Motorcycle Helmet Maintenance: Do’s and Dont’s


Your helmet is probably the most expensive – and the most valuable – piece of your gear. Looking after it properly can prolong your helmet’s life, safety and looks, so read on!

Cleaning a Motorcycle Helmet

Cleaning your helmet regularly is the best thing you can do: it helps to keep mold, bacteria and dirt away, maintains the structure of the helmet and you feel so much better putting it on. We found this amazing video full of excellent advice and tips on motorcycle helmet cleaning:

So what else do you need to know?

  • Want to keep your motorcycle helmet cleaner? Wear a skullcap or a bandanna every time you go for a ride: it will wick sweat away and prevent sweat from building up in your helmet’s lining
  • Air your helmet our after every ride. This will prevent dampness, bacteria and mold build up
  • Ditch the habit of stashing your gloves inside your helmet. Your motorcycling gloves are more than likely to have traces of petrol on them which can cause damage to your helmet.
  • Keep your visor clean! Just wipe it off with a damp cloth after every ride, and if it gets scratched, replace it – visibility on the road is paramount.
  • Don’t store your helmet near fuel, cleaning fluids or excessive heat as these can damage the materials used to make your helmet.
  • If you dropped it, replace it. Most manufacturers recommend changing your motorcycle helmet  every five years, but if it was dropped heavily or has been in a crash then you should change it immediately.

What motorcycle helmet maintenance tips do you have? Let us know in the comments below!





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