Heads Up On Helmets

Proper Helmet Fitment

While on my way to the office, I noticed another rider frequently
fiddling with his helmet. It wasn’t that I doubted he could ride
one-handed for those brief moments of time, but I was more
concerned about his safety and the careless drivers around him.While on my way to the office, I noticed another rider frequently
fiddling with his helmet. It wasn’t that I doubted he could ride
one-handed for those brief moments of time, but I was more
concerned about his safety and the careless drivers around him.
Judging by the way he kept pulling the helmet forward and
trying to push it down to stay in place, it was apparent the
helmet didn’t fit him correctly. The truth is, this is not the
first time I have seen this.

Now I know I’m nobody’s mother, but as one motorcyclist
to another, we tend to watch out and help one another. So
I wanted to pass on some information and tips on proper
helmet fitment that I came across from various websites.
There are plenty of other great resources for this type of
info as well as many helmet companies, but these are just
a couple for a good start.

You can check out Harley-Davidson’s website http://www.harley-davidson.com/wcm/Content/Pages/Accessories_and_Apparel/Accessories_and_Apparel.jsp?locale=en_US and click on the link to view the company’s
MotorClothes Helmet Guide. The guide not only
goes into detail about the components, styles and
care of their helmets, but also proper fitment,
including a size conversion chart that provides
measurements based on your hat size to help select
the correct helmet for you. You can also visit Icon’s website
and go to their helmet section, which shows you
how to measure correct helmet size and offers a
sizing chart as a guideline in determining your
helmet size. Although this info may help you
get started, one of your best bets is to try helmets
on prior to buying a helmet on-line.