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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 07-09-2002, 11:12 AM Thread Starter
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Helmet damage?

I have some really faint scracthes on my helmet and was wondering how to tell if it is OK or should be replaced. I'll have to take a picture to describe it, but they look like real faint streaks spaced an inch apart. ALmost like sand or very small pepples ran acrross it. I don't remember hitting my head except for the SWAT roll or two I did to avoid a faceplant.

I've got a SHOEI RF-900....does SHOE offer any kind of integrity check?

Just in case I need to replace....where's the best/cheapest place to buy a SHOEI?
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I would think it should be fine with just minor scratching, but to be safe I've heard that ERs will take an X-Ray of it for you to check.
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WHat would I look for? A crack...a hole...?
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post #4 of 10 (permalink) Old 07-09-2002, 12:43 PM
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what ever you do forward the info on to Jeff w/ a J Think he has some helmet damage as well. Sounds the same.
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Shoei has an address on their website where you can send helmets for inspection to see if they're still roadworthy. I was looking into this after my accident with the deer. Just decided to screw it and keep it around as an occasional passenger helmet and I picked up a new RF900 from Helmet Harbor
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dude that 900 is tough as hell..i dropped mine 4 times and smashed a guys nose in with it.

just apply pressure to all the sides..like a inward press with both arm and listen for cracks...from the sounds of yours...its NOTHING
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Thanks Ernie...I remembered SHOEI offered something like that. I'm sending mine out tomorrow to be sure. $269 is not bad for a solid RF-900. Do you know if they shields are the same for the newer models? I have three shields I don't want to waste for my old RF-900.

Which lid did you get anyway?

How is the weight bench treating you....
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I won't be using it for at least two weeks....it's free (less $10 shipping) and I'd rather be safe than sorry.

To save shipping costs, we can send in your conehead for inspection if you like
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visors are pretty interchangeable on the Shoei helmets over the years. I got some from my old RF700 that I'm still using with my current RF900
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nahh its ok...i know my helmet is ok...besides...i got my leather helmet as my back up
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