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I just picked up 2 new helmets, an Arai XD4 full face and a Ram X open face to replace a few of mine that have aged out. (6-8 year range)

I don't want to sell the old ones. I called my local Fire Rescue to see if they can use them for any kind of training. They don't have a use for them.

Is it best to just remove the interior pads and just throw the shells away? I mention removing the insides so someone doesn't try to use the helmets.

What do you do with an old outdated helmet?
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Remove the padding and styrofoam, cut the chinstrap and dispose of it in the usual way.
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But you are in Germany and Bluside is in Florida.
I expect "the usual way" may be different for both of you.
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PeterCC wrote:
But you are in Germany and Bluside is in Florida.
I expect "the usual way" may be different for both of you.
I would imagine that both dispose of an old piece of plastic or fiberglass in much the same way in their local trash pick-up. Now, whether it goes next to a landfill, a crusher, an incinerator, or whatever may vary.
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In the UK at least, donate to your local St John Ambulance or local Advanced Motorcycle Group - they are regularly used for "First on scene" first aid training, and it's useful to have real-life demos where they can cut the straps. So the more the merrier.
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OP said the local rescue didn't want them. Cut the straps and drop them in the garbage.
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GermanGTSDriver wrote:
Remove the padding and styrofoam, cut the chinstrap and dispose of it in the usual way.
This ^^^

Tho I usually just cut the straps. Unfortunately, none of it is recycleable

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It's not like I've thrown away a ton of them, I usually wear them until they start becoming a little loose, which takes several years. Then I just throw them in the trash as is. I live on a street where we have a big plastic trash can on wheels that we set out by the street and it gets dumped once a week. I just toss everything that I want to get rid of in it. I have lived in my house for 27 years. And for the whole time I have had a recycling can. It has never been used (for recycling) It's sitting in the back yard being used as a storage bin. Trash is trash.
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You may want to contact the local provider(s) of the MSF like-course. When I took the course, I wore my own helmet. However, the provider had used helmets to choose from, for participants who did not have a helmet. Just a thought.
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PeterCC wrote:
But you are in Germany and Bluside is in Florida.
I expect "the usual way" may be different for both of you.
That is why I wrote "dispose of it in the usual way"... 😉
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If I could still buy a new liner, I'd polish up the outside and carry on.
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I give them to my grandsons to play in!

They never seem to get any less bumps and scrapes though
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I give them to my grandsons to play in!

That is brilliant!
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Keep a spare in the basement for ultimate tornado protection?
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My old helmets have tended to take up needed space over many years. Even though they looked good, they were rotten on the inside. So in the trash they go as will my current one will as soon as I buy the next one. I get about 4 years from each. They're Nolan's and after a certain period, new screens and liners get tougher to find.
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I had a couple that the local fire department didn't want but I found a private EMT training company that took them.
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Sledge wrote:
Pot plants. Need to drill a drainage hole or 2 .
I really like !
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I've never sunsetted/trashed a helmet.

I like keeping older ones for my friends and friends of friends that don't own one and are shopping motorcycles, comes in real handy, they can buy new ones later if they like.

I also like having a decent used helmet around to loan or give to buyers when I'm selling one of my motorbikes.

Also in the past my insurance adjuster buddies have given me some crashed, high dollar low impact helmets with minor scuffs on them, I unfortunately have crash tested a couple of these in my youth, they worked as designed
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I have never thrown one out either.

My first helmet still sits on a shelf in the garage, not worn in years.

It's replacement went to Seattle in 2016 and was left with a cousin.

The helmet that I bought for the 2016 SCR has also been to Europe four times for scooter trips. But it now sits at my office, just in case it is needed.

The others are new enough to get used when friends need one.

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Quite the collection. Very nice
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waspmike wrote:
If I could still buy a new liner, I'd polish up the outside and carry on.
CaliforniaCruising wrote:
I've never sunsetted/trashed a helmet.

I like keeping older ones for my friends and friends of friends that don't own one and are shopping motorcycles, comes in real handy, they can buy new ones later if they like.

I also like having a decent used helmet around to loan or give to buyers when I'm selling one of my motorbikes.

Also in the past my insurance adjuster buddies have given me some crashed, high dollar low impact helmets with minor scuffs on them, I unfortunately have crash tested a couple of these in my youth, they worked as designed
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I have never thrown one out either.

My first helmet still sits on a shelf in the garage, not worn in years.

It's replacement went to Seattle in 2016 and was left with a cousin.

The helmet that I bought for the 2016 SCR has also been to Europe four times for scooter trips. But it now sits at my office, just in case it is needed.

The others are new enough to get used when friends need one.

Bill
I have not read so much and especially dangerous bullshit for a long time!

With helmets, there are two factors that limit the service life: Time and damage.

Helmets have a maximum life of 5 to 7 years, depending on the material of the outer shell.

Thermoplastics such as acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS), polycarbonate or polyamide (deformable under heat therefore use injection molding = cheap to produce). Recommended service life of helmets made of ABS resin, polycarbonate, Advanced Thermo Material (ATM), Ectrolon, Lexan, Ronfalin, polyamide: 5 years.

Thermosets and composites (e.g. aramid fibers, glass fiber reinforced plastic / fiberglass GRP / multifiber composite fiber carbon, stone fiber, Dyneema), on the other hand, require a complex laminate process. Shells made of these materials are particularly hard and break-resistant, but more expensive. As a rule, a maximum service life of 7 years can be assumed here.

Helmets made of thermoplastic also have a higher risk of reacting with chemical substances (e.g. gasoline, solvents, plasticizers).

The problem is that the outer material can become brittle due to environmental influences (heat, UV, temperature fluctuations, moisture, etc.) and thus can no longer provide the optimal protective effect.

The inner material consists of polystyrene / EPS and can irreversibly compressed. I.e. by falls but also by wearing the material deforms. Therefore, helmets must be replaced after a fall (even if the helmet should only fall from handlebar height). Even if a helmet has no external damage after a fall, the structure of the outer shell and inner material may be weakened.

By just wearing the helmet adapts a little to the head shape of the wearer, so helmets should never be exchanged between several people.

The maximum service life is relatively independent of whether the helmet is in daily use or has been stored. Poor storage can even shorten the life (see chemical reaction above).

From 150€/$ there are good helmets (thermoplastic), which also meet the latest standards, the 30€/$ per year (at 5 years lifetime) should be worth your (and your family and friends) life.
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I think calling 'dangerous bullshit' is a tad overcautious regarding the 5 year recommendation..

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fleece wrote:
I think calling 'dangerous bullshit' is a tad overcautious regarding the 5 year recommendation..
As with many things in life, it depends who you listen to. A consensus asking many is that around the five year mark a helmet is potentially less safe and that's a good time to replace it.

Keep in mind that the deterioration is not likely to be visible.

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I'm good with the 5 year recommendation. That's why I just bought 2 new ones to replace some older ones I have. I'm sure the ones I'm getting rid of may have a bit of life left. I also replace tires if they are older even if they have good tread.

That is my comfort zone. Your comfort zone may be different.
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GermanGTSDriver wrote:
I have not read so much and especially dangerous bullshit for a long time!

With helmets, there are two factors that limit the service life: Time and damage.

Helmets have a maximum life of 5 to 7 years, depending on the material of the outer shell.
Very interesting information, following a quote of mine that never said I wore a helmet more than six years old.

In fact, that helmet has been replaced twice, with my current helmet less than one year old.

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WLeuthold wrote:
Very interesting information, following a quote of mine that never said I wore a helmet more than six years old.

In fact, that helmet has been replaced twice, with my current helmet less than one year old.

Bill
Quote of your statement because I also referred more to the topic of "used helmets" pass on to family.
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Guilty as Charged!

I always wore a dew rag under my helmet so it stayed clean
inside. I actually wore my last helmet for 15 years. I was
fooled because it stayed clean inside and I never scrapped it
by dropping it.

Last year, the liner had shrunk so much, I spend every moment
pushing it up off my eyes. A rider in my group (riding behind me)
remarked that I was constantly repositioning the helmet. She
said the thing is shot, get rid of it.

To make sure I would get off my butt and get a new helmet, I threw
it away immediately.

My new helmet is heavenly - fits perfect. No more hand constantly off
the handle bar readjusting my old helmet.

I will now toss this one in five years. God willing as an old far I am
still riding at 80 years old.

Bob Copeland
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I also went from Black to White - more visable.
I also went from Black to White - more visable.
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I could be wrong, certainly have been on occasion, but a helmet 'beyond it's use by date' is still better than no helmet.....
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McRuss,

Indeed.

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GermanGTSDriver wrote:
I have not read so much and especially dangerous bullshit for a long time!

With helmets, there are two factors that limit the service life: Time and damage.

Helmets have a maximum life of 5 to 7 years, depending on the material of the outer shell.

Thermoplastics such as acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS), polycarbonate or polyamide (deformable under heat therefore use injection molding = cheap to produce). Recommended service life of helmets made of ABS resin, polycarbonate, Advanced Thermo Material (ATM), Ectrolon, Lexan, Ronfalin, polyamide: 5 years.

Thermosets and composites (e.g. aramid fibers, glass fiber reinforced plastic / fiberglass GRP / multifiber composite fiber carbon, stone fiber, Dyneema), on the other hand, require a complex laminate process. Shells made of these materials are particularly hard and break-resistant, but more expensive. As a rule, a maximum service life of 7 years can be assumed here.

Helmets made of thermoplastic also have a higher risk of reacting with chemical substances (e.g. gasoline, solvents, plasticizers).

The problem is that the outer material can become brittle due to environmental influences (heat, UV, temperature fluctuations, moisture, etc.) and thus can no longer provide the optimal protective effect.

The inner material consists of polystyrene / EPS and can irreversibly compressed. I.e. by falls but also by wearing the material deforms. Therefore, helmets must be replaced after a fall (even if the helmet should only fall from handlebar height). Even if a helmet has no external damage after a fall, the structure of the outer shell and inner material may be weakened.

By just wearing the helmet adapts a little to the head shape of the wearer, so helmets should never be exchanged between several people.

The maximum service life is relatively independent of whether the helmet is in daily use or has been stored. Poor storage can even shorten the life (see chemical reaction above).

From 150€/$ there are good helmets (thermoplastic), which also meet the latest standards, the 30€/$ per year (at 5 years lifetime) should be worth your (and your family and friends) life.
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You do you
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GermanGTSDriver wrote:
?
exactly
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I could be wrong, certainly have been on occasion, but a helmet 'beyond it's use by date' is still better than no helmet.....
Yes, I'm sure you're right. If the choice were between wearing no helmet and one that is 8 or 10 years old and beat-up, it would be better to wear the old one while you rode down to the shop to pick out its replacement.
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GermanGTSDriver wrote:
Quote of your statement because I also referred more to the topic of "used helmets" pass on to family.
First line of your OP not inspiring constructive dialogue
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Dooglas wrote:
Yes, I'm sure you're right. If the choice were between wearing no helmet and one that is 8 or 10 years old and beat-up, it would be better to wear the old one while you rode down to the shop to pick out its replacement.
I'd take a 10 year old Amazon full face helmet over a brand new 1/2 or 3/4 helmet any day everyday for safety
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