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I tried to use the helmet cables under the seat of my SS S but I couldn't figure it how. Has anybody used these helmet cables before? I also looked it up in the manual but I couldn't find exactly how to use them. Sorry but I have no idea. :grin2:
 

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There is a hook in the recess for the tool kit, it looks like two overlapping triangles. One end/loop of the cable hooks onto it, the cable is fed through the metal buckle of your chin strap, and then the other end/loop of the cable reattaches to that hook. This leaves your helmet hanging on the side of the bike - rest the neck roll against the paint to prevent damage. When you lock the seat back into place the whole thing is considered "secure."
 
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Yeah, the whole process of pulling the huge one piece seat then snapping it back in to place makes the helmet lock a little iffy. A very clumsy process to be sure. Kind of disappointing as the helmet lock on my old SV650S was great and simple. You popped only the passenger seat off, hung helmets straight off a clip on either side instead of using a cable, then popped the seat back in to place with a very solid CLACK to let you know it was on. Ducati might want to rethink this feature a bit if they want people to actually use it.
 

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You'll still have to fight with latching the seat back to the bike, though. That, for me, is a PITA!!
haha...I thought I was the only one having trouble with that. It looks like it latches back fine, then you grab it and lift it right back up. WTF? They need to better latch system for the seat for sure.
 

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Remember, the latch mechanism is below the little speed hump on the passenger seat not at the end. Don't press at the very tail of the seat like most bikes, it won't catch there. Once you get the seat back in place, press the little hump.
 

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No worries on mine. A light support on the saddle, just before the rear cover, a click is audible and the saddle is locked. Maybe you would have an adjustment lock to be made?
 

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I've tried pressing everywhere on the seat itself, especially at the area just before the cowl...still won't latch. Only way I can get it latched is by pressing on the cowl itself, just above the latching point. I just feel like if I'm constantly pushing at that point, something may eventually go wrong with the cowl's fastening mechanism to the seat.
 

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You should make verify the fixation, because so by pressing on the hood, it risks to split. It is what told me my seller, " not press on the hood "
 

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You'll still have to fight with latching the seat back to the bike, though. That, for me, is a PITA!!
Try doing it with plastic buckles and a strap for a tailbag taking up extra space.
 

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Inspired by this thread, I've checked the helmet cable yesterday evening - after picking up my SSS yesterday morning :)

I already had a couple of bikes before, but non has come with helmet cables. For the first time ever, I've been able to lock my C3 Pro at the bike. So for me, the helmet cables work like a charm - Thank you Ducati! :)
 

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Been using this for years and it works well.

Cable expands to 36 inches, and retracts to zero and easily fits in my jacket pocket.

 

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Thread it through a lower part of the chassis...or peg support.
 

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You'll still have to fight with latching the seat back to the bike, though. That, for me, is a PITA!!
I had some trouble at first, but now i find it very easy (with a little clac sound).
Don't push on the end of the seat to close it, but at the begining of the passenger sit. work very well for me.
 

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I had some trouble at first, but now i find it very easy (with a little clac sound).
Don't push on the end of the seat to close it, but at the begining of the passenger sit. work very well for me.
I think I've tried the area you're talking about...but that's right where my seat cowl is. So, do you push on the cowl, or...??
 

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I think I've tried the area you're talking about...but that's right where my seat cowl is. So, do you push on the cowl, or...??
Yes, exaclty - works pretty well for me.
 

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Maybe mine needs to get "broken in", or something because I have tried that area probably 20 times and it simply won't latch easily...and I'm pushing down hard enough to compress the rear suspension a little.
 

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Weird, I can press with two fingers and it clicks in easily.

I've just looked where exactly the "pin" is located and put presure only to that point. Works flawlessly.
 
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