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Old 07-04-2013, 09:41 PM   #16
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I wear a Slik under my helmet. It helps keep it clean and fresh. It also makes putting on the helmet over earplugs, headphones and glasses easier.



http://www.webbikeworld.com/r3/helmet-liner/

Being bald my head sweats directly into any liner. I can wash the Slik every week or so and it keeps everything fresh!

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+1 - I have several (for long trips) and use them religiously. Haven't had to wash a helmet yet even after 2 - 3 years in central Texas!
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Old 07-05-2013, 04:13 AM   #17
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I have a Shoei and pull the pads every once in a while and stick them in the machine on gentle. I also leave a dryer sheet inside the helmet on occasion. Just helps with the heat and stink in my garage from making it unpleasant after a hot ride.
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Old 07-05-2013, 06:28 AM   #18
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I have a Shoei and pull the pads every once in a while and stick them in the machine on gentle. I also leave a dryer sheet inside the helmet on occasion. Just helps with the heat and stink in my garage from making it unpleasant after a hot ride.
Hint, do not do that if you are bald! The chemicals in it can make putting anything on your head very uncomfortable for a while.

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Old 07-05-2013, 06:45 AM   #19
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Yep. I give it a bath every now and then
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Old 07-05-2013, 11:40 AM   #20
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Wash any removable parts several times a year in the washing machine.
Wash the rest in the laundry sink with woolite and water has hot as I can put my hands in.
Usually let it soak a couple hours then set out to dry.

I have 3 regular use helmets and 2 of the 3 seem to get fresh as new but my shark has a stink I can't shake. It's got the most summer miles on it, so that might mean something.

I wear an EVS sweat beanie that helps a lot. It gets washed roughly every 2 weeks...sometimes sooner. I ride daily.
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Old 07-05-2013, 11:49 AM   #21
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SHAMPOO! How did I not think of this!? I've pulled the cheek pads/liner out for a good wash a couple of times. I've always just washed them by hand and let them air dry for a good while. BUT, I have used dish soap in the past

Crazy how much dirt comes out.

Has always snapped back together nicely though, you should be good!
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Old 07-05-2013, 12:54 PM   #22
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On my Icon Variant, it got rank fast, O had to wash its guts often. I've had my Arai XD4 for a while, I wear it everyday, haven't really noticed a smell. Its been so long at this point I wouldn't feel bad replacing the liner. I may inspect it later and do a thorough smell test and decide. Just wearing it though, it smells 'normal'.
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Old 07-05-2013, 01:08 PM   #23
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My Nolan helmet features the miracle fabric wicking liner - BUT - the rear portion of the helmet is covered with large safety labels that cover the wicking material. Has anybody removed these? How did you deal with the adhesive residue?
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Old 07-05-2013, 08:15 PM   #24
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I pull mine apart and was at least once per season, motocross and sled helmets more often.
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Old 07-07-2013, 02:22 PM   #25
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good thread, thanks all for adding to the conversation.

after a thorough cleaning, my scorpion exo-1000 went back together no problem.

and it does smell better!

in fact, the whole wide world now seems to be a happier, healthier place to live and ride a motorcycle!

who knew?



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Old 07-07-2013, 04:49 PM   #26
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A trick I've found for helmets that don't have removable liners...
After washing I put it on one of those wire shelf doubler deals, you can find them at target and wallyworld
To the bottom I added a 110v computer cooling fan blowing up into the helmet.
Works great to dry out a damp helmet from rain or sweat.
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Old 07-07-2013, 05:02 PM   #27
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Washing liner

The Liner in my Kali helmet comes out very easy for washing, my other helmets including an Arai not so easy.
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Old 07-07-2013, 07:49 PM   #28
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Wash very often, using baby shampoo.
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Old 07-08-2013, 12:09 AM   #29
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I must be used to it I guess. I've never washed a lid and never felt the need to.
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Old 07-08-2013, 12:37 AM   #30
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Me either. When parked I like to leave the helmet hanging on the bars. It looks so funky nobody would ever steal it.
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