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Which helmets fit in stock bags?


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DavidPorter

I have just acquired a 2002 R1150RT and my helmet (HJC flip-up, large) won't fit in either saddlebag. It's pretty close, which got me thinking the shell may just be bigger than others. I hope so. I don't want to buy the extra-deep lids just to store my helmet out of sight. I'm not averse to getting a new helmet.

 

Thanks for any tips.

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My large BMW system 4 helmet fits in the standard top case with no problems but will not fit in the side cases.

Cheers

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Try opening the helmet and placing it sideways (opening toward the bike) in the right bag... works for a XXL Schuberth Concept.

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My riding buddy has an old "medium" that will fit, but his (or any?) large will not.

 

I wear an XL (let loose w/the buckethead jokes) that fits in the topcase, however.

 

 

 

Edit: Sorry, I missed the flip-up part. Ignore that last post -- especially the buckethead part....

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I have 2 HJC Symax flip-up helmets, XL and a Medium. The exterior dimensions of these helmets are the same. The amount of padding in the helmet creates the size. I can fit both in eithor the right side case or the top case. It's a tight squeeze, but it works. Make sure there are no rivets or other metal protrusions in the cases that will scratch the helmets. I put some nice scratches in my helmet until I noticed a rivet in the top case. I covered the rivet with some tape to protect from further scratches. In the right side case, the helmet goes in facing front.

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My Nolan flip-up fits upside down in the right side case ('98 K1200RS)

 

Of course for $1.88 you can build a helmet lock. Then you can still lock your helmet even if your side cases are full.

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My HJC (medium size)Symax fits the side compartment of the R1100RT stock bag. My Nolan fip up (medium) BARELY fits the side case with a lot of "help".

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russell_bynum

My $0.02:

 

Don't buy a helmet to fit your side cases...buy a helmet to fit your head. If the best fitting helmet you can find accidentally fits in your side cases, then consider yourself lucky.

 

Otherwise, there's a number of very cheap, but quite effective solutions to lock a helmet to the bike.

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Large RF1000, fits, barely, in the side case on my RRS. It's best on it's side, with the opening facing outward. It takes some cajoling sometimes.

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DavidPorter

Thanks for all the tips. The helmet will fit in the right bag if I open it just so and place it with care, but it's tight and won't close that last 1/8 inch by itself. It fits better in the topcase, which I don't always use.

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