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    10-13-2012, 06:58 PM
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Weanling
How Often to Replace Helmet?

I'm just curious. Do you replace your helmet each year, two years? Or?
After a fall, yes. But if no falls?
I've been riding for about 4 years with the same helmet. When I do fall, its not on my head but on my side (usually, haha). I've landed on my feet a couple times. My head has not touched the ground.
     
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    10-13-2012, 07:33 PM
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The rule of thumb is five years from the date of manufacture or when you have a fall that impacts your helmet, whichever comes first.

Your helmet's date of manufacture should be on a sticker inside the helmet.
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    10-13-2012, 08:15 PM
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Foal
I usually replace mine after I fall and hit my head.
     
    10-13-2012, 10:39 PM
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Weanling
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Originally Posted by Speed Racer    
The rule of thumb is five years from the date of manufacture or when you have a fall that impacts your helmet, whichever comes first.

Your helmet's date of manufacture should be on a sticker inside the helmet.
As above so long as the helmet has been stored as directed - not left in the sun in the back of the car but stored in a cool dark environment.

The plastic shell deteriorates with time weakening its ability to protect your head.
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