Join Date: Apr 2015
Location: Mechanicsburg, PA
Maybe my faith in human nature is misplaced... Or perhaps I simply don't frequent areas with high crime. But I just leave it sitting on the bike, unlocked: typically hanging on a handlebar. It's not a super-premium helmet, but has bluetooth and cost about $300, so not 'junk' either. Heck, I just went to Gettysburg Bike Week and left it in the bike parking area all day, no problem. Says much for the brotherhood of bikers, I suppose.
Can't say for sure, but perhaps the fact I kinda look like a murderous ass-kicking SOB helps. I'm not, of course: a 'gentle giant' really. I'm more lover-than-fighter / wuss-than-badass. But folks seem to think I -look- like I'll rip your head off and eat your lungs for lunch. 'Tis in fact useful on occasion and I play it up when relevant (e.g. with my teenage daughter's boyfriends), but it's just acting (thank you!).
Having said that, when it's not inconvenient to carry it in with me (e.g. at the office, going to a meeting, etc.) then I do so. But like NorthernRider says, I don't want to hassle with it sitting on the table/in the booth when I go in for lunch somewhere.
One of these days, I'll probably get burned. And yeah, I'll be pissed off and say some choice words, then wear one of my non-bluetooth 'spares' until I can go buy a new one. Then again, been riding for ~40 years and never had a helmet stolen yet. So next time it gets stolen will make 1x per 40 years...
2007 V-Star 1300