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Old 12-07-2007, 01:59 PM   #1
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Helmet Question

How old is everyones current helmet? I used to get razzed by my dirt bike buddies for not getting a new helmet all the time especially after big spills I have prolly gone through 6-7 visors on my db helmet, anyway my g/f asked me if i wanted a new helmet for christmas and I told her no I like mine but it's old all this helmet talk got me thinking about getting a new one

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Old 12-07-2007, 02:03 PM   #2
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Mine right now is almost three years old. I'm about to buy another one, but I'll still be using my current X-11 as well.
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Old 12-07-2007, 02:05 PM   #3
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Mines coming up on 4 years old...time to buy a new one. I was told that they really only have a good shelf life of 4 years...if it's true or not, Idk
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A hah!! those lying bastards!! Always trying to get me to throw away my hard earned monies...Thanks bigc. Think I'll still get a new one around March anyway...mine doesn't fit as tight as it used to
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I go by the 5 years/ too many scratches rule. If it looks all jacked up (and I take really good care of my lids), I'll replace it. If it touches the ground with any force or impact, I'll get a new one.

I don't eff around with my helmets and protection. It's a little drop in the bucket compared to a helicopter ride and NICU stay.
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NICU????

A neonatal intensive care unit, usually shortened NICU (pronounced "Nickyoo") and also called a newborn intensive care unit.

Just how old are you?


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It's not based solely on time - if it takes a hit with your head in it, it needs to be inspected or replaced. If it never takes a hit, then five years is about right.

If you ride enough, it'll be plenty ripe before that and you'll need a new one anyway.
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It's not based solely on time - if it takes a hit with your head in it, it needs to be inspected or replaced. If it never takes a hit, then five years is about right.

If you ride enough, it'll be plenty ripe before that and you'll need a new one anyway.
I clean my lids dude

but yeah it's getting worn out
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NICU????

A neonatal intensive care unit, usually shortened NICU (pronounced "Nickyoo") and also called a newborn intensive care unit.

Just how old are you?


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kinda what I was thinking nicu is usually filled with premie babys.
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Old 12-08-2007, 11:14 AM   #11
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It's not based solely on time - if it takes a hit with your head in it, it needs to be inspected or replaced. If it never takes a hit, then five years is about right.

If you ride enough, it'll be plenty ripe before that and you'll need a new one anyway.
I only buy lids with removable liners so I don't have to deal with stank.
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Old 12-08-2007, 11:28 AM   #12
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Mine will be 5 years old (from date of purchase) in March... i'll be getting a new one in March 2008.
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I only buy lids with removable liners so I don't have to deal with stank.
Funny thing is that mine never stinks... my current helmet has like 20k miles on it and has about 14 trackdays (where i sweat a ton). I'm not sure if Arai has some anti-stank liners or what, haha... but it never stinks.
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Funny thing is that mine never stinks... my current helmet has like 20k miles on it and has about 14 trackdays (where i sweat a ton). I'm not sure if Arai has some anti-stank liners or what, haha... but it never stinks.
my kbc stunk bad....I had to wash the liner at least every 2 weeks...I have had my shoei for 9 months now and have yet to wash it...no stank at all. Maybe there is some miracle anti-stank additive in the high end stuff.
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my kbc stunk bad....I had to wash the liner at least every 2 weeks...I have had my shoei for 9 months now and have yet to wash it...no stank at all. Maybe there is some miracle anti-stank additive in the high end stuff.


as much as they cost.. it should come with anti stank additive in it right..
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as much as they cost.. it should come with anti stank additive in it right..
You're telling me... I paid over $500 for my Arai (Haga replica) and it's an awesome helmet, but there is no way I'm dropping the extra $$ for a replica again. I'll probably just get a plain red Quantam this time.
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A little Fabreeze works wonders if your helmet's liner isn't removeable.
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i dont wash mine. i like my manly musk.
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there is no written rule that i've ever seen saying when to replace a lid (if it's not damaged in a wreck) but i go w/ Arai's 5 yr warranty. and replace my lids after 5 yrs wrecked or not.
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