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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 06-11-2005, 02:41 AM Thread Starter
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I was cleaning my helmet visor the other day and when I put the visor back on I think I tighten it too tight. Later that day, I placed the helmet on my seat. The wind came and blew it off. I stuck my foot out to cushion the fall. I got my foot under it in time but it bounced of my foot and the side of the helmet hit the ground. The right side of the visor broke of the "hinge". I don't think it would've broke if I didn't tighten it so much. Anyways, should I replace the whole helmet or just replace the visor (the paint didn't even chip or scratch).

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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 06-11-2005, 02:58 AM
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What kind of helmet? I believe Shoei will test for free. If you cushioned the fall and the paint on the lid didn't get scratched... you should be fine.

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I would say it's ok. I've dropped mine a few times and keep on wearing it. UNLESS you think it hit the ground REAL hard I wouldn't worry about it.

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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 06-11-2005, 11:32 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks, for the input. I just wanted to hear what anyone here had to say. I'll still look for another helmet later on to replace it but for now I'll get the visor. If motorcycle helmets are so fragile, I might start riding around with a football helmet. They get beat up over and over.

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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 06-11-2005, 06:33 PM
 
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Someone can correct me if I am wrong, but the area that was impacted is the only area that may have been compromised. In other words, if you go down, and another area of the helmet bears the brunt of the impact, this incident will have no bearing on the helmets ability to do its job.


If you are concerned, as Dueces said, you can send it in to the manufacturer, and they can test it to ensure against wearing a damaged lid. If there is no sign of impact, I personally would not worry about it.
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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 06-11-2005, 06:42 PM
 
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Its unlikely you did anything to it. your heavy head wasnt inside it, and you broke the fall before it hit something hard. no biggie.
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