Rustynuts
Hi All,
Just a out there question. chasing suggestion as to what you all use for a helmet lock. My Chief is the firs bike i have had the dosen`t come with a lock .
Find it a bit of a pain taking it with us every time we stop for a lunch stop or a beer 
looking forward to all your recommendations
Black 2016 Chief Vintage 
Stage 1 Air Cleaner
Van and Hines exhaust with turn down tips
IMRG  Au 101551
Brisbane Northside
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Dr.Shifty
I used to carry a cycle lock, one of the cheapy cable ones. The plan was to thread it through the chin piece and lock it to the bike somewhere. However, when I asked around I found I knew nobody who ever had a problem with a helmet being stolen from their bike. Some of the people I ride with have Sena comms on their helmets (some of them on this forum) and they still leave it sitting on the seat.

These days the lock sits in my pushy kit for when I want to lock it up at a coffee stop. I know several people who have had their pushy stolen, it's a very different situation.
Cheers, Kim.

From Woodrising (no, nobody else has heard of it either)
Rides a Springfield Dark Horse
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JuanPoop
Generally agree with Doc, although if I leave my bike for an extended time, I will often use my version of that cheap plastic covered wire cable (and combo lock) that he refers to.

I usually sit the 3/4 helmet on my bars (fits snug facing forward) and thread the cable through my windscreen fasteners on both sides and the helmet D ring. It makes me feel like my screen is safe too - ha!

I also take my rider back rest off (sometimes) and put it into my locked hard bag.  Don't know why, just feel that it is too easy to lift off.  If I am using the full face helmet, I position the helmet over the rider back rest and thread said cable through the chin piece and wrap it around the rear crash bar a few times so that the helmet and back rest cannot be lifted up at all without removing the cable. 

I accept that the cable could be fairly easily cut, but I am OK with that risk. 

I am in deterrence mode, not prevention.   

Usually, as Doc infers, I simply put the helmet on the bars and go about my business.  I save the locking for extended stays, or parking slightly dodgy areas.

aka - John
2017 Springfield - grey / burgundy
Northern Beaches - Sydney
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V-Twin
Dr.Shifty wrote:
...when I asked around I found I knew nobody who ever had a problem with a helmet being stolen from their bike. Some of the people I ride with have Sena comms on their helmets (some of them on this forum) and they still leave it sitting on the seat.
I have not heard of anyone pinching a helmet off a motorcycle either.  I wear an open face helmet that will not fetch much if a low life stole it and try to sell it down the road. I have two identical helmets.  The 2nd one has my Sena comm unit attached.  When leaving that helmet behind, I do remove the Sena unit and just leave the helmet behind.
Let's be kind to one another.
Melbourne, Victoria
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Richard Dixon
Never had a problem in areas with passing traffic, too many people checking out the bike,
we regularly leave 2 x helmets on the bike  - 1 over the brake pedal & 1 over the RHS mirror
However I Always carry a long shank paddlock with bright blue plastic cover on the lock in the saddle bag
When in the city I will lock the chin D link to the back rest carry bar with long shank padlock (easy to see the blue lock, hard to where it goes, bloody strong & not worth the attention required to quickly steal) 
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