Do the DVT's come with a helmet cable like the Gen 2's did?
I bought some steel cable with a plastic jacket on it to make my own cable. I was going to make a bracket to be able to hook two helmets onto but I never thought of using the center post on the passenger seat. I'll have to try that. It would be really nice if it's tall enough for two cables to loop around.I noticed the same entry in the owners manual just a couple of days ago. I too searched for the pin that the cable is supposed to loop around and I came to the conclusion the manual wasn't updated for the 2015 DVT like someone else pointed out for another topic.
I did discovered that a 1/8" plastic protected wire cable with loops on each ends can be looped around the face protector of a full face helmet and the other loop secured around the passenger seat locking post. It'll keep the honest honest and slow down everyone else. Since the cable isn't thick and no additional lock is necessary it can be stored in the storage compartment under the passenger seat.
I don't do top cases, I don't like the way they look.Here's the a-hole response:
Get yourself the Ducati topcase, it's big enough to hold 1 helmet and it locks! I wear a Shoei XL RF1200 and it will shut closed and works great. For quick stops where you're staying by the bike, the mirrors work but it's not 100% safe, really. Best helmet hanging spot - hang it off either footpeg. It's a secure spot and if it falls it doesn't have far to go.
Not on my DVT. Appears to have been deleted for the DVT by Ducati based on other replies here. I like my DVT but there are a few features from my beloved 2013 that I miss, such as the helmet cable and the cubby compartment that the '13 had right front faring topside.The helmet cable is under the seat. Of course everyone wants to pop the seat every time they get off the bike to lock their helmet.
Sorry to hear that. I gave up on worrying about looks after I got used to the convenience and functionality of just tossing stuff in there for daily / weekend rides, it's so much nicer than a tankbag or wearing a backpack or putting the side bags on. Not to mention throwing the helmet and gloves in there when you stop off somewhere to eat or get coffee.I don't do top cases, I don't like the way they look.
Yes sir. It's a useless feature, real PITA and not worth the bother. The old style D Ring locks (most Japanese bikes and all BMW touring rigs had them) were practical but the cable supplied with the Multi is a total afterthought.The helmet cable is under the seat. Of course everyone wants to pop the seat every time they get off the bike to lock their helmet.