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The Versys helmet hook(s) requires removing the seat. It's annoying. Especially after having very convenient, keyed helmet locks on my DR650SE, XT250 and TW200. Today, I found a universal helmet lock at the Harley-Davidson dealer. I installed it on the left side of the Versys on the large diameter silver tubing. The install is simple...just two screws. It comes with 2 keys. About $19.
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Yeah I agree the stock lock hook sucked having to take the seat off. I found a helmet secure on ebay for $30.00 by chance. I really like it I can secure it better than the D ring. I run the cable through the face shield opening of my fullface scorpion helmet. Anyway I like it and like the way it looks it very functional.

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Yeah I agree the stock lock hook sucked having to take the seat off. I found a helmet secure on ebay for $30.00 by chance. I really like it I can secure it better than the D ring. I run the cable through the face shield opening of my fullface scorpion helmet. Anyway I like it and like the way it looks it very functional.
A cable gun lock is a lot less expensive. In this state, a dealer has to include one with every purchase, and I got several that way.

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A cable gun lock is a lot less expensive. In this state, a dealer has to include one with every purchase, and I got several that way.
+1 My wife uses the cable gun lock as well. She can secure her helmet and jacket with it. The cable is even plastic coated so no worries about scratching paint. A lot of police departments will give them away for free.

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I picked up a gun lock today. What a great idea. Thanks guys.

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A cable gun lock is a lot less expensive. In this state, a dealer has to include one with every purchase, and I got several that way.
I think it's probably not very cost-effective getting them that way
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I picked up a gun lock today. What a great idea. Thanks guys.
Where are you affixing it to the bike? Both in use and while you are moving?
Pics would be great.

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Where are you affixing it to the bike? Both in use and while you are moving?
Pics would be great.
While moving I put it in my saddle bag. When parked I either put the helmet on the seat and attach it to the grab rail, or put the helmet over a mirror and attach it to the handlebar. There are most likely other ways to do it as well.

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When I took my MSF class one of the instructors asked us why we shouldn't leave our helmets un-secured on our seats ?

The answer we gave was of course: So it doesn't get stolen!

His response: Sure but seriously: Who would steal a sweaty stinky helmet ? (Memphis is hot in summer).

The reason he wanted us to NOT just lay it on the seat was that a helmet can only survive one impact. Any impact of a distance > 2-3 feet to the pavement is considered a 'crash' impact rendering the outer protective shell of the helmet compromised by tiny cracks.

Yeah. No bearing on this conversation at all. I'm going back to my work now. Move along. Nothing to see here.

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When I took my MSF class one of the instructors asked us why we shouldn't leave our helmets un-secured on our seats ?

The answer we gave was of course: So it doesn't get stolen!

His response: Sure but seriously: Who would steal a sweaty stinky helmet ? (Memphis is hot in summer).

The reason he wanted us to NOT just lay it on the seat was that a helmet can only survive one impact. Any impact of a distance > 2-3 feet to the pavement is considered a 'crash' impact rendering the outer protective shell of the helmet compromised by tiny cracks.

Yeah. No bearing on this conversation at all. I'm going back to my work now. Move along. Nothing to see here.
Well, HE may consider that it's a crash, but it's really not. The shell is a LOT more durable than that, and it's empty, besides. I've never owned a helmet I haven't dropped, and I doubt that most others have either. Anybody have an MSF instructor's handbook with a reference to that? Some of those guys tend to come up with weird ideas from time to time, and need to be taken with a grain of salt.

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Well those Harley guys don't usually wear full face helmets. It's likely those $39 shorties are only good for one drop - with or without a head in them.


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Ten dollar hat=ten dollar head...........

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