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Helmet U-Lock

Does anyone use a bicycle U-Lock for their helmet?
Maybe this Kryptonite?

I want to run the U-lock through the chin guard and attach it to the bike.
Otherwise, with other locks anyone can use a box cutter to cut the strap...
I have a new Shoei helmet, so I'm not eager to lose it.
I tried using a cable but its a pain the butt...






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Don't blame you for not wanting to lose your new Shoei. We have Neotech models and don't want to lose them either. No reason why you couldn't use a U lock except for finding somewhere to carry it. We found flat cable locks with braided steel cables along each outer edge. Picture a wide heavy gauge mesh belt with steel cables sewn along each edge of the belt. They work well for us and don't take up any room when not being used.

I'd include a photo but they're 2400 miles away at our winter home - sorry!
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Thanks Arion. I can certainly attach it to the bike when not in use, or in one of my sidecases...


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I'm probably thinking of this. since its longer:




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Thanks Arion. I can certainly attach it to the bike when not in use, or in one of my sidecases...


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Ah, side cases? Which ones did you select, why, and how do you like them. I'm looking for some for my 310R mostly because I'm spoiled - our other bikes have side cases and I miss them on the BMW.
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Handgun cable lock <$10

I have been using a handgun cable lock, available at Walmart
Winchester Cleaning Kits Winchester 15" Hardened Steel Cable Lock $9.59

Does the job and easy to carry.
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Yeah Dave, I tried the handgun lock. But it scratched my paint and I had to put a piece of electrical table around the cable.


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Arion. I got the SHAD cases. I love hard cases. Can simply hose them out to clean. Also they are easy on and off, And even easier to turn around and take something out/put it
in while at a light, without having to get off the bike. I also got the SHAD top case. It's a little fat and I don't have it on all the time. Just for weekend trips. I mostly keep the
side cases on, since I never know if I am going to make an impromptu visit to the store on the way home. With all 3 cases, I would have no problem riding coast to coast
with a tank bag also. The cases can also be easily removed with the lock key and taken into your house or hotel. The only down side to having the cases on, is that I have to
watch for extra room to lane split, which is a favorite and legal hobby here in California. Although I only do it when traffic is crawling or stopped.
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Arion. I got the SHAD cases. I love hard cases. Can simply hose them out to clean. Also they are easy on and off, And even easier to turn around and take something out/put it
in while at a light, without having to get off the bike. I also got the SHAD top case. It's a little fat and I don't have it on all the time. Just for weekend trips. I mostly keep the
side cases on, since I never know if I am going to make an impromptu visit to the store on the way home. With all 3 cases, I would have no problem riding coast to coast
with a tank bag also. The cases can also be easily removed with the lock key and taken into your house or hotel. The only down side to having the cases on, is that I have to
watch for extra room to lane split, which is a favorite and legal hobby here in California. Although I only do it when traffic is crawling or stopped.

Thanks for the info; they look to be a good size without overwhelming the bike. One last question - who did you buy them from?
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