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View Results: Are you a helmet hanger or not?
Yes - I hang or perch my helmet on my bike. 463 88.36%
No - I put my helmet on the ground. 61 11.64%
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Old 12-04-2011, 07:05 PM   #31
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Depends on the bike I'm riding. On the mirror, over the bark buster and grip, off the right peg, on the mailbox, over the backrest, over the gps, if I have to set it on the ground it goes on it's top so bugs can't climb in. If it won't fit in the tent in the back country I fasten it to the bike so a coyote can't cart it off.
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Old 12-04-2011, 07:10 PM   #32
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Laugh Ground,smound,hanger,banger

This sounds & looks like a pretty inane thread except when you're riding with bugs roaming around your head. No matter where you put your helmet be like the cowboys of yore who always checked their boots in the am. Always look in your hat before donning it. Lots of critters can fly!
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Old 12-04-2011, 07:25 PM   #33
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Get a hat full of those cuddly little fire ants and you'll stop putting your stuff on the ground.

A helmet on the ground beside the road indicates a distressed rider in these parts.
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Old 12-04-2011, 07:29 PM   #34
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A helmet on the ground beside the road indicates a distressed rider in these parts.

Yup, here too and I try to avoid it, but ever since a buddy gave me an Arai I'm a little more careful since I can't really afford to replace it.
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Old 12-04-2011, 08:20 PM   #35
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Damned helmet hangers...
... OP, do you have a more dirt oriented bike you do the same with?)
Yes I have a KLR 650 and I still never hang my helmet. This is a surprisingly interesting and deeply philosophical thread!
Please consider "Ground" to also include any suitable flat surface, when responding to the poll.
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Old 12-04-2011, 08:23 PM   #36
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Damned helmet hangers...
I'm a ground (or table if available) guy - but never the way pictured in the original post... always upside-down.
Excellent! I tried to modify the poll to include any flat surface when responding as a non-hanger.

Anyone care to elaborate on why they prefer being a non-hanger?
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Old 12-04-2011, 08:57 PM   #37
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Look where my helmet is...

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Old 12-04-2011, 09:29 PM   #38
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In order of frequency:
  1. Take it with me.
  2. Leave it in luggage
  3. Set it on gloves on ground under bike
  4. On seat
  5. Hanging
Never, ever set it on the rock wall looking down from Tioga Pass...
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Old 12-04-2011, 09:43 PM   #39
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Never, ever set it on the rock wall looking down from Tioga Pass...






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Old 12-04-2011, 10:57 PM   #40
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My factory helmet locks were unusable in the stock location, so I added lock relocators that moved them to the back of the bike.

For fuel stops I'll use the right bar. For slightly longer stops, I'll use the trunk if I have it with me and it's empty, or a helmet lock if the trunk can't be used. If I'm stopping to eat or for the night, it goes in with me.
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Old 12-05-2011, 12:27 AM   #41
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On the mirror, all sort's of filth on the ground, not forgetting the bug's crawling around.
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Old 12-05-2011, 03:25 AM   #42
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Old 12-05-2011, 03:35 AM   #43
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I had to vote perch/hand, although I think that implies placing the helmet in such a way that it can be knocked to the ground. F.W.I.W. if I leave it with the bike, it goes on the helmet lock. Bad area/bad weather, it goes with me.
Gererally, I do what's best for the helmet. (fricking things aint cheap)
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Old 12-05-2011, 03:52 AM   #44
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I usually carry it with me, but if its going to be a long stop I have a bag that has a steel mesh between two layers that you can lock to the bike. Keeps out the rain and other unwanted things. I have known people who have cable locked their helmet to the bike come back and find its been pissed in!
Pissed in? Does that mean it was rained in, beer poured in it, or actually pissed in?

I never know with you Englishmen

I leave my helmet tucked on the bars up by the instrument cluster. Sits there very secure and hides the GPS mostly.
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Old 12-05-2011, 07:17 AM   #45
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I never even considered setting it on the ground, not sure why you would do that unless you really scared of it falling. I either hang it from the mirror or lock it in the top box. Every time I set it on the seat it seems to fall off so I stopped doing that

Passenger foot peg seems like a good idea....
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