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Thanksgiving morning. I went downtown (35 miles away) early to get a cup of coffee and was inside maybe twenty minutes. When I came out, two D-rings were hanging where my HJC Symax was on the helmet lock.

The lousy scumbag cut the strap and got my gloves too. Well, no M/C shops, Goodwill or anything open and no one to call, I decided to chance the ride home helmetless. Taking side streets rather than the freeway, thinking the local cops might be more understanding than CHP, I made it about 5 miles when a Winger rode up next to me.

He wanted to know where my helmet was and I told him my sad tale. Well, he said his parents lived about a half mile from here and he had a helmet he would loan me for the ride home. He saved me a ticket or possibly an impound.

Aren't bikers great people!
 

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Thats the first time I have ever heard of that. We leave ours just sitting on the bike all of the time. I'm sure it does happen more than I know, just this is the first time since I've been here that someone has posted this. I wonder if they could install a homing chip in a helmet ? :rat:
 

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Now that has to leave you standing there shaking your head!

I've heard a lot about people leaving their helmets attached via the helmet holders only to come back and find stuff dumped inside their helmets (normally liquids). Even once I heard where someone took a piss inside someones helmet that was attached to the trunk. But this is the first I've heard of them cutting the darn thing off and stealing it.

Just has to make you wonder what people are thinking these days.
 

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Lost Helmet

So far I too have been lucky in not having any problems with either someone trying to steal or dump crap into my helmets as they hang from the handle bars. Now if someone did piss in it, I would rather they just took it as I would have to throw it away.
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Dewman, I know what you mean. The situation where someone pissed in a set of helmets hanging from the trunk of a GL1500 actually took place at a GWRRA Wing Ding. Can you believe it!!
 

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He saved me a ticket or possibly an impound.
I'm sorry to hear about your helmet - that just isn't right. You have to wonder if the guy was drunk or something, because that seems like a stupid stunt more than a valuable theft.

That said, I have to ask in reference to the above: what state do you live in? I'd like to avoid it.

If a cop can't understand that situation and let you off with a warning, there's something very wrong around there. Seriously, impounding is an option? :eek:4:
 

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I fret, everytime that I leave my Helmets on the bike. Stinking things are so bulky, that you hate taking them in a restaurant with you, as usually there is no good place to store them.

When traveling, the trunk is usually filled with necessities, so that is not an option.

I think what I hate the most, is to be out of town and find yourself without a helmet, and not knowing where to get another. Sure I would hate loosing $800 in helmets and headsets as well.

When I do leave my helmets on the bike, and I am in a restraint, I try my darndest to keep the bike within sight of my expected seating. However this is not alway feasible.

Glad you made it home, without a "Police Escort".

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It makes you wonder if the moron that stole it was just a vandal, or was so stupid that they didn't realize the helmet would be worthless if he cut the strap! :x
 
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I usually leave mine sitting on the seat - but here we have no helmet law and wearing a helmet is not "fashionable" so not to many bikers wear them.
When I'm in the cities I put it in the truck just to be safe.

Makes you mad though and the worst thing is you know there is no chance you will ever see it again. :cry:
 
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I usually leave mine sitting on the seat - but here we have no helmet law and wearing a helmet is not "fashionable" so not to many bikers wear them.
When I'm in the cities I put it in the truck just to be safe.

Make you mad though and the worst thing is you know there is no chance you will ever see it again. :cry:
 

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Actually the helmet is still valuable....the thief takes it to a cobbler shop and has new rings attached after telling the repairman that he was really lucky to 'catch' the bad guy before he got away with the helmet. Then the thief takes the helmet and sells it at a flea market! :cry:
 

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I normally hang the helmets off the handle bars, and stuff my gloves up on the dash. . think I may have to change the way I do things. As for peeing in a helmet??? You don't want me catching ANYONE doing that in ANY HELMET, evn if it belongs to a hells angel, thats just rude and stupid
 

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Don't loose your helmet, use a cable lock

I never used those D-ring locks for that very reason. For those times when my trunk or saddle bags are full, I carry a small cable lock which works with full face or flip-up helmets. Just run the cable through the chin bar and then through the seat grab rails, or even the handlebars, wheels, what ever is handy. I also use the for securing leather jackets that I don't want to carry around but can fit into a saddle bag, just run the cable through the sleeves. Sure, they can still get it, but the scumbag has to work at a little more
 

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Wondering if the straps can be replaced.....

I think the thef can have them replaced on some helemts. Thinks but not sure.
 

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WinginHunk has one solution to the problem. A ready-made way is using one of the gun locks that is a cable+lock system (put on most Rugers, I think). Anyway, I drilled a 3/16" hole in the rear of my Open Faced helmets, thread the cable thru the hole and around the handlebar of the bike, and snap the cable into the lock, keeping it all together. Also keeps the helmet interior dry, as there is not enough room to turn the helmet upside down. Did the same with the Closed Faced helmets, but put the hole in front of the helmet under the mic. And, yes, I know you are not supposed to drill or modify helmets, etc. Locally, you can get the gun locks from Walmart, or a gun shop. I got mine from a dollar store.
 
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