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How to Buckle a Motorcycle Helmet

by Anastasia Blackwood

While motorcycle helmets come in many styles, the traditional double d-ring fastener will never go out of style. Learning to fasten your helmet quickly and with ease is a valuable skill. Motorcycle helmets are an important part of riding safely, so becoming efficient with fastening your helmet is invaluable.

Step 1

Place the helmet firmly on your head and make sure it is positioned comfortably.

Step 2

Grip both straps on either side of your head and run your fingers down the length of them to ensure they are not twisted.

Step 3

Pass the strap through both d-rings, starting with the ring that is closest to the inside of your helmet. Once you have passed it through the first d-ring, continue passing the strap through the second ring.

Step 4

Separate the rings with your fingers and loop the strap back in, passing it through the ring closest to the inside.

Step 5

Pull the strap firmly, so it fits snugly under your chin but does not pinch it.

Check to see if the helmet is secure by moving your head up and down, left and right and checking for movement. The helmet should not move freely.

About the Author

Anastasia Blackwood has been writing for publication since 2000. Her poetry first appeared in “Sidetracks” magazine in 2000. In 2010, Blackwood was published in "Southern Steel" magazine—a small publication for motorcycle enthusiasts. Blackwood is currently working towards her bachelor's degree in journalism at Central Connecticut State University.

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