The best way to protect your head is to wear a helmet. But what happens when you’re on a motorcycle and your helmet gets too tight? It’s easy to lose your cool and give in to the pressure to remove it, but it’s a bad idea.
Instead, follow these steps to stretch a motorcycle helmet, so you can continue to enjoy your ride.
Are the Helmets Stretchable? Yes And Here’s How?
As I have said, the helmet is stretchable in two ways: firstly, the outer shell can be stretched. The fiberglass helmet can be stretched by up to 20 percent, but if you need more, you can use heat to stretch it.
For example, you can use a blow dryer to heat the helmet. The fiberglass helmet will stretch by about 20 percent, and then you can make it more or less. Secondly, the foam inside the helmet can be stretched. You can stretch the foam by using a hot iron.
How to Stretch a Motorcycle Helmet? Different Ways Explained
There are many ways to stretch your helmet to make it comfortably fit on your head. We’re going to look at how to stretch a motorcycle helmet in a simple way.
Organic stretching of the helmet
One of the easiest ways to stretch a motorcycle helmet is to use your hands. You can simply hold the helmet in place on your head and start stretching it out. This works really well when you’re sitting in a comfortable position.
As you’re stretching it out, you can also keep your helmet in the right position by resting it on the back of your head.
Stretch the helmet with a heat
If you are tired of wearing your helmet, you can use a heat source to stretch it. It is better to use a hairdryer or a hot iron to heat the helmet. If you use a hairdryer, make sure that you do not burn your head. When the helmet is heated, it will become easier to stretch.
If you use a hot iron, make sure that you are not too close to it. Also, avoid direct contact with the iron.
Insert a ball to stretch the helmet
To stretch the helmet, roll the ball onto the helmet from the front. Wait for the helmet to stretch and then pull the ball out. Wear the ball comfortably.
Expanding the straps of the helmet
Expanding the straps of the helmet is also a good way to make the helmet fit you. It will help you get a better fit on your head. It is a good idea to make the helmet fit your head by stretching the straps whenever you are going to wear them.
It will also loosen the helmet and make it adjust well on your head. The present invention relates to a transfer system for transferring a sheet, which has been fed from a sheet supply source such as a paper feed tray or a paper feed cassette to an image forming apparatus.
How to Make your Motorcycle Helmet Fit Great?
Head size measurement
As you know helmets come in different shapes and sizes. The helmets also have different materials like leather, plastic, rubber, and metal. You need to choose the helmet according to your head size.
To choose the best helmet for your head, you need to check the shape of your head. There are three basic shapes of the head. They are round, oval, and rectangular. The round head has a spherical shape.
Try the helmet
Try the helmet on and see if it fits properly. If it is too tight, you will be uncomfortable and it will be difficult to put it on and off. If it is too loose, you will be able to move your head around and your helmet will fall off.
Fasten the straps
Fasten the straps of the helmet and adjust the helmet according to your head size. You can adjust the straps according to your head size. You can adjust the straps to the top of your head.
Full coverage of helmet
When you have chosen the helmet according to your head size, you can also check if the helmet has full coverage. The full coverage of the helmet means that the helmet covers your head completely. The full coverage of the helmet is very important.
It is important to choose the best helmet for your head. You should choose the best helmet that is suitable for your head.
Check for pressure points
The following is a quick and easy way to test for pressure points on the back of the head. First, lie down on your back. Bend your head down to the right and left, and notice any discomfort.
Then, bend your head back to the right, and notice any discomfort. If you find that your head feels tight, you have a pressure point on the back of your head.
Wear it for a while
You can also check if it properly fits your head by wearing it for a while. It is a significant investment for your safety, and every helmet store allows this kind of checking.
Some Problems and their Quick Fixes by the Stretch of the Helmet
Whether you have already bought a helmet that doesn’t properly fit your head or you are in the process of choosing your next helmet, you can analyze the problem and find solutions that
Let’s have a look at these problems and their quick fixes.
Pain in the forehead
If you have a round head and your helmet is round-shaped, then it could cause pain in your jaw. You can resolve this problem by inserting a deflated soccer ball inside your helmet and pressing the foam. Keep it inside for a few days and then check it. In this modification, the EPS lining and the shell of the helmet must not be deformed.
Too tight helmet around the chin or cheek
If your helmet is too tight, then it will make it difficult to move your head. You can solve this problem by taking a pair of scissors and cutting the strap.
In the case of a hard-shell helmet, you can put some sand inside the helmet and then tighten the straps to check if it fits properly
Tightness around the ear while wearing the helmet
If you have a problem with the helmet around your ear, then you can loosen the helmet. If it doesn’t fit properly, then you can put some sand inside the helmet and tighten the straps.
At the end of this How to stretch a motorcycle helmet, we have covered all the basic aspects of stretching a motorcycle helmet. We have covered the types of helmets, the importance of the helmet, and the importance of helmet fitting.
In a nutshell, to make the helmet more comfortable, stretch it a little bit, and then put it back on your head.