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Five (5) year rule?

My Shoei XSPII is either coming up on or past 5 years of use. How important is it to replace helmets every half decade?

BTW, thinking about the RF1000 based on research on our beloved ORG.
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Re: Five (5) year rule?

well just think about how much helmet technology has improved over the last decade or so. Go try one on and I bet you'll want it.

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Re: Five (5) year rule?

Imagine which helmet you'd want to be wearing if you tucked the front at triple digits on your favorite road. The one that's out of date, or a fresh one?




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Re: Five (5) year rule?

I am currently going through the same thing, my Arai quantum is past its 5 years and I really "should" replace it. The lining has stretched a bit and the shell looks as if it has faded a bit(colour wise) I am hoping to get an edwards rep(rx-7 corsair) cutsom fitted shortly, but I will keep riding for now until the new one arrives.

Most tracks won't allow you on if you have an expired helmet, just as a heads up(dealing with that one too )
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Re: Five (5) year rule?

The thing I've noticed most about my helmets when they get old is that the fit gets looser as the lining gets packed out. I think there's some concern over the breakdown of the materials, too.

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Re: Five (5) year rule?

agree with most of the above statements.. And the RF-1000 is a great helmet in my opinion....
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Re: Five (5) year rule?

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My Shoei XSPII is either coming up on or past 5 years of use. How important is it to replace helmets every half decade?

BTW, thinking about the RF1000 based on research on our beloved ORG.
It's only as important as you feel your head is
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agree with most of the above statements.. And the RF-1000 is a great helmet in my opinion....

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Re: Five (5) year rule?

Getting a new helmet every 5 years will keep you in the newest Snell standards. They change every 5 years ie. 1995, 2000, 2005.

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Re: Five (5) year rule?

***SIGH*** Didn't need another expense this year but alas I guess can't rationalize this one away. Now to decide between the RF-1000 and the X11, hmmm.....
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Re: Five (5) year rule?

I've had an RF-1000 for a couple months now and love it. Upgraded from a very old KBC so it was quite a difference. As far as expenses go, you can get a pretty good deal on an RF-1000 that is a solid color.
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Re: Five (5) year rule?

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Getting a new helmet every 5 years will keep you in the newest Snell standards. They change every 5 years ie. 1995, 2000, 2005.
New research data gathered up in the new Motorcyclist magazine says not so flattering things about the Snell standard as it relates to protection from head injury. The rationale used in the article made a lot of sense. Check it out before you buy another helmet.
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Re: Five (5) year rule?

And of course SNELL is calling Like everything else, its how you test, and what for often dictates your results. SNELL and DOT seem to judge performance on different perameters...which one is better, well that depends on how the helmet hit an object...something you never have control over in a crash.

PS: have you read SNELL's response? Its here: https://www.fireblades.org/forums/showthread.php?t=36726
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Re: Five (5) year rule?

And the ECE standard, etc.??



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Re: Five (5) year rule?

I honestly can't even see getting 5 years out of a helmet. I've been riding for 5 1/2 years and have 3 helmets. My current one was manufactured in 6/02 and I'll probably be shopping for another one this winter. It's my head.
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