HOW TO: DIY helmet locks for your CBR!!!

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  • #3913
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    Alright guys, when it comes to locking my helmet on my bike, im just as frustrated as you other CBR owners…I’ve tried the “D-ring over the bracket under the seat” trick, but its always so hard to get my seat to go down..plus it’s messed up a d ring on my old helmet..my new D-rings aren’t quite big enough to go around, and its just pretty much a HASSLE not having a helmet lock! what was Honda thinking?!

    fret not, because I come to you, my wonderful friends with a fix-all to your helmet lock needs…the good part about it? its 100% FREE!!!!!!!

    so to start off, I popped my rear seat off…notice the two “loops” on each side of the tail that part of the seat goes in to..they honestly arent needed, they’re just there for a little bit of extra support..
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    I marked them where I wanted to cut them, and then I unscrewed them with a 12mm socket (you can see the red marks I made)
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    I popped those bad boys in a vise to hold them while I cut out my markings with a die-grinder
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    you can see my markings a little bit better in these pictures…but heres the first one cut out and pretty much DONE…
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    and heres the second one!!
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    I just cleaned them up a little bit with this bad boy, and they were ready to be screwed back in!! this job should take no longer than 10 minutes!!
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    heres my finished products! all they need now is to be screwed back on the bike!
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    heres my new helmet hooks, ready to have helmets put on and have the seat locked in to place!
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    and heres some pics of the actual helmets on the new hooks (this will not mess with the integrity of the hooks
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    heres the finished product with helmets locked on!!

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    That’s all folks!!! I hope you enjoy, and if you have any questions, feel free to ask!!! I hope this was in depth enough for you guys to understand it!!!

    #3914
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    sexy

    #3918
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    Well played.

    #3926
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    glad you guys like it…I hope you guys use it, cause its SUPER easy!! all you gotta do is unscrew them, cut them, screw them back in…simple as that…lol…what takes the longest out of the whole project is getting the tools out and putting them back away!!!

    im bout to get started on some frame sliders also, I will post a DIY for that too…it’ll save you a good $150!

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    Nice and not what I expected!

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    glad you like it speedy, its a super easy to do mod that everyone should do to their CBR to have a place to put their helmet…although I dont really recommend riding with a helmet there because the helmet might scratch your tail fairing!

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    nice, thanks a lot Mac. I’ll do this tomorrow and the frame slider too if it doesn’t rain. I have an 09 so unfortunately i gotta cut my fairing :(. Hopefully i have a steady hand lol.

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    Well I’ll have to slide by one day this week and let you cut one of mine up. I don’t leave my helmet when I go into a building but there have been a few times when just running in for something quick when this would have been helpful.

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    @nguyen I have an 06…I have to cut my fairings too!!! UH OH! =[

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    Ha nice man!! Great detailed explination… Nice helmet by the way! its the slickest looking helmet I’ve ever seen!! I only dream of having one like that some day.

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    How bout a H2 for making holes for your sliders bc I fucked up lmao plastics dont sit right.

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    @bacaboy69 STAY POSTED BRO! I have another DIY im working on right now ;)

    @rome83 haha, oh you will bro! ;)

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    @Bacaboy69 what size hole saw did you use and did you drill a pilot hole first? I have an idea of how I’m going to lay mine out to cut. Looking forward to @Mac ‘s tut.

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    ha actually sooner then I think :)

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    Nice bro. I thought these had a cable that hooked to one of the tabs that you cut off. Mine does. It goes through the D rings and hooked on the part that you cut.

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    @atx600rr I found my cable the other day when I finally opened the tool kit under the right fairing to install a cigareete lighter charger for my iphone. I just haven’t tried to use it yet.

    @mactacular I have seen where people cut the frame slider holes just slightly larger then the used a grommet to clean up the edge look of the hole. I will see if I can find the pic. It’s a smooth way to keep the fairing looking pro

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    I didn’t know it was supposed to be in the tool kit as I dont have one. Well its just an empty box in my case. I just keep the cable under the tail.

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    @ATX600rr there is a cable to do that, but its SO easy to cut a cable and have a perfectly good helmet, if you want my helmets now..you’re gonna have to cut the strap!!!

    and guys, here’s a link to the new “HOW TO”!

    http://ridecbr.com/topic/how-to-2006-cbr600rr-frame-slider-install/

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    nice job on the helmet locks!!! thanks for the heads up :mrgreen:

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    no prob bro! its a super easy mod and its TOTALLY worth it!!!!!

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    Will add this to Honda CBR Tech article database asap.

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    thanks admin! ;)

    #4228
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    I am going to try it and if I can do it then anyone should be able to do it easily…wish me luck :-)

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    Very nice man. I gotta try this when i get bored and get a chance this weekend.

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    @Jess… Good Luck not every guy would roll up his sleeves and do his own mods but a girl.. thats just impressive.

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    It will be my first hopefully not my last, and this seems simple enough :-)

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    There you go.. Thats the attitude!

    #4288
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    Jess good luck! its super easy! YOU CAN DO IT!! if you need any help, shoot me a message!

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    Very smart and practical mod, Mac. Kudos.

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    Awesome. Just bought an 07 1000 and it’s missing that little cable. I can do this for free in the garage,

    Thanks

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