How to Repair a Motorcycle Helmet Chin Strap

Written by cinda roth
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How to Repair a Motorcycle Helmet Chin Strap
Helmets with chin straps more than five years old may need to be replaced instead of repaired. (casque de moto image by photlook from

Repairing a motorcycle chin strap can be done in less than 10 minutes for £5 to £9 (in 2010). Requiring no special skill, virtually anyone can replace a chin strap.

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    Purchase a new strap suitable for your make, size and model of helmet; not all straps fit all helmets.

  2. 2

    Locate the screw or button attaching the chinstrap to the helmet -- it will be at one side of the helmet.

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    Unscrew or unbutton the old chin strap and discard.

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    Button on screw the new strap where the old strap was buttoned or screwed. Tighten the screw, if applicable.

Tips and warnings

  • Write down your helmet manufacturer and model and bring this with you when shopping for a new strap to ensure that you obtain the correct strap.
  • Determine if your helmet is under warranty -- in which case you may be able to receive a new chin strap or helmet free or at reduced cost.
  • Determine how chin strap was damaged. If the strap was broken during an accident check your manufacturer's manual to determine if the helmet should be replaced instead of repaired.

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