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Helmetlok - Your thoughts?

Postby Jim » January 9th, 2012, 5:58 pm

I saw this in the latest SportRider (thanks Rob) and thought it might be a really good item for the tank bag or what have ye. At $20 it is also something that I might be able to afford.

What do you all think? Kinda wish I'd thought of it.

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Re: Helmetlok - Your thoughts?

Postby sihing_steve » January 9th, 2012, 7:09 pm

Cool idea, but most of the motorcycles I've seen have a similar thing by locking the helmet into the passengers seat.

Besides, my paranoid self is always worried about some malicious person who would cut the chin strap for what ever sick reason they had.

I'd rather see some sort of miniature cable lock that went around the chin guard, and then locked to the motorcycle.
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Re: Helmetlok - Your thoughts?

Postby Spike » January 9th, 2012, 11:05 pm

It's as good as any for securing a helmet. I have seen guys use the simple cable gun locks too (they are probably half the price). Like Steve says the security factor is still pretty low. But it would keep most people from running off with your lid. The safest place is in your hard luggage or on your head!
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Re: Helmetlok - Your thoughts?

Postby Jim » January 9th, 2012, 11:13 pm

sihing_steve wrote:Cool idea, but most of the motorcycles I've seen have a similar thing by locking the helmet into the passengers seat.

Besides, my paranoid self is always worried about some malicious person who would cut the chin strap for what ever sick reason they had.

I'd rather see some sort of miniature cable lock that went around the chin guard, and then locked to the motorcycle.


(Hmm, must have hit the wrong button)

yes but this would give an option for those that don't have the passenger seat lock or need a second lock.

I would think that anyone that really wants to steal a helmet, would likely be able to cut a small cable :roll:
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Re: Helmetlok - Your thoughts?

Postby sihing_steve » January 10th, 2012, 10:11 am

Jim wrote:
(Hmm, must have hit the wrong button)

yes but this would give an option for those that don't have the passenger seat lock or need a second lock.

I would think that anyone that really wants to steal a helmet, would likely be able to cut a small cable :roll:


True, if someone really wanted that helmet they could steal it.

I'm just looking to up the "frustration factor" for any numb nuts that would try to steal it, or do something malicious.

A fabric strap is much easier to cut than a stranded steel cable.

But again, this is my own paranoid self speaking again.
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Re: Helmetlok - Your thoughts?

Postby Jim » January 10th, 2012, 10:53 am

it's thinking like your that further develop products ;)
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