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Helmet lock

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  1. Rop123
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    I see that Yamaha is using an under seat hook for locking a helmet on the 950. To do so, it's nessesary to unlock and remove the seat, then replace the seat after the helmet is secured on a hook under the seat.

    Any other ideas? Perhaps one of the popular aftermarket helmet locks placed elsewhere? If so, what type and where's a good spot?

  2. retzdaret
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    I put this on my crash bars. Actually looks pretty good. It will fit other places like a down tube or on the handle bars. But the screws are set up so you can not remove it once it's on. So be sure before doing it.

    cruisercustomizing.com/detail.cfm?model_ID=33&Category_ID=7&manufacturer_ID=16&product_ID=713

  3. formerfuss
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    Yea, the under the seat lock is a bit of a pain. Also, be carefull when placing the seat back on, to not scratch the gas tank. I just use a cable padlock and set the helmet over the pasenger backrest and lock it.

  4. Rop123
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    I wonder if one of those helmet locks that install around tubes like the engine guards will also fit around the stock passenger seat back supports?

  5. MorkKW
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    Hey, retzdaret.

    I've also got that same K-lock and positioned it on the sissy bar (Tourer model), actually having two with one on each side. It's a nice lock. I also replaced those semi-irremovable screws with regular SS ones, and instead used Loctite to make it difficult to break them loose.

    Be well.

    Morg

  6. Pekklez
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    I just bought this same lock and THE ONLY place on my bike (not tourer edition) where it would fit was on the handlebars in that little space right in front of the ignition. I'm going to have to be careful not to scratch anything when placing my helmet there but it was either that or nothing....kind of a bummer. Taking that seat off is a royal pain - actually taking it off is easy, pain putting it back on.

  7. Rop123
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    I listened to a helmet specialist from Aria, at the Chicago motorcycle show strongly suggest that locking an expensive helmet to the cycle wasn't the best idea since thieves have been taking out all of the removable liners and pads (which have a significant value to them) and just leaving the shell.

    Makes you wonder............

  8. Pekklez
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    If they want to go to that much trouble, I'll let them. I just don't want someone walking off with the thing. I'm not usually parked for long periods of time, just hate carrying the thing with me! But thanks for that info, does make you wonder.

  9. VTvinChic
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    I never thought it to be an insult to the biker community - just the OTHERS - so I'd carry my helmet in its sack and bring it along. What a PITA, but I'd rather not ride home without one.

    This season, if I get the ISO grips installed, I'm considering this route: cruisercustomizing.com/detail.cfm?model_ID=140&Category_ID=112&manufacturer_ID=278&product_ID=13150&sblid_name=Kewl_Metal_Chrome_CNC_Billet_Helmet_Lock_for_Yamaha_V_Star_950_Tourer

    Only $37, but I'm not too fond of carrying another key with me.

    A MasterLock with retractable cable might be more in the cards, though, since I can lock the jacket up with it: masterlocks.com/item_master.asp?CID=1466

  10. yaro
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    I never thought it to be an insult to the biker community - just the OTHERS - so I'd carry my helmet in its sack and bring it along. What a PITA, but I'd rather not ride home without one.This season, if I get the ISO grips installed, I'm considering this route: www.cruisercustomizing.com/de...tar_950_TourerOnly $37, but I'm not too fond of carrying another key with me.A MasterLock with retractable cable might be more in the cards, though, since I can lock the jacket up with it: www.masterlocks.com/item_master.asp?CID=1466
    I have seen those locks and while the idea is great, the cable is thin and can easily be cut with pliers. This are good maybe for something not really valuable. I relocated my helmet lock to sissy bar. I don't know is this is an option on 950.

  11. MorkKW
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    It's previously been mentioned, but I also have one of these on each side of my sissy bar (one for my little wifey's helmet and one for mine) located below the backrest pad. They're excellent, inexpensive & "shiny." : )

    cruisercustomizing.com/detail.cfm?model_ID=33&Category_ID=7&manufacturer_ID=16&product_ID=713

    Take care.
    Morg

  12. Rop123
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    I just found out that ALL of the Kuryakyn Helmet locks open with the same key! Strange but true. Even though the keys "look" to be cut differently ALL of their keys will open All of their helmet locks.......so much for "security"!!

    They told me that they assume 2 things:

    1. If someone really wants your helmet, they'll cut the straps...(true)
    2. Anyone who has a helmet lock on their cycle isn't likely to steal another riders helmet....(ah if only that were always the case)

  13. Pekklez
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    Now that just plain sucks!

  14. MorkKW
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    I have two of those locks, one on each side of my sissy bar, and the same key will NOT work both locks.

    Morg

  15. Rop123
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    Well all I can say is that mine both use the same key and when I contacted Kurakyn and told them that keys from two of their locks were interchangeable here was their reply:

    They should all be matching keys yes! Have a good day!
    Chris Pomorin
    Dealer Technical advisor
    1-715-247-5794
    715-247-5007 fax
    kuryakyn.com/

  16. MorkKW
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    Interesting....one of mine must have been made on a late Friday afternoon, because its key is definitely different than the other. Apparently, someone really mess up - ha! - obviously, in a good way.

  17. Rop123
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    Yea....but that might mean that anyone can open the other if they had a key.....LOL....anyway, I'm not too worried.

  18. Rop123
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    OK....now I'm getting "conflicting" answers from Kuryakyn. Evidently they also sell helmet locks in matched sets. Those matched sets have matching keys, which makes sense. However since I did not order a matched set, (I simply ordered 2 helmet locks off ebay from a seller that had 10 for sale) Kuryakyn has no idea why the keys open both locks.

    What makes it even more curious is that the two sets of keys have obviously different cuts/notches, yet both work on both locks.....go figure!

  19. VTvinChic
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    I personally wouldn't have a problem at all with a "universal" key that fellow bikers might have. It's the non-biking community (the "Others") that I'm most worried about taking my helmet. Now if that key was a common key used in luggage or other applications the Others would recognize, then I could see it being problematic.

  20. retzdaret
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    I would bet that when you ordered the one off ebay that either he sold you 2 from a matched set or there are only so many different keys made and you got lucky and got the same keys. Even house locks have only so many different combos of keys. I would not worry about it.

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