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  • Bullant Posts: 133
    Stock Poster Bullant
    15 Jan 2020 12:00 AM
    I have a 2014 Sportster Custom and I have searched for helmet locks. Have been thinking of getting one, as I don't feel like forking out for another helmet, if and when the time arises.
    Harley Heaven have a couple of styles and other various sites do as well.
    Any one have a helmet lock on their bike and have any reviews on brands.
  • wello Posts: 135
    Stock Poster wello
    15 Jan 2020 07:31 AM
    Quoting Bullant on 15 Jan 2020 12:00 AM
    I have a 2014 Sportster Custom and I have searched for helmet locks. Have been thinking of getting one, as I don't feel like forking out for another helmet, if and when the time arises.
    Harley Heaven have a couple of styles and other various sites do as well.
    Any one have a helmet lock on their bike and have any reviews on brands.
    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: 2148
    Melbourne
    Motor Head 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. 
  • Bullant Posts: 133
    Stock Poster Bullant
    15 Jan 2020 12:12 PM
    Thanks for the replies. I was thinking of a smallish pad lock of some sort and doing what you had done tussuck. 
    No doubt I'll come up with some thing simple and easy. 
    Wello, Lancelin hasn't changed much last time I was there two years ago, apart from some road works in town near the shops and the in road to town is a lot shorter than what it was many years ago.
  • Baloffski Posts: 1855
    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: 50
    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.
  • Bullant Posts: 133
    Stock Poster Bullant
    15 Jan 2020 01:17 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.

    Still a pain that it happens, but if I'm going to be inconvenienced, I'd rather it be taken with a bit of effort, lol.
    One of those things Baloffski, it might give me enough time to catch them in the act and if I'm able to claim on insurance, at least I can say it was tied down some how.
  • Far Canal Posts: 1865
    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: 932
    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: 522
    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: 764
    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.
  • Bullant Posts: 133
    Stock Poster Bullant
    16 Jan 2020 06:28 PM
    My helmet is a $99 effort and may be worth some thing one day.
    I'm not all that worried about it being taken, but I don't feel like spending more money than I need too and I've never had a helmet stolen before either.
    The only reason I've been thinking of a bit of security for the helmet, is when I asked some one that works at the HD in town, he started being a smart arse about not needing one, put the helmet on the mirror and HD don't have helmet locks, or sell them. When some one carries on like that, it makes me more determined to look.
  • steelo Posts: 2637
    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
  • Bullant Posts: 133
    Stock Poster Bullant
    16 Jan 2020 08:07 PM
    They sure do Steelo. I found two examples on Harley Heaven web site. One is like you described and the other is similar to what they use on rock climbing rope, which has a small circular end where the rope sits in to and a bigger round end, with the spring loaded lever on one side. That lever has a combination lock on it.
    What I found amusing, was the attitude. 
    Any way, they're about $40 to $50 through HD shops, or less in price from the internet.
  • Soapbox2627 Posts: 3381
    Whyalla South Australia
    Forum Legend Soapbox2627
    16 Jan 2020 08:44 PM
    Quoting Bullant on 16 Jan 2020 06:28 PMedited: 16 Jan 2020 06:33 PM
    My helmet is a $99 effort and may be worth some thing one day.
    I'm not all that worried about it being taken, but I don't feel like spending more money than I need too and I've never had a helmet stolen before either.
    The only reason I've been thinking of a bit of security for the helmet, is when I asked some one that works at the HD in town, he started being a smart arse about not needing one, put the helmet on the mirror and HD don't have helmet locks, or sell them. When some one carries on like that, it makes me more determined to look.
    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: 1855
    Victoria
    Motor Head Baloffski
    16 Jan 2020 10:31 PM
    Quoting Bullant on 16 Jan 2020 06:28 PMedited: 16 Jan 2020 06:33 PM
    My helmet is a $99 effort and may be worth some thing one day.
    I'm not all that worried about it being taken, but I don't feel like spending more money than I need too and I've never had a helmet stolen before either.
    The only reason I've been thinking of a bit of security for the helmet, is when I asked some one that works at the HD in town, he started being a smart arse about not needing one, put the helmet on the mirror and HD don't have helmet locks, or sell them. When some one carries on like that, it makes me more determined to look.
    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: 3381
    Whyalla South Australia
    Forum Legend Soapbox2627
    16 Jan 2020 11:47 PM
    Quoting Bullant on 16 Jan 2020 06:28 PMedited: 16 Jan 2020 06:33 PM
    My helmet is a $99 effort and may be worth some thing one day.
    I'm not all that worried about it being taken, but I don't feel like spending more money than I need too and I've never had a helmet stolen before either.
    The only reason I've been thinking of a bit of security for the helmet, is when I asked some one that works at the HD in town, he started being a smart arse about not needing one, put the helmet on the mirror and HD don't have helmet locks, or sell them. When some one carries on like that, it makes me more determined to look.
    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.
  • Bullant Posts: 133
    Stock Poster Bullant
    17 Jan 2020 09:29 AM
    Quoting Bullant on 16 Jan 2020 06:28 PMedited: 16 Jan 2020 06:33 PM
    My helmet is a $99 effort and may be worth some thing one day.
    I'm not all that worried about it being taken, but I don't feel like spending more money than I need too and I've never had a helmet stolen before either.
    The only reason I've been thinking of a bit of security for the helmet, is when I asked some one that works at the HD in town, he started being a smart arse about not needing one, put the helmet on the mirror and HD don't have helmet locks, or sell them. When some one carries on like that, it makes me more determined to look.
    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
    There are ways and means of getting around things. There's no troubles if you know what to do.
  • steelo Posts: 2637
    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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  • Bullant Posts: 133
    Stock Poster Bullant
    17 Jan 2020 01:17 PM
    Good one Steelo. Might put an anti theft device on the inside of the helmet too. 
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