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For those of you, like me, who have the Russian Crash bars by Crazy Iron, and for those of you who have bought a helmet lock that fits on said crash bars, what is the best installation point and lock direction? Thanks in advance for your ideas. Feel free to post photos if you have a helmet lock installed on the frame or engine bars on your bike.

I bought the Kurakyn Universal Chrome Helmet Lock.

I have tried it horizontally on the top bar of my Crazy Iron Russian Crash bars, Vertically, on both the left and the right, and I can't seem to get a configuration that will keep water OUT of my helmet completely should it rain. Ideas?

I also want to ensure it isn't in front of tupperware that the service guys need to take off for bike maintenance.

BTW - I am not going to install the permanent screws. Instead I bought a box of longer stainless screws and stainless nylon-insert lock nuts. When I decide on the best position for my helmet lock, I'll install the nylon ones with a bit of Locktite. It is doubtful that anyone who wants to steal my helmet will come with the tools to actually pry the lock nuts off!

I have to get the helmet lock installed (and ensure I'm happy with it) before I swap out my scratched up visor on my HCJ RPHA Max carbon fiber helmet with the brandy-new one I just bought. All the scratches are from locking my helmet to my top box via a Helmetlok carabiner-type accessory. And result in glare when riding at night.

Cheers from sunny GA!
 

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Red, I think your asking too much. A helmet lock is only designed as a temporary, short term, fair weather way to secure your helmet. I don't think you will ever find a way to keep your helmet dry or bug proof without locking it inside of a saddlebag or rear box. Helmet and visor scratches just goes with the territory. You might want to consider looking for a water proof storage bag similar to those used for canoe camping just large enough to fit your helmet and cover the lock. Bags of this type can usually be stored fairly easily in your luggage since they fold flat.
 

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@jfc77320 to the rescue! Duuuh...waterproof helmet bag. Great idea!

Then I'll worry less about having wet padding! I think I can avoid dumping ANOTHER $35 on a new, unscratched visor with a properly positioned helmet lock. I'll futz with it some more. Thanks!

I have to call my service guys tomorrow, anyhow. Maybe I'll toodle over there and get their recommendation on where not to install it (so as to ensure it is not in the way of any tupperware for regular maintenance).

Cheers!
 
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After much futzing and fiddling, I decided to try my new #Kuryakyn universal helmet lock (fits 7/8" to 1&1/4" diameter bars) on the center support of my #CrazyIron Russian engine bars on kickstand side of my #Honda #CTX700. Instead of using the permanent screws, I bought additional stainless steel screws and nylon threaded nuts. When I decide on the final placement of the helmet lock I will use #Loctite with the nylon threaded nuts. I want to make sure the helmet lock position neither interferes with my operation of the motorcycle nor is in the way of my service team who might need to take off some of her fairings to do her maintenance. I rode around yesterday, making several stops and locking the helmet. No visor scraping and no issue getting the key in and out of the lock. I think I'll make this installation permanent shortly.

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The helmet lock I use is Big Pantha cable lock. This product is easy to lock my helmet and did not scratch at all. Nor there was any damage to my bike.
 
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