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Old 08-08-2007, 11:15 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I've recently added saddle bags rendering helmet lock unaccessable. Any suggestions on how and where to relocate lock?
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Bikerbrackets is a website to look at. And befoer Vo1rider shows up..... do a search for your topic, lots of threads about it.
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Thankx for the suggestion. Didn't know there was a search option. I do now.
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Glad to help ! Welcome aboard !
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There are a couple of solutions besides re-locating the existing helmet lock. One is to iinstall a Kuryakyn Universal Helmet Lock, whick clamps around a 7/8" to 1 1/4" pipe (such as frame rail or the highway bars). They also make one for larger tube mounting, which might fit the fork tube.

Then there is the one that mounts on the end of the Iso-Grips, if you happen to have them. It's a clean, finished looking tapered tip, which has a tubular key-lock on the end, and a slot to accept the 'D'-ring.

A lot of the members have moved the existing lock, and there are some photos and how-to's to be found on a search.

Lot's of choices.
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There's also one that replaces the license plate frame and gives you two locks, one on each side of the license plate. I forget the name, though.
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Then there is the one that mounts on the end of the Iso-Grips, if you happen to have them. It's a clean, finished looking tapered tip, which has a tubular key-lock on the end, and a slot to accept the 'D'-ring.
I think I saw in the last J&P catalog that the same company that makes the end-of-grips one for the ISO's (KewlMetal, I think) has started making one for our OEM grips. I'll see if I can't find a link or part number

Voila....They replace the stock bar weights.
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There is a thread called "OEM helmet lock mounted to front fender in vertical position" here at VR. It is by jet987. He moves the lock to the RF brake mounting bolt area.

I didn't like that location because of a hot brake rotor, but it works. I think it would be better on the LF side, using a fender bolt.

Anyway, think about it and see what you like.
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I tried the relocate bracket for a while and was unhappy with it. It worked fine, just not what I wanted.
I really like the kury grip end locks. I have one on either grip for a balanced look and the ability to lock two helmets. they are expensive but work well and look good - like part of the bike rather than an add-on.
If you go with those, don't lock your helmets outside when you're expecting rain. You will only do it one time. I, of course, am smarter than that.
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There's also one that replaces the license plate frame and gives you two locks, one on each side of the license plate. I forget the name, though.
http://www.lockitt.com/accessories_helmet_holders.htm
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