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I heard a rumor, although I believe it is true since I've heard it many many times over, but I'm told that if you drop your lid, you shouldn't wear it cause it looses it's structural integrity as far as like protection and all? Is this true? I mean I know that if you wreck you are like supposed to buy a new lid, but what about just like accidental drops and all?

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What kind of lid do you have? A drop *probably* won't do anything, but if you are concerned, some manufacturers will x-ray your lid and let you know if it's still good. Trust me, we've done this many times with Roach's helmets. :)

I know both Arai and Shoei do it, but not sure about other companies. You usually just have to pay the S&H back. It's a great feature that some companies offer.
 

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Speedwerks,

I'm going to get the Scorpion EXO-700 for a first lid. I don't have it yet so I can't drop it, I was just asking in the event that I drop it.

Thanks for the information,

G
 

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slamming to the ground maybe that might hurt it. Falling out your hand to the ground I don't think so. Wouldn't be caught wearing one that would be hard from a minor drop. If you crash that :angelhap: will be a major impact. replace lid.
 

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:withstupi :cursin: but its better then finding out the hard way thats its craked :bas:
 

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LOL! I forgot you haven't gotten one yet. Can't keep all of you guys/gals straight!! My answer would still be the same, either way.

Once you have a helmet, be very careful with it. I can tell you stories of customers dropping their helmets in the dumbest ways. It's very sad! Just be careful with a helmet. Don't hang them on your bars, etc. Lids are expensive and they are there to pretect your most precious asset, your head!!!!
 

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SpeedWerks.com said:
LOL! I forgot you haven't gotten one yet. Can't keep all of you guys/gals straight!! My answer would still be the same, either way.

Once you have a helmet, be very careful with it. I can tell you stories of customers dropping their helmets in the dumbest ways. It's very sad! Just be careful with a helmet. Don't hang them on your bars, etc. Lids are expensive and they are there to pretect your most precious asset, your head!!!!
Very true!

I have dropped them in the past but I'm alot better now that I know better...

Does that mean I'm not a newbie? :lol:
 

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I would suggest always setting it on the ground. There are two reasons that you don't want to set it on the gas tank:

1. It can slide off and hit the ground with decent impact and weaken the structure.

2. The gas fumes can weaken the internal structure.

Because of number one, you also don't want to set it on the seat or hang it from the handle bars. Just set it on the ground to the front or rear of the bike. Don't set it to the side of the bike because the bike CAN fall over from a gust of wind or just from leaning on the kickstand if the stand isn't locked in place. Ask Gas Man and myself how we know that. :lol:
 

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Always replace a dropped helmet.
After drop send it to me for inspection.
If I deem it un fit for your head I will discard it for you.
j/k j/k j/k

If you drop the lid, inspect it your self.
If there are no marks or only small nicks in the finish, its should be fine.

If the finish is scared all the way through or spider webbing.
I would replace it
 

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Capt... smoke another one... I'll join you!! :D

Jeeps... I think we're only talking about a fnish scrape... it your helmet spiders from a drop of 3 ft or less...than yes...get rid of it and never buy that brand EVER again!! That is some piss poor craftmenship!

The key here is this... and how I hang my helmet all the time! Always hang it on the right side of the bike, aka the opposite side of the kickstand. Hang it off the mirror, NOT THE HANDLEBAR! Lastly, hang it with the face shield down... it will hang very well this way!

NEVER put it on your seat or gas tank! I don't even like the on the ground thing... ground is just icky! Not too mention you might get a bug up there that isn't very happy when you push your melon up in there and squish him!
 

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Gas Man said:
Hang it off the mirror, NOT THE HANDLEBAR! Lastly, hang it with the face shield down... it will hang very well this way!
That's bad for it too because of the weight on that single location compressing the padding. I'm not worried about a little dirt or a bug, my helmet is not on the ground that long anyway. I set it there for a couple minutes max while I get some things together.
 

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I would suggest always setting it on the ground. There are two reasons that you don't want to set it on the gas tank. i recommend the left foot peg. It's like 3 inches from the ground. No big deal if it drops.

1. It can slide off and hit the ground with decent impact and weaken the structure.

2. The gas fumes can weaken the internal structure.

Because of number one, you also don't want to set it on the seat or hang it from the handle bars. Just set it on the ground to the front or rear of the bike. Don't set it to the side of the bike because the bike CAN fall over from a gust of wind or just from leaning on the kickstand if the stand isn't locked in place. Ask Gas Man and myself how we know that. :lol:
Only put it on the ground for a little while. I wouldn't want to put on my helmet and get some ants or something in my eye while I'm riding.
 

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Oh God yes!! Kinda like the sound of 2 cars crunchin together! Or even worse... a bike hittin the gound... :bash:
 

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Almost any drop will damage the helmet - the thing is, how much?

The way a helmet works is by absorbing impact by self-destructing. The inner shell is the part that does this. A 3 foot drop will compress this material ... just not by a whole lot. But technically it IS damaged, and will not be able to absorb as much impact energy as it could before it was dropped. There is also a chance (ever so small) that the outer shell could be compromised on the microscopic level.

Every helmet manufacturer will tell you to replace a helmet after dropping it, or to send it to them for inspection. It's for liability reasons. I've sent a few to Arai.

It's a personal choice - I know what I do in the case of a helmet drop, or even a glancing blow on the racetrack (I've bought about 5 helmets in the last 6 years ... ). Everyone has to make the decision of how safety concious they are.

- Roach
 

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Great advice Roach,

I think I figured out what I'm gonna do. That is, buy the Arai Quantum II lid and also buy a Scorpion EXO-400 lid as a back-up. I know it is a huge price difference but still good to have a back-up lid I think. Just my opinion.

G
 
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