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Why couldn't Honda just install a old fashion helmet lock? I hate removing the seat and tail bag just to lock the helmet up and the cable is thick.
 

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I agree. I picked up a new cbr300 in black/yellow about 3 weeks ago, and the location of the helmet lock is not only annoying to access, but with your helmet hanging there it's going to scratch up your plastics.
 

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The default method (aka free method) does suck. But there are some alternatives!

There are some aftermarket locks you can add from the CBR250R forum that actually look pretty nice



Or you can buy a longer & thinner cable to use for the under seat mount. Makes it easier to rest the helmet on the seat and can go through the faceplate
 

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The default method (aka free method) does suck. But there are some alternatives!

There are some aftermarket locks you can add from the CBR250R forum that actually look pretty nice



Or you can buy a longer & thinner cable to use for the under seat mount. Makes it easier to rest the helmet on the seat and can go through the faceplate
Good tips, I have seen that thread on the aftermarket locks and there are some great options out there that look the part too.
 

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The default method (aka free method) does suck. But there are some alternatives!

There are some aftermarket locks you can add from the CBR250R forum that actually look pretty nice



Or you can buy a longer & thinner cable to use for the under seat mount. Makes it easier to rest the helmet on the seat and can go through the faceplate
Got a link to that one? It looks good.
 

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Maybe it is where I live but I have never locked a helmet down in my life and never had one stolen.

I am real curious if this is something that happens regularly in other parts?
 

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Maybe it is where I live but I have never locked a helmet down in my life and never had one stolen.

I am real curious if this is something that happens regularly in other parts?
It happens a lot in some areas

See here for the worst example I've seen. CBR500 owner had his helmet ripped off the seat lock, damaging his bike in the process. For a $100 helmet

The busier the city, the more likely there will be some yahoo willing to steal, or some joker that wants to take it just because they can
 

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Agreed

Check out the forum for the CBR250R, there are a few different helmet lock options discussed there that should work for the CBR300 too



Might not be as secure (an allen wrench toting villain could get it) but a thief with bolt cutters could get your helmet no matter what
Because people are always carrying around allen wrenches. :D

Speaking of which, I really want one of these...

http://the-gadgeteer.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/Leatherman-Tread.jpg

I just wish they weren't so expensive. Maybe I will wait for the chinese knock off.
 

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I never use a helmet lock... on the very rare occasion that I leave my bike parked somewhere out of my sight, my helmet goes with me.
 
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Helmet lock fixed, I never used one on any bike ever, seems the exhaust or hot engine was always a concern for me, Shoei x12 helmet is the current primary helmet & it always goes with me, sometimes I even fold up & carry the helmet bag if I know I am going to be somewhere for awhile


I do have a gun lock that would work as a helmet lock if I ever need one, just have to take it with me but is no big deal


the Triumph Bonneville never had one either although I knew Sato made a great after market helmet lock for the Triumph & glad to see from the above link now for the Honda also, the 74 cb450 stock helmet lock got shaved with the café project


ride safe
 

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I bought one of these Helmetlok links and it is super easy to put one or two helmets on the link and then hang it on the rear foot peg hanger. I leave it hanging there when not in use, so it takes up no space and is quick to use. They are sold all over the Internet. They are sort of pricey but the time savings is worth it.
 

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I was not able to figure out how to get the stock "lock" to work, even after watching a youtube video on it. I can't get the seat to close easily.

I bought one of these Helmetlok links and it is super easy to put one or two helmets on the link and then hang it on the rear foot peg hanger. I leave it hanging there when not in use, so it takes up no space and is quick to use. They are sold all over the Internet. They are sort of pricey but the time savings is worth it.
I have the same thing and it works great. I run the "reminder cable" from my disk brake lock (that I never use) through the shoulder strap of my airbag vest then through the lock, then leave the vest on the seat.
 

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anyone can cut a helmet strap, which is then easy to replace..

if a car knocks your bike over, attached helmet takes the impact..
helmet is handy for carrying gloves etc, or stays on until under cover
in rain/cold.. similarly goes on before walking out into rain..

good helmets are expensive and become 'part of you..
why risk leaving it out there, vulnerable to any nutcase..

to each their own, of course..
 

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I spent over $400 on my Shoei and lock it up with the same U-lock that I use for my fixed-gear bicycle. I use the fork tube so the helmet dangles down by the front wheel. I keep the visor open and slide the lock around the chin part of the helmet, not the straps.

Link to the the lock I have: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B06XCMWW9H/ref=ox_sc_act_title_2?smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER&psc=1

I'm more worried about some mentally deranged person urinating on it, or worse, than I am about them being able to steal it.
 
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