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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 03-11-2013, 03:39 PM Thread Starter
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Anything you can do with an old helmet?

Got a new helmet because my old one is getting on its years, and was just wondering if there is anything useful I can do with it. Is it recyclable? Or could the motorcycle safety foundation use it?
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Keep it for a backup .
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I have a friend who's an instructor for ASMI (Accident Scene Management). They accept old helmet donations for class instruction. I just gave them one that had been crashed in/abused from the old oval days & they were happy to get it.
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Here's what I did


3 story drop with a watermellon in it.
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Did the watermelon survive?

I just keep them as backups, haven't had to get rid of one yet

ASMI is a good option though
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They make good decorations for your garage, or man cave!

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They make good decorations for your garage, or man cave!
As a city dweller I have no idea what those things are sounds like something they have in the burbs, like key parties and olive gardens.

Come spring time, ill see about donating it to asmi, I don't have enough room to start collecting helmets.
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If you are handy, get a lamp shade and some wiring and do something like this.



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The watermelon cracked but was in decent condition. It also was not strapped in very securely which did not help it.
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you can take out the pads and make it into a nacho servering plate. Kind of like when you go to Sox games and you can get the nachos in the helmet. Leave the cheek pads for extra salt

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you can take out the pads and make it into a nacho servering plate. Kind of like when you go to Sox games and you can get the nachos in the helmet. Leave the cheek pads for extra salt
nachos and sweat mmmmmmmmm

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Two idea's.

#1- mannequin head- gore it up, place in helmet with a dark tint or mirror shield closed, place on end table, for that nosey person who has to look at everything.

#2 mirror shield cut in half, mount to wall to cover security camera. Don't cut helmet in half and use same thing on bookshelf.

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