As a part of a day-to-day safety accessory, it’s not unusual for a helmet strap to be damaged or come loose after a certain amount of use. It’s the strap that keeps the helmet in place after all. However, if damaged, you can easily replace the strap within a few minutes.
Here, I’m gonna show you how you can replace your motorcycle helmet strap or fix it, and it’s super easy.
DIY Motorcycle Helmet Strap Fixing Tips
Motorcycle Helmet Strap Type
Usually, you’ll find two types of straps in the market. One is the D-ring strap and the other is a quick-release strap. Most of the helmets come with a D-ring strap and it can be a pain for some users as they have to adjust it every time they wear it or take it off.
It’s a matter of preference, some love the good old Double D-ring strap, and some like the quick-release one. If you also don’t like the D-ring strap, the solution is quite simple. You can install a quick-release strap in your helmet and it’s ready to hit the road.
You just have to buy one from your nearest automobile parts store or you can simply order it online and get it at your doorstep!
You can try out the Helmet Quick Release Buckle Kit to get the strap as well as the buckle as a kit.
- Double D-ring chin strap
- Quick-release chin strap
How to Fix Motorcycle Helmet Strap
Now that you have the quick-release strap, let’s install it in your helmet. So, if you have the D-ring strap in your helmet then all you have to do is put the quick-release one over the D-ring one.
To do that, detach the quick release one and you will have two pieces in your hand now. Attach both parts with the straps that are already connected to the helmet. Adjust according to your comfort level and you are good to go.
Don’t worry if you damaged your helmet strap, I’ve got you covered. You’ll just have to replace that and your helmet is good as new. For a strap that’s torn apart, you can use any nylon strap you can find in your house that fits the buckle. Or get a new Buckle Strap from any repair shop or order one online.
You can buy a D-ring strap or a quick-release one, whichever you prefer. If you chose the quick-release one, make sure it comes with a strap that you are gonna attach to your helmet. Remember all straps might not fit all helmets, so make sure you check that out before you buy the new one. If it’s done for, you can gift yourself a brand new helmet, check out best half helmet no mushroom post to see some fantastic half helmets.
Fixing or Installing the Strap
Now depending on your manufacturer, the strap removal system can be a button-on type or a screw mechanism. Locate the button or screw that attaches the strap to the helmet, it should be on both sides of the helmet.
Unbutton the old strap, unscrew if needed, and carefully remove that. Put the new strap in the right place and button on the new strap, tighten the screw if applicable. The work is pretty much done.
In case the strap is not broken, but it’s just not too comfortable (feels tight) you can check out how to fix a tight strap.
So, no more loose straps or shaky helmets. It’s probably not wise to ride with a loose strap or a helmet that doesn’t stay in the right place. And now you know what to do to get rid of this problem. Just buy a new chinstrap and replace the old one, piece of cake.
Safety first, dude. Keep your gears safe and ride safe.