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    Helmet on the mirror........

    Doesn't resting the helmet on the edge of the mirror locally compress the expanded foam liner and tend to degrade the structural performance of this critical safety equipment?

    If needed, strap / cable your helmet to the seat/frame, rear rack or other luggage.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 36654 View Post
    Doesn't resting the helmet on the edge of the mirror locally compress the expanded foam liner and tend to degrade the structural performance of this critical safety equipment?

    If needed, strap / cable your helmet to the seat/frame, rear rack or other luggage.
    I always hang my full-face Arai from the right side rider foot peg, by the chin bar. I'm sure this does not in any way damage the helmet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AKsuited View Post
    I always hang my full-face Arai from the right side rider foot peg, by the chin bar. I'm sure this does not in any way damage the helmet.
    Ever find something that found its way onto your peg.....on your chin?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Omega Man View Post
    Ever find something that found its way onto your peg.....on your chin?

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    No.

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    It's not a wide open location as far as wandering pirates , heck, my key is prob still in ignition...for those who remember what keys are

    Do what makes you comfortable, it kind of depends on how life has treated you before.
    My helmet often is on top of bars and gauge cluster and jacket over that if not in SketchyTown
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    I am here at the rally, and I have seen LOT of gear left with the bikes, unattended. Heck, I even saw a pair of riding boots next to a helmet that was sitting on the ground near the foot peg. Also notice gear with various methods of being secured. To each their own. Cheers!
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    I use a cable lock designed for skis. It's light and compact.
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    Try A Bike Cover

    A simple bike cover can save a lot of anxiety. Here's a photo of my RT at Lebanon. Under the cover are a helmet, jacket, pants, tank bag, boots, and my luggage. I needed to leave the bike to register, and it spent all day unmolested. In my experience, covers work well at motels/hotels too because nothing of interest is on display. Here's the photo:

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    I put my helmet on a foot peg and bungee corded my Aerostich suit to the seat. I did lock my topcase with the computer and stuff in it.
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    Put mine in the cockpit along with my gloves and often the ignition key, then cover the mess with my 23 y/o Darien jacket.
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    Someone mentioned covers....I have never done that but one time we stayed in Tumwater Or....what a **** hole! Didn't help that my cheap friend booked us in at the Motel 6....people were living and dealing out of the motel....so when it got dark we did this...lol



    My view from the ****ter



    Great for doing maintenance too....lol




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    Tumwater is in WA not OR.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EUGENE View Post
    Tumwater is in WA not OR.
    Yes, of course...thanks.

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    No covers needed for those bikes.

    Thanks for posting. Got a good chuckle.
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    Quote Originally Posted by trevorf View Post
    Someone mentioned covers....I have never done that but one time we stayed in Tumwater Or....what a **** hole! Didn't help that my cheap friend booked us in at the Motel 6....people were living and dealing out of the motel....so when it got dark we did this...lol
    Motel 6, not even on my list of places to stay!

    There is one in our city. At least every month the cops are over there busting someone for drugs or prostitution. I would feel safer sleeping on a bench in the city park!

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