Having a biker’s helmet stolen is a story that has lost its charm in the biker’s club. I’ve heard folks losing two in a week. How irritating is that? Well, there are some neat tricky little locks that you can use. And that’s what we’ll be talking about today.
How to Use Motorcycle Helmet Lock?
The last thing you’ll want after buying a perfect motorcycle helmet for your motorcycle is some random thief stealing it. So, further investment for locks is necessary to save your previous investments. Here are some of the popular locking options and their way of use listed below.
1. Built-In Motorcycle Lock
You can save the hassle of locks and buy a motorcycle with a built-in lock. Some motorcycles come with this privilege, you don’t have to buy any extra lock for them. But it varies by model. According to your model, the lock can be a separated key lock or a hook located under a lockable seat.
Way to use it
It’s so easy that you only have to pass the helmet buckle through the lock and close it. But the use is only applicable for helmets with a D-ring designed helmet fastener.
If your motorcycle doesn’t come with built-in locks, the regular padlock is the cheapest and easiest locking option to go for. It has a normal lock design. You can use any suitable part of your motorcycle where it will fit effortlessly such as handlebars, footpeg, or any portion of the bike frame.
Ways to attach the lock
There are different ways and parts to attach the lock and helmet to the motorcycle. The list is given below.
If you choose handlebars to set your helmets, it’s better to go for the middle part. All you have to do is pass the helmet buckle through the lock and then lock it to your motorcycle handlebar.
Using passenger peg
The pegs are the most used part to lock a helmet. First, flip the peg down to use it as a rack of sorts for the helmet. Then, lock the helmet as usual. But it’s suitable for low traffic areas only, otherwise, your helmet can get damaged.
You can also use your saddle to store the helmet. Remove the detachable seat, put the helmet under the seat, lock it normally, and put the seat back as it was. It is a safer process.
3. Mesh Cord
This lock system features a thick cord including a rubber coating for extra durability. You can use it with an idle padlock and key. The cords will cover the helmet and this system will lock your helmet into place.
Ways to use it
This is a very versatile option of locking your helmet. By using this lock, you can store your helmet anywhere on the bike. It’s similar to the ways of attachment of padlocks.
4. Motorcycle Helmet Lock
It is the most secure and safest way of locking your helmet. The small and lightweight designed lock includes a sturdy cable to provide ultimate security to your helmet. But this lock is not applicable for open face or half face helmets.
Way to use it
Here are the steps you need to follow to use this helmet lock perfectly.
Step 1: Thread the cable
The rubber-coated cable is used to thread them through the under area of your helmet and out by the visor opening. After that, store it to your bike frame or any other part as your wish.
Step 2: Lock the helmet
After being done with the threading accordingly, lock away your helmet with keys or a combination code. This code is for the models that provide this type of lock.
5. Bicycle Chain Lock
You can use your bicycle chain lock to secure your helmet. The long chains will provide a large range to put your helmet after locking it. Besides, it will also give a space for the security of your motorcycle jacket as well.
Way to use it
The steps are similar to that of a motorcycle helmet lock. First, you have to thread the lock cable through the helmet’s bottom portion and then lock it to the desired part of your bike.
6. Pistol Lock
A pistol lock can also be used to lock your motorcycle helmet. You can get one from the nearest police station for free or for a very low cost.
Way to use it
Thread the lock around the helmet chin portion and then lock it as usual to any suitable part of your bike.
7. Bolt Lock
This lock has a cylindrical shape and is functioned with a key. It comes with a set that includes a bolt washer, lock, cable, and keys. You can also secure your jacket by this lock.
Ways to use it
The steps to use this lock is given below.
Step 1: Install the bolt washer
Remove any bolt from the bike that doesn’t contribute to the movement or riding of the motorcycle. Now insert the bolt into the bolt washer and secure.
Step 2: Secure the lock
Put the open part of the lock against the washer. Then slide the block on with a key and turn until the key comes out.
Step 3: Secure the helmet
When you’ll want to store your helmet, just insert the key into the lock to remove it, slide the cable on the bottom part of the helmet, insert the cable into the lock and finally lock the bolt lock with a key.
Carrying your motorcycle helmet with you wherever you go is a very exhausting thing to do. You cannot just underestimate the most important element of your ride and put the investment in danger. Motorcycle helmet locks surely bring relief.
Hopefully, the information on these locks and the ways of using it will help you choose the preferable lock for you. Once you get and use the best lock for you, thieves will sweat to death while taking what’s yours and fail.
Also read – How to Carry a Spare Helmet on a Motorcycle?