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    BMWs used to have a specific helmet lock/attachment for BMW and Schuberth helmets. My K1 still has it. My 11RT does not. The new K16 neither ( I think).

    You don't always have empty cases to hide a helmet in.

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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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    Normally I put it in my right side hard case (Micatech Pilot). But when that has stuff in it I use a Masterlock combination cable lock. I think its five or six feet long and the cable looks to be 8mm or so thick. It cost me around $10 at Home Depot. It won't stop the professional thief, but then, nothing will.
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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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    Quote Originally Posted by 98lee View Post
    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.

    That's an excellent point. A 20" cable isn't really long enough even for just a helmet. I found an Akita 4' cable for not much more, but that still is probably too short to thread through a jacket sleeve and helmet together.

    You're idea of getting a hardware store to make up a 6' cable makes sense. I tried my local Coop/Ace Hardware today, but they wouldn't do the work.

    I visited the Yuengling brewery in York, PA last week and wound up carrying my jacket on the tour because I was afraid to leave it laying on the bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lee200 View Post

    You're idea of getting a hardware store to make up a 6' cable makes sense. I tried my local Coop/Ace Hardware today, but they wouldn't do the work.
    Not a very good hardware store!

    If you can't find one, PM me and I'll get one made for you.


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    Quote Originally Posted by 98lee View Post
    Not a very good hardware store!
    If you can't find one, PM me and I'll get one made for you.
    In my pile of junk I found a 4' plastic covered cable with loops at both end. So it will do until I can find a local hardware store to make up a 6' one.

    Thanks for the offer though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lee200 View Post
    In my pile of junk I found a 4' plastic covered cable with loops at both end. So it will do until I can find a local hardware store to make up a 6' one.

    Thanks for the offer though.
    That should work, depending on what or where you are going to lock the end to.


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    I had asked the same question and one of the responses I didn't see here was a gun lock cable. I think it's a cable that goes through the trigger guard and then to whatever. I still haven't gotten anything.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jnrugg View Post
    I had asked the same question and one of the responses I didn't see here was a gun lock cable. I think it's a cable that goes through the trigger guard and then to whatever. I still haven't gotten anything.
    I keep one in the face shield cleaning kit in the fairing of my RT.

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