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« on: 10 July 2015, 07:59:54 PM »
my helmets manky...  :eek.... :lol...after 30 ish minutes riding my head is itching like mad.so.i thought i would try cleaning it.. bought some baby shampoo as heard this is good.anyone one tryed this ?
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Re: manky helmet
« Reply #1 on: 10 July 2015, 08:15:58 PM »
I used on on the kids when they were small.
Dont know what its like on helmets or grown ups..


Maybe remove the linings and give them a run through the washing machine?
Most likely due to heat at the moment though.

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Re: manky helmet
« Reply #2 on: 10 July 2015, 08:16:55 PM »
Used that quite a few times, always some in our house with six grandkids

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Re: manky helmet
« Reply #3 on: 10 July 2015, 08:52:57 PM »
More a preventative thing than actually answering the question, but I put a sheet of kitchen roll in there and replace it after a couple of weeks use.

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Re: manky helmet
« Reply #4 on: 10 July 2015, 11:53:47 PM »
I get the wife or the babysitter to clean my helmet  :lol
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Re: manky helmet
« Reply #5 on: 11 July 2015, 12:01:18 AM »
The babysitter does a good jobs does he.......lol

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Re: manky helmet
« Reply #6 on: 11 July 2015, 12:15:26 AM »
Aye, a clean helmet is a clean helmet  :lol
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Re: manky helmet
« Reply #7 on: 11 July 2015, 12:48:57 AM »
More a preventative thing than actually answering the question, but I put a sheet of kitchen roll in there and replace it after a couple of weeks use.
always handy on a dry day and you're caught short in the country without esay which of a doc leaf  ;)
I just bought muc-off helmet cleaner
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Re: manky helmet
« Reply #8 on: 11 July 2015, 08:11:47 AM »
great reply ANDY FZS  :rollin .....   top tip FAZERIDER  ;)   ...   wrong thread CELTICDOG  :lol   ...   oh,and a reply from MIDDEN  :rolleyes .... :lol






just removed the inners and put them in the washing machine,bought a new machine the other week with lots of "extras" on it,havn`t a clue what iam doing  :lol .....put it on a slow delicate wash,40 deg, with an extra rinse and slow 600rpm spin.....its a nice sunny day here in south bucks so will hang on the washing line to dry.....oh,loads of fabric conditioner as well,so will smell nice  ;) .......inners looked worse when i took them out  :eek
« Last Edit: 11 July 2015, 08:24:29 AM by red98 »
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Re: manky helmet
« Reply #9 on: 11 July 2015, 10:23:16 AM »
Just taken them out.......looks like agood job to me   :thumbup
« Last Edit: 11 July 2015, 10:24:18 AM by red98 »
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Re: manky helmet
« Reply #10 on: 11 July 2015, 10:26:17 AM »
I used on on the kids when they were small.
Dont know what its like on helmets or grown ups..


Maybe remove the linings and give them a run through the washing machine?
Most likely due to heat at the moment though.


If Red is like me, removable linings weren't invented back in the day, far too simple a solution.
Baby shampoo is a good start, even better while you have hot weather to dry it out quickly as well.
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Re: manky helmet
« Reply #11 on: 11 July 2015, 10:28:35 AM »
Just seen the photo of the lid, didn't scroll down.


So you put a panty pad in to sort things out?
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Re: manky helmet
« Reply #12 on: 11 July 2015, 11:01:05 AM »
 :lol :lol :lol ......very nearly dry when they came out of the washing machine,on a 600rpm spin any more and i think it my have damaged the foam.was close to buying a new lid as i need a new visor anyway,had nothing to lose by trying,happy with results but a test ride on a summers day will tell....that will be tomorrow when i buy a new visor  :)
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Re: manky helmet
« Reply #13 on: 12 July 2015, 09:16:37 AM »
Thanks, you've reminded me to wash mine!
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Re: manky helmet
« Reply #14 on: 12 July 2015, 11:56:20 AM »
And me, mine stinks! :P
Stop polishing it and ride the bloody thing!!

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Re: manky helmet
« Reply #15 on: 12 July 2015, 12:42:47 PM »
Been for a test ride this morning, lids much better and is "mountain fresh"  :lol....its also "puffed"up the foam making the helmet a snugger fit, particularly the cheek pads  :)

went down to infinity motorcycles in camberley to get a new visor, but they dont stock them, can order them but might aswell order on interweb and get it cheaper.....might go for the Korean ones, half price but upto two weeks delivery time.

anyone bought one of these ? How long did it take to come ?....iam an inpatient foccer  :lol
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Re: manky helmet
« Reply #16 on: 15 July 2015, 07:48:34 PM »
Good result.
I put mine through the machine every couple of months, as you say happy side effect is to keep the pads puffed up for a good fit.

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Re: manky helmet
« Reply #17 on: 16 July 2015, 09:58:30 PM »
Manky helmet, you dirty old goat... baby shampoo works well.. on the visor front I get mine from korea and the turn up quick er than uk ordered ones.
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