Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Kitchener Ontario
Mentioned: 32 Post(s)
Several different methods, when I am stopping to get something to eat, if the bike can be in sight I put the helmet in the trunk but don't lock the lid, the jacket goes across the seat.
If I am riding long distance and with a group that wants to go into a mall, my GPS, GoPro , all valuables get locked in the trunk and side case, the tank bag gets a pin inserted to lock it to the tank ring, if I don't have room I carry my jacket.
If I am at a motel everything comes off except my top case, both trekker cases and the tank bag, PITA but I know of people getting up in the morning and finding their cases pried open and stuff gone. Sometimes I leave everything as is even if I can't see the bike, my front and rear camera lenses record 30 minutes after stopping / powering down, usually this is a breakfast stop in the middle of no where, only people coming to eat.
Having said that, my last ride was with my son and his Honda 919, I left everything on the bike, he carried his helmet with him as always.