MO TESTED: Helmet Snake

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Why not? This vinyl-covered metal cable makes it straightforward to hold two helmets from a single lock, and if it makes you’re feeling safer, the 18-inch model allows you to loop it via the chin bars as a substitute of simply the D-rings. On the GSX-S1000 we performed with the Snake on, you could possibly simply as simply use the different helmet lock beneath the opposite aspect of the passenger seat to hold two helmets, however the Helmet Snake makes issues a bit extra handy and safe. And in case your bike has any form of baggage that makes the helmet lock laborious to get to, the Snake is your reply.

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The draw back of that comfort on bikes just like the GSX-S is that the 5mm cable leaves a niche between seat and bike which may encourage a low-life to shove some form of lever in there and rip the passenger seat clear off.

However on a motorcycle with an actual old style helmet lock, the Snake would make it a lot much less hazardous and awkward to lock up two helmets in a single lock.

Underneath the crimson PVC plastic coating, the Snake is a reasonably sturdy seven-strand stainless-steel cable that’s four.6mm thick. My 7-inch diagonal cutters obtained via the plastic coating, however couldn’t make a dent within the cable. An actual jerk would most likely have bolt cutters, which is my excuse for not having any readily available to check on the Snake.

It’s like bicycle locks lately: Knowledgeable thief will defeat any lock given a minute or two, however this one ought to hold the informal pilferer at bay. In case you have a pair of actually costly helmets and also you’re going to be gone for some time, good luck.

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Anyway, given the little or no storage required to hold a Helmet Snake round, and the low worth of admission – $14.95 for the 18-incher and $12.95 for the 14-inch Snake – it’s a helpful sufficient factor to maintain in your bike not only for securing helmets but additionally for different unexpected cases the place a metal cable with loops on both finish is likely to be simply the factor. Securing your Garfield to the again of your Gold Wing? Excessive-tech pockets chain? Gerbil tug of warfare? Who is aware of?

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