When wearing of helmets for motorcyclists became mandatory in 1973, business boomed for retailers of helmets. The headgear protected the riders, but also gave them a new headache – THEFT!
Folks who were naïve enough to leave their helmets attached to the side locks on their mounts would find them gone in no time. The alternative would be to lug along these cumbersome spherical “shells”wherever they ventured on foot, after dismounting.
I was not ready to be encumbered. So, I fashioned a galvanized iron cover to fit my trusty Honda C70 Kapcai (the cover had a hinge too), and then relocated the helmet lock from its default position to the side of the basket (that came along with the bike) to secure the cover.
I figured my “invention” would deter a potential thief as it would frustrate his efforts at getting the bounty.