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How to carry a spare helmet

I never had this issue before because my GF lived with me. Now that I am single, leaving my house with a passenger on the back is not always possible, so I would have to carry a spare helmet.

I'm on a Streetfighter. There is a spot in the frame under the passenger seat to secure a cable. But this is really just for securing a helmet when parked.

Does anyone have a solution for this? I imagine most Ducatis lack a secure location to carry a helmet while in motion.
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post #2 of 24 (permalink) Old Nov 17th, 2016, 12:12 pm
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Backpack. Unless you want to get hardbags or a topcase (if anyone even makes those for the SF).

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stretchy net?
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stretchy net?
I don't find those to be very secure. Maybe for an occasional use, but if it's a common issue, he'll want something more reliable. Also, enclosed is better, so that the carried helmet doesn't get bugs and road dirt blown into it.

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I never had this issue before because my GF lived with me. Now that I am single, leaving my house with a passenger on the back is not always possible, so I would have to carry a spare helmet.

I'm on a Streetfighter. There is a spot in the frame under the passenger seat to secure a cable. But this is really just for securing a helmet when parked.

Does anyone have a solution for this? I imagine most Ducatis lack a secure location to carry a helmet while in motion.
I have one of those back packs that is supposed to be used to carry skateboards so I run the strap for the board with the buckle through the helmet, its cheap and I don't have to have any nets or bags attached to the bike.

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how's it going to get bugs in it behind the rider? and besides, he asked for opinions, that's mine so you don't have to agree with it nor comment.
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Used to use stretchy net with my 750, but panniers on the ST. No problems with nets so far if you secure them properly. I even carry a case of beer on the back of the ST with net.

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there's this but it kinda defeats the purpose of carrying your helmet to a meeting place and then wondering where to stow your tail bag. the stretchy net as stated above is very secure because i have used it to carry extra helmets to meet my significant other for a ride. also it stores perfectly under the seat. just my two cents as i understood the question.
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how's it going to get bugs in it behind the rider?
It's called turbulence.
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if you say so lol and magically get inside with the helmet sitting flat on the seat? i think some of you guys are over thinking it. from my understanding the op just wants a way to securely carry his extra helmet to go pick someone up for a ride. while I def aint the smartest person around i figure someone with a Streetfighter doesn't want to alter their gorgeous ride with bags or a top case. just strap the helmet down, ride to your passengers house, throw the strap apparatus under the seat and ride on. but of course i must impose Rich's caveat...I've been known to be wrong.

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