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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 05-01-2018, 02:59 PM Thread Starter
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Dragster Helmet Lock: Simple, Inexpensive, and Invisible (when not in use)

Hi MV’ers,

After checking this Forum for helmet locks, I came up with the following option for my Dragster, and thought it may be of interest to others / may have application to other bikes.

Image 1: Purchase a stock OEM helmet lock cable from a Honda CBR300RR ($6.15 USD).

Image 2: Location where the helmet cable exits when used; this is the stock gap under the seat, left side.

Image 3: Under body panel tab in lower right corner, remove 1 screw, loop (do not anchor) one end of helmet lock cable, replace screw.

Image 4: When not in use, the ‘loose’ end of helmet cable rests easily under the existing under-seat plumbing.

Image 5: Additional image of where the ‘loose’ end of the helmet cable rest when not in use.

Image 6: To use, thread the ‘loose’ end of the cable through helmet D-Rings (or chin bar, but it'll be tight), then loop it around the trim panel clip. To ensure that the cable does not accidentally slip off the clip, I used a 5mm longer bolt with this trim panel clip.

Image 7: Close up image of the ‘loose’ end of the cable looped around the trim panel clip. Note that the distance between the tip of the longer bolt and the frame is the thickness of the cable.

Image 8: The helmet lock cable in use.

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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 05-02-2018, 03:53 AM
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I just have a cheap cable lock that a loop around the forks and through the helmet - which then sits on the tank.

Simple effective and cheap.

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Nice and clean. The way all MV's should be. For $6.15 not a bad price.

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Nice job..... Thanks for sharing.

Your basic plan could be used on a lot of other bikes with adaptation. There are also some other bikes out there that come with helmet cables like the Honda one you found. You can also make your own of any length with items available at any good hardware store.

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Hi Hawk,

Thanks! Yes, there's several options... my goal was to have something attached to the bike, something that I did not have to carry (and possibly forget, possibly lose).

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Hey Allworld,

Thanks! Yes, considering the cost of a lid (AGV, Arai, Bell, HJC, Suomy), $6.15 is easy money... and keeps honest people honest!

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Hi Esq'z Me,

Thanks / you're welcome! Yes, as noted, this may have application to other bikes! You're spot on in that there are a multitude of OEM helmet cables, and absolutely, I could have made my own custom length with hardware store cable (clear coated to protect finishes) and a compression fitting. However, I have ten thumbs (cue disturbing visual image) and putting a hammer in my mitts is an invitation to something (including said thumbs) getting inadvertently and severely mashed. Ho ho! Seriously, ordering the cable on-line (via cheapcycleparts dot com) took less than a minute, which freed me up to explore new GPS options for the Dragster, capable of easily mounting on / transferring to my other bikes.

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Hi Hawk,

Thanks! Yes, there's several options... my goal was to have something attached to the bike, something that I did not have to carry (and possibly forget, possibly lose).

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Yeah sorry - my post came across as a bit critical / couldn't care less.


It's a great solution you have come up with

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