April Is Helmet Month

HDHelmet1 HDHelmet2If you use one, when was the last time you evaluated the condition of your helmet? Helmet industry guidelines for helmet life are: 1- Replacing your helmet every 3 to 5 years, depending on use, to ensure optimal helmet performance 2- Over time, UV rays, internal adhesive and component aging can deteriorate a helmet’s protective qualities 3- Exposure to gasoline, insect repellent, cleaning fluids, exhaust fumes and excessive heat can degrade helmet materials 4- If a helmet has been dropped or suffered an impact, it should be replaced immediately 5-A helmet is designed for only one impact, even a small one. An impact may fracture its outer shell as well as compress the inner liner, neither of which may be visible.
And of course, Harley-Davidson didn’t forget to remind me that they have a great selection of helmets that meet DOT requirements, protect your valuable assets and maintain your bad-ass moto persona, whether it’s a minimalist look or a full-face performance version.


2 Responses to “April Is Helmet Month”

  1. 1 Rob Apr 17th, 2014 at 12:45 am

    I call bs on the dropping the helmet needs replacing immediately line…….

  2. 2 Axel Apr 24th, 2014 at 1:16 pm

    OR, you can realize that if you have a head impact your brain is injured by hitting the inside of your skull, so a helmet on the outside offers little real protection.

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