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I have been looking for a helmet lock that I can install to my 2005 Sportster. HD does not offer one. I have looked and looked and there seems nothing except BS locks. I want a lock that installs to and stays on my bike. One that doesnt rust and looks like it was ment to be there. Barendres does not make for Sportster. What happened Sportsters fall between the cracks? Does anyone has a nice intallation on their Sportster?
 

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45732-86 fits 03 and earlier. I bought one and sold it at a loss on Ebay cause it wasnt right. Would not fit frame tubes or my engine guard.
 

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I got one of those free gunlocks given away by a local anti-gun organization. A locked gun is pretty useless IMHO. But, they make a great helmet lock. It's a master lock body with a short vinyl covered calbe loop attached. Fits in your pocket, tool bag, or tank pouch with ease.
 

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Believe me, I have looked at all these suggestions before. My head must be in a cloud. Im thinking that there should be a lock out there like Yamahe puts on its bikes. Cheap, effective, looks good, unobtrusive and you dont have to put stuff in your pocket to use it. Maybe Im just wishful thinking. I looked at the Boltz lock. Beautiful! $65! And you have to carry the cable around in your pocket according to the seller. I just want to lock up my half helmet. Guess Ill Master Lock it to the mirror for 10 bucks.
 

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I got BarEnders, they look like part of the bike. I can post pics if you want.
 

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I have always used my fork pad lock to lock my helmet on the Sportie. Just put your helmet d-ring over the lock shank before locking the fork. I have even locked two half helmets this way many times.
 

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Hey Flaps, i dont understand. I have a 2004 fxdl and the fork lock mechanism should be the same. Please clairfy. thx
 

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I have always used my fork pad lock to lock my helmet on the Sportie. Just put your helmet d-ring over the lock shank before locking the fork. I have even locked two half helmets this way many times.
I lock the fork but I have not seen an available shank. Ill have to look closer.
 

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Flaps is refering the old Harley fork lock method. Required a seperate pad lock to lock you forks. It was not built onto the bike, you had to carry a pad lock around.
On that note, I use the Krytonite Horse shoe disk lock and lock my helments to the disk with it.
 

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Maybe I am to old school. On the Sporties they lock with a pad lock at the lower tree that's where I lock the helmet. I just slip the helmet d-ring over the pad lock shank before locking.

Tell me if the Sporties no longer use a pad lock to lock the fork. I just havn't looked to close at the new ones.
 

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You know, that idea about using a disc brake lock is pretty good. That way, you won't forget to unlock the brake and well, you know...:badmood: :brows:
 

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Yea, as long as the disk isnt hot. I am not sure if a helmet will burn???:blink:
 

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Never had a problem with the disk being hot, by the time I back up, get off, get my sh1t together, it is usually cool.
Another trick to keep from fking up you front disk and other stuff, if you use a disk lock, is to get one of the attachment cords they give you at casinos for your betting card. It has a key ring and one end and a clip on the other.
I put the key ring through the lock and strech the cord, Like an old phone cord, around a mirror and to my ignition. Good reminder.
You can get them at the info desk of any casino even if you do not want their card. Lot cheaper than Kryptonits version, its free.
 

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Luggage cable

I carry a 'luggage cable' on my sporty.....K-Martz sells them. About as big as the palm of your hand, has a retractable 5'-0" cable and combination tumblers.. I can lock my H-D quick detach windsheild, helmet and jacket with it. The cable rolls (automatically) back into the body of the lock. I put the cable thru my jacket sleeve, put a helmet 'd' ring thru it and with the extra cable , thread it thru one of the windsheild brackets and then around the down tube. You would have to have 'cable cutting' pliers to cut through it (or a cutting torch). Plus they only cost aroung $5.00.
 
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