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Just got of the phone with Ron and although he didn't seem interested in opening one up, his best guess is that the helmets were manufactured in 2003 or 2004. That means the clock has been ticking for a possible couple of years while they sat in the warehouse somewhere . . .
 

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Does the date really make a difference?... I mean if the helmet hasn't been dropped shouldn't it still be good as new?
 

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hmm would think about ordering one as a passanger helmet if they had mediums, and if conq hadn't showed that other post.. bummer.
 

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RNBzie said:
Does the date really make a difference?... I mean if the helmet hasn't been dropped shouldn't it still be good as new?
One should be interested in the date of mfg. 5 years from the date inside the helmet is when most racing orgs won't let a helmet pass tech. Believe the helmet mfgs also recommend replacing after 5 yrs from mfg.
 

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abtech said:
Just got of the phone with Ron and although he didn't seem interested in opening one up, his best guess is that the helmets were manufactured in 2003 or 2004. That means the clock has been ticking for a possible couple of years while they sat in the warehouse somewhere . . .
So 1/2 off would be a reasonable price but not a deal.

$600 list / 5 years of service = 120/year
If the helmet is an 03 it has 2 years left = $240
If the helmet is an 04 it has 3 years left = $360

CAUTION: Never trust a Blue Sheep on time calculations
 

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sheepofblue said:
So 1/2 off would be a reasonable price but not a deal.

$600 list / 5 years of service = 120/year
If the helmet is an 03 it has 2 years left = $240
If the helmet is an 04 it has 3 years left = $360

CAUTION: Never trust a Blue Sheep on time calculations
. . . or consider that they may have been manufactured in January, 2003. At this point the helmet is nearly 3 years old already.
 

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abtech said:
. . . or consider that they may have been manufactured in January, 2003. At this point the helmet is nearly 3 years old already.
D'oh cause '06 is very near! Now you see why the disclaimer :down:

So 1/2 off would NOT be a reasonable price nor a deal.

$600 list / 5 years of service = 120/year
If the helmet is an 03 it has 1 years left = $120
If the helmet is an 04 it has 2 years left = $240

CAUTION: Never trust a Blue Sheep on time calculations (unless asisted by Abtech)
 

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I had this disucssion over a bicycle helmet that was "onsale" last week. The guy thought I was nuts.

To answer the question above, by RNB, the reason they're considered no good" after 5 years has to do with the resins breaking down. Sitting in a wharehouse in the box is better than hanging off the bike in the direct sun in a parking lot, but it doesn't matter to race orgs.

The helmet is dead after 5 years. No discussion.

The AFM would probably cut the strap for you if they caught you with it.
 

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Wow, my dirtbike helmet is long overdue for replacement, the age, and the fact it's had probably a dozen or so pretty hard impacts when I've crashed
 

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Mattress said:
Wow, my dirtbike helmet is long overdue for replacement, the age, and the fact it's had probably a dozen or so pretty hard impacts when I've crashed
Sounds like my hockey helmet . . . Oh yeah, it's got lots of blood on it too (and not all mine:) ).
 

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Mattress said:
Wow, my dirtbike helmet is long overdue for replacement, the age, and the fact it's had probably a dozen or so pretty hard impacts when I've crashed
So it's been on what, 3 rides or so?













J/K :p All my damn helmets need replacing. The road helmet is 01/01, my bike helmet is early 02, and my dirtbike helmet is overdue too. :whine:
 
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