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post #1 of 9 Old 10-24-2012, 12:53 AM Thread Starter
 
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Helmet Guardian from Twisted Throttle

I wanted a way to lock up helmets that was more convenient than removing the seat and messing around with the little cables that Suzuki supplies, so I thought I would give The Helmet Guardian from Twisted Throttle a try. It bolts right on to the license plate mount. It has locks for 2 helmets and comes with supplied tamper resistant hardware. The installation is quick and easy. And the product works well. It sells for $53.95 plus shipping, not cheap but well made and very convenient. Here's a couple pics.

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post #2 of 9 Old 10-24-2012, 02:23 AM
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I have a very similar setup on my Concours that I got from Projekt D. In this case the piece of flat that links the two locks lays flat so can be attached under my top box mount. I don't know if it can be mounted to a Strom but it could probably be modified to do so.

Just putting it out there as another option if you want locks that are mounted up higher.






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post #3 of 9 Old 10-24-2012, 06:03 AM
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I have the single sided version of the helmet guardian. Even though the Vee has a dedicated helmet lock (rather than needing to remove the seat) The helmet guardian is a whole lot more convenient and easy to use.

I ride with the lock open which I think has resulted in the hinged area aging prematurely (as it is free o rattle around) but it is still holding up after 4 years of daily use. It's the first farkle I install on any new bike as I can't stand lugging any of my gear around with me.

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Here's a shameless plug for an item I am offering to the Troopers that sorta goes hand-in-hand with Twisted's Helmet Lock System.

https://www.stromtrooper.com/group-bu...m-apparel.html

Don't trust your $600 Neotec Modular by using the D-rings with a lock ........use a cable (even if it is not one of mine) around the chin guard as shown.

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post #5 of 9 Old 10-24-2012, 09:23 AM
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I have the exact same thing for my wee and I love it. I can't believe Suzuki makes people remove the seat to store a helmet. But hey, they saved 50 cents per bike.
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post #6 of 9 Old 10-24-2012, 11:01 AM
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A cable gun lock, about $10, works OK.

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post #7 of 9 Old 10-24-2012, 11:07 AM
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I use one of those retractable cable locks for skiis.

I can easily secure a couple of helmets and a jacket.

It's like this one:
Pacsafe RetractaSafe 100 Cable Lock | Backcountry.com

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post #8 of 9 Old 10-24-2012, 12:44 PM
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And yet another way to lock a helmet:



It's a helmet lock originally made for a KLR.

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post #9 of 9 Old 10-24-2012, 01:25 PM
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All good options.

I don't lock my helmet for 2 reasons. One, unexpected rain, and two, carrying the helmet lets people know why I'm dressed funny! (get strange looks in Mexico as almost no one is ATGATT, they're more like TSAFF - T Shirt, Shorts And Flip-Flops)

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