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Old 07-28-2014, 12:17 PM   #1
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Cleaning bugs out of helmet vents?

I have a Shoei X-twelve helmet. Can I take the vents apart without destroying them. I tried pulling on them but they seem like they are glued in place. The bug guts in the vents are disgusting.
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Old 07-28-2014, 12:21 PM   #2
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Ride at speed in a downpour with the vents open.

You will get wet, but you'll have a cleaned-out helmet.
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Old 07-28-2014, 12:53 PM   #3
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Old 07-28-2014, 01:26 PM   #4
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I use a small tipped blow gun and gently blast air towards the holes on the inside of the helmet with the vents (obviously) open. This gets most of the remains out of the vents. Then I use a cotton swab and some soapy water to get the spattered mess out. Another gentle blast of air from the inside removes any water.
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Old 07-28-2014, 04:15 PM   #5
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I have a Shoei X-twelve helmet. Can I take the vents apart without destroying them. I tried pulling on them but they seem like they are glued in place. The bug guts in the vents are disgusting.
No longer a problem for me, after being plagued with wind noise/roar with every helmet I own/tried, I plugged all the vents with earplugs...and crack the visor when needed
That wind roar is now a whisper and no bugs in the vents

Sorry for the drift and being a pic ho
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Old 07-28-2014, 04:37 PM   #6
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Pipe cleaners?
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Old 07-28-2014, 06:46 PM   #7
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No longer a problem for me, after being plagued with wind noise/roar with every helmet I own/tried, I plugged all the vents with earplugs...and crack the visor when needed
That wind roar is now a whisper and no bugs in the vents

Sorry for the drift and being a pic ho
My helmet was also noisy, the whistling sound was driving me crazy. Took the liner/cheekpads out and what do you know, the upholstery was only holding on the cheek pads with failed tape. Reglued that properly....no more whistling.
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Old 07-29-2014, 07:05 PM   #8
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I had a spider that would clean out my vents over night
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Old 07-29-2014, 07:57 PM   #9
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Are you over thinking this? Maybe I am under thinking this?

Blow them out with a garden hose and be done.
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Old 07-29-2014, 08:35 PM   #10
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I had a spider that would clean out my vents over night
Maybe that's why my vents are usually clean. No killing the spiders in my house and there are a few. Country life and old log house, better things to do than get rid of spiders and they eat the other bugs anyway.

Country life....don't hang your helmet in the shed/shop with your gloves in it. Mice may come down to chew on the gloves and leave something worse than bugs behind.
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