Do motorbike helmets go off ?
Used to ride (1997-2002) and I’ve still got a pair of full face arai helmets that have been in a box for the last seven years. The GF’s was only used about a dozen times and mines pretty mint so I don’t want to bin them. Are they OK to sell or do they go off over time? Any clues on price too?Posted 8 years ago
TJ – You’re right, I think on reflection they’re too old. Plenty of other gear like jackets, trousers, gloves so I’ll focus on flogging them.
Onzadog – Think that says more about your sweaty mitts than anything else. All smells peachy here but then gloves are new. It’s like Christmas here, there’s another set of nice new gloves in the GF’s lid.Posted 8 years agoJujuuk68Member
2 types of lid, polycarbonate, which do go off withuv, and should be replaced after as little as a year – typically low value sub £60 elmets worn by scooter boys.
Fibreglass ones have a longer shelf life (check the sticker on the rear – is it blue or green?) but its not the shell you want to be worrying about. If its been indoors, the crucial bit, the liner, made of polystryene and other expanded foams, may be becomming a bit brittle, and its the close fitting of the lid thats so crucial. – The hemet needs a comft but tight fit. If the inner is weak, and moves your head about in the helmet in an accident then its a money saver gone horribly wrong.
Besides, unless things have changed, most agv helmets were pretty cheap and replaceable items at that age.
Given a decent helmet is less than one pair of sports tyres which may last less than 3k on the rear – do you think its a false economy.
bin them, dont sell them, cut the straps out first so no one can “find them” and sell them on.Posted 8 years agojuanMember
PU shell are menat to be changed eery 3 years.
No date on fiber shell. However the inside might be ruined…
And what TJ means is: No one will buy a helmet from a stranger.Posted 8 years ago
I’ll buy a helmet second hand. but it will have to be less than a few month old and own be someone I know.HairychestedMember
My AVG is 7 years old. Dog’s poo. Lives on the shelf just in case. New X-Lite top of the rane was £130 on sale at my LMBS, a no-brainer really.
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[quote]And what TJ means is: No one will buy a helmet from a stranger.[/quote]Posted 8 years ago
Won’t they? Check the ebay ads then. Anything with an Arai or Shoei logo gets a lot of interest and sells for decent money. More than enough for a new helmet.
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