How to Attach a Visor to Your Open-Face Motorcycle Helmet

  • 1-2 hours
  • Beginner
  • 50-125
What You'll Need
Face visor or shield
Crash helmet

An open-face motorcycle helmet is not as popular now as it once was. More often, motor bike riders are choosing helmets with visors so they can have their own little mobile windshield to protect their faces when riding. For people who wish to have a visor but do not wish to buy a new helmet, you can fit separately purchased visors which can be added by the user.

Step 1 – Drilling

It is actually not a completely safe way to fit a visor to an open-faced helmet. The drilling can destroy the integrity of the helmet by weakening it. However, if this is your only option, then drill the pilot hole very carefully and do not drill past the inner protection of the helmet casing.

Step 2 – Attaching the Visor

If the visor is a flip style visor it will come with pivoting screws which lock into place and allow flip up movement of the visor. Some visors are fixed screw, so be sure about the type you buy. Screw the visor into place and test the movement to make sure it is smooth and secure. It should also fit correctly into the face space to provide the best visibility.