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Helmet hook

I found this on ADV a few days ago. My helmet has fallen of the seat, mirrors and everywhere else I thought would be safe to put it. I saw this, and thought it a good idea. I installed it on the Versys tonight. It just took a minute.

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With helmet, wheels straight.





With helmet, full lock.





I like this set up, with the bike locked, it might be a little more difficult for someone to dump a coke in your helmet.

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That's a neat idea!
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I was wrong, I guess.

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Heres what i used before i got the Nolan helmet. Now if needed i can just clip the helmet into place. Picked up a couple of these at Harbour Freight left one on the handle bar between the grip and barend weight. Then kept one in my bag if someone needed one. Great thing you can use these to attach to luggage rack,the trellis on the bike or several other places.....


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Heres what i used before i got the Nolan helmet. Now if needed i can just clip the helmet into place. Picked up a couple of these at Harbour Freight left one on the handle bar between the grip and barend weight. Then kept one in my bag if someone needed one. Great thing you can use these to attach to luggage rack,the trellis on the bike or several other places.....


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I thought of that too. But I'd forget it in the house.

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I bought a Helmet Hook also. So far I have really been enjoying it. Very useful.


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Isn't there a helmet hook point in the Versys, just below the seat?

Anyway neat looking hook.
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Isn't there a helmet hook point in the Versys, just below the seat?

Anyway neat looking hook.
I thought so too, but I'll be damned if I couldn't find it when I planned on using it. Maybe I'm thinking of my ER6N.
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Stock hook is under the seat. The advantage to the stock hook is once the seat is back in position, your helmet is locked to the bike. This won't prevent the strap from being cut or someone vandalizing your lid for kicks, but it adds some security over a plain hook if you are walking away.

The stock hook can be difficult to get to and use if you have just about any side cases installed or your Versys.

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There is a hook under the seat. But you have to take the seat off to use it.

That is not the point of this product. It does not lock. It just gives you a quick easy place to put your helmet.

I use it in the garage go I don't have to put it on a crowded shelf.

When I go in a store I put my helmet in my top case. When I come out I have to take out my helmet and put it somewhere while I put my purchases in the top case. Where do I put it if I am not ready to put it on my head? The ground? The front seat where it could fall? On top of a mirror that will need readjusting?

That is why this is so easy. Just hang it from the hook.

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I have two more coming, and they will have a hole drilled for a lock. I can drill the ones I have easy enough, if I decide to. As will most things security related for motorbikes, it's just security theater.

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There is a hook under the seat. But you have to take the seat off to use it.

That is not the point of this product. It does not lock. It just gives you a quick easy place to put your helmet.

I use it in the garage go I don't have to put it on a crowded shelf.

When I go in a store I put my helmet in my top case. When I come out I have to take out my helmet and put it somewhere while I put my purchases in the top case. Where do I put it if I am not ready to put it on my head? The ground? The front seat where it could fall? On top of a mirror that will need readjusting?

That is why this is so easy. Just hang it from the hook.
I put my helmet on the tank while putting on gear, and it has never moved before. I turn my wheel all the way to the left and lock it, so I used to hang the helmet (chin section) on the right side handle bar, but that was before i got handguards.


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I hang mine on the rear passenger peg on the left side if I need to stick it somewhere while I am loading the rear bags. I am leery of putting them on the bars because I have bar-end mirrors that make that a bit cumbersome.

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Oh I am so ordering this.

EDIT... ordered!


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How long did you guys have to wait to receive your hooks? It's been a couple days, and while I wouldn't expect the product to be here yet, I haven't received any communication.


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Mine came the next day.

Of course the shipper is only 1.5 hours away.

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Disregard my question. I got home and the hook was inmy mailbox! Took me about 20 seconds to install it and I love it!

This little accessory ranks right up there on the list of genius items that are less than $20 (like grip puppies) and will find its way onto every motorcycle I own in the future.


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