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Video: How to take your helmet on and off without undoing the D-ring

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MCN, 31 May 2013 12:41

Consumer Editor Tony Hoare lets us in on the little known secret of taking your helmet on and off without undoing the D-ring.

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Video: How to take your helmet on and off without undoing the D-ring

Consumer Editor Tony Hoare lets us in on the little known secret of taking your helmet on and off without undoing the D-ring.

  • Motorcycle Products
  • Helmets
  • 31 May 2013

Drop-down visors: are they any good?

What are your thoughts on internal drop-down sun visors? Are they worth having? Debthehog, MCN forums The only downsides to them are that a few can become loose and rattle inside your helmet or drop down of their own accord (and if we’re honest here, we don’t think they look as cool as a tinted visor). But among our forum ...

  • Motorcycle Products
  • Helmets
  • 29 August 2012

How long will my helmet last?

Q. My crash helmet is a few years old but remains very comfortable. It was in absolutely tip-top condition until it rolled off the petrol tank a little while ago onto the petrol station forecourt’s concrete floor. I really don't want to buy another one unless I have to, but how do I know if it’s beyond help?Neil Thomas, email ...

  • Motorcycle Products
  • Helmets
  • 02 February 2012

Best flip-front helmet with sun visor

Q. I'm looking for a new full-face helmet but fancy one with an internal sun visor. I know a few of the flip front types have them but I don't want the extra weight. Motorcycle helmets for sale. Money luckily isn't too much of a problem and I would probably spend £400.Ian Martin, Exeter A. We’ve heard good things about ...

  • Motorcycle Products
  • Helmets
  • 19 December 2011

Best retro helmet for less than £200

Q. I'm looking for an open-face helmet to wear on a Triumph Bonneville and I've about £200 to spend (although I'd rather spend less!). Cheap motorcycle helmets for sale. What are my options?Martin Anderton, email A. In case you missed our 2011 helmet supplement a few weeks ago, there are a number of cool-looking lids in your price range. How ...

  • Motorcycle Products
  • Helmets
  • 04 August 2011

When to change your helmet

Q. My wife has recently completed her CBT course and was told that “cheap helmets have a shelf life of around two years, with more expensive ones having a shelf life of around five years, after which they should be replaced regardless of whether they have been dropped.” Is this right? Richard Lloyd, email Save cash on motorcycle products A. ...

  • Motorcycle Products
  • Helmets
  • 03 September 2010

Helmet review: Shoei XR-1100

Shoei XR-1100 helmet, £299 (plain colours), £379 (graphics)Miles covered/time: 18,000/nine months What’s good? The sales assistant’s golden rule for buying a crash helmet is: If you’ve a ten-bob head then buy a ten-bob helmet. Save cash on motorcycle helmets But nobody should put a price on their life and so, when it comes to wearing a helmet, only the best ...

  • Motorcycle Products
  • Helmets
  • 23 July 2010

Golden rules for helmet painting

Q. I want to get my fiberglass crash helmet painted to match my bike. What do I have to look out for to make sure it will still keep my bonce intact if I do take a tumble?Michael Acton, Plymouth A. If you want to get your lid sprayed you must make sure the helmet's construction is disturbed as little as ...

  • Motorcycle Products
  • Helmets
  • 02 March 2010

Kit review: Arai SZ Ram

Arai SZ Ram 111, £324.99 (from £299.99 on MCN shop) Tester: Simon Relph Miles covered/time: 2800/Nine months What’s good? The SZ Ram 111 is the update to my old SZ/F which has unfortunately passed its sell by date. The Ram 111 is very similar with the addition of the integrated twin vents and exhaust vents, the same style as the ...

  • Motorcycle Products
  • Helmets
  • 31 December 2009

Helmet review: Arai Freeway

Arai Freeway open face helmet £179.99 (£169.99 on MCN Shop)Miles covered/time: 10,000/5 years. What’s good? I’ve worn this on a Harley-Davidson across Australia, on holiday in southern Europe and on hot sunny days in England to pop to the shops or to the office. Save money on motorcycle helmets On my recent trip to Ibiza I strapped it to the ...

  • Motorcycle Products
  • Helmets
  • 01 October 2009

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