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Old 10-09-2012, 01:27 PM   #1
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Helmet Funk

My helmet seems to get funky smelling somewhat fast. Is this typical? I do sweat a lot, which I know has got to be the cause. Is there something I can do to prevent this or put off helmet funk a little? The liner in my lid is removable and washable...but I figure every time I have to do that I'm quickening its wear out time.
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Old 10-09-2012, 01:30 PM   #2
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If you hand wash and air dry it shouldn't do much if any damage to the padding. You could always buy a second liner too.

Oh, and don't forget to wash your hair too......jk.
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Wear a lightweight, wicking balaclava. Wash that frequently, instead of the helmet liner.

You can also budget for occasional replacement of the liner. The foam starts to compress & compromises the fit after a while.
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Do you leave the helmet in the garage
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Old 10-09-2012, 01:36 PM   #5
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I wear the thin cloth skull caps similar to what a pilot would wear under a helmet. Plus I have speakers in my helmet and it helps the ears slide over them easier. They probably help keeping the oil from you hair off better than the actual sweat, but for me the caps get stinky and not my helmet.

Here's the exact ones I have:
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Cool. Good ideas. I have nearly bald short hair so it doesn't absorb much of my sweat. I'll check into getting one of those skull caps.
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I buy a second set of liners and alternate. Wash one set thoroughly with woolite or baby shampoo, while the other set is in service. Both sets end up lasting a lot longer.
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My helmet has a removable liner so I just take it out and throw it in the rest of my laundry every now and then let it air dry.
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if you pee in your helmet the uric acid keeps the funk form growing
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if you pee in your helmet the uric acid keeps the funk form growing
Sounds about right
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if you pee in your helmet the uric acid keeps the funk form growing
Gonna try this tonight. I'll let y'all know if it works!
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Gonna try this tonight. I'll let y'all know if it works!
Make sure you drink allot of sodas and sugar drinks and no water at all till your is really dark yellow
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Best way to wash it is by hand. I usually fill the sink with hot/warm water and throw some soap/detergent on the liner/pads soak and squish it in and out. Throwing it in the washer isnt going to do much. Don't wring it as it'll damage the padding material. Keep on changing out the water until the water stays clear.

If you have oily scalp, you may want to switch to a good shampoo to control the oil as that's spawning grounds for bacteria. The funk you smelling is all the bacteria eating and all over your head lol.
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Or you could try the lazy solution

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Best way to wash it is by hand. I usually fill the sink with hot/warm water and throw some soap/detergent on the liner/pads soak and squish it in and out. Throwing it in the washer isnt going to do much. Don't wring it as it'll damage the padding material. Keep on changing out the water until the water stays clear.

If you have oily scalp, you may want to switch to a good shampoo to control the oil as that's spawning grounds for bacteria. The funk you smelling is all the bacteria eating and all over your head lol.
So he shouldn't pee in it??
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Or you could try the lazy solution

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Maybe there is an app for that to be even lazier
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So he shouldn't pee in it??
It will neutralize the funk with another funk. Also, if OP's glans is not sterile, bacterial contamination is very likely thus the chances of introducing another colonizing bacteria to another home will create more helmet funk and could overtake the current Norma flora populace of his scalp. So instead of a stinky oily scalp it'll smell like stinky d!ck.

Disclaimer: I am not a licensed medical professional. My opinion will not hold grounds in court.
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Old 10-09-2012, 06:33 PM   #18
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Try these you can order them from MotoLiberty. I picked up some when at there store in San Antonio a few weeks ago. I like them much better than any others I have used. They will keep you from having to wash your liners so often. But if you want to pee in it, cat pee works best.

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