How to Repair a Motorcycle Helmet Chin Strap


Repairing a motorcycle chin strap can be done in less than 10 minutes for $9 to $15 (in 2010). Requiring no special skill, virtually anyone can replace a chin strap.

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

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

  • Unscrew or unbutton the old chin strap and discard.

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

Tips & 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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