How to eliminate wind noise in a motorcycle helmet

Updated February 21, 2017

Wind noise that is heard through a helmet, when riding a motorcycle, can vary depending on the type of helmet used and accessories worn by the rider, such as ear plugs. Helmet wind noise is primarily caused by the flow of air around the helmet, while riding, in addition to the noise of the motorcycle. You can eliminate wind noise in a motorcycle helmet by making various adjustments to the helmet before riding.

Wear a full face motorcycle helmet that will cover your ears if you do not already have one.

Examine the helmet to see if the visor closes correctly without leaving any gaps that can create wind noise while riding. If you see any gaps, tighten or loosen the visor with a screwdriver or Allen key.

Place a finger between the bottom of the helmet and your neck, when riding, to see if the wind noise is reduced. If the wind noise is reduced, an additional accessory, such as a helmet wind blocker, may be needed. Attach the helmet wind blocker to the bottom of the helmet. One type of helmet wind blocker is the Windjammer II Helmet Wind Blocker available online or at motorcycle retailers.

Locate the air vents on the front of the helmet above and below the face shield. Close one or more of the air vents to reduce the amount of air going into the helmet.

Place ear plugs in your ears to eliminate wind noise and to reduce the sound of the engine while riding.


Wear a pullover face mask to provide an additional layer of noise blocking when riding.


Do not cover all of the vents on your helmet as they are needed for air circulation.

Things You'll Need

  • Helmet wind blocker
  • Ear plugs
  • Screwdriver
  • Allen key
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About the Author

Cameron Easey has over 15 years customer service experience, with eight of those years in the insurance industry. He has earned various designations from organizations like the Insurance Institute of America and LOMA. Easey earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in political science and history from Western Michigan University.