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post #1 of 12 Old 04-19-2017, 06:47 PM Thread Starter
 
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Will hot Exhaust pipes damage helmet?

I bought a new FF helmet recently and I always hang it on the helmet lock after a ride.

I noticed that I heard more wind noise from the left side when I am riding and I realized that the left side is the side that touches the hot pipe.

Did anybody have similar experience? Is it possible that the hot pipe damaged the visor/helmet joint to some extent?

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I put down the passenger foot peg & rest my helmet on it so the helmet won't touch the pipes. Hot pipes shouldn't be touching your helmet

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Thanks for the quick reply!

Finally I found a bad design of Rebel. I will not buy another bike with pipes on both sides next time

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I put down the passenger foot peg & rest my helmet on it so the helmet won't touch the pipes. Hot pipes shouldn't be touching your helmet

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I noticed that I heard more wind noise from the left side when I am riding and I realized that the left side is the side that touches the hot pipe.
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I noticed that the left side touched the hot pipe after I hang it on the lock

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Why is your helmet hanging on the helmet lock while you are riding down the road?
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I hang mine from the D-ring side (with the strap running through the rings so it doesn't hang in the chain) and rest the strap side on the peg (the visor ends up facing the rear as such). I've been riding around with a spare 3/4 helmet like this for the past few days --- it's been low 80s here lately and I eventually might be tempted for an open face ride while hanging the FF in its place --- and have had no issues with helmet to pipe contact.

Barring that, I normally just take my helmet with me versus hanging it on any helmet lock.

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Thanks for the quick reply!

Finally I found a bad design of Rebel. I will not buy another bike with pipes on both sides next time
Having the pipes on both sides is a look that I've always liked and is probably one of the reasons the Rebel first caught my eye.

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I put my FF helmet over the right side mirror, or take it inside with me. I've heard too many horror stories of folks hanging it from a helmet lock on any bike and coming back to find a bird pooped in it, someone used it as a spittoon, trash can, or urinal.

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When I bought my '04, the seller had a helmet on the helmet lock. The helmet was melted, and there was melted plastic on the exhaust. It took me a while to get it off. I see no reason for a helmet lock on any bike. While riding I am wearing my helmet. When I park, I put it on the right mirror. If I'm concerned about it being stolen, I use a gun lock around the chin bar, and lock it to the handlebar.
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