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post #1 of 23 (permalink) Old 03-11-2006, 12:39 AM Thread Starter
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I see so many posts of individuals purchasing 4-5-600 dollar helmets. I am just curious how often do you guys replace them?

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I forget which manufacturer it's was, maybe Arai. Recommended replacing the helmet every 5 years.....
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I forget which manufacturer it's was, maybe Arai. Recommended replacing the helmet every 5 years.....
If I owned a helmet company and sold helmets for 500+ dollars I would recomend that too.


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I would get tired of wearing the same helmet for more then 2 years. I've been riding for a year and a half now and i have two helmets that i switch up every now and then.
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Ive had mine under 2 yrs. I'll prob keep it for awhile.

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A helmet should last a life time if it is taken care of. Avoid extreme temperature fluctuations, dont let the kids use it for basketball practice etc.

A helmet should be replaced after an accident/impact.
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A helmet should last a life time if it is taken care of. Avoid extreme temperature fluctuations, dont let the kids use it for basketball practice etc.

A helmet should be replaced after an accident/impact.

True... But better safe than sorry.... I probably replace every 4-5 years regardless of condition. Helmet manufacturer's always TRY to find ways to better protect your head. Let's keep it there.. on your shoulders...:icon_salu
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my aria rx7 corsair is recommended to b changed after 5 years of use. Although crashing and gf's tend to ruin them faster. so 5 yrs would b the limit as long as its still in good shape. then sell it to a squid...j/k..lol
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A helmet should last a life time if it is taken care of. Avoid extreme temperature fluctuations, dont let the kids use it for basketball practice etc.

A helmet should be replaced after an accident/impact.
You make your kids wear helmets when they play basketball?


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New bike = New helmet....If I'm lucky every 3-4 years.
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You make your kids wear helmets when they play basketball?
Ummm, I hope you were joking...if so that's funny :sign10:
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A helmet should last a life time if it is taken care of. Avoid extreme temperature fluctuations, dont let the kids use it for basketball practice etc.

A helmet should be replaced after an accident/impact.

hahaha now thats some extreme basketball you got your kids playing...hahha j/k man. As soon as i'm bored of mine i'll be looking to buy a new helmet...




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as soon as i can afford one, so bout 2 more years away, ... sux
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If I owned a helmet company and sold helmets for 500+ dollars I would recomend that too.
lol you said it man
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Well one of the main components of all hemlets is styrafoam. And with all the temps, sweat, bacteria and road grime, the styrafoam starts to harden up and becomes brittle. The styrafoam is what adds to impact resistance, so if its starting to harden up and become brittle, its not going to absorb impact very well. Foam and padding also breakdown with bacteria and grime.

I dont care how well you take of your helmet, it will NOT last a life time. Anyone that thinks this has never riden bikes long enough to see that helmets do wear out nor do they know someone who had an old school helmet that they kept safe all these years. My dad had an old helmet without a scratch on it that he kept in the closet after he stopped riding in the late 70s. By the early 90s it had started to break down and its still breaking down today. I dont mean to offend anyone by this, but helmets are shelf life items, they do wear out and they do need to be replaced.

You can get away with maybe 10 years, but it really depends on how well you take care of your helmet and how much riding you do. I like to go every 2-4 years depending on how artistic Im feeling. I only rock custom paint that I try to design my lids myself. Doesnt always work that way though.

Arais have a born on date embossed on the straps. Cant remember which side and I dont have my lid here, but they recommend 5 years from the born date. I think its the D-ring side.

I mean come on guys, you only have one head. Doesnt it deserve a new piece of armor every couple years?

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I have fudge-fingers (maybe bad-luck?) and anything that goes with me outside of my house and is not always worn won't last over two years -- i.e cell-phones, mp3 player, helmets, camera's, etc, etc.
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well i bought a new helmet last year with the purchase of my gixxer..... then the passenger always used an old motocross helmet... so after being with my girlfriend for about a year, i figuered id want her to wear a proper helmet, so i ended up giving her my helmet and bought myself a suomy bucket! so right now ive purchased two helmets in less then 1 year.... but i dont see myself buying another helmet in the next 2 years.... thats unless i get in an accident and something happends to my helmet or my gf's
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well i bought a new helmet last year with the purchase of my gixxer..... then the passenger always used an old motocross helmet... so after being with my girlfriend for about a year, i figuered id want her to wear a proper helmet, so i ended up giving her my helmet and bought myself a suomy bucket! so right now ive purchased two helmets in less then 1 year.... but i dont see myself buying another helmet in the next 2 years.... thats unless i get in an accident and something happends to my helmet or my gf's

That is the way I always end up getting one. Just tell the old lady, it is for her. How can they complain?

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That is the way I always end up getting one. Just tell the old lady, it is for her. How can they complain?

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exactly! they seem to be more understanding when ther think they are getting something! lol
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I am going on my 3rd season with mine, Shoei RF-1000.

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Go buy a new one and you will be amazed at how different they feel. You never know your helmet is ready to go until you try on a brand new one right of the box. It like it has it own new helmet smell.

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I get a new one each new riding season. This year I will sport my new suomy extreme dragon.
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I get a new one each new riding season. This year I will sport my new suomy extreme dragon.
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