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Old 16th January 2008, 12:26   #1
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Guys- could anyone point me at a helmet repair shop IN BANGALORE that will do a decent job of renewing the liner on my KIWI full face?

Name/address/phone numbers if avbl will certainly help as will any advice on what I can expect to pay, days for the job etc.

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Old 16th January 2008, 14:06   #2
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Why not just give a try in Lalbaugh road, You'll find hell lot of Helmet shopsn there you may find any repair shop
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If your helmet is older than 3 years, strongly suggest you throw it away and buy a new one.
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Old 17th January 2008, 02:55   #4
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Why would you want to 'refurbish' a helmet? Just buy a new one. Dont mess around with with your head man!
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Agree with everyone else, replace it. If you still want to repair it, then go to lalbagh road , where MTR is located, there is a repair shop in the basement of the shop ( i forgot the name, but it is another helmet shop) opposite konark auto accessories.
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If your helmet is older than 3 years, strongly suggest you throw it away and buy a new one.
Couldn't understand. why do we need not use a helmet which is more than 3 years old(ok if it has been abused then throw it, what if it hasn't been abused)?
I have 2 helmets with me, one is just an year n half old, the other one is almost 16years old, it's indeed a very good helmet, till now it is in very good condition.

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Old 17th January 2008, 11:53   #7
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Every product has a life span. Similarly, the life of the padding provided inside the helmet will be guaranteed for a minimum of 3~5 years. It is better to replace the helmet rather than to use the refurbishied one. Remember, in the event of evantauality, it is your head which is going to suffer. Just for a sake of few hundred rupees, do not compromise on the safety of your head.
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Thks guys. Will follow that yellow brick to Lalbagh Rd. Don't agree that a helmet needs to be discarded after 3 years. If it's been in a prang, sure, coz its structural integrity could have been compromised, but for just a liner change?? Does not make sense. In any case most helmets have removable liners to facilitate washing, which means if a liner is removable, there's nothing within the limits of logic that prevents one from removing it and replacing it with new material. Way I see it, the liner's function is to provide comfort and hygiene- the shell and the thermocol doing the job of actual protection.

I agree that repainting a helmet is bad, as even putting stickers on it.
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All the major international brands give a 5 year warranty on their helmets and its specifically mentioned that even the "shelf life" of a helmet is 5 years. So even if it sits there for 5 years without being crashed or abused you must replace it. When you are out in the elements, the glues on the helmet tend to lose their strength faster.
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If your helmet is older than 3 years, strongly suggest you throw it away and buy a new one.

I dis agree life cycle of a helmet is around 5 years unless that the helmet was crash then it is time to change it.
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The helmet needs to be replaced every 5 years.
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Yes the helmet does have shelf life specially if used ona regular basis. One of the major reason is that the padding inside stiffens after some time & looses its absorption abilities, So all you get is two layer of hard substances covering your head instead of one hard & one soft\cushioned surface. The choice is yours.
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Gentlemen: just discovered a skilled and capable and most amenable chap who did a marvellous job on my Kiwi. It took him an hour flat (though his normal service is 'next day') and he charged a v reasonable Rs 170 for some fine workmanship and better-than-decent materials.
You'll find him on the corner as you exit Kamaraj Rd (at the intersection, diagonally opp the petrol bunk) when heading towards Thom's Cafe. Don't know the name of his shop, but I'd recommend him highly. Saved me a long and stressful trip to JC/Mission Rd.
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does anyone know any fellow in Pune to refurbish the helmets? If yes where it is?
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Old 21st January 2008, 18:39   #15
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BUY A NEW HELMET EVERY 3 YEARS.


Read more on
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esp under the FAQ on Helmets

Note:
Given the kind of swings our climate takes, I stick too and recommend 3 years instead of the 5 years mentioned in smf.
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