Motorcycle helmet Buying Options
- Estate sales and second-hand stores
Buying Motorcycle Helmets In-Store
Buying a motorcycle helmet is not as easy as it sounds. There are a lot of things to consider before you make the purchase.
The first thing to look for is safety. You want to make sure that the helmet has been approved by the Department of Transportation (DOT) and that it has been certified by the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM).
These factors are what make buying a helmet in-store the best option, the ability to try on the helmet and see if it is the right fit for you and your head shape and size.
You can also get in-store advice from professionals and find out if the helmet you want is right for you and the type of bike that you have.
When buying in-store you can also find out about their return policy and get the best one on one advice.
If you have an offroad bike then going to a store that specializes in offroad bikes and gear is ideal.
If you are going for a more conventional helmet then the best thing to do would be to look up the motorcycle and motorcycle gear stores that are near you, go in, and speak to someone.
Buying Motorcycle One-Line
Buying a motorcycle helmet online can be quite tricky. There are many factors that you need to consider before buying the helmet.
You will need to know the size of your head, whether you want a full-face or open-face helmet, and the type of helmet, such as hybrid, modular or full-face.
The most popular helmets on Amazon are modular helmets and they are usually less expensive than full-face helmets. The modulars also offer protection for your jaw and chin while open-faced helmets do not provide any protection for that area.
Motorcycle helmets come with different safety standards, and it is important to choose the right one for your needs.
Buying a motorcycle helmet online may be a great way to save money, but it can also be dangerous. There are many dangers in buying motorcycle helmets online.
Some of the dangers of buying motorcycle helmets online are that some of these products may not be made in accordance with safety standards and they may not offer the same protection as a helmet sold in a store.
The other danger is that when you buy a helmet online, you are not able to try it on before purchasing it.
Things to take into account before buying online
- You need to know the shape and circumference of your head.
- Be sure about the kind of helmet you want.
- Check the reviews.
- Check to see what the return policy is. If any.
- Only buy from reputable online stores such as Amazon, Revzilla and Cyclegear
- Do not buy second-hand helmets online.
Buying Motorcycle Estate Sales And Second-Hand Stores
Buying a helmet secondhand is dangerous because you do not know what kind of damage has been done to it.
The most common way for a helmet to be damaged is if the person who owned it before had an accident and the helmet was hit or cracked in the process. The second most common way for a helmet to be damaged is if someone threw the helmet against a wall or dropped it on the ground.
Helmets have shelflives, most manufacturers recommend buying a new helmet every five years. Buying a second-hand helmet is risky for the reason that you won't know how old it is unless the seller has the receipts.
When buying a used motorcycle helmet, you should always ask about its history. Ask how old it is and when was it last washed. You should also look at all of its cracks and dents, as well as any tears in the fabric, before buying one.
The chances of a secondhand helmet being the absolute right fit for your head is slim to none.
It is for these reasons that it is not advisable to buy a helmet in second-hand condition.
Things to take into account before buying second hand
- Has the helmet passed the manufactures shelf life? This can be checked by looking for the manufacturer's stamp or sticker on the inside.
- Ask the seller for as much info on the helmet as possible.
- Is the helmet scratched or dented in any way?
- Why is the helmet for sale?
- Is the helmet truly the right fit for your head?
- Does the helmet match your riding needs?
In short, second-hand helmets are a risk to buy and you never know exactly what the helmet has been through. Do your homework when considering buying a pre-used lid.
About THE AUTHOR
Russ currently owns a Yamaha FZ6N and KTM RC 390. When it comes to vintage bikes, his favorite motorcycle is the feisty BMW R32. He also holds a particular interest in the LAMS segment and triple cylinders. Himself a riding enthusiast, Russ has had experience with racetracks from around the world including Willow Springs Raceway in California and the Imola Circuit in Italy.Read More About Russ Crowley