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Arai cleaning

This guy I know is selling a Quantum F helmet I wanted too know if the whole lining can be taken out and washed or is it just the cheek pads..
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Re: Arai cleaning

The newer Quantums do have removable liners (thank goodness), but older lids in the series didn't. My old Quantum e did not have a removable liner; my new (last year) Edwards Rep does.

Tell your buddy to call Arai or... just give her a tug!

http://www.araiamericas.com/
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Re: Arai cleaning

The check pads are removable in the quantum, or at least mine were...I have had really really good luck with Robert at the arai service pavilion too...he has been awsome to deal with...

And as for chain...I too have the Flaming chicken arai, and of course my next lid will be the black/silver edwards rep, Nice choice
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Re: Arai cleaning

I'm pretty sure the whole liner doesn't come out. Quantum F? What year was that one made? I've lost track of which year corresponds to which letter after Quantum. Just wondering, because if it's over 5 years old, it's not worth it no matter what the price.
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Re: Arai cleaning

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I'm pretty sure the whole liner doesn't come out. Quantum F? What year was that one made? I've lost track of which year corresponds to which letter after Quantum. Just wondering, because if it's over 5 years old, it's not worth it no matter what the price.
I dont know what year It is but its in real good condition.I would like to know how old it is.

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Re: Arai cleaning

Check the buckle side of the chin strap, it should be stamped on the back of it there...
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Re: Arai cleaning

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I dont know what year It is but its in real good condition.I would like to know how old it is.
Yeah, good thing to check. If you're planning on doing a track day, all the organizations that I know of require a helmet 5 years old or newer. No matter how good it looks, after 5 years the protective styrofoam starts drying out and breaking down.
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Re: Arai cleaning

I just got a new Quantum II, which replaces the Quantum/f. The QII is the first Quantum with removable liner. The Q/e and Q/f have removable cheekpads, but that's it. I can't believe their website still hasn't been updated with 2005 stuff yet.
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Re: Arai cleaning

I dont think Im gonna get it, thanx for the info.I just cant stand the fact that he night have been sweating in that thing for 5 seasons...
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Re: Arai cleaning

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I dont think Im gonna get it, thanx for the info.I just cant stand the fact that he night have been sweating in that thing for 5 seasons...

If you have a friend in the carpet cleaning biz just have them use the hand attachment and steam clean that puppy. Did that to my old Quantum/e and it was like new (inside). They also have anti-bacterial stuff they can add to the cleaning mix. Just a thought. But obviously a new or newer helmet would be your best bet. I just like to have a spare/backup helmet just in case the Mrs. wants to go for a ride (rare).
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Re: Arai cleaning

If the entire liner doesn't come out, just take it in the shower with a little shampoo. Make sure to rinse many times and dry it as much as you can with a towel and do not use a heater, let it air dry. If it's hot enough, just ride with it damp, keeps you cool. Motorex makes a helmet cleaner that seems to work pretty good.

http://www.nrenterprises.net/sprays.htm
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Re: Arai cleaning

I never wash the inside of my helmets. When they get nasty I just buy a new one. I am the Chain of helmets.


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Re: Arai cleaning

Grab a big bucket and throw some detergent in there. Submerge helmet and let it soak for a while.

The use a hose and keep hosing the inside down until foam no longer appears from liner, leave it outside for a day or so face up to the sun.

Voila, you've just washed your lining.

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Re: Arai cleaning

Winter is a great time to wash your helmet!

Did mine a few months ago.
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