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    Old Unused Helmets laying around

    So after many years of riding and updating my helmets to keep my Noggin in a current and safe lid, I have started a collection of helmets which I am sure a number of us also have.

    So what do you do with them? I have 2 or 3 I am definatly keeping just because I really like the design and will display somewhere.

    Do most people throw them out?
    Any creative idea's of what you did with your old lids?

    I think I might make a couple into lamps. A couple wall mounted ones and one floor stand style! & with my pool table I need a few more to make a 3 lamp billiard table light! Alright I think I have my idea figured out!

    Found this for a few Odd idea's!
    I thought of a planter, but a birdhouse or External harddrive enclosure would be cool.
    http://ontwowheels-eh.blogspot.com/2...d-helmets.html

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    Re: Old Unused Helmets laying around

    Quote Originally Posted by Half Squid View Post
    So after many years of riding and updating my helmets to keep my Noggin in a current and safe lid, I have started a collection of helmets which I am sure a number of us also have.

    So what do you do with them? I have 2 or 3 I am definatly keeping just because I really like the design and will display somewhere.

    Do most people throw them out?
    Any creative idea's of what you did with your old lids?
    I usually give em to new riders.

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    Re: Old Unused Helmets laying around

    I've heard after they expire it's best to toss them. Not worth it to have an expired potentially dangerous helmet lying around, unless you're going to display it.

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    I have donated them to EMS before to use for training.

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    I just hang em on a wall.. But a Lamp! I might do that with my Rossi Rep.

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    Re: Old Unused Helmets laying around

    I've got a bunch on a display shelf, gave a bunch away, and have a bunch in the shed. I'll likely drop the ones in the shed at the dump.

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    make a coffee table out of them

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    Target practice. It's amazing what rounds some helmets and shields will stop.

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    Re: Old Unused Helmets laying around

    Quote Originally Posted by jcbell1007 View Post
    Target practice. It's amazing what rounds some helmets and shields will stop.
    I'm totally going to do this with my first street helmet. Thanks for the idea!

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    Re: Old Unused Helmets laying around

    My wife made a hanging planter out of one of my old race helmets.

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    Re: Old Unused Helmets laying around

    Quote Originally Posted by McBiggity View Post
    My wife made a hanging planter out of one of my old race helmets.
    She buried your racing dreams.

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    Very symbolic, lol

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    Re: Old Unused Helmets laying around

    Quote Originally Posted by csmutty View Post
    I have donated them to EMS before to use for training.
    you could also donate to the local fire department if it is a different group than the EMS.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jcbell1007 View Post
    Target practice. It's amazing what rounds some helmets and shields will stop.
    I didn't think they'd stop any, might have to do some "tests" .

    I take them to seacoast and get 100$ off a new one during the promotion.

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    Find a shelf.

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    Re: Old Unused Helmets laying around

    I cut the D-ring off and tossed it in at the transfer station in my town. Of to the incinerator. If I had known that a rescue squad could use it for training, I would have donated it.

    My shelves are already full of junk, don't need something like that!

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    Re: Old Unused Helmets laying around

    i have one that i started to turn into a mailbox

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    Re: Old Unused Helmets laying around

    Quote Originally Posted by SVRACER01 View Post
    i have one that i started to turn into a mailbox
    Damn. Shouldn't have tossed my broken modular. Would have been great for that.

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