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So, maybe I'm just dumb but I can't figure out how to secure a helmet using the helmet holder. My helmet is a Shoei RF-1200 if that makes any difference.

Yes, I read the manual. It literally says "attach a helmet to the helmet holder." Cool, thanks for the directions.

Any help?
 

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strap up the helmet and wrap the chin strap around one of those silver hooks. then put the seat back on.

you shouldn't leave your helmet there for long though....as it's not really a "lock", more of a holder. You'll see what I mean :)
 

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strap up the helmet and wrap the chin strap around one of those silver hooks. then put the seat back on.

you shouldn't leave your helmet there for long though....as it's not really a "lock", more of a holder. You'll see what I mean :)
The strap isn't long enough to wrap around it
 

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this guy has an awful video but at least you can see it :)


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=75Q0YrCdX9E


my helmet has enough strap to use but I guess using the metal loops is the right way, and more secure. I've only used this feature once to try it out.
Thanks for that :)

I've been 'tying' the long fabric strap around one of the metal hooks. It works pretty well and allows the helmet to sit up on the seat. Using the metal hooks would leave it hanging off the side wouldn't it? I'll try it tomorrow morning and see how it works
 

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I tried it out today. Was a little bit awkward, but it works...

Strap the helmet as if you were wearing it
Loop that over the helmet strap hook
Put the seat back into place and viola

I had to press fairly hard to latch the seat, but it would hold the helmet fairly well for temporary use. I still would rather use a real helmet lock though...
 

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I tried it out today. Was a little bit awkward, but it works...

Strap the helmet as if you were wearing it
Loop that over the helmet strap hook
Put the seat back into place and viola

I had to press fairly hard to latch the seat, but it would hold the helmet fairly well for temporary use. I still would rather use a real helmet lock though...


Yeah it was odd for me too. But that's basically how I got it to work. I've since been strapping up the helmet and looping it over the passenger peg (flip it down) NON-MUFFLER side. It'll hang low (kickstand lean) so if for some reason it does fall off, it only drop 4-6" or so to the ground. I can't image that'll ruin the integrity of the helmet should that occur.


Happy Riding and thanks for those pics. I may come back to this later in the future if I want to relearn that fiasco :)
 

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There are always these to extend:


The helmet lock that the R3 has I believe is supposed to hang the helmet down at the side.
 

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wow i had no idea we had a helmet holder xD. maybe i should look through the owners manual one more time
 

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This is how I did it with a Shoei RF-1200
That is the correct way, hanging to the side with the face shield facing rear. The metal loops of the helmet strap hook over the R3's helmet lock. The padding that normally shields your chin from the metal helmet loops acts as a cushion and goes under the loops completely protecting the paint. The helmet is tight and secure this way and cannot topple, sway, or rub the paint of either the bike or the helmet. The only thing touching the bike is padding and rubber. Can't scuff or scratch.

While the "helmet on top of the seat" method shown above may seem correct at first, the helmet is prone to topple over bouncing into the side of the bike and damaging the helmet and bike finish in the process. Also, the metal rings dig hard into the seat cushion, which could cause wear marks, or even tear through eventually.

The real trick to using the helmet lock on the r3 is following a procedure every time so you don't get caught balancing the helmet on the seat while you unlock the passenger seat, etc. Here is my procedure after turning the bike off and dismounting:
1. Take off gloves and place on tank or seat
2. Unlock passenger seat
3. Remove key and place in pocket! (Important )
4. Flip the passenger seat over and set it back down in the same spot, just upside down
5. Take off helmet and attach to the under seat lock
6. Lock passenger seat back into position with helmet attached. (You need two hands free)
7. Don't forget your gloves!

They key to this or any procedure you use is to make sure the helmet stays on your head until the passenger seat is off and you have two hands free.
 

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Looking at the picture with the Shoei, I tried doing the exact same thing with my AGV Horizon but it's not going on. Would I have to get a helmet anchor then to actually pop my helmet onto the helmet lock? would the anchor scrape against the plastic body under the pax seat?
 

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I just use a combination pad lock like below. It has a pretty long U piece at the top, so I just loop it through the D-rings of my helmet then through the extra loop of the passenger foot peg that doesn't attach to the muffler. I also extend the foot peg and rest the chin of my helmet on that too.

Sure it could be cut fairly easy, but if a thief really wanted my helmet he could just slice the chin strap. When not in use I just leave it attached, but it can easily fit under the passenger seat or just in your jacket pocket.
 

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