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Projekt D Helmet locks for C-14
« on: October 17, 2018, 09:29:05 pm »
We got spoiled with the  helmet locks on the Goldwing and were always struggling to get two modular helmets in the Givi top box. Two HJC fit fine, but when I replaced my HJC with a Shoei Neotec, it didn't fit quite so well.

 I found these on the Projekt D site. There's a black powder coated bracket spanning the two rearmost holes in the luggage rack arms and two locking helmet locks, one on each side. Total including airfreight from Taiwan was $65 and some change. Kit was $49, shipping was about $16. Shipping time was about  10 days  http://projektd.com/product_info.php?cPath=27_58&products_id=163



The kit came with four keys that are interchangeable with the two locks, spare bolts and two thicknesses of washers. The washers were to space the front of the rack up level by the same thickness as the bracket itself.

Installation was simple: remove the top box, unscrew the four hex screws holding the rack to the arms (Phillip's in Tx rack, btw); level the rack with the bracket at the rear and the "thinner" of the washers - 2 MM, I believe, at the front. Reinstall the screws and reset the box. Done.

Took longer to unpack the box, unwrap the bracket, and open the screw bag than it took to install the rack.  Not quite as "robust" as the Honda locks, but they should work fine.

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Re: Projekt D Helmet locks for C-14
« Reply #1 on: October 18, 2018, 11:06:57 am »
Nice post Ron.  :great:

Any chance you could post a pic with the helmets locked in the new mechanism??

Pretty please??  :beerchug: :beerchug:

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Re: Projekt D Helmet locks for C-14
« Reply #2 on: October 18, 2018, 12:49:18 pm »
I got one of those within a week or two of getting my C14 and use it every time I travel or my wife rides with me. Works great and is a super simple solution that Kawasaki should pay attention to!

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Re: Projekt D Helmet locks for C-14
« Reply #3 on: October 18, 2018, 01:11:40 pm »
Looks good Ron.
I've been thinking about adding helmet locks.
Your post may have pushed me over the edge...
Which rack do you have on the bike?

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Re: Projekt D Helmet locks for C-14
« Reply #4 on: October 18, 2018, 04:25:47 pm »
I added those not long after I got my 2009 back in 2010. It was a serious pain without them, though I did fins a long shackle pock that I could use to lock the helmet. The Projekt D helmet locks are much more convenient. I find it odd manufacturers leave them off now on many new bikes.

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Re: Projekt D Helmet locks for C-14
« Reply #5 on: October 18, 2018, 06:22:34 pm »
Looks good Ron.
I've been thinking about adding helmet locks.
Your post may have pushed me over the edge...
Which rack do you have on the bike?

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Re: Projekt D Helmet locks for C-14
« Reply #6 on: October 18, 2018, 06:23:55 pm »
Nice post Ron.  :great:

Any chance you could post a pic with the helmets locked in the new mechanism??

Pretty please??  :beerchug: :beerchug:

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Re: Projekt D Helmet locks for C-14
« Reply #7 on: October 18, 2018, 06:28:41 pm »
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Re: Projekt D Helmet locks for C-14
« Reply #8 on: October 18, 2018, 08:15:02 pm »
Yes! (good enuf?)
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Re: Projekt D Helmet locks for C-14
« Reply #9 on: October 19, 2018, 02:35:08 pm »
Ron; Please don't say "W___"...   :truce:
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Re: Projekt D Helmet locks for C-14
« Reply #10 on: October 19, 2018, 07:34:46 pm »
Ron; Please don't say "W___"...   :truce:
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Re: Projekt D Helmet locks for C-14
« Reply #11 on: October 19, 2018, 07:38:22 pm »
Nice post Ron.  :great:

Any chance you could post a pic with the helmets locked in the new mechanism??

Pretty please??  :beerchug: :beerchug:

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Re: Projekt D Helmet locks for C-14
« Reply #12 on: October 20, 2018, 10:07:59 am »
Thanks Ron!

Great pics.  And I was going to say -Uh...NO, NOT good enough!!  :rotflmao:

i do like the "realtime" pics better.  And even better than you had the GIVI Box installed with the helmets locked in place.

So, let me ask you:  even WITH that massive box on, you don't choose to stash the helmets in there??
I can fit two in my 55, except for those times when I have it stuffed full of gear when on the road, so I Do get the necessity.
Which box IS that anyway??


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Re: Projekt D Helmet locks for C-14
« Reply #13 on: October 20, 2018, 12:51:48 pm »
It's the 52L. It's really not as big as it looks, that's because I was close to it with the phone. Look at the picture on the left and youl'll see it in perspective.



I  bought it 7-8 years ago for the C-10. It's big, but doesn't cause any airflow problems. We always put both helmets in when I had an HJC modular like her silver one. I went to the Shoei and with the Sena communicator on the side, The Shoei is just a little too big to fit with another helmet. The HJC's would fit sitting upright or on their sides with the bottoms to each other. The Sena communicators add about an inch to the width and the Shoei is taller than the HJC, which fits my noggin better. The Shoei will fit in the left side case which is the alternative. Sometimes, I'll put the Shoei and my Klim mesh jacket in the topbox,  if I'm by myself.

By using the exterior locks, we can fold our jackets and put them in the Givi and hang the helmets. We can easily put both in the Wing topbox which is even bigger.  We (I) won't use the hooks all the time, but when you need a little more room, I think they'll be helpful.  Like  I said, we were dealing with it  and the Wing set up got us spoiled.
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