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Offline sundance

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helmet replace
« on: November 02, 2010, 02:59:38 PM »
if someone has no crash, should he replace the helmet after 5 years?  :232:

i guess that is the reccommendation.

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Re: helmet replace
« Reply #1 on: November 02, 2010, 03:04:30 PM »
3 to 5 years depending on use
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Re: helmet replace
« Reply #2 on: November 02, 2010, 03:22:43 PM »
if it's in godd condition after 5 years of mild use, it must be replaced????

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Re: helmet replace
« Reply #3 on: November 02, 2010, 03:24:56 PM »
*Originally Posted by sundance [+]
if it's in godd condition after 5 years of mild use, it must be replaced????
I see, to remember someone asked that question on the versys.co.uk site recently. the response he got from Arai or Shoei was replace after 5 years.

do you have to?.... NO
should you do?.. up to you, and what risks you take, and what value you put on a helmet and protecting your head

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Re: helmet replace
« Reply #4 on: November 02, 2010, 03:26:21 PM »
it's just not right for me, having a 500 helmet in almost perfect condition and having to replace it...what the [removed by auto profanity filter]?  :232:

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Re: helmet replace
« Reply #5 on: November 02, 2010, 03:28:32 PM »
so don't lash out 500 yoyo's on a if then.

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Re: helmet replace
« Reply #6 on: November 02, 2010, 03:30:13 PM »
The mid layer polystyrene material, which is what absorbs and disperses blunt impact, becomes brittle/hard w/ age regardless of use. Your noggin, your call... mine go after 5 years, it's cheap insurance that with luck I will never need but will have it if my luck runs out, and statistically it almost always does.
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Re: helmet replace
« Reply #7 on: November 02, 2010, 03:32:27 PM »
Get a heated helmet mate.....Can't beat it!........Well you can in private I suppose......Where was I?

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Re: helmet replace
« Reply #8 on: November 02, 2010, 03:37:58 PM »
*Originally Posted by Mista_Vern [+]
Get a heated helmet mate.....Can't beat it!........Well you can in private I suppose......Where was I?
Dang... one little comment about your heated knob has you in a full twist for the day... me thinks you need to get... something!  :001:
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Re: helmet replace
« Reply #9 on: November 02, 2010, 03:42:25 PM »
*Originally Posted by GRN [+]
*Originally Posted by Mista_Vern [+]
Get a heated helmet mate.....Can't beat it!........Well you can in private I suppose......Where was I?
Dang... one little comment about your heated knob has you in a full twist for the day... me thinks you need to get... something!  :001:
It's actually called "Some work done!"

Or my knob will get tweaked out of shape!!

Oh yeah, Sundance buy a new friggin helmet cos the one you have is shiny on the inside and stinks!

And past it's sell-by date!

 


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