Great point about the dropping thing.......I can't see a drop = automatic need to replace. (If the outer shell cracks or the foam inside gets loose from the shell then yes...replace it). The guys at an experienced ride class said that any drop was cause for replacement....Seems like an urban legend kind of thing...engineers feel free to chime in....Red03ACE said:1. I took it on faith that the helmet presented as new was actually new and had never been worn or dropped. If you go to your local stealership you can't say one hundred percent for certain that the helmets there haven't been dropped somewhere along the line. I've always wondered why a piece of saftey equipment thats supposed to protect you from a high impact trauma would become worthless if dropped from the height of a table top.
2. The N41 is in Nolans current model line so I doubt it's passed it's shelf life.
3. Yes, I'm a cheapskate.
So, those of you that have painted your lids, I need details. Did you sand, prime, what kind of paint?
What is a "night out" helmet?
Or do we not want to go there?