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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 05-08-2014, 06:43 PM Thread Starter
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Now that I have my helmet lock moved to a usable position I thought I would check and see if anyone has had a locked helmet taken or have u heard of one being stolen. I can't say I have ever heard of one taken. ???
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I haven't but I think someone here had a custom painted clown one stolen by cutting the straps. Meischa was that you?


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Never a problem and I just leave it on the seat.

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I haven"t heard of one being stolen in my area. I'll probably be the first since I always just drape mine over the sissy bar by the chin strap. Gloves and glasses go in it and away I go. Do as I say not as I do.

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post #5 of 19 (permalink) Old 05-08-2014, 07:55 PM
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thieves might have some sense.

stealing somebody's helmet is like stealing somebody's underware.
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It really depends on where you are leaving the bike. I've left the helmet perched on my side mirror and walked away for hours at a time in national parks and country areas but I would never consider leaving it on the bike in view EVEN IF THE LOCK WAS ACCESSIBLE while in San Francisco or San Jose... Not worth the risk of someone taking it or damaging it, especially in a state with helmet laws.

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Mine sits on my mirror or on my foot controls everywhere I go....but its a plain 1/2 shell that not even legal AND I live in the country where people know not to touch a persons bike etc.

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post #8 of 19 (permalink) Old 05-09-2014, 07:27 AM
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My throwover saddle bags have always interfered with the helmet lock on the bike, so I just hang the helmet on one of the mirrors. I also carry a gun lock with me (usually available for free at a law enforcement office as part of the so-called "Child Safe" program). The gun lock will fit through the chin bar or the strap buckle, and around the handlebar or through one of the holes in the front brake disc.
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I haven't but I think someone here had a custom painted clown one stolen by cutting the straps. Meischa was that you?


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I think you are right, sir. Damn fine clown helmet it was.

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You never know really, it only takes that one A-hole to walk by and grab something off your bike. I used to leave my helmet sitting on my bike but now I just take it in with me where ever I'm going. I started doing this after my dad told me his leather HD jacket was stolen. I put my gloves and glasses in the saddlebag although they don't lock. My helmet lock is behind my bags so I can't use it as well. The gun lock is a very good idea I hadn't thought of. I see bikes all the time with the helmet just sitting there or even sitting on the ground (don't get that one) so most people figure no one will take them. I say why risk it. I do have 3 different helmets but didn't buy a single one with the intent of giving it away for free.
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