Helmet recall

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    CrzystghndKC Triumph guy happy he didn't work for Harley.

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    Well just found out the helmet I've been wearing since 2009 was recalled in 2016. No wonder I couldn't find a replacement face shield. So if any of you have one around it's Hawk AP 80 open face or 3/4 helmet but only size medium. Now talking to NTSB because Hawk does not answer their customer service phone. I am waiting for more word from NTSBs follow-up.
     
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    I think your supposed to get a new helmet every 5 years? Like tire, worn out or 5 years whichever comes first!
     
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    Insulation inside helmet will break down over time reason for replacement about every five years.:thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup:
     
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    Five years is the guideline, something to do with the natural breakdown of materials.
     
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    CrzystghndKC Triumph guy happy he didn't work for Harley.

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    Yeah well maybe some guys. I think that probably comes from helmet manufactures.
     
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    NO!
    The sun UV also breaks down the poly plastic stuff its made of.
    Amigo,
    What is your head worth to you?
     
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    But 10 years is just time to replace that 2009 helmet. Get a nice new Shoei.
     
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    Reminds me of the shoe salesman that told my wife kids should never wear hand me down shoes. She didn't get why I laughed at that.
     
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    I wear a couple of other helmets also and here in Kansas City the riding season for me is somewhat short. It absolutely looks like a brand new helmet. The clear visor has hardly a scratch.
     
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    Then we should have no problems with plastic straws, water bottles, ect. after 5 years?
     
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