Thinking of customizing your motorcycle helmet? Or maybe you want to listen to the radio while riding your bike. With the right helmet accessories, adding a personal touch to your helmet and listening to your favorite beats while on a trip is easy. But with so many options out there, which accessories are worth every buck? Here's a guide to help you make the most out of your budget.
Helmet accessories you should invest in:
- Helmet clips. These quick-release helmet clips let you buckle and unbuckle the helmet chin strap faster and easier. They're also usually constructed from high-grade, tempered steel and nylon, so you're sure they'll last for years despite everyday use.
- Bluetooth radio headset. Listening to your favorite radio station hands free is now made easier and more convenient with a high-quality, Bluetooth radio headset for motorcycle helmets. Many headset types are equipped with a unique technology that automatically adjusts the volume according to your driving speed. Plus, if you need to answer an incoming call from your mobile phone, some headsets are designed to automatically mute the radio.
- Shields and visors. With the right shield or visor, driving around with your bike becomes safer and more convenient. Made from high-grade plastic that won't easily fade or chip, these accessories are sure to keep you safe from road debris and dirt while on the road.
- Helmet blades. If you want to add a personal touch to your head gear, helmet blades are a good investment. They're easy to install and are very affordable. Just peel back the adhesive backing, stick the blades on top of the helmet, and you're good to go.
Taking care of your helmet accessories
To make the most out of your newly bought accessories, be sure to take good care of them. Regular maintenance is a must to keep them in good condition for many years. Here are some maintenance tips:
- Helmet accessories such as helmet blades, shields, visors, and clips are regularly exposed to road dirt, debris, and road salt, not to mention the sweat and grime that can accumulate on their surfaces. To keep them in good condition, give them a thorough clean to get rid of dirt, grime, and moisture buildup.
- When cleaning plastic parts, don't use products that contain petrochemicals or solvents. If these chemicals get into plastic surfaces, the plastic will easily deteriorate and crack. The same thing goes for window cleaners and alkali- or acid-based cleaning products.
- To get rid of grime build-up on plastic helmet accessories, gently clean them with a toothbrush dipped in a mixture of neutral cleaner and water.
- Using a microfiber cloth dipped in electronics cleaner.which is usually an alcohol-based cleaner.wipe your Bluetooth headset to get rid of grime and oil buildup. Let the head air dry before switching it on. Pre-moistened wipes are also available for electronic accessories.
- Get rid of scratches from the helmet as soon as possible by buffing them out. If the scratches are big and deep, it's time to get a new helmet.