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What do you use to clean the inside of your lid? Want to keep it from getting funky but I'm unsure as to what to use. Obviously don't want to damage the foam with any sort of solvent, but still remove the sweat, shed skin, hair and other icky things. Any suggestions?
 

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i was advised by a helmet salesman that just regular soap and a sponge would do fine. Just scrub the soap in and then rinse with running water. He even went as far to say that you could dump the whole helmet in water and it woudl be okay. He followed that this should be done once or twice a year.
 

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Ugh. Thanks for the visual, Shaun.

No prob Keith, glad to be of service ;D

Thing is, when I left you, Dan, Bruce and Trevor on Sunday, that was the last time I will be able to ride for a while. My obnoxious earache has returned. Third time this year, and right now it's bad enough that I don't trust being able to keep my balance enough to safely ride. Doctors are baffled as to why, I'm on mondo antibiotics and eating 600 mg ibuprofen like it was candy. I can't wait to go downtown to see the specialists. The doctor insists it can't be my earplugs (single use disposables, I don't reuse them for this very reason) or riding causing it, but I want to make sure there are no little nasties waiting for me next time I gear up. I'm trying to figure why it keeps coming back and systematically eliminating possible causes for re-infection. I've lost 4 or 5 weeks of saddle time already this year, now at least another two or three to look forward to... so much for hitting 10k this season.
 

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I've known some to stick their helmets in the dishwasher. Some wash them in their tubs w/warm water and shampoo. Since my pads are removable- I take the insides out and hand wash them w/Fabricare.
 

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Sorry to hear about you ear Shaun, out of service when the weather is the best to ride.... :(. All is not lost. From what I remember, Keith would not mind riding you on the back of his bike. ;D
 

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I don't think your helmet could dry over night if it was soaked in water, last time I soaked one it took 3 days to dry. I use for quick cleaning those little handi wipe disinfectant towelettes, unsented. works great. Major cleaning I use mild soap and water with a wash clothe. Drys over night in a warm house. :)
 
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You're supposed to clean your helmet? :eek:






No seriously...I basically have 2 years on mine without doing anything to it. I was waiting for it to get funky but that hasn't happened yet. I'll probably clean it this winter whether it needs it or not. ;D
 

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04YellowSVs said:
Sorry to hear about you ear Shaun, out of service when the weather is the best to ride.... :(. All is not lost. From what I remember, Keith would not mind riding you on the back of his bike. ;D
Thanks for comment and all I can say about the last statement is  :eek:  :eek:  :eek: he didn't say anything about me being pretty did he? 

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I'll probably clean it this winter whether it needs it or not. ;D
Your helmet and my truck should meet   ;D
 

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orangegilly said:
:mad:

You guys are freakin hilarious. :-*
;D Since we didn't get any pictures, had to harass you somehow. Did you change your signature or has it always been AKA the Grim Reaper?
 

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Changed it after the ride.  That's 2 long rides in a row that someone on a blue 1st gen lowsided into a guardrail with me following behind them.  I think any other 1st gen blue SVs are cursed if they ride with me.  Hence the "Grim Reaper."  ;D
 

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I thought you mentioned you were gonna change it. Good think I don't have a 1st gen blue SV. I am planning on going down to 250 this weekend if the weather permits. Was kind of shaken riding back home last weekend. Slowed down way too much on every turn (could have been passed by a tracker the way I was riding). Hope to rid myself of the unnecessary fear this weekend. I ride passive as it is, ;) don't need to go any slower.
 

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04YellowSVs said:
.... Was kind of shaken riding back home last weekend. Slowed down way too much on every turn (could have been passed by a tracker the way I was riding). Hope to rid myself of the unnecessary fear this weekend. I ride passive as it is,  ;) don't need to go any slower.
I don't know about on the way home, but up to the incident, you were riding at a perfect speed for me. Fast enough to be fun, but sane and measured. I don't go much over the posted speed limits unless I'm familiar enough with a stretch of road and it's quirks to be comfortable with it. You have a good pace and smoothness about your riding.
 

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MagpieTear said:
You have a good pace and smoothness about your riding.
Thanks. I think a very good read (which has probably been posted here before) is The PACE. http://www.ommriders.com/read-ride/advancedriding/PaceYourself(The%20Pace).htm

I try to ride like this article describes when I am in groups. Makes it very enjoyable with no pressure to "keep up". If we can't get out again this year...  :'(we will have to meet up again next year.
 
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