The question of the safety of the helmet, no, no, yes, it appears when you need to carry protection for the passenger or do not want to leave yours on the motorcycle. Someone carries a helmet in their hands, someone just leaves it on the steering wheel, some have covers and bags.
Carrying a helmet with you in your hands can be extremely inconvenient – your hands are busy, it is not always appropriate, and sometimes there is simply nowhere to leave it if you need to enter a public place. Not all drivers risk hanging the helmet on the handlebars without protection for a long period of time, because it may rain and the lining will get wet or some passer-by will take a look. Cities are big – people are different.
We thought it would be helpful to list all the possible ways to carry and transport the helmet. As a gift, a couple more tips for those who do not have any special devices.
How to choose a motorcycle helmet accessory:
The choice of an accessory comes down to meeting the expected functionality. It’s one thing when you often need to carry a second helmet, it’s another thing when you only have your own motorcycle helmet, and you want to solve the issue of its safety.
Accessories are conventionally divided into two groups:
– Accessories for carrying the helmet with you;
– Accessories for transportation and protection of a motorcycle helmet on a motorcycle.
Therefore, when choosing, rely on this factor – do you need to carry more with a second helmet or wear your own?
Backpack with helmet compartment
This is the most comfortable way to carry your helmet. If you do not have such a backpack yet, then it’s very, very in vain! A special section of the backpack holds not only all the necessary things, but also a motorcycle helmet. Then there is no need to carry it in your hands. If you need a helmet for a passenger that has nowhere to attach, then with such a backpack the problem is also solved. You ride in your motorcycle helmet and carry the helmet to the passenger in the backpack compartment. Then you give the helmet to the person, and nothing prevents you from going further together. But keep in mind that the backpack is still designed for only one motorcycle helmet.
The backpack option is good when the motorcyclist needs to move around a lot and must have a helmet with him. Moreover, the backpack will be useful even for the passenger if he often travels with the second number, since the helmet needs to be brought to the meeting point in something, not in the package from the “six” to do it.
Bag-case for motorcycle helmet
Bags for motorcycle helmets are very different. There are simple options like the Soviet duffel bag – elementary and functional. Covers often come with a helmet, but for some reason not all of them are used in full. People who want to save money sometimes even sew covers themselves or buy the most affordable options that allow you to move the helmet from point “A” to point “B” without unnecessary problems.
However, covers are not as comfortable as backpacks. Although, if desired, imagination and sleight of hand, you can attach the cover to a backpack that does not have a compartment for a motorcycle helmet. But these are always unnecessary chores and dances with a tambourine that will take up your time.
The market also offers more complex, high-quality materials, proposals. The designs of the bags under the helmet are also different – with zippers, with external pockets, with long or short handles, who is good for what. Higher quality bags may have attachments that can be mounted on a motorcycle.
The cover bag is mainly intended only for carrying the helmet and keeping it intact. As for installation on a motorcycle, a case for a motorcycle helmet is more convenient here.
Motorcycle helmet case
A popular accessory that increases the convenience of transporting the helmet and allows you not to be afraid for its safety. The wardrobe trunk is used by those who often need a helmet for the passenger or have no desire to carry their helmet with them. In addition, the wardrobe trunk has one big advantage – it closes securely and, in the event of a fall, saves a helmet better than a cover. But the minus of the wardrobe trunk is its massiveness. It is not very convenient to carry the wardrobe trunk, it is mostly a stationary device.
But in the wardrobe trunk it is not scary to leave the helmet for a long time.
“Moto trunks, what do you need to know about them?”
Option from the category of “cheap and cheerful”. The elementary construction of the elastic band that will hold the helmet. Yes, it will not protect him from bad weather, dirt or falling, but it will not let him fly off while driving and will prevent uninvited guests from taking your helmet without asking.
The luggage rack is beneficial not only for those who rarely carry a second helmet, but also for those who do not want to cling to anything on the steering wheel. Fastening the helmet with a net is a good option for a safety net on short stops.
When there is nothing at all
It happens that you need to grab a second helmet, and with you neither a backpack, nor a “spider”, nor a wardrobe trunk … Yes, yes: “Did you forget your head at home?” No head, but what to do with the second helmet?
It is highly discouraged to ride with a helmet on your arm, as some motorcyclists do, simply by threading the strap at elbow level. Thus, the helmet will interfere with control and at a critical moment will not allow you to complete the maneuver if it slides down the arm and sticks between the steering wheel and the tank.
If there is absolutely nowhere to put the motorcycle helmet, then hook it to the waist belt from the side or closer to the back. Yes, it can hit the bike or get scratched, but it will not interfere with your motorcycle control!
Improvisation includes the use of improvised means. For example, an anti-theft cable can serve as a means of attaching a helmet to a motorcycle if it is firmly fastened to the seat. The same trick is done even with anti-theft chains, which on the go would lie as a dead weight in the bag. And so … fastened and drove off!
A couple more rules
Every motorcyclist at least once dropped a helmet in a completely unexpected way, when everything seemed to be under control, but here is a spark-storm-convulsively catching a falling helmet. A classic of the genre is to leave the motorcycle helmet on a running motorcycle. From the vibrations, the helmet begins an imperceptible escape and a triumphant landing on the asphalt … sometimes fatal. Therefore, you should not leave the helmet on the bike without attaching it to it.
If you have a wardrobe trunk in which a motorcycle helmet is transported, it is recommended to use a cover so that the helmet does not hit the walls, especially if the wardrobe trunk is not the right size. The cover is needed not so much for the shell of the motorcycle helmet as for preserving the integrity of the visor – to protect it from scuffs and scratches.
Modern motorcycle helmets have a headset. Don’t forget about her protection either. If you are transporting a helmet, it is better to remove the headset so that it does not cling to the cover, does not fly off randomly and does not receive hard shocks during transportation.
In conclusion, it should be noted that there is no universal way to transport and carry a motorcycle helmet, because each user has his own lifestyle and helmet operating conditions.