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Push fit fastener instead of D rings

Post by Rustydog » Fri Dec 13, 2019 9:05 pm

I’m a newbie of only 3 months so far. I bought an AGV lid which I really like. However, it’s got a D ring fastener system. The D rings seem like a bit of a fiddle to me and I’m not sure I’m ever going to get fully use to them. Is there a recommended push fit fastener system that I could buy and retro fit in place of the D Rings ?.

I know the D rings work on the simplest of principles which is good but they are a right fiddle to get on and off and they don’t lend themselves to everything staying all neat comfortable under your chin once you have fastened them. Cheers for any help from anyone here.



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Re: Push fit fastener instead of D rings

Post by Stu » Fri Dec 13, 2019 9:10 pm

I would not want to modify the fastening strap on a helmet because if it fails in a smash it could mean the difference between life or death!

Keep at it you will get the hang of it!

I can't do push fit! only double D for me
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Re: Push fit fastener instead of D rings

Post by Bender » Fri Dec 13, 2019 9:30 pm

You will soon get the hang of them.
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Re: Push fit fastener instead of D rings

Post by JRH » Fri Dec 13, 2019 9:37 pm

D rings gets easier to fasten as you use it.
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Re: Push fit fastener instead of D rings

Post by Mississippi Bullfrog » Fri Dec 13, 2019 9:53 pm

D rings are kind of cool once you get the hang of them. But I do like the ratchet release system on my Caberg.
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Re: Push fit fastener instead of D rings

Post by fastbob » Fri Dec 13, 2019 10:45 pm

Have a look at the fastening system on an Arai helmet . When I used to sell them they were exclusively D ring . D rings have no moving parts , no springs , no plastic and no ratchets . They have nothing that can wear out or go wrong and every time you do one up you automatically adjust your helmet strap to the correct tightness . Convinced yet ?

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Re: Push fit fastener instead of D rings

Post by Rustydog » Fri Dec 13, 2019 11:38 pm

I think I’m getting there guys-lots of D ring practice it is then!

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Re: Push fit fastener instead of D rings

Post by Richzx6r » Sat Dec 14, 2019 9:21 am

As bob says, I have the ratchet system on my lid as I have to keep adjusting it to get the right fit, my next lid I think I'll be going back to double d, its easy enough to get the hang of with a small amount of perseverance
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Re: Push fit fastener instead of D rings

Post by learningtofly » Sat Dec 14, 2019 10:12 am

fastbob wrote:
Fri Dec 13, 2019 10:45 pm
Have a look at the fastening system on an Arai helmet . When I used to sell them they were exclusively D ring . D rings have no moving parts , no springs , no plastic and no ratchets . They have nothing that can wear out or go wrong and every time you do one up you automatically adjust your helmet strap to the correct tightness . Convinced yet ?
Spot on, Bob, it's the best system IMO.

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Re: Push fit fastener instead of D rings

Post by Throttled » Sat Dec 14, 2019 10:20 am

Hole both Ds together between thumb and first finger. Feed the strap through the gap. Let go of both Ds and then swap hands and hold only the inner D with the thumb and first finger of your other hand. Feed the strap end through that D. Let go of the Ds and pull to tighten.

With minimal practice, that can be done in about 2 seconds.
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Re: Push fit fastener instead of D rings

Post by fastbob » Sat Dec 14, 2019 11:50 am

Throttled wrote:
Sat Dec 14, 2019 10:20 am
Hole both Ds together between thumb and first finger. Feed the strap through the gap. Let go of both Ds and then swap hands and hold only the inner D with the thumb and first finger of your other hand. Feed the strap end through that D. Let go of the Ds and pull to tighten.

With minimal practice, that can be done in about 2 seconds.
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Re: Push fit fastener instead of D rings

Post by Throttled » Sat Dec 14, 2019 12:12 pm

I got to I could use the D rings with gloves on.
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Re: Push fit fastener instead of D rings

Post by Smithers » Sat Dec 14, 2019 1:09 pm

I had a Schuberth with a ratchet strap and didn't like it that much. Give me D ring any day.
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Re: Push fit fastener instead of D rings

Post by Lanceautoman » Sat Dec 14, 2019 2:00 pm

My first two helmets had ratchets and then I got my first shoei. I was worried about the DD fastening too but I got the hang of it very quickly and now wouldn't want to go back to rachet.
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Re: Push fit fastener instead of D rings

Post by aciddrop » Sat Dec 14, 2019 2:07 pm

Throttled wrote:
Sat Dec 14, 2019 12:12 pm
I got to I could use the D rings with gloves on.
I can use D Rings with my eyes shut. :!: :!:

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