The first thing you should do when arriving at any destination is making sure your motorcycle is parked in a safe and legal area. In most jurisdictions, helmets are an obligation when riding, so in many cases, this means that you will have a helmet on while parked.
The question of helmet removal came up recently. For reasons of personal preference, comfort or convenience, some riders prefer removing their helmets when parked.
This article will discuss the various options on what to do with motorcycle helmets when parked.
The Best Way is to Buy a Helmet Stand
So what can you do with their helmet when not wearing it? Do not stuff it under your seat or hang them on the bike; they will get in the way and possibly be damaged. The perfect solution is using a helmet stand.
It’s simple yet effective. Not only will this keep your helmet upright and out of the way, but it also allows you to lock your helmet up when leaving it unattended for an extended period.
This will deter would-be thieves from taking your helmet. Most stands are not particularly expensive, so that they can be well worth the investment.
Take the Motorcycle Helmet with You
Another option is to carry the helmet with you when entering or exiting the building. This method may present a problem if you are wearing your riding gear, but it can be done without causing too much trouble in many cases. Also, this method ensures that your motorcycle helmet does not get damaged while you are away.
Lock Your Helmet
If neither of these methods works for you, all is not lost. You can reach inside the chin bar or visor opening and lock both of those by using a combination cable/lock setup. Your helmet will still look nicer than just stuffing it under your seat, though!
No matter what type of motorcycle helmet stand one uses, they always make storing helmets much easier than other alternatives out there.