Motorcycle Classics Garage: HelmetSecure helmet lock
No place on your bike to lock your helmet? The HelmetSecure lock just might be the ticket.
The complete HelmetSecure before mounting on handlebars
Product: HelmetSecure helmet lock
We see a lot of odd accessories around here, but the HelmetSecure from Peevey Weyland is a pretty cool little device that owners of standard bikes – which means most bikes of the classic genre – could find really handy.
Elegantly simple, the HelmetSecure consist of two chromed, half-moon pieces that clamp around standard 7/8”, 1” or 1-1/4” diameter bars (with necessary rubber insert shims to adjust to different sizes), followed by a heavy duty lock assembly incorporating a 15-inch long coiled, nylon-covered braided-steel cable. The first two pieces mount to the bars with a single recessed allen-head bolt, and the lock assembly slots and then bolts to the assembled mount with another recessed allen-head bolt, which is impossible to access when the cable is locked in place. Pretty nifty, and if you click through the photo gallery you can see how the lock’s built and what it looks like mounted.
Because of its construction, it won’t work on anything but standard tube bars, so if you’re looking for something for your 1982 Kawasaki GPz you’re out of luck. But if your ride of choice is, say, an old Norton Commando or Triumph Bonneville you’re in, and it looks to us like the HelmetSecure would work on the majority of Harley-Davidsons and metric cruisers on the market, which, we’d guess, is the lock’s intended audience anyway.
But that doesn’t change the fact the HelmetSecure represents a real alternative to riders of older bikes who’d like to be able to leave their helmets with their machines at the end of a ride. And the lock’s easy enough to remove that if you want it out of sight for a show or some other event, you can remove the entire unit in just a minute or two.