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Where do you hang/set your helmet?

I'm always worried my helmet is going to fall off the seat or other less stable perch while I'm getting stuff in/out of my side cases. Yes, I could just leave the helmet on my noggin' until I'm done and in some cases that's what I did do. But we all know that for anything other than riding, it's not exactly enjoyable to keep your helmet on. Especially when it start to get hot. So, where do you hang your helmet after you dismount?
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Would set on the ground fearing it could fall off having it on the seat.
A helmet bag would help but not too practical. One common place seen is to latch it to the mirror but it can give scratches.
One reason I prefer a flip-up helmet.

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Heres what i used before my new helmet with a latching mechanism. You can get it at Harbour Freight for about $4.00. I just hook it throught the D-Ring then hook it to the handle bar or several other places on the bike.

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Left rear footpeg.
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Helmet lock hanging at the license plate. If just standing around, I don't lock it.

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i either place it on the mirror (right), or on the bars, like so.

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On the passenger part of the seat, secured by a "ski-lock" I had lying around.

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always on the right hand grip/throttle...never on the mirrors (not really what I would call 'load-bearing')


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I'm with Alba--if it's just a quick spot to put the helmet, rear foot peg is very convenient.
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+ on the rear foot peg for short stops (I use the right side). Last year on a tour I tied a cord with a carabiner on the end for quick, secure, clipped-on storage when I'd stop for pictures and such. That worked ok, so I'm really liking weljo's double end clip the best so far, I need to find one of those.

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I use a small version of the same double end carabiner for my Versys key. Detach from ring and put the other keys in my pocket.

I don't have baggage to worry about and I rarely ever leave my helmet on my bike so I just take it off and bring it with me.
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.never on the mirrors (not really what I would call 'load-bearing')
a helmet is not what i would call a 'load.'

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always on the right hand grip/throttle...never on the mirrors (not really what I would call 'load-bearing')
+1. Works well for me.

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[slapping forehead]

Sometimes its a simple view from a different perspective. I completely discounted hanging by the 'D' ring. Just have never hung my helmet that way before. I've always either carried it or locked it in a hard case. I kept trying to find something like the foot peg that I could temporarily hang the chin bar on. My new helmet has a chin curtain, so I stopped hanging it there to reduce wear on the curtain. Just a simple "S" hook welded or bolted to the unused turn signal mounts of my SW Motech mounts should work just fine to hang it by the 'D' ring.

And oh, can't hang it on the grips since I have bark buster and have never hung my lid on the mirrors. I always seem to knock the mirror out of wack.

Hate when I miss simple stuff like that. Was over thinking it.

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I set it on the tankbag-


but hook it over the mirror stalk-


Works real good with a D/S helmet.
Al demonstrates the peg method with his Nexx Carbon.
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+1 for the license plate helmet lock thingy.

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HelmetLok (carabiner with combo lock) hung on the left side barkbuster...

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Between the handlebars but I like the S clip thingy idea

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I use the mirror. not a big deal.


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I usta use the mirror, but now started using the ground. I have had it fall a time or two. As for locking it, well, call me naive but no has ever bothered it, but then it isn't an Arai.
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