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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 12-14-2007, 09:24 PM Thread Starter
 
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clean your motorbike helmet

http://sportbikeguy.com/garage/floor...ide-clean.html

saw this link while surfing the web, what does everyone think, a good way for cleaning your helmet? i though doing this was bad for the glue's & wat not in the helmet
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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 12-15-2007, 04:35 AM
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wow ! didnt realize you should clean the inside, im afraid it might take away the beautiful brown color and musky scent inside my arai
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post #3 of 11 (permalink) Old 12-15-2007, 06:16 AM Thread Starter
 
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wow ! didnt realize you should clean the inside, im afraid it might take away the beautiful brown color and musky scent inside my arai
yep screw it keep it dirty. lol

but really i never new you could do this, i guess i'll give it a try now & post up if my helmet falls apart, kbc vr2, top gun.
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post #4 of 11 (permalink) Old 12-15-2007, 07:43 AM
 
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One advantage of colder Western Cdn., along with two Shoei helmets & not being one for sweating--------makes it easier for me then for you chaps in warmer parts of North America.
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I haven't used that method in a while, but it works. Biggest thing is to make sure you THOROUGHLY rinse out all the soap, or you'll end up with a worse smell than you started with.

Nowadays I remove the removables and give it a good "sponge bath." But I change out helmets every two or three years typically.

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Before you start to notice the bad smells (reason for a 2nd helmet) you can give the inside of the helmet a few shots of Febreze. The big one, for me since I ride the mtn roads all the time, is the visor smacked with dead critters. So when riding I carry any container of Plastic Protectant lile Plexus, Armor-all, 505, SAS, to even lemon Pledge.

The mainthing is to have a CLEAN piece of soft cotton so you can wipe the bugs off & when home I do the same so the next day I start off with a clean visor.

Do not use kitchen paper cleaning towels/sheets for they will end up scratching the soft plastic. I have seen chaps pull into fuel stations & use the course brown paper sheets & shudder over the mess they are making to the visor.

Also with Pledge it is a WAX so you can continue to do the rest of the shell of the visor & not have to look for something special. Also before Plexus came into existance all the people working on aircraft to choppers used------ues Pledge.
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I shoot some plexus inside on the front area below the sheild....takes care of the area where i can smell.... now...to get that balaclava smellin better...sheez it needs cleaning
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I cleaned my visor... once... Lol, between riding in rain (Blue skies when I went to work at 11 this morning, but pouring by the time I got off at 10 this evening).

Well, it kinda cleans itself with the rain. The inside hasn't started to bother me yet, but this helmet only has maybe 2k miles at most on it, almost all of that in cold weather.

I can't wait for summer... this riding in bad weather crap sucks.
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Believe me come normal riding I am cleaning the visor at least four to six times a day plus when at home. Some of you may have become accustom to filthy visors with a lot of scratches on them, not me for my left eye is usless & can only count on one eye.
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post #10 of 11 (permalink) Old 12-17-2007, 01:15 AM Thread Starter
 
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Just finished drying off my helmet, smells & feels awsome, i didn't use soup though, i ended up using some baby shampoo worked a treat.
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