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  • wello Posts: 613
    Performance Poster wello
    15 Jan 2020 07:31 AM
    Yep it’s no joke to come out from wherever and find your lid gone , specially if ur miles from home , I only leave mine on my bike if it’s in my sight .. rode out to Lancelin the other day .. around a dozen bikes ( Harley’s) all sitting the with lids perched somewhere on the bike .. some pretty expensive ones to .. and all the guys where sitting out the back of the pub ! .. only takes a minute  for someone to grab one and be off with it , several of them had Comms on as well .

  • tussuck Posts: 2596
    Melbourne
    Forum Legend tussuck
    15 Jan 2020 11:10 AM
    My son had his lid and gloves stolen from his bike (but it was a CBR250).
    I have not heard of anyone stealing a lid from a Harley and have always assumed it would be part of a death wish by the stealer.  this was certainly true a few years back before harleys became socially accepable though.

    If you get one, i thing even a simple 'U' bolt style with nuts etc would work well.  After all your stopping the 'oppertunist' thief who needs to be in and out very fast, so even a simple lock would stop them.

    I have used a small padlock in the past for my lids and just locked the chin strap steel bit to the mirror stem - its quick and cannot be taken as they need to remove the mirror and also sit over the mirror like normal storage. 
  • Baloffski Posts: 2281
    Victoria
    Motor Head Baloffski
    15 Jan 2020 12:39 PM
    Helmet locks.Ha I say. Years ago on new  Z1, locked brand new top if the range, helmet on the helmet lock thingo. Guess what, some arseole came along and cut the fucken strap, so he could get my  helmet -the cunt.

  • RossW Posts: 208
    Maitland, NSW
    Stock Poster RossW
    15 Jan 2020 12:50 PM
    Quoting Baloffski on 15 Jan 2020 12:39 PM
    Helmet locks.Ha I say. Years ago on new  Z1, locked brand new top if the range, helmet on the helmet lock thingo. Guess what, some arseole came along and cut the fucken strap, so he could get my  helmet -the cunt.

    Which meant the helmet was useless to him and unsellable, so he managed to inconvenience you without achieving anything.

    Criminal intelligence, one of the great oxymorons.
  • Far Canal Posts: 2464
    Motor Head Far Canal
    15 Jan 2020 06:05 PM
    Quoting tussuck on 15 Jan 2020 11:10 AM
    My son had his lid and gloves stolen from his bike (but it was a CBR250).
    I have not heard of anyone stealing a lid from a Harley and have always assumed it would be part of a death wish by the stealer.  this was certainly true a few years back before harleys became socially accepable though.

    If you get one, i thing even a simple 'U' bolt style with nuts etc would work well.  After all your stopping the 'oppertunist' thief who needs to be in and out very fast, so even a simple lock would stop them.

    I have used a small padlock in the past for my lids and just locked the chin strap steel bit to the mirror stem - its quick and cannot be taken as they need to remove the mirror and also sit over the mirror like normal storage. 
    I have used a small padlock in the past for my lids and just locked the chin strap steel bit to the mirror stem - its quick and cannot be taken as they need to remove the mirror and also sit over the mirror like normal storage.

    That's what I do too.
  • beaglebasher Posts: 1335
    fuckin everywhere
    Performance Poster beaglebasher
    15 Jan 2020 09:13 PM
    Always hung my helmet on the bike. Always will.  Never had a problem. Except for the time a huntsman spider crawled over my face.
  • Ken in Cairns Posts: 635
    Cairns FNQ
    Performance Poster Ken in Cairns
    16 Jan 2020 02:49 PM
    Bet scared the shit out ya !
    I used a lock and do as above, or onto the sissy bar.
  • Wideglider Posts: 1091
    NSW
    Performance Poster Wideglider
    16 Jan 2020 06:03 PM
    I place it over a mirror or over the brake pedal. Never have used a helmet lock in 40 years of riding. 
    In my travels have stopped & left the bike in some dodgy neighbourhoods, helmet is always there when I return, perhaps that says more about my average-looking helmets.
  • steelo Posts: 3239
    Adelaide
    Forum Legend steelo
    16 Jan 2020 07:04 PM
    Harley sell a helmet lock. Attaches to frame. 
    I find mine and take a picture. 
    I used to use a locking bike chain and thread it through the face opening. That got old quick so now I either hang it on the brake lever, gear shift or sit it on the passenger seat. (Ultra) stopped worrying about it being flogged
  • Soapbox2627 Posts: 3633
    Whyalla South Australia
    Forum Legend Soapbox2627
    16 Jan 2020 08:44 PM
    no problem with the helmet being stolen!!!!
    how the hell are you going to get the bike home, not like there is a helmet shop on each corner
  • Baloffski Posts: 2281
    Victoria
    Motor Head Baloffski
    16 Jan 2020 10:31 PM
    Quoting Soapbox2627 on 16 Jan 2020 08:44 PM
    no problem with the helmet being stolen!!!!
    how the hell are you going to get the bike home, not like there is a helmet shop on each corner
    Thats the thing Soapy, ya stuck in the middle of bumfuck, with no lid, no mo shop near, with a far ride to whereya head goes down, who do ya call?
    Reackon we all dont mind riding with no lid in order to get home, and it always has that feeling of total freedom, so I'm told, but with some cops just itching to get ya number, and what would the fine for that one be?
    I normally carry lid if crowded, dodgy area.
  • Soapbox2627 Posts: 3633
    Whyalla South Australia
    Forum Legend Soapbox2627
    16 Jan 2020 11:47 PM
    Quoting Soapbox2627 on 16 Jan 2020 08:44 PM
    no problem with the helmet being stolen!!!!
    how the hell are you going to get the bike home, not like there is a helmet shop on each corner
    Quoting Baloffski on 16 Jan 2020 10:31 PM
    Thats the thing Soapy, ya stuck in the middle of bumfuck, with no lid, no mo shop near, with a far ride to whereya head goes down, who do ya call?
    Reackon we all dont mind riding with no lid in order to get home, and it always has that feeling of total freedom, so I'm told, but with some cops just itching to get ya number, and what would the fine for that one be?
    I normally carry lid if crowded, dodgy area.
    270(1) section
    Fail to wear approved motorbike helmet
    A498 Offense code
    $294 Fine
    $60 Victim of crimes levee
    $354 Total
    3 demerit points

    that is in S.A.
  • steelo Posts: 3239
    Adelaide
    Forum Legend steelo
    17 Jan 2020 12:58 PM
    like my mate that jetboats
    june_mag.jpg

    could also stretch this patented anti theft device over the helmet
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  • Soapbox2627 Posts: 3633
    Whyalla South Australia
    Forum Legend Soapbox2627
    17 Jan 2020 01:31 PM
    to late for the inside Bullant, the shit head is stealing the helmet
  • Baloffski Posts: 2281
    Victoria
    Motor Head Baloffski
    17 Jan 2020 08:50 PM
    What, like an exploding purple dye?
    Interesting one.
  • Far Canal Posts: 2464
    Motor Head Far Canal
    17 Jan 2020 09:45 PM
    Once had a bottle of Bourbon stolen from my bike outside the Margaret River hotel, they did not take the helmet.
    Pretty pissed off about the bourbon though.
  • Amberwhiskey Posts: 40
    Stock Poster Amberwhiskey
    18 Jan 2020 12:34 PM
    Got me thinking now?

    I bought two helmet locks when overseas which are compact but come with a long, thin steel cable.
    Seemed clever at the time but a tangly, fiddly mess to use

    Being a sparky I could just make a loop of sizable scrap cable just long enough to go through the full 
    face opening, lug each end & secure it with a padlock.  Not every, opportunist helmet thief carries bolt 
    or cable cutters. (lilhog).
  • Baloffski Posts: 2281
    Victoria
    Motor Head Baloffski
    18 Jan 2020 01:57 PM
    Have thin computer security cables with a lock incorperated in them, not the cabling with the T piece that hooks into computer. So could use them I spose, but ya know I'm over helmet hooking anyway, think I might just carry as always do. When shopping I put food in helmet, when she full thats enough tucker.
  • Wideglider Posts: 1091
    NSW
    Performance Poster Wideglider
    18 Jan 2020 02:58 PM
    Quoting Baloffski on 18 Jan 2020 01:57 PM
    Have thin computer security cables with a lock incorperated in them, not the cabling with the T piece that hooks into computer. So could use them I spose, but ya know I'm over helmet hooking anyway, think I might just carry as always do. When shopping I put food in helmet, when she full thats enough tucker.
    Suppose it would hold a watermelon quite nicely. 
  • Amberwhiskey Posts: 40
    Stock Poster Amberwhiskey
    19 Jan 2020 08:01 PM

    Actually HD do have a helmet lock:

    https://www.harley-davidson.com/store/universal-mount-helmet-lock-45732-86

    Not all good news:

    1/ it's not a standard fitment but of course HD will sell you one.
    2/ you have to fit an engine bar which it bolts onto.
    3/ from the reviews on the website they aren't very good.
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