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Where does everyone store there jacket/helmet when they stop?I go to a lot of beautiful parks and taking the helmet and jacket on any kind of a hike is a pain,i don't have a trunk,just a tank bag, looking for suggestions.TIA.
 

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Annoying as it is, mine goes with me. I just really don't want to come back to my bike and find my stuff gone.
 
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I've seen lots of people using a cable type bike lock. They run the cable through the sleeves of the jacket and the helmet and lock it to the bike. The cable and lock should fit under your seat when not in use.

 

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I've seen lots of people using a cable type bike lock. They run the cable through the sleeves of the jacket and the helmet and lock it to the bike. The cable and lock should fit under your seat when not in use.

+1 for the cable lock. I keep a 6' Kryptonite combination lock in my sidecase at all times. The combination means no lost keys, and I can easily thread the cable through the rack, into my jacket sleeve and through my helmet chinbar. This is much more secure than just locking the D-ring on the helmet, and if someone has the time to try and get through that cable, they might as well steal the whole f-ing bike too.....
 

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In the Givi hard bags.
 

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In the Kappa boxes
 

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In my GIVI E450 Simply Top Case...........That is the limit however with a few other items I always carry. Can't wait to get the GIVI E21 side cases to add another 42 liters!
 

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I usually put the jacket in the trunk and the helmet on the d-ring lock.

Somewhere I saw a lock with a retractable cable. I should have looked closer and snagged it if the cable was long enough to be useful. I gotta try to find that thing again.

Edit: Found it at Amazon. Only 2 feet of cable, but it could come in handy.

http://www.amazon.com/Master-Lock-24-Inch-Retractable-4603D/dp/B0009V1WPM

or if you need something more heavy duty:

http://www.amazon.com/Master-Lock-6...B00006407M/ref=pd_sbs_k_3/002-5415327-0369643


I've got something like this. One end will just barely fit into the d-ring lock, but it can be done. Good for securing a couple jackets and a couple helmets. Like someone said above, if they're gonna work long enough to get through this cable, they might as well work on the whole bike:

http://www.amazon.com/OnGuard-5043-...FL1BLQ/ref=pd_sbs_k_4_img/002-5415327-0369643
 

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+3 on the cable locks. I use a nice waterproof lock and a length of chain, or a cable lock (depends on how much security I want) looped through the frame. Keeps a jacket and helmet locked up nicely.

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Where does everyone store there jacket/helmet when they stop?I go to a lot of beautiful parks and taking the helmet and jacket on any kind of a hike is a pain,i don't have a trunk,just a tank bag, looking for suggestions.TIA.
Backpack security webs can be used to lock up everything and when empty, they fit in a fairly small bag...
 

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JC Whitney top case goes for about 60 bucks, you have to drill a couple of holes in the mounting plate that comes with it but when you do it fits very nicely and works fine. Holds a helmet and my Frank Thomas jacket but won't hold the helmet and the BMW Rallye 2 Pro--when I'm wearing that one and need to store it I put the helmet on the seat and lock it to the rail with the Master cable lock that someone else suggested.

So far this has worked fine for me--someone tried to get into the top case once and all they achieved was to bugger up the lock--once it's locked down it's more durable than it looks.

I like the idea of the backpack security net. In fact researching that I find that the brand is "Pacsafe" and they have a motorcycle line as well.

http://www.pacsafe.com/www/index.php
 

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yeah, this is a simple one. i have a top case and don't always want it on or have it with me with the opportunity arises for some fun sans helmet or jacket. also, with my pillion there isn't room for both helmets/jackets in the trunk. so---

here's one solution for about 26$: a 6' cable with it's own lock.

http://www.aerostich.com/catalog/US/Aerostich-Cable-Lock-p-18206.html

here's another solution for about 6$: a 6' cable but you must lock both loops back to your helmet locker on the bike. this is what we do.

http://www.aerostich.com/catalog/US/Flexweave-Anti-Theft-Cables-p-16963.html

it only takes a little bit of creative winding through the bars, back rack, etc to insure that the helmets/ jackets can't make it to the ground. the flxweeves are a bitch to cut with a bolt-cutter... because they are so flexible and they want to slip vertically through the jaws.
 

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I went to ACE hardware and bought 3/32" garage door cable and the fittings for the cable that you mash with a hammer. The cable cones with a loop on one end. I then cut the cable to the length that I needed and put a fitting on the straight end and made another loop. You wind up with a loop on each end. I made several of them at different lengths. I loop the cable around the chin part of my full face helmet and run the cable through the loop on the other end down to the helmet lock on my bike. I made a longer cable that I run through the arms of my jacket, like they do with expensive jackets at department stores, and then run it down to the helmet lock also. I then put my helmet on top of my jacket on the seat and use my cargo net to hold everything on the seat. The best way to cut the cable is to wrap tape around the cable and cut it with a chisel on a metal surface in the middle of the tape. If you don't use the tape the cable wants to spread out and it is harder to cut.
This system could be beat, if a thief is determined, but like most security systems it's just to keep honest people honest.
 

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In my GIVI E450 Simply Top Case...........That is the limit however with a few other items I always carry. Can't wait to get the GIVI E21 side cases to add another 42 liters!
Bingo!!!

I've got the same Givi E450 Top Case.
That is the main reason I bought the case. Holds my rain gear, helmet, gloves and jacket, while out and about off the bike.

HTH's

Richard
 

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Didn't your DL's come with helmet holders?

Mine did. they are two small coated cables located under the seat that loop to a hook on each side of the subframe under the seat. Very handy and accomodates two helmets. I find them very useful and easy to use.

As for a jacket. I try to not wear something that is too heavy that I cannot wear it around. But, somedays are just too hot and I put the jacket in my tail bag or carry it. A lot easier to carry just a jacket than both a jacket and helmet.
 
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