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Correctly sized Motorcycle helmet is extremely important – not just from a safety perspective, but also for comfort

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We all know that wearing the correctly sized helmet is extremely important – not just from a safety perspective, but also for comfort. Whether you’re new to two wheels or just looking to buy a new helmet, check out these top tips from #ride5000miles campaign sponsors, SHARK Helmets, to ensure you get the right fit…

Start with a base measurement

Get your hands on a tape measure – or go into your local motorcycle clothing dealer – then use the size guide to find out which size would be best for you. This base measurement gives you a starting place in a helmet range. In-between sizes? Then try both on. SHARK Helmets can offer different thickness of cheek pads too to ensure you get the best and most comfortable fit.

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Try it on

Pulling the chin straps wide apart will squash the foam inside the cheek pads, making it easier to slip the helmet over your head without getting stuck. While it may look like the right size for you on the chart, it’s important to try on the helmet for fit.

TOP TIP: The easiest way to get your helmet on is to put it over the back of your head first, not directly over the top. The back of your head is the largest area to get your helmet over, so starting there and working the helmet forward – rather than down – is much easier.

Check for gaps in the padding

Once the helmet is on, it’s important that the foam all around the head is compressed – this shows that the helmet fits properly in all areas. Check there’s no excessive clearance between your head and the padding in key areas of the helmet, such as the cheeks and across the forehead.

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Make sure there’s no wiggle room

For the perfect fit, the helmet should feel snug and secure but not uncomfortable. Try and wiggle the helmet from side to side and lift the back – if it’s the right fit, then the helmet shouldn’t move too freely or lift away from the head when pulled. A well-trained dealer will be able to test how the helmet fits and move it around on your head to ensure it fits well.

TOP TIP: Bear in mind that helmet sizes vary across the style and make of helmet, so make sure to try out a few different styles to find the perfect helmet fit for you.

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One comment

  1. I paid the fucking tickets rather than wear a helmet. Fuck always against some asshole telling me I couldn’t feel wind in my hair, bugs in my face & teeth.
    Helmets, face masks, goggles, windshields, electric starters and suspension….. hahahahahaha.
    IT’S SO FUCKING EMBARRASSING! YOU LITTLE BABY WHINY LITTLE FUCKS.

    MACECARI, YOU WONDER WHY CLUBS ARE HAVING PROBLEMS. THOSE OF US WHO WERE AROUND FROM THE 60’S AND ARE STILL ALIVE ARE A WHOLE DIFFERENT BREED.
    I’m not one of those jerks saying the younger generation is going to hell in a handbasket. I’ve heard that crap through multiple generations. It’s not true.

    BUT IF YOU’RE GOING TO BE IN AND WITH 1%ER’S….. DO NOT BE A FUCK UP. KEEP YOUR SHIT TOGETHER. DO NOT SNITCH ON YOUR CLUB BROTHERS OR ANYONE ELSE. BE MORE CAREFUL WHO YOU ALLOW IN. WE NEVER HAD A COP GET IN…. THEY TRIED…. AND FAILED MISERABLY.
    RESPECT EARNED, LOYALTY RETURNED.

    Sad to say, I see stories here about dumb fuckers being sloppy, disrespectful and disloyal.
    That is absolutely unacceptable.

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