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post #1 of 26 Old 09-20-2011, 08:52 AM Thread Starter
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Question Helmet Hoarder????

Just curious...how many helmets do you currently own/use? I have 14 and am about to buy another one that caught my eye. My brother says I'm a "helmet hoarder", I say "You can never have too many helmets". Maybe I'm just experiencing "old age dementia". Do I have any fellow helmet hoarders out there??

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I think TMY is at around 20...? You make me feel really good about having only four though! Lol. There like shoes to a woman. There some out there Id really love to have too.

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I have 2 one for night and one for day

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I own 5 or 6, but only use 1. I wear the same helmet for 2 years then get a new one religiously.

They say a helmet should only be worn for 2 years max. And once its dropped, to get a new one

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Yeah, I've read several articles on how long a helmet should be worn. I've read up to 5 years (unless dropped). The "life span" estimates seem to be based upon daily use/abuse. Mine stay in air conditioning and not exposed to the elements. I never leave my helmet on the bike when I go somewhere...exposing it to heat and sunlight. I rotate them and they always feel new and barely broken in. I would think heat and humidity are a helmet's worst enemy .

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Yeah, I've read several articles on how long a helmet should be worn. I've read up to 5 years (unless dropped). The "life span" estimates seem to be based upon daily use/abuse. Mine stay in air conditioning and not exposed to the elements. I never leave my helmet on the bike when I go somewhere...exposing it to heat and sunlight. I rotate them and they always feel new and barely broken in. I would think heat and humidity are a helmet's worst enemy .
Two things that I know kill a helmet.

1. leaving it on your tank. Gas fumes from the tank will shrink the expanded polystyrine that makes up a significant portion of your helmets protection.

2. putting the helmet on and taking it off. The shell is flexed a little each time the helmet is put on or taken off. As the shell is flexed, it delaminates a little. Delamination is part of the protection the helmet performes upon impact. if you "pre delam" the shell, there is less to delam upon impact.

5 years is a good number, plus new tech is always entering the market.

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I have 7 at the moment, excluding the two my daughter has and three my has, However two of mine are for the dirt bike and not street helmets.

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Damn, my will power sucks. Just ordered a Shoei X-12 that'll match my BMW S1000RR. Price of $646 was just too good to pass up.

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Seems like every time I buy a bike, I get a helmet with it, think I have about 20 helmets.
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