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Old 05-24-2013, 11:15 AM   #1
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Is it time for a new helmet or just replace parts?

HI,

well I have been riding and notice my HJC CL MAX helmet is not what it used to be. Currently the biggest thing is that when riding at speed (over 50 mph) with a slight incline the shield starts lifting and then wind enters.

I had the idea that maybe it was because something was loose, so went over the screws and tighten them, still the problem persist.

So I have two options, a) replace helmet and b) replace the face shield bases. Option A is the best one, how ever I don't have cash ready to spend on a helmet. Option B I do not know if it will fix the problem.

This is a 3-4 year old helmet, I have drooped it several times, I have replace the liners and pads at least ones (I should do it again), so maybe I will just save some money and fix it.

So what do you think the problem is? and how to fix it?

Thanks, Damasovi
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Old 05-24-2013, 11:23 AM   #2
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If there are visible problems occurring, then who knows what is going on inside the helmet. A new helmet will be cheaper than a brain injury.
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Old 05-24-2013, 11:29 AM   #3
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I'll let you know in a few days, I haven't installed my new parts yet. Cheap on fleabay and maybe even free shipping from over there.

You probably want spares anyway before the mechanism falls apart like mine did before. Yep keep them screws tight....I lost one on the road, good thing I had some small zipties to fix it temporarily. I'll loctite them when I install the new parts.
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Old 05-24-2013, 08:44 PM   #4
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I think HJC has parts kits to replace the rachets & washers in the lifting mechanism. I know Shoei does, & I think HJC does as well. It sounds like just what you need to tune up the visor. It worked a treat for me when I had the same problem. Constant use had worn the "peaks" off the rachet into rounded bumps. The rebuild kit had all the parts to make it like new.
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Old 06-14-2013, 08:24 AM   #5
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Bump...!

So??? Fixed or replaced???

Just did mine, new mechanism and screen. Works like new as in a little too stiff. That's good it will loosen up.

And I threw a spare screw in my kit, tought they were metal but not, they are nylon so no loctiting them. Not much fun roadside when you loose one. Needed to find shelter from the rain and some small zipties to fix that.
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Old 06-14-2013, 09:36 AM   #6
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What size is your helmet?
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Old 06-14-2013, 09:40 AM   #7
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A helmet that is 3-4 years old, in need of replacement parts and drooped several times, IMO means time for a new helmet. (Drooping a helmet is never a good thing. )

Even if money is tight, money will get tighter if your helmet fails you when you need it.
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