Lets see your helmets- I'd start but mines not here at school.
I think most makers reccomend a new helmet every 5-8 years, depending on use and location. (yes those in CA or other high smog citys need to replace helmets more often due to the nasty air) It is the lining not the shell than seems to "degrade" over time. (due to polution, body oils, sweat and heat)Wow
I was just looking at Shoei's website- cheapest full face is over 300 dollars. My CKX basic black full face was less than $50. Is this unsafe? When i took the PA motorcycle course, they said to get a new helmet every 3 to 5 years because plastic degrades. Is this true? If this is the case, what would you'll recommend?
Same is true for my HJC. I got my Snell approved CL15 for about just over $100....My head is worth the 300 bucks I spent on the Shoei, but the two Arthur Fulmer S2's did have SNELL approval and only cost around $120.00 The KBC was right at 100 bucks. There are helmets that do cost ALOT more also, like
Simpsons and Arai.