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    Quote Originally Posted by Lone Hog View Post
    hell, interesting answers ..................... and here I thought helmets would age in 'years'
    You getting helmets confused with wine bro!


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    the problem is not so much the the helmet aging.....but the head inside.....

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    LOL @ Trevelle

    Not up on motorbike helmet tech, but with cycling helmets, the usual replacement period is 2 years for optimum safety. The main reason is due to UV degradation of the shell. It becomes brittle and hence loses it's shock absorbing abilities. Weekend warriors could typically use them for up to 3 years or more if not winter riding.

    Is there any documentation on lids' vulnerability to UV aging? The innards will have the issues discussed previously but are relatively (?) easy and cheaper to replace if the shell does not have the same issues as cycling lids. My understanding of resins is that they are fairly inert and with paint schemes etc this should not be what ages the outer shell. Drops and impacts mean replace...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Trevelle View Post
    the problem is not so much the the helmet aging.....but the head inside.....
    +1000.

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