Is it necessary to replace your helmet every 5 years

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And "insert deity here" forbid that it has been washed with clean green hey DD?
Clean Green????

You wash your helmet with shampoo!!!!

It sits on your head all day. Even the worst shampoo brand has spent tons of $$$ in R&D to make sure that PH levels are correct for your hair and scalp.


And your pot smells like apples afterwards......
 

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Clean Green????

You wash your helmet with shampoo!!!!

It sits on your head all day. Even the worst shampoo brand has spent tons of $$$ in R&D to make sure that PH levels are correct for your hair and scalp.


And your pot smells like apples afterwards......
ha ha ha. I just remember our resident dare devil hates the idea of chemicals on his lid.

Shampoo - never used it but sounds good - thanks
 

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ha ha ha. I just remember our resident dare devil hates the idea of chemicals on his lid.

Shampoo - never used it but sounds good - thanks
I use foam cleaner from Red hot products to clean my helmet ( before you all get dirty its a Leatte GPX5.5 so no , not that helmet) and the insides I( ok my wife does ) remove , my dear wife moers it into a pillow case and into the washing machine
 

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unclip the inners, hand wash with hand washing powder in room temp water.
air hose to blow dust out vents
wipe outer with a cloth and room temp water
good to do with no detergents on the vital head saving structure.

Otherwise trust the chemical specialists and get motorex helmet foam, spray in and put helmet on a fan.

if you have an airoh with white rubber trim- ya good luck...
 

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So much TLC on the lids, rinse, prepsol, rinse. Every second or third ride inners come out and go into the washing machine. All sorted.

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if you have an airoh with white rubber trim- ya good luck...
I got one of those, around 7 years old. Nice and yellow/brown now.
 

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So much TLC on the lids, rinse, prepsol, rinse. Every second or third ride inners come out and go into the washing machine. All sorted.
nee siesssssa , i wash my inners after every ride , that smell will make me vomit
 

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nee siesssssa , i wash my inners after every ride , that smell will make me vomit
Special kind of sweat you have there!!! Cant say my lid stinks after every ride. If it was a long 6 hours in the saddle kind of ride then yes. If you vomiting in the lid, then I would also say yes. Or sprouted a nose bleed, which happens to me from time to time. Then wash yes.
 

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no man , the smell the next ride if you have not washed it would make me vomit .
 

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nee siesssssa , i wash my inners after every ride , that smell will make me vomit
My missus always wondered if I was visiting a skelm instead of going riding. I always use aftershave cologne before I go riding.... and I don't shave on the weekend. But the latent smell of cologne that gets left in the helmet keeps it quite fresh and pleasant.
 

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I use foam cleaner from Red hot products to clean my helmet ( before you all get dirty its a Leatte GPX5.5 so no , not that helmet) and the insides I( ok my wife does ) remove , my dear wife moers it into a pillow case and into the washing machine
I, by no means, have any intention of trying to sound arrogant with this comment, but I have been riding dirt bikes, as a lot of you know, for 38 years - my dad taught me how to ride in 1979 and I bought my first proper scrambler, a second hand 1977 Yamaha IT 175, in 1980. With this amount of time playing this game under one's belt, it stands to reason that there is very little in the way of tips & tricks that one can learn anymore - I've pretty much tried everything and I am far more useful in giving advice than I am at taking it - within reason. Very often a tip or trick will come along that sounds good but you have your tried-and-tested way and nothing will sway you. But every now and then, something comes along that sounds like it's worth a shot. Dean_E232, my folks always had a washing machine. I have always had one since I moved into my own home many, many years ago.

I can't believe it took me this long to give this a shot.

Duh-uh!! Facepalm! Facepalm! Facepalm!

Fuck friendly head chemicals. My inners are spotless and fresh and soft.

Brilliant!!!!
 

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I, by no means, have any intention of trying to sound arrogant with this comment, but I have been riding dirt bikes, as a lot of you know, for 38 years - my dad taught me how to ride in 1979 and I bought my first proper scrambler, a second hand 1977 Yamaha IT 175, in 1980. With this amount of time playing this game under one's belt, it stands to reason that there is very little in the way of tips & tricks that one can learn anymore - I've pretty much tried everything and I am far more useful in giving advice than I am at taking it - within reason. Very often a tip or trick will come along that sounds good but you have your tried-and-tested way and nothing will sway you. But every now and then, something comes along that sounds like it's worth a shot. Dean_E232, my folks always had a washing machine. I have always had one since I moved into my own home many, many years ago.

I can't believe it took me this long to give this a shot.

Duh-uh!! Facepalm! Facepalm! Facepalm!

Fuck friendly head chemicals. My inners are spotless and fresh and soft.

Brilliant!!!!
I also wash liners like that, but, you cant do it will BELL helmets that have those magnetic cheek pads, the magnets come out inside the cheek pads and are near impossible to get back in, and they never hold properly again after that had happened
 
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