For getting the best out of having a helmet on your head during a crash, never ignore strapping your helmet properly. The chin strap is considered more than a normal component of a helmet. Though most of the people strap their helmet properly, there is still a large number who don’t care much for strapping the helmet properly.
Most often amateur bikers find strapping a complicated tiresome process. Sometimes, they may unintentionally leave the chin strap loose for avoiding discomfort. There’s been a lot of reported accidents with casualties that could have been prevented just if the helmet was strapped.
Risk of Not Strapping Your Helmet
However punky you think of yourself, not strapping the helmet or keeping the strap loose is always a dangerous practice. For not strapping your helmet properly it can be easily pulled off from your head during any crash or weighing. It can cost you precious life.
Simply put, strapping is inevitable in the question of the safety of a biker. Every time before starting a ride you should check your strap whether it is strapped well. This simple checkup can save your life during an accident.
Fastening A Double D-Ring Helmet
Putting Helmet on Head
First, place the helmet on your head. Set the helmet in a comfortable position.
Strapping the Helmet
- Pull off the strap at the outer side of your helmet. There are two double D-type rings on the left side of the helmet and a single strap on the right side of the helmet.
- Pass the right chin strap under the metal ring on the left side and pull the strap tightly through the first D-ring.
- Then pull the strap into the other ring and make a comfortably tight position by adjusting the strap.
Fastening the Strap
Now adjust the strap to your chin. Do not make it too loose or too tight. Find the best position comfortable for you.
Converting Your D-Ring Strap Into A Quick Release
Most of the people ignore strapping helmet for its complexity. You can solve it by installing a quick release on your helmet. It will save you valuable time and make the total process much easier.
Different types of quick release tools are available in quite any locality or online. You can collect one and install it on your helmet ownself. I am suggesting my pick for you.
Echo Quick Release Buckle
The echo quick release buckle is a tiny tool that will make your total strapping process much smoother. It will turn any D-ring retention system into a quick release buckle. You have two positive metal latches made of extremely strong tempered steel.
You need no cutting or sewing or damage to your helmet. Simply slide right on the existing strap and converse into a quick release system.
Now come to the installation process:
First, start with the long piece called horseshoe. Put the strap that goes through the D-ring into the horseshoe. Then insert the plastic part with the horseshoe sliding the prong according to the arrow mark. You will hear a very positive snap.
Secondly, here is the quick tip. Install the arrow side by snapping in. Then put the strap in it just as the D-ring system. You can adjust the length of the strap. Now it’s all ready to go.
Now you can unlatch it by pushing both sides of the prong. You are also able to snap down your extra strap with it.
It’s a very inexpensive tool that can help you greatly for strapping helmet easily.
RydeWear Motorcycle Helmet Quick Release
Rydewear quick release is designed by Rydewear. It attaches easily to most of the helmet. It’s a nice lightweight aluminum made tool you can install easily without damaging your helmet.No sewing or extra tool required to install it. It will take off your complexity and give you a two-second strapping experience.
You can buy it from online or your local market easily. But make sure that the model is compatible with your helmet model as there are a variety of models suitable to different helmet models.
Bring it out from the packet. There is an instruction module. Read it carefully. You need not cut the strap. You can install it on your helmet keeping the D-ring on your helmet. Now follow the steps to install the Ryde Wear quick release:
Installing The Clip Part
- Attach the clip unit to the back behind the rings or in front of the rings. I will suggest you install it back behind D-ring as you don’t want to harm your chin area with the D-ring.
- You can perform the process with your hand. The clip unit is divided into two-part and there is a gap between the two-part. Put the loop rope through the gap and put as much material as you can.
- Then the rest is just a lot of good old-fashioned elbow grease and manual labor. This may take a lot of time. But with the help of a small screwdriver, the process will be much easier.
Installing The Retainer Slip
- First, take the long strap and put it through the retainer’s loop. You can go through any direction and it will be the same.
- Just push it on getting it pretty far up there and get it out of the way. You can always move it later.
Installing the Mail Part
- Bring the mail part. Put the strap through the innermost loop of the mail part and then feed it through the other side.
- You can manage the extra strap with the retainer.
That’s all. Now you will get a two seconds strapping experience with it.
There is a chin strap with almost every helmet but people often leave the helmet unstrapped because they find the process involved too difficult for them. You can use different kinds of tools for your strapping process but never leave it loose or unstrapped. By practicing several times you will get used to strapping your helmet quickly and properly.