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post #1 of 5 Old 08-17-2011, 09:44 PM Thread Starter
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Relocated Helmet Lock

After installing the HT racks and panniers, the factory helmet lock was useless. While sitting back and staring at the bike (I spend lots of time doing this!), I had a brush with brilliance. Why not move the helmet lock to a different location? So, here's where it went. Just poked two holes in the pannier, added two stainless washers under the heads of the factory bolts and two drops of Loc-tite.

Never mind the oval sticker...

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post #2 of 5 Old 08-18-2011, 12:08 AM
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I like it. I'll do the same thing this weekend....

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post #3 of 5 Old 08-22-2011, 11:42 PM
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That is a great idea.

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post #4 of 5 Old 08-23-2011, 07:21 AM Thread Starter
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That is a great idea.
Thanks... It's nice when a useful modification doesn't cost anything, eh?

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post #5 of 5 Old 08-23-2011, 11:54 AM
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Great minds think alike.. I moved mine last spring..


It's sorta hard to see, but it's on the outside edge of the back on the left side bag.. Works better than it did in the orginal position..

I also use a 6" cable from Twin Headlight Ernie so I can tether a couple helmets on there through D rings, if needed..

http://twinheadlighternie.smugmug.co...94651582_K7skG

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