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by centerstand65
Thu Feb 14, 2019 3:15 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Helmets, you need to know this
Replies: 25
Views: 22903

Re: Helmets, you need to know this

The history of these helmets is simple: they were worn for several thousand hours, each, by guys who didn't often wash their hair and who never worried about their helmet stink. Had a couple of minor scrapes. Were worn in very hot summer heat.
by centerstand65
Thu Feb 14, 2019 12:53 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Helmets, you need to know this
Replies: 25
Views: 22903

Re: Helmets, you need to know this

Sure, over time, there will be some reduction to impact absorption in a used lid. However, there will also be a dramatic increase in comfort. Then, there's the smell. Nothing washes away the smell of resin and glue better than the slow flow of oily sweat. Of course, oily sweat has its own smell. Yet...
by centerstand65
Fri Feb 08, 2019 8:29 am
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Helmets, you need to know this
Replies: 25
Views: 22903

Re: Helmets, you need to know this

This is another of my favorite Icon helmets. Just like my Alliance, the once white padding inside this Variant is now a charcoal gray with sweaty, yellow-brown accents. On eBay, it is described as an "old, dirty, used ICON Variant." Just like the Alliance, the Variant fits me like it's custom-made, ...
by centerstand65
Thu Feb 07, 2019 12:39 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Helmets, you need to know this
Replies: 25
Views: 22903

Re: Helmets, you need to know this

This is one of my favorite used lids. Look at the padding. It feels and smells just like it looks. Cool on the outside. Hot on the inside. This kind of quality takes a lot of work to achieve. I appreciate guys who are willing to put their sweat into a new helmet so that I don't have to. To me, this...
by centerstand65
Thu Feb 07, 2019 10:48 am
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Helmets, you need to know this
Replies: 25
Views: 22903

Re: Helmets, you need to know this

This is one of my favorite used lids. Look at the padding. It feels and smells just like it looks. Cool on the outside. Hot on the inside.
by centerstand65
Sat Feb 02, 2019 10:48 am
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Helmets, you need to know this
Replies: 25
Views: 22903

Re: Helmets, you need to know this

For me, choosing a helmet is all about comfort. Used helmets are already broken in. There is a direct relationship between sweat and softness. Along with sweaty comfort comes stink. The more a helmet stinks, the more comfortable it is to get in and stay in, all day. I prefer well-worn Arai and Icon ...