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    Do People Steal Helmets?

    I oftened wondered if people steal helmets off motorcycles that are parked. I always notice helmets just sitting on the seat or hanging off the handlebars.
    I've never wanted to buy an expensive helmet just in case people do steal them. Sure we have helmet locks but they can be compromised very easily. My guess is that no one steals them. Have you ever heard of helmets being stolen?
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    My friend went to a shopping mall, locked his helmet on his bike and left the gloves on the speedo/tach. Gloves were gone when he returned. My guess is the helmet would have been gone also if it wasn't locked.
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    Our helmets have intercoms on them. When we are somewhere were they could go missing I lock the helmets on with intercoms on the inside agaist the bike so you can't see them. Lol the intercoms cost more than the helmets.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TopPredator View Post
    ?......... Have you ever heard of helmets being stolen?
    Yes, on a western trip, an acquaintance of mine had his helmet stolen twice (2 helmets)...both times at gas stations.

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    I have not had one stolen, it is generally a bit smelly, hopefully they notice and pass for a more expensive, less offensive half lid off a Harley
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    Quote Originally Posted by jbfla View Post
    Yes, on a western trip, an acquaintance of mine had his helmet stolen twice (2 helmets)...both times at gas stations.

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    Yeah a lot of drug addicts hang around gas stations. It's easy picking because most people leave there car unlocked when they go inside.

    So what do you do when you are in a state with a helmet law and your helmet just got stolen? I guess I would report it and then ride off after the police leave.
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    Years ago while living in Denver I took a sweet young thing to dinner in Evergreen, some miles up in the mountains. Left the helmets, both mine, sitting over the mirrors of my BSA Goldstar. Returning from the restaurant both helmets were gone. It was a bit of a cold ride down the mountain. I have locked helmets or taken them with me ever since. Scotsman

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    My helmet has the new fangle style clip, haven't found a way to lock it and really don't want the added weight of a hard case. Everyone says carry it around, but I'm a clumsy f**k and more likely to drop/bang it into something.
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    I put my helmet on the mirror and wrap the chin strap around the stem then cinch it up. That way someone can't just grab n' go. Not foolproof but it will slow them down.
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