Have you ever had your helmet roll off your seat and get damaged? Now you can store your helmet safely with this Australian Helmet Hook that sits on the end of your left handlebar.
The Helmet Hook is designed in the USA and injection-moulded in China from 1/4″ ABS plastic and has a metal washer inserted in the middle for the bar end bolt to go through and two holes in the “J” section to fit a padlock.
American inventor George Penev says the Helmet Hook was born from frustration.
“I simply dropped my helmet one too many times. My helmet only cost me $137 and it still hurt every time that thing fell on the ground and started rolling around. I can only imagine what people feel that have a $500-700 helmet.”
NEVER PLACE YOUR HELMET …
On your seat because bit can easily fall off in a gust lot wind or if the bike is bumped. Then your helmet and/or visor is scratched and possibly damaged even to the point of not being able to wear it safely.
On the mirrors or footpeg because they will indent the inner lining. And don’t place it on the ground as spiders and ants can crawl inside and make a surprise visit down the road!
And let’s not forget that most service stations don’t have anywhere for you to safely store your helmet even though they demand you take it off before refuelling.
Some bikes supply a helmet holder under the pillion seat, but they are sometimes difficult to access because you have to remove the seat first and/or the helmet rests up against the body work, scratching the helmet and your bike.
The Helmet Hook is easy to access, it can be locked securely and the helmet doesn’t rest against the bike, but swings freely by the chin strap D-fastener.
Bill says the only bikes e knows where it won’t fit is BMWs with a wider bolt, which can be rectified by people drilling out the metal washer, and some Hyosungs that did not have screw on bar ends.
You can use the Helmet Hook with ratchet-type quick release chin straps, just by threading the strap itself through the hook an can able locked with the padlock.
It may not be able to be used with some bar-end mirrors.
Australian importer Bill Murphy says the hook can be rotated out of the way so it is no hindrance to riding.
We tried it on a couple of our bikes and found it didn’t get in the way of the clutch operation.