Helmet storage on bike

Helmet storage on bike

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Siy

Original Poster:

428 posts

166 months

Tuesday 10th September
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Hi guys - looking for some advice please.

I currently have a scooter that I use to go to the station every morning. its a Yam X-Max 250

It does the job well. But having not ridden for 15 years, I am getting the bug again!

Basically want to replace it - am between loads of things - BMW 600 scooter - or proper bike. maybe Harley (long term itch) or one of many other bikes.

My issue: I ride every day to the station. I dont want to take my lid on the train with me, hence the storage under the scooter's seat is great to leave it in.

If I buy a bike, eg harley XL 1200 sportster, I will probably chop the rear fender and go Bobber style.... But that leaves me with the problem of what to do with my helmet.

A top box would do - but would look awful. So is there any soft and waterproof type helmet bags atht you would recommend that I could put it in and lock to the bike - so the helmet doesn't get wet etc?

Or does a good one that really is waterproof just not exist ? what do others do?

really grateful for any help

Edited by Siy on Tuesday 10th September 14:00

crofty1984

13,448 posts

151 months

Tuesday 10th September
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Honda nc750x? Proper bike and a helmet boot.

Dr Jekyll

18,084 posts

208 months

Tuesday 10th September
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Helmet getting wet is only an issue if it's upside down. You can always pass a chain through the visor opening and lock it to the bike that way, depending on where you leave it a cheap cable lock could be sufficient.

Lazermilk

2,733 posts

28 months

Tuesday 10th September
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crofty1984 said:
Honda nc750x? Proper bike and a helmet boot.
Was going to suggest this, a colleague just got one and seems decent, although his helmet doesn't fit in the 'frunk' so check that first!

A500leroy

725 posts

65 months

Lazermilk

2,733 posts

28 months

Tuesday 10th September
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I used to have a Yamaha XVS950a which had a helmet hook under the seat, so unlock the seat and hook the D rings around the hook and lock seat back again and nobody could easily take the helmet, wouldn't solve the waterproof problem but surely options for that too. Thankfully being in Vienna I rarely needed it wink

Siy

Original Poster:

428 posts

166 months

Tuesday 10th September
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Thanks - some good thoughts there - will look into the Honda - Not sure its quite the bike I was hoping for, but its def a start... thanks

gareth_r

3,256 posts

184 months

Tuesday 10th September
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How far away is the station?

Pothole

27,632 posts

229 months

Tuesday 10th September
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Don't. Just don't. A cheap, battered-looking scooter with helmet storage is what you need. Anything else WILL eventually get damaged, stolen or both. Avoid the Chinese rubbish with the plastic panel beneath the headlight as they are simple to hotwire in about 20 seconds.

2 bikes is the answer.

Siy

Original Poster:

428 posts

166 months

Wednesday 11th September
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Thanks Pothole - and Damn! yes , i am coming round to this fact I think, despite not wanting to. I dont really have the space (my wife wont let me!) have 2 bikes - but think the scooter does make more sense, and gives me better protection from the elements. train station is only one mile away.

This is a case of head over heart I guess!

Ok - any views on the BMW C600 / C650 scooter... that may be the way forward?

A993LAD

893 posts

168 months

Wednesday 11th September
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On mile away!!!!!

Good grief man, pushbike for gods sake and be done with it.

You could cycle to the station, park your pushbike and put a lock on it in the time it will take to put your biker gear on.

Lazermilk

2,733 posts

28 months

Wednesday 11th September
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A993LAD said:
On mile away!!!!!

Good grief man, pushbike for gods sake and be done with it.

You could cycle to the station, park your pushbike and put a lock on it in the time it will take to put your biker gear on.
Agree with that, then you can get a proper bike for fun on weekends etc too.

Finglonga

74 posts

99 months

Wednesday 11th September
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In bike storage or panniers, nothing else worth the risk IMO, do not chain it to bike and leave on the floor as a dog WILL pee on it (yes been there had that). If you put it high up, chained to saddle, someone will knock it off and damage it or as said it will fill with water if it rains.

Siy

Original Poster:

428 posts

166 months

Wednesday 11th September
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pushbikes dont have engines!

Huffy

325 posts

167 months

Wednesday 11th September
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A500leroy said:
I use one of these and have done for a couple of years - lock it through the top yoke and leave it siting on the fuel tank - length of the lock cable means it can't fall off...……….that said, given the choice I would have scooter as well, but like the OP apparently 2 bikes is too many.....

skmark

156 posts

111 months

Wednesday 11th September
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This is what you need....

https://www.angrylane.com/products/the-helmet-safe...

Pacsafe made one ages ago which I used for years, unfortunately it was stolen along with my last scooter. I too gave up on station scooters due to theft and have moved on to a lovely Ducati Scrambler which I now lock very securely at the station . I wrote to Pacsafe about their defunct helmet bag and they pointed me at Angrylane who now make them under licence. It took a little while to arrive from the US and it's not quite the quality of the old one, but it does the job very nicely.

Siy

Original Poster:

428 posts

166 months

Friday 20th September
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great work - thanks all....

yeah - I def need a scooter and a bike - but the missus isnt happy that I already have 2 cars and a scooter... getting a 4th vehicle just wont happen...sadly!

Marlin45

1,109 posts

111 months

Friday 20th September
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Siy said:
great work - thanks all....

yeah - I def need a scooter and a bike - but the missus isnt happy that I already have 2 cars and a scooter... getting a 4th vehicle just wont happen...sadly!
Does she 'need' 2 or more handbags? wink

Pothole

27,632 posts

229 months

Friday 20th September
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A993LAD said:
On mile away!!!!!

Good grief man, pushbike for gods sake and be done with it.

You could cycle to the station, park your pushbike and put a lock on it in the time it will take to put your biker gear on.
Two locks. At least.

Siy

Original Poster:

428 posts

166 months

Tuesday 22nd October
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Thanks for the words of wisdom - I bought a BMW C650 GT at the weekend. lovely to ride.... heated seats and grips.
Only downside is its pretty heavy (in comparison to my XMax 250 !) for a one mile commute. But lets see how it goes....
Thanks