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Hi guys I'm just wondering what everyone does with their helmets when they park up and go shopping, eat in a restaurant or daily duties etc.
Do you always carry it with you Or lock it on your bike? how do you lock it up?
 

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Unless at a bike night where most others are respectful of others property, I carry it with me. Never once used the helmet lock.
 

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I have a Sena bluetooth system on my helmet so I always have to take it with me.
 

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I keep that with me all the time with other gears(leather jacket, pants, knee guard, gloves). With how much i'm lodging with me a helmet won't make a difference lol
Others who use those helmet lock around the area they really cut down to almost no protection gear(not even gloves on some riders) just for the convenience. I'm just glad that I don't work in ER anymore to see those kids come into trauma room
 

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I've never used the helmet lock either, rarely use any under-seat helmet lock since I'd have to take the luggage off, and that's more hassle than just taking the hat with me.

If I'm going to be gone a few hours or someplace I won't have room to schlep all my gear, I run a 6' bicycle cable through the helmet's face opening, one sleeve of my jacket, a strap of my back protector and one leg of my pants, and lock it all to a wheel with a padlock. Gloves go into a saddlebag, boots just stay next to/under the bike, maybe underneath the jacket. Never had anything walk away on its own.

Then again, I once left a pair of Oakleys lying on top of my saddle for like four hours at Vintage Days, and they were still there when I got back. (Only to be eaten by my dog a month later ...)
 

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I run a 6' bicycle cable through the helmet's face opening, one sleeve of my jacket, a strap of my back protector and one leg of my pants, and lock it all to a wheel with a padlock.
Same here. You can then usually stack it on the seat with everything covered by the jacket to keep it cool or in case it rains.
 

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I either take it with or use the under-seat lock. Just depends on where I'm at and how long I'll be away from the bike. Quick trips, good part of town = lock it. Sketchy part of town = take it with.


The instructors in the motorcycle safety foundation course I took advised placing it on the ground behind the front wheel to be the safest place for it..... how 'bout no on that one lol
 

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The nicer the helmet and/or the sketchier the parking spot, the more likely someone will decide they want your helmet and take it. People have had their helmets cut off the seat lock - which is doubly stupid: not only did the owner lose the helmet, but the thief had a basically useless helmet with no way to attach the chin strap.
 

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The nicer the helmet and/or the sketchier the parking spot, the more likely someone will decide they want your helmet and take it. People have had their helmets cut off the seat lock - which is doubly stupid: not only did the owner lose the helmet, but the thief had a basically useless helmet with no way to attach the chin strap.
It is, but think of it that way, you still lose whether the thief gets it or not.
The hassle of replacing anything is already making you lose(time, or even 10bucks part). I wuld just not leave it to chance now unless it's my own garage or something
 

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If it's just to go into a gas station for a quick "pitstop", I leave mine hanging on one of the mirrors with the gloves layed on the dash. Never had a problem, but these are rural areas where I do this. When I rode to work a few years ago, I had a safe place in the break room for all my gear--stuffed into my locker and a large duffel bag which stayed at work. I'd be more concerned with thieves simply taking the whole bike if left for hours in a parking lot; one of the downsides of a having a light bike.
 

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I have a SHOEI RF-1200 that came with a nice felt drawstring bag that I put the helmet in right after I take it off. The bag sort of works as a little backpack, so I take the helmet around with me and usually plop it on my desk. I'm super neurotic since my RF-1200 is matte black, so I really try to not even touch the paint or let it get dinged, marked, scratched, etc.
 

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sometimes I use a helmet lock ,locking it to my handlebar crossbar on my Triumph ,my girl locks her's to her passenger foot peg on the side
 

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Helmet backpack

Might pick myself up one of these. Not just for the helmet but as a general backpack.
 

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I try to take it with me when ever I can, if I go for a breakfast or a coffee and I'm eating inside it comes with me. If I'm running in to grab a coffee to drink in the parking lot with some buddies and I can see it the whole time I'll leave it on the ground beside the front wheel. If I'm going into a store for something quick and I can't see it I'll use the helmet lock.
 
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