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rjwatters38
07-18-2014, 1:19 PM
Picked up this helmet. Should I repaint it? Should I just fix the chips? what about a liner? Keep the goggle straps?

I think I should keep the decals on so i don't really want to repaint, and the goggles fell apart, but maybe I could find a new set of scotts and just sew them on to the old straps or something? advice welcomed

http://i.imgur.com/8kH1Hur.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/x3DvR3U.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/gren1qo.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/cLW95bj.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/fGOkJ4R.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/OkSiEYb.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/xXscEg8.jpg

TheWhiteDevil
07-18-2014, 3:06 PM
looks un salvageable... ill pay for shipping and take it off your hands :)

cool find. Use a heatgun/ wifes hairdryer and some fishing line to remove the stickers whole. repaint. Re apply stickers. and hunt for a set of goggles.

Spade115
07-18-2014, 3:16 PM
If your planning on useing it, There is a reline thread on the How To section of this forum, If you wanted to get someone an awesome deal on a lid you can always sell it, I have a Bell Mini Moto 3 lid I was asked if I would sell but turned out they didnt think I would take what they offered for it since they just saw one sell for 700 on ebay.

FredoSNR
07-18-2014, 4:22 PM
Don't paint it man, that thing looks sick, not nearly fucked up enough to repaint. Buy a Gringo replacement liner and you're good to go man!

JohnnyRainbow
07-18-2014, 6:56 PM
Don't repaint it and don't remove the stickers. Some dude in Japan will pay good money for that. Or I'll give you $100 right now.

rjwatters38
07-18-2014, 7:04 PM
haha i already havr 200$ offers im gonna try andfix the liner and see if i can get good scratch at the long beach cycle swap but if not, how would i even go about selling ahit to the japnese public? broker or what?

Beefdrippings
07-18-2014, 9:03 PM
eBay or chopperswapper on instagram

SuperP
07-19-2014, 6:54 AM
Send it to me if you need some artwork done on it..

Clockwork444
07-19-2014, 9:07 AM
i have a slew of shit like this. My dad had an xs650 in 75 which is in my garage now, and an 80' YZ 465. i have a complete set of gear that is some of the earliest fox brand gear, all in mint condition. i have a bell moto 3 and a couple other bell helmets, and a bunch of 3/4 helmets that are all 70s flake jobs. i didnt realize they are so valuable. i would reline it and use it. they are definately cool looking helmets. also, those quick straps are in no way shape or form vintage. theyve only been around for ten years or so.

rjwatters38
07-19-2014, 10:39 AM
i have a slew of shit like this. My dad had an xs650 in 75 which is in my garage now, and an 80' YZ 465. i have a complete set of gear that is some of the earliest fox brand gear, all in mint condition. i have a bell moto 3 and a couple other bell helmets, and a bunch of 3/4 helmets that are all 70s flake jobs. i didnt realize they are so valuable. i would reline it and use it. they are definately cool looking helmets. also, those quick straps are in no way shape or form vintage. theyve only been around for ten years or so.

I can't seem to find any actual information on the company or the product (I usually don't suck at google either) but I'm almost positive the company (maybe not these) is from the mid to late 80s. not exactly vintage, and not period to 1975, but not 10 years old either.

Clockwork444
07-20-2014, 10:32 AM
run what you want, they are not period correct. roko quick straps havent been around since the 80s. the straps might look old, but thats just because they use an ugly design, and still use it today.

p.s. if you want to be period correct, i have a few pairs of scott goggles from 1980 that were bought with the moto3 that i have, i might be willing to let a set go for real cheap, i dont use them. just not sure how the foam padding is i have to make sure its not dried out. everything was always kept inside my dads closet so it should be in good condition.

Is there any sort of market for vintage gear besides the helmets? im going to my dads this week to grab everthing i have and go through it and see what is nice enough to sell. i know im keeping my moto3 and the full suit to go with my 465 but i might have some helmets and goggles for sale from the 70s and 80s so keep an eye on the classifieds. im not looking to retire of the stuff either, itll be priced fair and i want it to get used.

rjwatters38
07-20-2014, 4:20 PM
run what you want, they are not period correct. roko quick straps havent been around since the 80s. the straps might look old, but thats just because they use an ugly design, and still use it today.

p.s. if you want to be period correct, i have a few pairs of scott goggles from 1980 that were bought with the moto3 that i have, i might be willing to let a set go for real cheap, i dont use them. just not sure how the foam padding is i have to make sure its not dried out. everything was always kept inside my dads closet so it should be in good condition.

Is there any sort of market for vintage gear besides the helmets? im going to my dads this week to grab everthing i have and go through it and see what is nice enough to sell. i know im keeping my moto3 and the full suit to go with my 465 but i might have some helmets and goggles for sale from the 70s and 80s so keep an eye on the classifieds. im not looking to retire of the stuff either, itll be priced fair and i want it to get used.

I don't care that much about the whole period correct thing, I thought they were a little older, but either way not trippin. I wanna get a new set of scotts from sports chalet for $25 or whatever and toss them on there. if anything, they'll perform better than some from the 70's or 80's anyway, and the straps are "vintagey" enough that it won't detract from the overall look.

For me I WOULD keep this or the moto 4 I have I'm repainting and relining. but I just don't trust my head in a helmet made that far back when I have a brand new Simpson helmet, or even my Gringo, no matter how good (the 3 looks so good, even better than the 4) they look. It's the same way with me and 3/4 or skullcap helmets. I don't give a shit about riding jackets, pants, gloves, boots, whatever, I usually roll around in whatever I plan on skating in later that day. But I'm all about keeping my face and head pretty. worst case scenario super roadrash, every bone broken from the shoulders down. face still lookin good, brain still thinking straight.

Clockwork444
07-20-2014, 7:20 PM
for sure man. I have an arai helmet that i race with and i dont wanna wear anything but that. regardless, the older helmets are held to the DOT standard, just the same as any other helmet. should be fine as long as it hasnt suffered a crash or been out in the elements for years. but i do agree that the simpson helmet would be a lot better in the event of a crash.

Cisco726
07-20-2014, 7:45 PM
Here that thread if you haven't found it yet.
http://www.chopcult.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1954

rjwatters38
07-20-2014, 9:20 PM
Here that thread if you haven't found it yet.
http://www.chopcult.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1954

found it but the damn pictures won't load for me. is that for you as well?

Supertjeduc
07-21-2014, 3:28 AM
I think an old helmet is as safe as a bucket

FatChibs
07-26-2014, 10:39 AM
found it but the damn pictures won't load for me. is that for you as well?

Its broken for me as well

Motocrash
07-31-2014, 12:40 PM
I think an old helmet is as safe as a bucket

No way, they are safer than a bucket... buckets don't have chin straps. ;)


for sure man. I have an arai helmet that i race with and i dont wanna wear anything but that. regardless, the older helmets are held to the DOT standard, just the same as any other helmet. should be fine as long as it hasnt suffered a crash or been out in the elements for years. but i do agree that the simpson helmet would be a lot better in the event of a crash.

EPS (the foam that protects your head) has a life of about 3-5 years. After that, it's ability to protect your head drops off quickly. Think old styrofoam cooler that's been sitting in a garage for years. Don't expect a 30 year old helmet to protect your head, even if it's never been worn.