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Hey, I just took these pics to show to someone on SBN that asked how to lock their helmet to their bike. There were a few posts on ex500riders about this, but I figured I'd post this on here to show anyone new.

I use a 5/8" combination wrench, your helmet may need a different size. I keep it in my jacket pocket. And let the helmet rest on the passenger peg to avoid burning it on the exhaust.

Obviously the safest thing to do is to take your helmet with you, but this is a convenient way to lock it to the bike. I would only use this method if you're leaving your bike for a short period of time in a loacation you're familiar with.

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That's clever! I use a small stainless cable assembly that I made up to loop through the D-rings and back to the lock. You just made me think though that I could use a shorter cable and loop it back through itself. Then it could be left in the lock without catching anything. Back to the cable bench.
 

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Hey MattR the finger guy!

I was reading on the SV site about a guy who chopped off his finger the same way. I mentioned you in that thread. I guess it's pretty common.

Did you ever make the rest of your finger into a necklass?
 
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So when you go to sell the EX some day, will that be among your reasons for selling?

"Yeah, I'm looking to upgrade to a 600cc...oh, and the [email protected]#[email protected]@ took my finger off!"

I always carry my helmet with me places, it offers an explanation to people wondering why the heck that guy is wearing big puffy black pants and a racing coat.
 

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thanks for the idea to lock my helmet on the bike. I appreciate it.
 

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MattR said:
yeah, it still freaks me out too, looking at it every day. Check my sig for the story.
BTW, no offense intended by my comment. In person it's not like it's gruesome or anything (I worked with a guy who's hand looked the same, dunno what happened to his), I just hate to think of the simple things we do that can lead to bad situations like that. That, and it sucks that your local hospitals suck ;) .
 

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With a little practice and patience you can lock the helmet directly to the bike, that's what I do. I've only been able to get it locked on the right side (perspective when sitting on it) due to the D clip on the helmet being on that side and it being a tight fit. I drop the footpeg, open the visor of the helmet, which the opening then cups the pipe. The first time it took a few minutes to get it locked, now it's a matter of a few seconds. Never had any problems with this, but you want to make sure it's not going to rain, since the opening will be facing up! I would take a pic, but the bike has been put away and being stored for the winter...
 

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I've run into this problem myself and looked into different ways to lock the helmet, such as checking out forums as such. Didn't really find anything that was all that convenient.

Then I get a call from an old supervisor who has been promoted to Service Manager and needed me to fill a position for him. Big fat bump up in pay. So I hop on my trusty steed and moto my way into Oakland for a formality interview and drug screening... I get to the drug screening lab in Oakland and realize I was so excited about the job offer I forgot my bike lock! Poop!(to put it mildly)... What am I going to do? Risk leaving my unlocked bike in the streets of Oakland? For those who are not familiar with the bay area, you just don't troll around in Oakland flashing money and leaving things unlocked unless your big, scary and own a gun... I decide to make cruise around town for a moto accessory shop. No luck! I move down the food chain and find a bike shop and purchase a mickey mouse bike lock, you know the kind with a lock on one end a plastic covered chain and a latch at the other end. Man I was desperate I needed to get the drug test taking care of today and they were closing soon... Parked the bike locked it took the test came out the bike was good and all. So now i was stuck with this goofy mickey mouse lock...

I found a pretty good use for it, I wrap it around the back handle bar and carry it around, when I park and need to leave my helmet with the bike i just wined the chain in the helmet and out and lock it up to the back seat handle... no steamy hot exhausts and "pseudo" helmet locks to deal with. It's not pretty and not unbreakable but for someone to go and take the effort to steal a helmet locked with a bike lock, will probably be equip ed and more interested in stealing the whole stinking bike...


That's just my 2 cents, and some...
 

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Royson said:
So did you manage to pass the drug test? lol
I studied very hard!
 

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what kind of helmet do you have?
 

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PontiacJack said:
Royson said:
So did you manage to pass the drug test? lol
I studied very hard!
Reminds me of the joke where the guy studied for 4 hours & still didn't pass his urine test. :eek:
 
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