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Helmet Lock relocation on Suzuki Boulevard C50-T

If you do not have saddlebags then the helmet lock works great. If you have the "T" model then it is useless.
I relocated it inside the saddlebag.

Granted if someone wants to steal your $500.00 helmet this would not stop them. My helmet cost only 50 bucks and this mod is just so that I don't have to carry it everywhere when I get off the bike. Sure you could use a big old cable with a lock but that would mean you have to carry an extra key or remember numbers. The lock was already on the bike, I just put it use.

I don't know what size screw and nut I used it was in my box of assorted stuff.
Since I had everything on hand my cost was zero but if you don't it will cost you only a few bucks.

Note: you have to make two holes, one for the screw and one for the nipple on the back of the lock.
And thanks to someone else that mentioned in a post that you have to buy the security bit set ($5.00 @ Lowes) to get the lock off the bike.

Hope this helps someone.
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DIY is fun. As an aside, most police departments give out free gun locks, albeit with keys, and oft times a shielded cable. Works great for securing many things to a bike. Maybe I have been extremely lucky, but in all my years of riding I never have lost anything to theft.
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Not the worst idea.

I carry a somewhat long combination cable.
It comes in handy if I feel I need to lock the bike to something, or if I don't feel like carrying around my jacket and helmet, I run the cable through the sleeves and helmet and lock them to the bike.
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I moved my helmet lock to the right side of the frame under the seat. I cut off a thick shelf (?) bracket to length of the lock and mounted the thing with a simple lock nut and bolt (had to drill an additional hole for location tab). I strapped the plate with the lock attacked to it to the frame with a hose clamp wrapped in a piece of rubber - the bolt used to tighten it is deep under the seat area. Unbolting this thing without some major disassembly of the bike is close to impossible, especially when it is locked. I could hang the helmet off the side, but i just made a 6 inch stainless steel wire loop, and feed it through d-ring and lock the other side. Helmet rests comfortably on the saddle, and I can even cover the whole thing with heat reflective cover if I have to leave the bike in the sun.
The setup was virtually free, with the exception of hose clamp and security torx bits I had to buy to take the lock off it’s original location. It doesn’t get in the way when riding, standing or walking the bike. It is flush with the side cover, so basically it is flush with the body of the bike.
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Not the worst idea.

I carry a somewhat long combination cable.
It comes in handy if I feel I need to lock the bike to something, or if I don't feel like carrying around my jacket and helmet, I run the cable through the sleeves and helmet and lock them to the bike.
I carry a decent length combo lock/cable to secure the helmets but never thought about my jacket.. Good idea! Just have to remember to take my cell phone, keys, and wallet with me if I leave it behind.

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