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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 24-Apr-2015, 10:04 AM (628) Thread Starter
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Unhappy Where to store bike clothes?

Got a question to ask, Its great to go on a ride, and maybe stop for a hike in the mountains. I have this problem though of how to store my riding Jacket and pants, boots and my very expensive Shumberth helmet. They are too big and bulky to go in the panniers, and I don't feel like carrying them for my hike, especially in some isolated area's I would like to visit. Having them stolen or the thought of them being nicked while I am away from the bike, even with a cable lock running through the jacket and helmet stops me from going on these hikes. What are some options? best case scenarios?
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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 24-Apr-2015, 04:19 PM (888)
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I stash my boots and jacket in the panniers and my helmet in the top box. If not enough room, there are cable locks that can secure your helmet and jacket to the bike. Boots are tough though, if not in secured luggage.
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post #3 of 10 (permalink) Old 24-Apr-2015, 05:13 PM (925)
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I pull a steel wire through the sleeves and the helmet and the attached it to the bike with my handcuffs. No issues yet
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post #4 of 10 (permalink) Old 24-Apr-2015, 05:19 PM (929)
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As the others have said, a cable lock through pants legs, sleeves, and helmet chin bar takes care of most of my riding gear. Some motorcycle boots are comfortable enough for hiking.
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post #5 of 10 (permalink) Old 25-Apr-2015, 03:46 AM (365)
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A Packsafe net is the way to go..you can bundle jacket/pants/ boots and helmet all inside the steel netting and the lock it to the frame of the bike...they come in different sizes ....REI sells them as well as EMS...got mine from EMS...pricey (around $90)but not as expensive as your gear...not sure where to purchase in Canada.
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post #6 of 10 (permalink) Old 12-Jun-2019, 12:20 AM (222)
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Well, I put my helmet jacket, and gloves in a steel box and lock it with my bike, because on a bike there are not other options are left to save stuff.

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post #7 of 10 (permalink) Old 12-Jun-2019, 06:09 AM (464)
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post #8 of 10 (permalink) Old 13-Jun-2019, 05:57 AM (456)
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I do the cable thing as well but I'll put the travel cover over the bike if I'm going to be away for a while. Zero security but a lil outta site outta mind may help. I've gone into a store with the helmet hanging on the mirror, gloves on the tank and key in the ignition frequently in small town Canada, gotta love it. Wouldn't do it in Toronto
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post #9 of 10 (permalink) Old 13-Jun-2019, 10:05 AM (628)
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On my 2009 and 2019 GSA the full size box holds a helmet and jacket. Not always possible when traveling. I have a helmet leash for the rear rack that I use when on a trip.

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post #10 of 10 (permalink) Old 14-Jun-2019, 08:26 AM (560)
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I use a Helmetlok II for the helmet, don't really care about the rest. If someone really wants to wear my smelly jacket, more power to them; it's insured!

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