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post #1 of 9 Old 04-25-2012, 07:43 PM Thread Starter
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Anyone ever wrecked their "Craft" helmet? NEED PART!!!

I have a Craft RX1 Cobra and I loaned it to a buddy for a quick test fit. Just as luck would have it, he laid down his bike along with my helmet which still even had that "new car smell". He was totally unharmed but the helmet didn't fair so well. No major damage, just minor surface scratches but the visor quick detach mechanism on one side was all beat up and broken. I've contacted two companies that carry Craft and I get the feeling that I'm getting blown off, and not the good way. Google hasn't helped much and I havent actually seen anything available to buy from Craft except their helmets and visors.

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post #2 of 9 Old 04-25-2012, 08:19 PM
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I've been told that helmet companies are loathe to sell replacement parts, especially for older models, because they are afraid of taking on the liability of people using helmets that should have been retired. (dont know if it's true though) But my experience with trying to obtain parts for helmets has been pretty lousy... They probably want you to buy a new one.

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if a helmet has hit the pavement it should be replaced, they are designed for one impact.

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if a helmet has hit the pavement it should be replaced, they are designed for one impact.

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if a helmet has hit the pavement it should be replaced, they are designed for one impact.
what he said. There may be no visible damage but there is no guarantee that there are no little hairline cracks which can prevent the helmet from working as designed the second time.

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what he said. There may be no visible damage but there is no guarantee that there are no little hairline cracks which can prevent the helmet from working as designed the second time.
+1, buy a new lid.

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Shoei is very good about sending replacement parts. I needed a part on a 2 year old multitech, and when i contacted Shoei they sent me the part for free.

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post #9 of 9 Old 04-27-2012, 04:21 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks everyone. I really do know you should scrap a lid after an impact, I guess I didnt want to cash that reality check in just yet. I shouldnt even care, my friend has to front the bill for my next one. Upgrade!!! Haha

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