So what does that mean to you and me, the average motorcycle rider?
While your helmet might look clean and shiny it does not mean that it not ready for replacement. Worse yet, a single drop to the ground might be enough to cause you to consider replacement, according to the manufactures.
Here are some industry guidelines regarding your helmet:
- Helmet manufacturers recommend replacing your helmet every 3 to 5 years, depending on use, to ensure optimal protection.
- Over time, UV rays, internal adhesive and component aging can deteriorate a helmet’s protective qualities by degrading the interior protection layer.
- Exposure to gasoline, insect repellent, cleaning fluids, exhaust fumes and excessive heat can degrade helmet materials.
- If a helmet has been dropped or suffered an impact, it should be replaced immediately.
- A helmet is designed for only one impact, even a small one. An impact may fracture its outer shell as…
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