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Old 02-24-2013, 04:05 PM   #31
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I have my KLR tore apart right now.....here is your hook on my BMW G650GS. I had a mount for a fuel bottle on the rear pannier so I just ziptied it to that.....works great.



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Old 02-25-2013, 09:45 PM   #32
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So this is mainly for dirt bikes. I think my friend would have a fit if his helmet came in contact with his purdy new Concours.......He's funny that way.
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Old 02-25-2013, 11:17 PM   #33
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So this is mainly for dirt bikes. I think my friend would have a fit if his helmet came in contact with his purdy new Concours.......He's funny that way.
Its for any bike......but the owner cant be a sissy apparently.

Ive got one on my .......wait for it....... choppa. .....then again I dont give a dead mooses last shit if my helmet touches my bike.

Hell I gots one on my ATV.......and I may put one on my John Deere mower - ATGATT mowing.....yeah!

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Old 02-25-2013, 11:31 PM   #34
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Old 02-26-2013, 06:49 AM   #35
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So this is mainly for dirt bikes. I think my friend would have a fit if his helmet came in contact with his purdy new Concours.......He's funny that way.
My original intent was for dual sport bikes. Though my dad tossed one on his road bike, I keep them on my race bike, my trials bike, and when the time comes for me to get another road bike, it'll get one too.

When it came down to it, I just wanted a reliable place I could set my helmet. Mirrors were always floppy, footpegs were coated in mud, and who doesn't love hearing the thwack of their helmet fall off their seat?

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I dig the Black\Red combo there!


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Old 02-26-2013, 07:02 AM   #36
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My original intent was for dual sport bikes. Though my dad tossed one on his road bike, I keep them on my race bike, my trials bike, and when the time comes for me to get another road bike, it'll get one too.

When it came down to it, I just wanted a reliable place I could set my helmet. Mirrors were always floppy, footpegs were coated in mud, and who doesn't love hearing the thwack of their helmet fall off their seat?

aaronrkelly,
I dig the Black\Red combo there!


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Yep, same problem I HAD. I kept dropping my brand new helmet and it hurts in my SOUL when that happens :(

Good job on making the hook though.

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Old 03-07-2013, 03:47 PM   #37
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It's come to my attention that there is another Helmet-Hook available on this site. Very cool to see more options for bike parts out there. The name sounds oddly similar to my part, but what yah gonna do.

I read of there being concerns about the strength of the Helmet-Hooks not "holding their weight" so to speak. Whether the concern is Cable Ties holding the hook on your bike, or if it's the fact that the Helmet-Hook is made out of plastic. All very valid concerns, so allow me to help with giving you some info.

Quick Background, I work in the Injection Mold industry. I have been making molds for 10+ years, and have been designing molded parts for 5+ years. I've dealt with just about everything under the sun when it comes to Injection Molds, Machining, and Plastics.

I took more time than I should have to design the Helmet-Hook, but that's life & product design. I CNC'd many prototypes before I settled on the final design. At which point I manufactured the Injection Mold. I ran the mold on our Arburg molding machines and have been more than thrilled with how everything came out.

I chose Nylon 6/6 as the material of choice for the Helmet-Hook. Keys to me were that it must not bend under the weight of the helmet and it MUST not get brittle in the cold. While there were a few other choices out there, Nylon was the best fit, especially with it's ability to take to color additives so well.

Fixturing to the bike, I chose Cable Ties. I know many may think "How can you trust your 500$ helmet to lowly Cable Ties!!", well quite honestly each Cable Tie included is rated at holding 50# of weight. The Helmet-Hook includes 3 of these Cable Ties. If your helmet manages to break one of these Cable Ties when you put it on there, contact me and I'll send out some fresh zip-ties to you.

If you don't want to use Cable Ties, there are some phenomenal 3M double sided tape options (think GoPro mounts) available that will hold your helmet, and probably an elephant too.

If you have any suggestions for changes to the Helmet-Hook, let me know. The current design is good, there is ALWAYS room for improvement. If you have any questions, let me know.

Until then,

Happy Roosting!


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Old 03-07-2013, 07:00 PM   #38
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I'm the one with the other hook and yes, the name is close to yours or rather, the same but without the hyphen but really, what would I call it?

Also, I had no idea about your hook until someone else pointed it out to me. Luckily, the designs have nothing in common.

I was also toying with the idea to put a helmet on a helmet hook logo but since I see that you now added it to yours, I'll obviously refrain.

Good luck with the sales.

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