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Old Mar 11th, 2009, 03:44 PM     #1
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Does anyone know the Life Span of a Helmet? I heard it was 2-3 Years and if it gets Damaged you should replace it. What do you do with the used Helmet?
Do they recycle them? Does anyone know more on this?
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Old Mar 11th, 2009, 09:00 PM     #2
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Re: Helmets

Very interesting for sure. I always use a helmet, but I did find that I went from a large to a medium size of all things few years back. I guess my ego is small, thus the smaller size head! (Be nice!) Been using the full face only because it's been like real cold these mornings going to work.
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Old Mar 11th, 2009, 10:45 PM     #3
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Nothing to be sorry about, full face is warmer and maximizes your protection...3/4 and 1/2 offer the corresponding less coverage/protection. Some Euro helmet rating systems offer softer impact absorbing design than Snell and yet meet DOT minimum protection standards typically required in most States. Ride Safe and Ride Often!
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Old Mar 11th, 2009, 11:18 PM     #4
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Re: Helmets

When I used to race full face helmets were mandatory,I would go through tech. with my full face then put my bucket on to race. I am claustrophobic to the point that I hyperventilate in a full face helmet
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Old Mar 12th, 2009, 12:01 AM     #5
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Thats okay Steve, above all select a helmet you can live with...because it is the only thing between you and the tarmac and HDT believes in self preservation first, so you CAN do some "READING AFTER RIDING"...
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Old Mar 12th, 2009, 08:32 AM     #6
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Re: Helmets

I hate helmets, but use a modular flip up style now.I saw the study about head injuries and when 25% of the time you land on your chin there is no reason not to wear a full face or modular.
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