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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 04-09-2011, 07:45 AM Thread Starter
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Every bike I have ever owned has had a place to snap, lock, loop up your helmet strap to hold it on the bike...am I missing something or does Victory not have one on the XC???
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I don't know of any Victory's that came with it. You have to go aftermarket.
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XC/XR do not have helmet locks. It's not a big deal if you wear a 1/2 or 3/4 helmet simply put it (or them) in the saddle bags and lock the lid. There aren't a lot of options on where to put a lock if you have the forged bars. You can't use the easiest ones to find, they are usually made for tubular bars. Here's a few suggestions:

Change to Kuryakyn grips and get the grip end locks.
Fab a plate for a standard helmet lock -- install inside highway bars.
Buy the Victory Trunk and have instant room for 2 full helmets.
Fab a mount for bag protection bars.

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On page 118 of the April issue of Rider magazine is an ad for a helmet lock that's a carabiner with a combination lock. Go to www.bestrestproducts.com and check out their Helmetlok. It's useful for more than just locking a helmet.

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These might work if the Vision grips are the same. I was thinking about adding them to my bike if they work.

Edit: They do work. Here's the install video from the manufacturer. The description says it fits the XC/XR.


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I wear a full face Shoei RF1100 (fantastic helmet) after looking around the house I finally found a use for the crappy cable locks that comes with every handgun purchase.... its just long enough to wrap around the saddle bag rails and through the front face portion of the helmet. It holds the helmet securly so there is virtually zero movement, cant slide off and hit the paint or move more then about a half an inch if someone with sticky hands trys to grab and run.



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These might work if the Vision grips are the same. I was thinking about adding them to my bike if they work.

Edit: They do work. Here's the install video from the manufacturer. The description says it fits the XC/XR.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PKkg648UiXA
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I wear a full face Shoei RF1100 (fantastic helmet) after looking around the house I finally found a use for the crappy cable locks that comes with every handgun purchase.... its just long enough to wrap around the saddle bag rails and through the front face portion of the helmet. It holds the helmet securly so there is virtually zero movement, cant slide off and hit the paint or move more then about a half an inch if someone with sticky hands trys to grab and run.

My go-to helmet is also the RF1100, but I ride a Hammer, so I don't have bags to do this with unfortunately. Plus I'm running custom bar-end mirrors that come out of the grips, so I can't use them for this purpose either... and I am frustrated carrying my helmet in everywhere I stop.


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On page 118 of the April issue of Rider magazine is an ad for a helmet lock that's a carabiner with a combination lock. Go to www.bestrestproducts.com and check out their Helmetlok. It's useful for more than just locking a helmet.
Until I find a better solution, I ordered one of these. Thanks Ric, you are one of the most helpful and resourceful members here and I appreciate when you pop into a thread and drop some wisdom.

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my 1/2 helmet will not fit in the saddle bag

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I was picking up my t-shirt and entry for the Santa Toy Run sponsored by Renegade Classics and came across a single locking carabiner without a strap (they with and without a strap)in the store. I only paid $11.95 for each one (got two). Works like a champ. On the manufacturer's website at www.lockstraps.com, the exact on I got is item #801: Single Locking Combination Carabiner, they sell it from their website for $15.95 but like I said, I found it at Renegade Classics for $11.95. I latch it onto my saddlebag guards on my 2011 Cross Roads. Also sells on Amazon for 11.95.

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