One of the biggest hassles of wearing motorcycle helmets without a quick release is struggling with the D-Ring retention system. Most all of the motorcycle helmets manufactured in Asia will have the D-Ring Buckle. Some European motorcycle helmets are manufactured with a ratcheting chin strap or a quick release latch.
The D Ring retention system is very safe. It is also time consuming and cumbersome. If you ever have had to take off your helmet just after getting it buckled up and then had to buckle it up again, you were wishing your helmet had some sort of quick release fastener.
Not all helmet quick release buckles are created equal. A metal to metal quick connect for you helmet would prove to be more durable than an all plastic quick release. A replacement to your existing retention system should be just as strong as the factory tested chinstrap. The Quick release buckle should be rated equal to the D.O.T. safety standards.
A good recommendation would be an Echo Quick Release. These fast hook buckles for motorcycle helmets meet the requirements for D.O.T. testing. They are a metal to metal quick connect and can be installed in 3 quick steps.
1. Attach the 2 prong metal piece by sliding one of the metal forked prongs through the existing loop where your D-Rings are attached and twist it upward so that the loop is resting on the squared off end of the metal piece.
2. Slide the plastic cover over the 2 prongs and press down tightly until you hear a click.
3. Click the smaller metal piece into the slot on the open end of the plastic cover. Use your chin strap, just as you would with your D ring, to loop though the smaller metal piece.
Watch this video to see how Quick you can install an Echo Quick Release on your motorcycle helmet.
We hope you find this article and video helpful. We are always trying to help out our fellow riders. You can find the Echo Quick Release on our website helmetshop.com. Or call us at 1-800-630-6434 we can talk you through installing your Echo Quick Release over the phone.
Where to Buy a Helmet is a question many motorcycle riders are asking. And once they know where to buy a helmet, figuring out what helmet to buy is the next biggest question. Can you trust any website that has helmets for sale? Do they know about the helmet they are trying to get you to buy? In this article, we will point out why you should consider buying your next helmet or gear from The Helmet Shop at http://helmetshop.com.
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So if you are looking for where to buy a helmet, look no further. The Helmet Shop can answer your questions and help you determine what helmet to buy. Our Helmet Shop Specialists know their product and are happy to help in your decision. Our Daytona store hours are Monday - Friday 10am - 5pm and Weekends 10am - 3pm. Our Orlando store is open Monday - Saturday 10am - 7pm and Sundays from 10am - 3pm. Our toll free number is 1-800-630-6434 and our website is http://www.helmetshop.com.