Keeping Your Gear Safe

3 Sep

I’ve been using a cable-style helmet lock for years. Hubby (my gadget guru) bought it for me. I don’t use it as much to prevent theft — depending on where I am and/or how long the bike will be unattended — as to make sure my helmet doesn’t fall off of the bike. It’s very convenient and fits easily in my tank bag.

I’ve often thought it would be nice to have a longer one that I could use to secure my jacket to the bike. To “keep people honest” as Hubby likes to say. We all know motorcycle gear ain’t cheap, right?

My Gadget Guru struck again recently when he spotted this in an ad in the latest BMW MOA magazine.

Jacket Caddy

Jacket Caddy

 

It’s nice and bright so I can find it easily in my tank bag AND people clearly see my jacket is secured. I can thread it through my helmet lock and secure them both together. Easy, effective, and inexpensive.

Shipping was very fast and the quality is good, so I thought I’d share it with you.

The jacket Caddy is 60″ (~152 cm) long. The Helmet Caddy is 20″ (~50 cm) long.

The outfit that makes and sells these items — Moto-Kafe — has a photo-sharing web site where you can find more pictures as well as the ordering information.

The cables are described on the site as:

Non-scratch vinyl-coated cabling; crimped sleeves are rubber-coated to prevent scratching. Nine-hundred pound breaking strength.

Shipping is very reasonable, too. And, he says he can also make a cable any length you wish.

If you’ve been looking for an inexpensive, but good, way to secure your stuff, this is it.

7 Replies to “Keeping Your Gear Safe

  1. I’ll have to bookmark that. It’s always a PITA to have to carry (or wear) the jacket once you get off the bike. Soooo hot.

  2. Hmmm, I think I will have to invest in some of these. I won’t lock my helmet to the bike anymore because of my Sena, it would definitely be gone when I got back. But it would be nice to lock up the jacket and pants if I am going to be away from the bike for a bit. Very Cool ToadMama!

    • Perhaps you could lock your jacket over your helmet to cover the Sena. If I’m going to be away for long periods, I just pop the Sena unit off, otherwise, I leave it on the helmet, but sorta hidden. We’re in a pretty rural-ish area. If I’m at the grocery store or somewhere more populated, I take the Sena with me for sure. Your unit does un-clip, right?

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