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  • vdaily89
    started a topic Helmet lock question

    Helmet lock question

    How exactly does the helmet fit on/in the holder w/the key on the side of the bike? Man I feel stupid for asking this. A pic would be cool too.]

    thanks,
    Vince

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    Tried using them on other bikes years ago and gave it up, just started removing them on all my bikes....don't like the extra junk on the tail anyway.

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  • Getnprops
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    I was never able to find a big enough cargo net that would reach all the way to the cargo bars. I just put a couple of straps under the seat that have D-rings at the end. The straps come up to the top of the seat and I just hook the cargo net to that.

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  • skasner
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    do what I did... remove the tail plastic, unbolt those ugly worthless cargo bars / helmet lock from the frame... and put the tail plastics back on.

    it cleans up the look of the rear end, and that rear helmet lock blows anyhow. i can fit my Large helmet and my girls Small helmet both on the underseat cargo lock by putting mine on first, and then hers on top of mine.

    as far as riding w/ a spare helmet... do the cargo net hooked to itself under the seat thing. it works great and doesnt hurt your tail plastics... though it does put some wear on the edges of your seat material.

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  • Teh_K
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    My HJC goes on just fine - I think it's a medium...

    I'll take pics if I have to :P

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  • WildKat
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    oddly enough, I can fit my wifes lid on there, and here's is a medium.. mine is an XL and its too much of a pain in the arse to deal with

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  • The CyberPoet
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    Originally posted by vdaily89
    That's my problem. The strap on my HJC helmet is way to short. No way it's going in there the way it is. I'll check those out. Thanks a lot man.
    I can fit my gf's xsmall HJC on there, but it's really tight. Lock open, visor open, helmet over the footpeg, hand through the visor opening and done...
    But those hangers are worthy of investigation if you use that lock regularly...

    Cheers
    =-= The CyberPoet

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  • vdaily89
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    Originally posted by harrye
    On my helmet the D-ring strap is so short that I could never find an easy way to use the helmet lock. I bought a helmet lock extension from JC Whitney and it works nicely. A metal T slips thru the D-ring and the end of the T locks to the bike. Two for $5.
    That's my problem. The strap on my HJC helmet is way to short. No way it's going in there the way it is. I'll check those out. Thanks a lot man.

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  • harrye
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    On my helmet the D-ring strap is so short that I could never find an easy way to use the helmet lock. I bought a helmet lock extension from JC Whitney and it works nicely. A metal T slips thru the D-ring and the end of the T locks to the bike. Two for $5.

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  • mrock
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    I use my knee to hold the helmet and then open the lock and you should be able to slid the lock more easily.

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  • Teh_K
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    The side helmet lock isn't that much harder to use. Just put the passenger foot peg down, and stick the helmet on that with the visor facing towards the back of the bike. That way, the D-rings can easily be looped thru the lock.

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  • vdaily89
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    Originally posted by The CyberPoet
    Again, see your owner's manual for more details on both of the helmet holders built into your bike.

    The lower one (by the rear passenger footpeg) works only with D-ring helmets. The on under the seat can be used with D-ring helmets or with ratchet-mechanism helmets (like the Nolan N100 series). The one under the seat is the easiest to use -- pop open the seat, locate the metal U-shape close to the front of the seat (there's a cut-out in the fairing where it's located to permit the strap to pass out under the seat) and hook the helmet on it. Relatch the seat. Done.

    PS - if you are going cargo net for a helmet specifically, look for a spider cargo net, which are designed specifically for this purpose and are created in a circular shape. The other trick with cargo nets: rather than latching them to the bike, latch them to themselves under the seat -- that way you can remove the seat without undoing the cargo net; the net travels with the seat.

    Cheers
    =-= The CyberPoet
    thanks, and I did read the manual. All it says is turn key to unlock release to lock, that's why I asked. It's not a big deal, I just won't use it.

    Thanks again for the replies,
    Vince

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  • WildKat
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    Good point CP, I hooked the cargo net to itself under the seat of my yamaha when I still had it. and it definately wasnt going anywhere when I used to put my helmet or igloo under it.

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  • The CyberPoet
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    Again, see your owner's manual for more details on both of the helmet holders built into your bike.

    The lower one (by the rear passenger footpeg) works only with D-ring helmets. The on under the seat can be used with D-ring helmets or with ratchet-mechanism helmets (like the Nolan N100 series). The one under the seat is the easiest to use -- pop open the seat, locate the metal U-shape close to the front of the seat (there's a cut-out in the fairing where it's located to permit the strap to pass out under the seat) and hook the helmet on it. Relatch the seat. Done.

    PS - if you are going cargo net for a helmet specifically, look for a spider cargo net, which are designed specifically for this purpose and are created in a circular shape. The other trick with cargo nets: rather than latching them to the bike, latch them to themselves under the seat -- that way you can remove the seat without undoing the cargo net; the net travels with the seat.

    Cheers
    =-= The CyberPoet

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  • vdaily89
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    Originally posted by WildKat
    I don't use it much either.. when I do though, I open the face mask, fit the straps together thru the D-rings, and then just work the strap thru the open slot and turn the key to hold it fast.

    but yeah, its much easier to just strap it to the cargo hold under your seat if your just gonna hang it on your bike while its parked. If you really need to transport another helmet, just get a cargo net for like 10.00 or less, that fits over your rear seat, and put the helmet underneath the net.

    what size net do I need. I bought one off of Ebay and was going to strap it to each of the grab bars but it wouldn't fit. I forget what size it was, but it said it was for the Katana.
    should it strap to the bars or does it strap to the underside of the fender? I thought it might scratch the fender, that's why I didn't do it there.

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