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    Helmet lock solution
    on: Sep 23, 2017, 07.16 pm
    Sep 23, 2017, 07.16 pm
    So after buying my bike I quickly learned the helmet locks were useless - luckily i found a reasonable workaround using a simple GoPro stainless steel security tether for about 10 bucks, this pack has multiple cables so you'll have enough for you and your passenger plus a couple extra cables.
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    Re: Helmet lock solution
    Reply #1 on: Sep 23, 2017, 07.29 pm
    Sep 23, 2017, 07.29 pm
    Nice suggestion!  I think I will buy those.  :460:
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    Re: Helmet lock solution
    Reply #2 on: Sep 23, 2017, 07.42 pm
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     :028:
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    Re: Helmet lock solution
    Reply #3 on: Sep 23, 2017, 11.06 pm
    Sep 23, 2017, 11.06 pm
    Nice find!     :062:

    In California, every handgun purchased comes with a padlock that has a long loop on it (read: I have a lot of these locks just sitting in drawers  :017:. )   

    https://www.amazon.com/Cable-Gun-Lock-Key-California/dp/B01H459N7O/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1506204725&sr=8-3&keywords=handgun+lock

    These are easy to carry on the bike, or in a jacket pocket.     I just set my helmet on the passenger seat and run the lock cable through my helmet's chin bar and one of the passenger grab handles.     
    Last Edit: Sep 23, 2017, 11.08 pm by thumper
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    Re: Helmet lock solution
    Reply #4 on: Sep 24, 2017, 03.10 am
    Sep 24, 2017, 03.10 am
    https://www.amazon.com/Helmet-Hook-EX1-No-Lock/dp/B013ME9PII/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1506219078&sr=8-1&keywords=bar+end+helmet+hook

    I use this and also bought a mini coiled cable and padlock.  I just slip the helmet in its cloth cover, hang and lock.  If my bags are full I can run the mini coiled cable through my riding jacket sleeve and lock it there too.  Not super thick, but no harder to cut than the other examples.  Good protection for going to the store, etc.

    As for those gun locks, they are included in ALL new firearms purchases.  I have a small collection of them also... :)
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    Re: Helmet lock solution
    Reply #5 on: Sep 24, 2017, 10.42 am
    Sep 24, 2017, 10.42 am
    I always carry one of these in my paniers;

    http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/oxford-cable-lock/rp-prod8485

    my ones are an older version, they were given away free with some bike magazines years ago here in the UK. As said above you can put through the arm of your jacket or chin bar of helmet and secure to hand rails or wheel etc. Probably not the most secure but then what is?

    I usually put my helmet in a pannier, other pannier always has my DSLR and tripod in it.... don't know how I managed before....



    Just found this, more like the ones I have, well worth the cost...

    http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/masterlock-key-cable-lock-8mm/rp-prod39358
    Last Edit: Sep 24, 2017, 10.45 am by GavJ

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    Re: Helmet lock solution
    Reply #6 on: Sep 25, 2017, 04.28 pm
    Sep 25, 2017, 04.28 pm
    GavJ,

    I use something similar through the pillion grab rail.   Helmet sits upright on the back seat so rail will not get inside.   Bought mine at a bike show as it was closing and got it at a discounted price.   Forget how much. 

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    Re: Helmet lock solution
    Reply #7 on: Sep 25, 2017, 05.29 pm
    Sep 25, 2017, 05.29 pm
    the nice thing about a short security cable is it doesn't require carrying an additional key, and you can still use the original helmet lock installed under your seat.  That and it stores nicely under your back seat.
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