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post #1 of 8 Old Jul 4th, 2015, 11:47 am Thread Starter
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Just wanted to put a good word in for Lidlox.com I just put 2 of these on my R 1200 RT BMW. They look factory and work great!!Helmet Lock-2015-07-04-10.17.59.jpg
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post #2 of 8 Old Aug 3rd, 2015, 12:15 pm
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Re: Helmet Lock

This is a much more elegant solution but many years ago I had a helmet stolen off my bike. It had been locked to the bike with a device that secured the D rings. The D rings were still there, the thieves had simply cut the nylon strap. I don't know if there's a market for a helmet that lacks its D rings or if it can even be repaired and then used, or if it was just stolen for spite, but in any case, I was out a helmet. I'd not use such a device again, unless the bike was parked where I could see it.

If I was using such a device I'd place the helmet over the mirror all the time (rain mode). I once saw a smoker drop his ashes into an inverted helmet that was hanging by its chinstrap from a friend's handlebars. His buddies thought it was quite humorous until they discovered the payback that resulted. But that was the wrong thing to do, I'm sorry for it, and I wouldn't do it again.
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This is a much more elegant solution but many years ago I had a helmet stolen off my bike. It had been locked to the bike with a device that secured the D rings. The D rings were still there, the thieves had simply cut the nylon strap. I don't know if there's a market for a helmet that lacks its D rings or if it can even be repaired and then used, or if it was just stolen for spite, but in any case, I was out a helmet. I'd not use such a device again, unless the bike was parked where I could see it.

If I was using such a device I'd place the helmet over the mirror all the time (rain mode). I once saw a smoker drop his ashes into an inverted helmet that was hanging by its chinstrap from a friend's handlebars. His buddies thought it was quite humorous until they discovered the payback that resulted. But that was the wrong thing to do, I'm sorry for it, and I wouldn't do it again.
Agree...I don't trust locking our two $700 helmets with just the D ring. A sharp knife and they're gone. I carry a short length of steel cable and a padlock. The cable goes through the visor of both helmets, then gets locked to the frame.

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Re: Helmet Lock

Jerry, Looks great. I have a few questions for you. Will the locks work with helmets that don't have D-rings, such as the Schuberths?

I also like the small round mirrors you added. Do you like them, would you put them in the same position if you did it over again, and where did you get them? Thanks....Jon
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I still don't understand why anyone would steal a used helmet. All sweaty and god knows how many times it's been dropped etc.. Heck-I propably wouldn't buy a used helmet if the guy said he never took it out of the box! Some things are like shoes-you gotta buy them new.

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I still don't understand why anyone would steal a used helmet. All sweaty and god knows how many times it's been dropped etc.. Heck-I propably wouldn't buy a used helmet if the guy said he never took it out of the box! Some things are like shoes-you gotta buy them new.
Here's one reason ...

My $700 helmet has $400 worth of BMW Communicator (Bluetooth) attached to it.

It's either locked in the topbox or a saddlebag or I'm carrying it.
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Here's one reason ...

My $700 helmet has $400 worth of BMW Communicator (Bluetooth) attached to it.

It's either locked in the topbox or a saddlebag or I'm carrying it.

My Sena BT comes off real easy. And your $700 helmet isn't worth much once it's been worn. But you are correct -I usually lock mine up as well.

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Re: Helmet Lock

My opinion is that I wouldn't leave a helmet available like that. No matter how safe it is secured.

The reasoning is if they can gain access to the helmet: trimming the straps, or using bolt croppers on the cable. Then they have a means by which they can steal a bike and ride off without drawing attention. (Belgium / Europe it is compulsory to wear helmets.) A person riding a bike without a helmet here attracts more attention than if they are with.

Also I have a Sena intercom on mine!

However you know the area so if it is a risk worth taking, good for you. It does look good though!

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