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Are You Able To Enjoy The Thrill Of The Riding Experience Without Fear Of Your Personal Protection Gear's Performance?
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Are You Able To Enjoy The Thrill Of The Riding Experience Without Fear Of Your Personal Protection Gear\'s Performance?

If you are concerned with how your motorcycle helmet will perform when you need it most, at any given moment, then how can you possibly enjoy the thrill of the ride? As a inexperienced teen I was offered a ride from one of my big sister's friends who had a awesome bike and a sad peanut shell of a helmet for his passengers! I didn't care, I strapped it on and hopped on the back of the bike and we were off. It was when we started soaring through the air for what seemed like an eternity that I started thinking "if we wreck, I may as well not even have a helmet on".

With how sloppy it fit and all the excess room, I was suddenly very concerned with the performance of the improperly sized helmet and not able to really enjoy the thrill of the ride. Not too long after another opportunity came along and I was given a helmet that was properly sized. All of a sudden a security came over me that I could now walk away from any unfortunate occurrence that may be coming down the pike!. When you feel as though your motorcycle helmet can go through a great deal while still protecting you from injury, you are truly free to enjoy the ride.

Although sizing can be tedious it is not difficult, you will need a flexible tape measure or you can use a non-elastic length of string. Wrapping either around your head one inch above you eyebrows and ears, try to be as precise as possible and don't try to pull tight. There is a universal sizing chart once you have an accurate measurement where you can convert a measurement into a hat size and finally a helmet size. When a motorcycle helmet is manufactured,tested and certified with a rating it is put through testing with a head-form of a specific size and weight. A improperly sized and fit motorcycle helmet only provides a fraction of the protective performance it is designed and certified to have.

While cruising down the road, either as the driver or especially as a passenger on the back your personal protection gear should be the number one concern as you can not control the actions of every one else on the road!. A properly sized helmet is crucial to thoroughly enjoying your riding experience. Confidence in your motorcycle helmet to perform as it is rated/certified for only comes from the feeling of a correctly sized and fit helmet on your head. If you are not comfortable cruising down the road, you should consider your confidence in your motorcycle helmet.


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I always liked the smaller ones.

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  about 1 decade ago

I am not a rider but if I was protect the noodle at all cost....nice article Todd

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  about 1 decade ago

hey Todd. It looks like there are more than a couple of bikers on here. Nice article. Yea, that peanut helmet is better than nothing. I haven't ridden "bi***" in a long time.

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  about 1 decade ago

Right size and weight of a helmet mus really be checked. This is for safety and comfort.

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  about 1 decade ago
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