Need to get rid of a couple of older helmets that I rarely wear anymore. Hate to just throw them out, so I was wondering if there is an organization out there that recycles old helmets? What are you doing with old helmets you no longer use?
After 5 years, the compounds and adhesives break down and can no longer be relied upon for safety. Even if they are new and unworn. This is backed up by Snell, and even Arai has this info on their website.
After 5 years, cut the straps and use em for display, or just throw them away.
Fleabay them. Just let the bidders know the mfg date so that they can make an educated decision. As far as "glues wearing out after 5 years...Give me a break (As John Stossel would say). I can see replacing one if it has hit the pavement as you can't tell just from looking whether any internal damages have occurred.
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2011 Victory Ness Cross Country #120
Ness Knurled Highway Pegs/KwelMetal Brackets
Ness Radius laydown license
Chrome CAM Tension Covers
Red Engine Bolts
DIY Garage Door Opener
Victory Chrome Saddle Bag Lid Rails
Küryakyn Upper Fork Shrouds
Küryakyn Lower Fork Covers
Power Commander V Tuner
Power Commander AT-300
Hertz HCX 165s Speakers
JL Audio HX280/4 Bridged 140w
I don't wear helmets often. I know not safe. But all of my helmets are displayed on my shelves. I like doing that to show the changing between the years and it also brings back great memories.
For example my very first helmet was a hjc. Was what i wore for most my drag racing years.