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Does anyone know of a good helmet lock for a Vulcan 900? Either it doesn't have one or I'm just not finding it. lol. So, I'm looking after market. The only ones I've seen so far are the Kurykan Grip ends.
 

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I have not looked too hard so the Kurykans are the only ones I've found, but I do like the idea. As far as what is on the bike now, you will find it under the seat.
 

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The 900's helmet lock, at least on my '07 LT, is under the seat. You have to unlock and lift the seat to find the thin peg sticking inward on the left side. You slide the D ring onto the peg and lock the seat back down. It's a little tight fit for my Shoei Syncrotech, but usable. I usually, instead, simply stick my helmet on the sissy bar and lock it with a cable lock.

The LeatherLykes I put on also have a helmet lock on each bag. You unlock and lift the lid, put the helmet's D ring through the peg that's riveted at the back of the bag and lock the lid down. I've used the Leatherlike lock a few times, but have felt either the 900's lock or a cable on the sissy bar a little more secure and better looking.
 

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I hang mine on the grip or take it with me.
I use it as a shopping basket.... before I installed the trunk, if it wouldn't fit in the lid, it wouldn't fit on the bike ;)

The Kury (or Kewl Metal) Iso bar end locks are very nice, but many lids (either short or thick D-rings, or lids with factory quick-release) will require that you use the lock extensions. These are a PITA, as you can't leave them on the locks when riding, so you have to put them in your pocket or a bag, then fish them out when you park.
 

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Mine was easy....bought a $30 fulmer 1/2-lid, not worth stealing!
 

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My 900 didn't have the helmet lock under the seat, so I went w/ the Kuryakyn. Didn't have a place to mount it until I put the engine guard on. Frame rails are too big for the clamps, and I didn't want it on the handlebars.
 

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I put on the Kury License plate mount with the lock on the side. Product Page . Works well though the helmet is close to the ground when hanging from it.
 

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May I suggest The LockItt Company - Motorcycle security, Luggage and Accessories . They make the Lok-it helmet lock that attaches to any round tube, and they also sell all the others so you can see what's out there at one site. You might end up buying somewhere else, but at least you can see what's out there.

I was going for the Lock-it but i bought Leatherlykes with integral helmet holders instead.

Cheers!

John
 

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I put on the Kury License plate mount with the lock on the side. Product Page . Works well though the helmet is close to the ground when hanging from it.
+1 when I owned the 900 I used the plate version. Just make sure you dont hang it so the helmet falls on the pipes.
 

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I use a frame lock mounted just above my rear brake master cylinder.

Thanks a lot, everyone! I'll have to take a look and see if the wife's '06 has the under-seat option. Otherwise, where'd you find yours, Pooker? She likes that one.
 

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Can someone take a picture of their stock helmet lock. The one that is under the seat. I have looked and can't find mine at all.
 

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Can someone take a picture of their stock helmet lock. The one that is under the seat. I have looked and can't find mine at all.
Will see if I can do a pic soon, but it is not a typical lock set up you are looking for. Pull the seat off and about 8" from the tank on the left side you will see a bent back tab of metal, the helmet is locked in by setting the seat back in place.
 

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Does anyone know of a good helmet lock for a Vulcan 900? Either it doesn't have one or I'm just not finding it. lol. So, I'm looking after market. The only ones I've seen so far are the Kurykan Grip ends.
The owners manual said there was one under the seat. I looked and looked, but couldn't find anything that looked like a lock. I was at the dealer and told him I couldn't find the helmet lock. He has it is just a little piece of bent wire under the seat and is a piece of c*&p that messes up the underside of the seat so they take them off and throw them away.:frown: I just bought a small brass lock and lock the d-rings on the helmet to the handle bar or sissy bar. Gun locks (the cable type) work well also.
 

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He has it is just a little piece of bent wire under the seat and is a piece of c*&p that messes up the underside of the seat so they take them off and throw them away.:
DO WHAT!?!?, not sure what dealer that is, but he can't be serious. Granted it's not a thick post like most helmet locks but it works just fine and in no way comes in contact with/messes up the seat. It's a little funky having to take off and replace the seat to lock your helmet, but I like the idea that you don't see it when not in use.
 

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It's a little funky having to take off and replace the seat to lock your helmet, but I like the idea that you don't see it when not in use.
Unusual for modern bikes, but that's how most of the vintage Japanese standards with the "banana" seats were.
 

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It'd work perfect if the D-ring side of my Scorpion was half an inch longer. There is also a ring on the other side of the seat, it really is the light cable keeper BUT it works as a helmet lock as well. Problem is there that your helmet hangs on the exhaust. Oh, and the left side hook puts your helmet right over the seat keylock, so you have to wiggle your helmet around to get the key in. I think the extra half inch would help tremendously.
 

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DO WHAT!?!?, not sure what dealer that is, but he can't be serious. Granted it's not a thick post like most helmet locks but it works just fine and in no way comes in contact with/messes up the seat. It's a little funky having to take off and replace the seat to lock your helmet, but I like the idea that you don't see it when not in use.
That is what they said, and they have been very good to me so I didn't complain. I'm not sure I would want to take the seat off everytime just to lock the helmet down anyway. As I said, I just picked up a little lock that works great.
 
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