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My helmet lock

A couple people had asked that I post these pictures to show how I "lock" my helmet to my bike. I can't find the thread that asked for it, so I'm making a new one!

I used a steel cable, wrapped around the hinge of the tank. I run the cable through the chin of my helmet, and set the clip for the cable so that it's under the seat when I put it back on. There's not enough room to rotate the cable to get to the clip, so it's locked on.

It's highly advisable to use a plastic coated cable though, as the bare metal is starting to chew things up a little bit (an upgrade is in the mix, but this was a quick and cheap fix).
 

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before installing a more permanent locking mechanism, I used the same type of helmet lock cable and attached it to the side of the bike. (obviously removed it before riding)
 

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This is a very good solution to this annoying problem. I have some 1/4" vinyl-coated wire rope lying around so I will copy your idea tomorrow.
Bravo and thanks!!!
 

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Hippie said:
before installing a more permanent locking mechanism, I used the same type of helmet lock cable and attached it to the side of the bike. (obviously removed it before riding)
Mine doesn't require a lock. It uses the seat to prevent removal of the helmet.
 

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Mine doesn't require a lock. It uses the seat to prevent removal of the helmet.
So you must remove the seat to remove the helmet?
 

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So you must remove the seat to remove the helmet?
Yes, but it also gives me a place to store the cable.
 

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I saw a 2004 FZ1 last night at the local bike meet and it had a helmet lock on the side of the bike. Why doesn't the FZ6 have one? Do they make a helmet lock for th FZ6?

I didn't know where to lock my helmet to on the bike.
 

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You can buy an aftermarket one. It looks aftermarket though.

I might buy one but wan't to see if I could put it under the seat as it fixes around any tube (of which the FZ6 has around the wheel area) and also under the seat.
 

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Check out jcwhitney.com for helmet locks.
 

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Also see cheap mods thread. I find the pad lock (you pick the quality) works well.
 

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karst said:
Also see cheap mods thread. I find the pad lock (you pick the quality) works well.
That's true.

I used a gun lock (got it free when I bought my .22) to lock mine to the rear peg.
 

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I've got a cable lock for my computer. I loop it and lock it with a padlock, very secure, and it can be a jacket lock too.
 

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04Fizzer said:
Try a different link. That one didn't work.

Let's try this -> LINK

If that doesn't work, do a search for item # 4557727122

Definitely a good idea for a cruiser. If it weren't for the chrome, it might be workable somewhere on our bikes as well. I didn't look on the bike for somewhere to put it.
 

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Let's try this -> LINK

If that doesn't work, do a search for item # 4557727122

Definitely a good idea for a cruiser. If it weren't for the chrome, it might be workable somewhere on our bikes as well. I didn't look on the bike for somewhere to put it.
That's an interesting idea. The hot chick was a nice, but unneccessary touch.
 

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Thats a good design for a helmet lock. I'm also not big on the chrome. Would the chrome sandblast off?
It should, but you'd want to be careful not to get any into the lockign mechanism.
 
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