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    Ground strap?

    Help needed with what the cable thing under the seat is. One side is bolted, the other has a loop on it, but I canít sort out what it is.

    The manual doesnít seem to help, ground strap search came up with nothing.

    Thanks!

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    WAG - helmet lock?

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    Might help to tell us what kind of bike and maybe a pic?
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    The other WAG: a lot of times on the GS's of that vintage, the small little rear access hatch would flex enough over rough roads, that it would pop off and be lost. Some owners would loop a safety strap of sorts around the lock barrel in an attempt to prevent this cover loss. Pictures are worth a lot in this scenario
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    Ah sorry, this is 1999 Funduro and yes, I think itís a helmet lock strap/cable now that I look at it. The idea being you loop it through the helmet and to that small metal loop under the seat, then lock the seat in, and youíve got a helmet lock? I guess it could work. Itís an odd design though, no?

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    Perhaps not the oddest thing about a Funduro.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mykrs View Post
    Ah sorry, this is 1999 Funduro and yes, I think itís a helmet lock strap/cable now that I look at it. The idea being you loop it through the helmet and to that small metal loop under the seat, then lock the seat in, and youíve got a helmet lock? I guess it could work. Itís an odd design though, no?
    Quite a few newer bikes come with a little loop somewhere under the seat, welded to the frame, so you can use your own cable (or maybe BMW sells one?). I'm betting they are choosing to go to this style of lock, instead of the standard metal U-loop, as many helmet manufacturers have done away with a d-ring chinstrap. Plus, some of us want to lock our jackets/pants to the bike too.


    Here's an example of what it looks like on an Hexhead RT - on the left hand side, looks like a "7"

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