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04-06-2006 11:38 PM
MrIncredible
Re: Five (5) year rule?

Trackdays aside, my RF 800 earned the name "Old Stinky" upon the purchase of my RF-1000 last year. I still like "Old Stinky", but it was time to move on after five years (as is the rule).

After 6 months of use, the RF-1000 took a direct blow followed by a roll up onto my head for me and held up quite nice. I would have an 8 inch zipper on my skull and questionable amounts of brain left without it. There's no telling what might have happened with the 800 due to its age. Still, it would have been nice to get more than 6 months out of the new helmet...

The riding season is upon us and I'm not sure what to get next.
04-04-2006 11:46 PM
Quinc
Re: Five (5) year rule?

good point.
04-04-2006 6:05 AM
HondaGalToo
Re: Five (5) year rule?

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Originally Posted by Quinc
what about just replacing the pads in your helmet?
Nope, doesn't count. It's not the pads that are the problem, per se. After 5 years the styrofoam and other materials making up the hard shell start to degrade.
04-04-2006 3:36 AM
SomeStrangeGuy
Re: Five (5) year rule?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Quinc
what about just replacing the pads in your helmet?
Think about what your putting inside it my good man, spare no expense.
04-04-2006 2:46 AM
Quinc
Re: Five (5) year rule?

what about just replacing the pads in your helmet?
03-31-2006 9:07 PM
SomeStrangeGuy
Re: Five (5) year rule?

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Originally Posted by sheepofblue
Trying to find a way around the minimum but so far no luck.
Let me help, tucker rocky is carrying Arai for 2006. Now you just need to find a stealership in your area that already has an account setup with them which shouldn't be too much of a problem I'd hope...of course your parts guy will have to measure it for you and check fitment etc. etc. as per Arai's prici..I mean fitment guides

I'm buying a Shoei, 5 year rule in effect.
After the girlfriend ordered a new TZ-r for herself, I was contemplating doing similar...on the way home one of the air vents ripped off my RX-7rr, I'll take that as a sign.
03-10-2006 9:07 AM
sheepofblue
Re: Five (5) year rule?

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Originally Posted by luvtolean
Sharkskinz and carbon bodywork...and you bitch about the price of a top of the line helmet.

Dude, rethink your priorities.
Not at all. It is not paying for a Arai it is finding one. No one stocks them and the warehouses have a 10 helmet minimum to get setup as an Arai dealer. Trying to find a way around the minimum but so far no luck.

PS I love my Arai, it is easily worth the $$$
03-07-2006 1:29 PM
luvtolean
Re: Five (5) year rule?

Sharkskinz and carbon bodywork...and you bitch about the price of a top of the line helmet.

Dude, rethink your priorities.



03-07-2006 9:12 AM
sheepofblue
Re: Five (5) year rule?

Quote:
Originally Posted by abtech
DOT only helmets will not make it through tech, I can assure you.
Thus my warning to be sure the model is Snell I remember last year many people were asking where to find the born on date for various makes. To my knowledge no one found a Fulmer date so I thought I would pass it along.

Of all the brands Fulmer actually fits at #3 for me behind Arai and Shoei. Maybe even ahead of Shoei. Finding an Arai in the south is harder than finding the winning lotto ticket Also a Shoei is actually a bit worse fit but has a super comfy liner. So I am considering a Fulmer unless I can find an RX7 that isn't already 4 years old and $500+
03-07-2006 9:02 AM
abtech
Re: Five (5) year rule?

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Originally Posted by sheepofblue
I know but some Fulmer's are DOT only vs DOT/Snell thus I believe would not qualify under the new rules either
DOT only helmets will not make it through tech, I can assure you.
03-07-2006 9:01 AM
abtech
Re: Five (5) year rule?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Stealth
I find this all very interesting because they've been telling me 7 years (I'm in Aus)
That's because the materials wear out backwards down there.
03-06-2006 10:59 PM
Stealth
Re: Five (5) year rule?

I find this all very interesting because they've been telling me 7 years (I'm in Aus)
03-06-2006 7:44 PM
sheepofblue
Re: Five (5) year rule?

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Originally Posted by abtech
Sheep, you need to read the FAQ. We are allowing the Euro standards this year (everything else remains the same as to age and condition).
I know but some Fulmer's are DOT only vs DOT/Snell thus I believe would not qualify under the new rules either
03-06-2006 6:28 PM
abtech
Re: Five (5) year rule?

Quote:
Originally Posted by sheepofblue
FYI for anyone looking at or owning a Fulmer and looking for the born on date:

"
Under the cloth lining of your helmet, you will find a month/year of production stamped into the EPS (styrofoam). It varies by helmet where it is stamped - but you should be able to lift up the interior lining flaps to find it.

Helmets should be replaced after 5 years regardless of condition because the EPS degrades with time. I'm sure this is why they're wanting to make sure you're as protected as you possibly can be.
"

From Fulmer customer service (quick reply) Also for Fireblades.org days be sure your model is Snell 2000 (or 2005) as not all models are.
Sheep, you need to read the FAQ. We are allowing the Euro standards this year (everything else remains the same as to age and condition).
03-06-2006 2:40 PM
sheepofblue
Re: Five (5) year rule?

FYI for anyone looking at or owning a Fulmer and looking for the born on date:

"
Under the cloth lining of your helmet, you will find a month/year of production stamped into the EPS (styrofoam). It varies by helmet where it is stamped - but you should be able to lift up the interior lining flaps to find it.

Helmets should be replaced after 5 years regardless of condition because the EPS degrades with time. I'm sure this is why they're wanting to make sure you're as protected as you possibly can be.
"

From Fulmer customer service (quick reply) Also for Fireblades.org days be sure your model is Snell 2000 (or 2005) as not all models are.
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