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  • #61
    > 5 years or 1 crash, whichever comes first.

    Heh, I used to talk like that, but then I gave up crashing back in 1976 when I quit riding off road.

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    • #62
      Also If was a manufacturer of expensive crash helmets I would also advise that one buys a new helmet on a regular basis. Me I'll buy another when the lining straps or shell gets torn, sloppy or damaged, my own has a removable liner that I take out and hand wash once in a while, it's still in great shape and lives in an air conditioned closet unless it's actually on my head hurtling down the Hi way.

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      • #63
        I found a mint rf700 today for a affordable 40 dollars in an antique store.

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        • #64
          Originally posted by _Will_ View Post
          I found a mint rf700 today for a affordable 40 dollars in an antique store.
          I had a few of those. Great helmets in their day.

          What is the top lining like, in your new to you, helmet?

          Dean
          Dean Dinnetz

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          • #65
            Originally posted by Dean Dinnetz View Post
            I had a few of those. Great helmets in their day.

            What is the top lining like, in your new to you, helmet?

            Dean
            Oh I didnít buy it, I wear an XL and this was an XS. Regarding the condition of the interior, it looked and felt like it was never so much as tried on, pretty much a museum piece from my short inspection.

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            • #66
              I crashed in a 6 year old Shoei and only had minor brain damage.

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              • #67
                Originally posted by Sam9 View Post
                I crashed in a 6 year old Shoei and only had minor brain damage.
                No CTE here!
                Take me to your Liter!

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                • #68
                  While for some helmets and storage conditions the 5 year rule may not apply I've had friends pull out old helmets where you could poke your finger in the foam. I can't think of a good non-destructive test to see if a helmet would still do its job.

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                  • #69
                    I'd like to see a helmet with user replaceable styrofoam. But, the manufacturers don't want to cut into those hefty margins of new lids.
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