How to Strap a Motorcycle Helmet

by Chris Gilliland
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Although a motorcycle helmet's chin strap appears to be an afterthought rather than a vital safety component, it prevents the helmet from slipping from your head in a crash. While most motorcyclists take the time to properly strap their helmet into place, a new rider may unintentionally leave the chin strap loose to avoid discomfort. Riding with a loose chin strap is a dangerous practice. With some practice, you'll be able strap the helmet into place by feel alone.

Step 1

Place the helmet over your head. Pull the chin straps down to pull the helmet onto your head.

Step 2

Pass the right chin strap under the metal rings on the left chin strap and pull the strap tightly against the base of your chin.

Step 3

Pull the rings apart and loop the strap over the first ring.

Step 4

Pass the strap under the second ring and back to the right of the helmet.

Step 5

Pull the strap to tighten it against the base of your chin.

Step 6

Fasten the loose end of the strap to the snap button on the base of the left chin strap.

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