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How to Solve Common Motorcycle Helmet Problems

Everyone knows it’s important to wear a motorcycle helmet. But everyone has also experienced irksome side effects of wearing one that make you hesitant to put it on. You can’t just opt out of wearing one, but you shouldn’t have to resign yourself to suffering through problems, either. The solution? Check out the following guide by your friends here at BMW Motorcycles of Jacksonville for solutions to common motorcycle helmet problems. Still have questions afterward? Stop by and talk with our friendly and knowledgeable staff!  We proudly serve St. Augustine & Gainesville, Florida.

Wearing Glasses with a Helmet

Maybe you use prescription glasses to see. Maybe you use sunglasses to keep the glare out of your eyes. Whatever the situation, you need a way to wear them and still be able to wear your motorcycle helmet. But not all glasses work with all helmets. You can be intentional about buying the right glasses and the right helmet to help ensure a compatible, comfortable ride.

When you shop for glasses, focus on ones that have straight and thin arms. Bendable and thick ones can be hard to get into your helmet, can cause irritation when they rub against your skin, and can cause enough pressure to result in headaches. When you shop for sunglasses, look for options built with foam gaskets.

When you shop for a helmet, try to find ones with cutouts in the temples. This helps make for a better fit. Make sure to try on helmets with the glasses you want to wear to ensure a good fit.

When you go for the test ride, make sure everything fits right. Glasses sliding down your face can be distracting but so can glasses that are too tight. You want everything to fit well so you can focus on safe riding.

Fogging in the Helmet

This happens when outside forces such as cold air and rain reduce the temperature of your visor. As you exhale, the moisture condenses on its surface. This creates fog, which can impair your visibility.

There are a few solutions available to you. First, try increasing the ventilation. You can open your visor. That way, your exhaled air won’t hit it and fog up. Most helmets offer notches that allow you to open it enough to get air out without compromising too much the visor protection you seek. You can also open all your vents. If your model includes a removable lower chin skirt piece, you can take that off.

A second solution is to repel moisture. Try to get it off the visor before it can fog up. There are plenty of water-repellent and anti-fog products you can use. Find the one that’s best for your helmet’s visor material.

Helmet Is Too Loud

You may think wearing a helmet would block out road noise, but it actually contributes to noise! This can be quite the annoyance as you ride and it can even damage your hearing if you ride above 40 miles per hour. To solve this problem, simply put in a pair of earplugs. You can use disposable ones, reusable wax balls, or even get custom earplugs. You can also focus on helmets that are designed in certain ways to help reduce noise. Aerodynamic helmets are better suited to handle wind resistance, which cuts down on wind noise. Styrofoam lining also helps to block out some noise.

Wearing a motorcycle helmet is a must, but suffering through helmet issues shouldn’t be! We hope you found our guide helpful. For all your motorcycle lifestyle needs, visit our Orange Park dealership today. We offer a range of motorcycles for sale for all budgets and lifestyles. We also operate a parts replacement and service department than can get your bike running like new in no time. Whatever you need, you can find it with us. BMW Motorcycles of Jacksonville proudly serves all our customers in the cities of Tallahassee and Orlando. Stop by and visit today!

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