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What do you do with your old Helmets?

I have two older Arai helmets and not sure what to do with them. Throw them out? I thought about cutting one in half and mount it to the garage wall, that will look like a helmet half in half out of the wall.

Thought about drilling a big hole in top and place a flower pot in it to be a helmet flower pot holder.

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I use mine for goofing off on the fiftys. Plenty good enough for an off, but bad enough that I don't care about them.

Other than that, they are hanging in the garage. I like the half helmet idea though!

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You can donate it to Garage Mao and we can use them as Cambodian stools.

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I was wondering the same thing. I feel bad just tossing them.

Can you donate them to the MSF program or Ride Chicago they are old but probably work for parking lot practice.

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I don't think MSF would accept them but I know when my friend was in medic school they were looking for old helmets to teach the students how to safely cut them off injured riders. I'm sure fire departments would need them too.

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Are they in good condition? I might want to buy one
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Are they in good condition? I might want to buy one
+1...have you crashed in them or did you just want a new one? Can the liner be replaced on an arai?

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Cut the straps and chuck em.

Edit: Halloween decoration. Severed head, wearing a helmet.

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strap it to the side of your bike to earn poser points
haha I heard every helmet strapped to the back of the bike adds 10hp. Its science, look it up.
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also they are rear frame sliders....this way if you crash in style, you protected

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haha I heard every helmet strapped to the back of the bike adds 10hp. Its science, look it up.
+1...same with the high output blinker fluid. that adds like 7 hp at the front wheel

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haha I heard every helmet strapped to the back of the bike adds 10hp.
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also they are rear frame sliders....this way if you crash in style, you protected
since he has two just put one on each side and get 20hp and still protect both sides
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I like the idea about donating to first responders.

I wonder if there is some organization out there doing research on old lids...
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I like the idea about donating to first responders.

I wonder if there is some organization out there doing research on old lids...
I think this would be a good charity thing for CLSB I know we have some first responders maybe they can get info for this.

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Are they in good condition? I might want to buy one
I would not give them a way to be ridden on the street. Wink's 50 practice is one thing.

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I've been looking for a wrecked Arai RX-7

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They are both Signet GT's, the Rx-7 still has life.

I think I'll cut the one in half and glue it to the garage wall.

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I think I am gonna do the same thing.

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I have mine lined up on a shelf in my office as a reminder of dumb things I have done. They also act as a good selling tool to get new customers into a lid!

It all goes back together the way it came apart...unless it came apart at redline!
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Resurrection cuts them in half, installs a brake light to make a rear fender out of them for the cafe bikes........
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I have given a few away to my friends.. Sure.. after 5 years it supposedly isn't as safe as the day it was new... That said I'd venture to say it's quite a bit safer than the pair of (non oakley)sunglasses they were wearing (as they said they couldn't *afford* a helmet)

Giving them a helmet that costs 600+$ new and telling them its because you want them to stick around is a pretty decent guilt trip.. Works rather well
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They are both Signet GT's, the Rx-7 still has life.

I think I'll cut the one in half and glue it to the garage wall.
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Cut it ear to ear, at a slight angle top to bottom. Then in the eye port mount fit a Halloween mask and two LED's, with a smoked visor.

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