who actually pulls the guts from their helmet?

Discussion in 'Equipment' started by robfilms, Jul 4, 2013.

  1. robfilms

    robfilms Been here awhile

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    who actually pulls the guts from their helmet and washes the foam?

    i did for the first time this afternoon.

    i pulled apart my back-up helmet, scorpion exo 1k.

    came apart just fine.

    washed up just fine.

    drying on terrace as i write.

    hopefully, the pieces will all properly snap back together.

    ok, raise your hands if you pulled your helmet apart!

    :clap

    ymmv

    be well.

    rob
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  2. luckychucky

    luckychucky Long timer

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    I'll bet your a small number, also bet your helmet smells nicer now.
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  3. Geolander

    Geolander Scruffy Nerf Herder

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    Never done it yet however my new helmet has white-ish foam. It's getting visibly disgusting.

    I may consider it with this helmet, as this is the first helmet I've purchased that's actually higher end.

    Hopefully I'll have it a while.
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  4. seniorasi

    seniorasi Banned

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    :clap

    It is difficult enough to pull on a brain bucket let alone it being sleazy inside.I wash mine about every 3rd or 4th use if it's warm weather. I own 4 and rotate. EXO's come apart and go back together easily.
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  5. Twilight Error

    Twilight Error Going nowhere slowly

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    I wear it every day, so I wash the liner & cheek pads monthly. The EPS foam also gets a wipedown while its all apart.
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  6. AustinJake

    AustinJake TE450-KLE-FXDWG

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    I've done it once, what Twi does monthly, and mine needs it more often for sure.
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  7. JimVonBaden

    JimVonBaden "Cool" Aid!

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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.

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    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!

    Jim :brow
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  8. Smoke Eater 3

    Smoke Eater 3 Been here awhile

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    I wash mine once or twice a summer. Shampoo actually does a great job. It's formulated to clean up head funk.
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  9. flei

    flei cycletherapist

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    My Nolan N90 liner comes out easy and washes up nice! I seat a lot so wash a lot. I have also trimmed some of the foam in the liner so that it fits better over my eyeglasses/ears. Seems like all helmets ought to have easily-removable liners.
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  10. Hikertrash

    Hikertrash Long timer

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    I do. Even wearing a LD Comfort helmet liner, the helmet starts to stink after awhile.
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  11. CNRED

    CNRED It'll be OK

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    Done it several times. Even gone so far as to remove the styrofoam padding from the helmet shell as well. Don't worry, if you paid attention when you took it apart, it will go ack together just fine. If you didn't it will take a little longer but you'll get it!
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  12. going south

    going south hero & Zero...

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    I did finally itI was smelling pretty bad... I was amazed at how black the water was running out of those pads...
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  13. Nnordsman

    Nnordsman Nnordsman

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    I do it about every 6 weeks during the 7-8 months of summer.
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  14. Zoodles95

    Zoodles95 Adventurer

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    Count me in on the helmet liner cleaning. I use baby shampoo and do it every 5-6 weeks. Really cleans up the interior nicely. I just consider it part of my riding maintenance along with cleaning my shield and outside of the helmet after every ride.
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  15. barnyard

    barnyard Verbal tactician Super Moderator

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    I do mine fairly regularly. I took apart my dirt bike helmets after every crash to inspect the foam liner, if it was dented, time to replace. I had one crash, the outside of the helmet looked fine, took out the liner and the foam liner was dented and cracked. Saved my melon.

    A while back, someone suggested using Head and Shoulders are similar for cleaning liners.
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  16. nimrod

    nimrod Pog Mo Thoin

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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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  17. xit109

    xit109 Been here awhile

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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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  18. JimVonBaden

    JimVonBaden "Cool" Aid!

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    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.

    Jim :brow
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  19. Nitro1970

    Nitro1970 Been here awhile

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    Yep. I give it a bath every now and then
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  20. trc.rhubarb

    trc.rhubarb ZoomSplat!

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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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