If you’ve visited a motorcycle dealership recently, you may have noticed a growing selection of full-faced motorcycle helmets made available by the Fulmer Motorcycle Helmet Company. Competitively priced and dressed in vibrant exterior graphics, Fulmer’s helmets have an additional ace up their sleeve in the form of their QR1 quick-release face shield mechanism. Unfortunately, most of the helmets displayed in the showroom tend to lose their owner’s manual, leaving many Fulmer owners wondering replace their face shield. With some practice, you’ll be able to replace your face shield in less than a minute.
1. Hold the helmet on your lap with the face shield facing you. Raise the face shield until it is opened completely to reveal the spring-loaded release levers on the face shield’s base plates.
2. Pull the release levers down with your fingers, and push up on the face shield with your thumbs. Pull the face shield away once it pops out of the base plates.
3. Turn the helmet to one side, and place the new face shield against it. Align the round tab on the inside of the face shield‘s corner with the round catch on the top of the base plate, then press it into place. Hold the face shield in position, and repeat on the opposite base plate.
4. Press the sides of the face shield against the helmet, and lower it over the helmet’s eye port. The release levers will lock into place with a slight snapping sound if the face shield has been successfully installed. Remove the face shield, and reinstall it if the shield binds while being lowered.