Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  

REPLACING A HELMET

Recommended Posts

I have a Arai motocross helmet that is in good condition but 18 years old. It has never had a hard impact and the liner is in great shape. It still fits great. I know the best thing is to replace it but is it still safe?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Good question. I think a call to any helmet manufacture would be in order. Also the answer posted here at TT.

It has been my understanding from many years ago. A helmet should be replaced after any hard impact, heavy scratch or ding. Any of these comprimise the helmets ability to absorb impact or stay in tact.

I don't know if age has any effect, styrofoam has the shelf life of nuclear waste :) I would also guess helmet safety standards have risen in the last 18 years.

Try a HJC, inexpensive, fits well, good looking, all the approvals...........

Let us know!

Bill

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Reply with:

Sign in to follow this  

×