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    How often do you clean/wash your helmet?

    Just wondering how often everyone washes the insides or pads of their helmet? I realized that after almost 3 years of daily wear mine was starting to get a but musky so I gave it a bath in the sink with light dish soap per Shoei.
    1
    Monthly
    0.00%
    0
    Every 6 months
    0.00%
    0
    Yearly
    0.00%
    0
    When it gets smelly
    0.00%
    0
    You have to wash helmets?
    100.00%
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    Mine never gets dirty because I own too many lids
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    Tim
    '89 HawkGT - Dirty
    '07 S3 - WHEEEEE!

    #2
    my helmet gets daily use and i sweat pretty easy in the summer
    it never gets to bad. the only removable pads are for my cheaks and the top is what needs washing the most i found that kinda stupid about the helmet, ooo and its loud.

    i got one of those icon helmets (mat finish with the cool graphics)
    when the time comes im not getting another one (my 5 yo shoie was not even close to being that loud)
    1988 & 1991 hawkgt, 2005 rc51

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      #3
      I wear a bandana under my lid, so in 2+ years (seasonal use, I live in the northeast) it's never smelled bad.

      The bandanas do, at the end of the day... 'specially in August...
      1988 "BlackHawk" project
      1989 "RallyHawk" is Chuck's now!
      1988 "The Gray" Tempest Gray Metallic stocker

      I can't tell you how peaceful it is. Shinya Kimura
      People who know ride Hawks. Riot

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        #4
        I usually wear a du-rag, it helps keep the liner of the helmet clean. plus My helmet is only about 1000 miles old, so it doesn't really have a whole lotta smell to it
        -NEVER LET YOUR FEARS STAND IN THE WAY OF YOUR DREAMS-
        Most of the pics I have of my Hawk/Mods: http://gallery.me.com/stevenhowell

        "Arseing about with my bikes will end in tears." -Keno04

        "Dress for the slide, not the ride" - ParcNHawk

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          #5
          Huh, wow. do I feel dirty. My helmets about 10 years old. I don't think the inside has ever been washed.
          -God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to hide the bodies of the people I had to kill because they annoyed me.

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            #6
            You're supposed to replace helmets every 3-5 years... the styrofoam breaks down.
            1988 "BlackHawk" project
            1989 "RallyHawk" is Chuck's now!
            1988 "The Gray" Tempest Gray Metallic stocker

            I can't tell you how peaceful it is. Shinya Kimura
            People who know ride Hawks. Riot

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              #7
              Yeah icycle! Time for a new lid.

              www.newenough.com

              http://www.webbikeworld.com/motorcyc...helmet-faq.htm
              BIKES: Honda: RC31 Racebike/ NT650 Streetbike, DUCATI: None at the moment.
              Former MSF Rider Coach / Trackday Instructor/ Expert Roadracer #116
              "I'd rather ride a slow bike fast than a fast bike slow."

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                #8
                I know, I know... Its on the list of things to get before the snow melts. Just gotta put in more over time so I can get all my parts plus the helmet.
                -God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to hide the bodies of the people I had to kill because they annoyed me.

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                  #9
                  I'm getting a Z1R "Strike"- either that or their modular model. Only $80, and I get the helmet with the highest rating in the infamous Motorcyclist test...
                  1988 "BlackHawk" project
                  1989 "RallyHawk" is Chuck's now!
                  1988 "The Gray" Tempest Gray Metallic stocker

                  I can't tell you how peaceful it is. Shinya Kimura
                  People who know ride Hawks. Riot

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                    #10
                    Originally Posted by douglas.thompson
                    I'm getting a Z1R "Strike"- either that or their modular model. Only $80, and I get the helmet with the highest rating in the infamous Motorcyclist test...


                    Don't do it, those helmets are not "cool".
                    BIKES: Honda: RC31 Racebike/ NT650 Streetbike, DUCATI: None at the moment.
                    Former MSF Rider Coach / Trackday Instructor/ Expert Roadracer #116
                    "I'd rather ride a slow bike fast than a fast bike slow."

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                      #11
                      Huh? I don't think they're ugly, they look like any other helmet. I want solid black anyway.

                      Or do you mean the modular lid? Yeah, they're geeky. I like them anyway - especially since I wear glasses.
                      1988 "BlackHawk" project
                      1989 "RallyHawk" is Chuck's now!
                      1988 "The Gray" Tempest Gray Metallic stocker

                      I can't tell you how peaceful it is. Shinya Kimura
                      People who know ride Hawks. Riot

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                        #12
                        I kid, I kid... ;D
                        BIKES: Honda: RC31 Racebike/ NT650 Streetbike, DUCATI: None at the moment.
                        Former MSF Rider Coach / Trackday Instructor/ Expert Roadracer #116
                        "I'd rather ride a slow bike fast than a fast bike slow."

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