I used to use my helmet lock but now Pennsylvania does not require helmet so I figure the chances of my helmet getting stolen have gone down dramatically. And if it does get stolen at least I can ride home legally
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I have a 24" long 1/4" cable in a vinyl sheath with a small loop on the end attached to the luggage rack in front of my tail box. It loops around the box when not in use. I have several locks keyed alike that I can use for various needs. I can lock the helmet on the seat with that cable so it is not pointed up to catch rain. Also, I can run the cable through the jacket and lock both the jacket and helmet. It works well for me.
Found some photos. If you don't have a tail box, you can wrap the cable around the luggage rack when not in use. Can lock helmet, jacket or both. Helmet sits right-side up on the seat, so no rain or dog pee gets in it.
I take my helmet with me. That said, I have used stock helmet locks. If I was going to be leaving my lid with the bike on a regular basis, I'd have a cable that goes through it as mentioned.
Cable through a full face helmet is pretty secure. Helmets don't seem to get stolen a lot, but anything that involves locking through the d-ring requires only a sharp knife if someone really wants your helmet. And is willing to fix it.
I leave mine on the mirror if I'm just gonna be away for a few minutes. Never had a helmet stolen. I leave my gloves sometimes, too. Probably stupid, but it is what it is. So far, so good.
was wondering where i was going to put my helmet lock after i installed some panniers. to my surprise the tusk panniers came with a spot to fasten the stock helmet lock....not real good for traveling with a second helmet tho. lol
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