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Where to mount helmet locks?

Hi all. I've searched all the threads on different types of helmet locks out there and it seems taking the Helmet Guardian or ZTechnik license plate locks and removing the plate is the way to go. I've also seen that most have mounted the locks in the license plate area. My question: What do you all think about mounting it low on the back of the trunk? Is there enough support with the fiberglass to handle helmets hanging off it? And, I know, the LT designers are probably getting ready to launch a nuke my way!


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Re: Where to mount helmet locks?

Whats wrong with the factory lock that comes with the LT?

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Whats wrong with the factory lock that comes with the LT?
Open side case, pull lever to unlock the seat, attach the cord to hook, route through helmets, place other end of cord on hook and close seat. I know it's not such a big deal, but I guess I just want to make it a little easier for me and the wifey and just looking for some thoughts on the integrity of the trunk wall.


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Re: Where to mount helmet locks?

I purchased a new mounting sys which allows the top case to be moved back, allowing more room for the rider. This mounting sys has places for locking helmuts to.....although I don't use them.

What I have done is open a side case, stick a helmut strap inside the case and close it.

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Re: Where to mount helmet locks?

Depends on where your at, but I have seen someone with a box blade cutting straps to Arai, Shoei, and KBC helmets at a store. No more will I depend on a "lock". I will carry mine, or stuff it into the top box.
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Re: Where to mount helmet locks?

Although a cable looped through the eyeport of a full-face helmet can be better security than locking through the strap, I've seen posted elsewhere on this forum how to open the driver's seat if the cable release quits working.

The LP locks look very questionable to me on the LT. Consider how easy it is the remove the LP mount to access the back tire.

I recall seeing bar end helmet locks, but also remember reading they are not high quality.

Inside the top case or pannier is probably the most secure (out of sight, out of mind). Otherwise a cable lock through the eyeport and around a solid part of the bike is the next best option.

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I purchased a new mounting sys which allows the top case to be moved back, allowing more room for the rider. This mounting sys has places for locking helmuts to.....although I don't use them.

What I have done is open a side case, stick a helmut strap inside the case and close it.
Wolfflow and Dave - Great point! Thanks. We did a trip to Carlsbad Caverns, NM last week and carried our helmets when we had to. Of course once unloaded into the hotel, we put them in our trunk. I'm not to keen on losing two expensive helmets with bluetooths attached myself!

Ron, can you tell me what this new mounting system is? Did you need it to get more leg room for yourself? I'm 6-2, but have legs that belong to a 6-6 guy and I could us a little more room. I was thinking of adding the JPeg-XL to be able to spread my legs a little.


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Re: Where to mount helmet locks?

I use one of these for short stops running the cable through the unused mirror mount on the handlebars and then through the metal helmet loops if there are two or through the face if I'm just riding with my Multitech


You can get them at ski shops or here

Realize it just to keep honest folk honest. I can also run the cable through the sleeve of a couple of riding jackets if I don't want to take them into a restaurant.

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I use one of these for short stops running the cable through the unused mirror mount on the handlebars and then through the metal helmet loops if there are two or through the face if I'm just riding with my Multitech


You can get them at ski shops or here

Realize it just to keep honest folk honest. I can also run the cable through the sleeve of a couple of riding jackets if I don't want to take them into a restaurant.
What a brilliant idea! And a great price in the locks, too. Thanks!


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