A helmet looks tough and sturdy, but should be handled as a fragile item. We understand that a helmet is not just a "Helmet" but is a statement in itself.
Here are some general tips to maintaining your helmet.
-Follow the manufactures's direction on caring for your helmet. Since they made it - they would know best.
-Use only the mildest soap recomended. Avoid any petroleum-basse cleaning fluids. Strong cleaning agents can cause the helmet to decompose and damage its protective layer.
-Do not drop your helmet on hard surfaces - it could ruin your helmet.
-Do not store helmets near gasoline, cleaning fluids, exhaust fumes, or excessive heat. Helmet materials can react chemically to these factors and is mosdst often invisible to the eye.
-Read the instructions about painting, decorating, pin-striping, or applying decales to your helmet. Some thermoplastic or polycarbonate helmet compositions can be changed if painted or decals are applied.
-Never hang your helmet on the motorcycle mirrors, turn signals, or sissy bar. The inner liner can easily be damaged from such handling.
-Avoid carrying a spare helmet on your cycle, unless it's well protected or on your passenger's head. Bumps and jarring from normal riding can damage a spare helmet. Storing the spare helmet near hot engine parts of exhaust pipes can cause the inner liner to distort or melt at the hot spot.
-Place your helmet on a flat surface. i.e. on the ground, shelf, or securing it on the rack. On some bikes, putting it on the gas tank may expose it to gas fumes. If you place it on the seat, make certain it's an awfully big seat or it will probably fall off.