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    Having a clear out and have found a few old lids that are not really good enough to use any more.

    Colin has just informed me that he has heard somewhere that the Ambulance service often take them in for training. ie: the correct way to get one off an injured biker.

    Was wondering if any of you lot knew anything about this? Or do you have other uses for old, worn out lids.

    I was thinking maybe making a rockery out them in the corner of the garden. Or even using them as plant pots

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spitfire View Post
    Colin has just informed me that he has heard somewhere that the Ambulance service often take them in for training. ie: the correct way to get one off an injured biker.


    Yeh i was told the same but when i asked the question whare to donate the helmet's to ..... was hit with a blank ...Mmmmm must ask question's again ... Thanks for the reminder

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    eBay.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Voyager View Post
    eBay.

    Yep, if they are Arai et al., particularly if they have a race rep. colour scheme.


    Failing that, the ambulance service.

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    Default Re: What to do with old Crash Helmets??

    If you get them along to your nearest racetrack then the local marshals and medics will be grateful to use them for practise cutting off lids from fallen riders.

    I have given a couple to my old lot at Bemsee and MRO and actually had one cut off during a training exercise

    If you have any racers living locally offer them up to take along as i am sure they will happily pop them in their van to hand over to the rescue boys and girls

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    local fire station would probably be able to tell you where to take them

    or offer them on one or two streetfighter sites ( for light units./fairings )

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    I gave my last one to the ambulance service. I just took it into the station round the corner and asked them if they wanted it.

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    Use them as hanging baskets. S'wot my local MOT man does, and right chic they look too*.

    *outside an MoT station and motorbike workshop. Chic is a relative term

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    Default Re: What to do with old Crash Helmets??

    Bump - I thought there was a recent thread about this but I can’t find it. To do with someone wanting them for first aider training?

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    I gave 2 to the local St John's Ambulance. I took them to the closest one at the fire station but they asked me to take them to their main depot. So I did and they were happy to take them.

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    Default Re: What to do with old Crash Helmets??

    try the biker down groups, motorcycle training schools (they cut them open and use them as demos),

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    Photo taken early last year. It now has an abundance of hanging type flower growth.

    Hanging Helmet 2.jpg

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    If you’ve got an old head..

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    I asked a brands hatch if the marshals needed any for training as I bought a new work one there, but they said no.

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    Holy motherfucking thread resurrection Batman!



    Quote Originally Posted by Didge View Post
    Photo taken early last year. It now has an abundance of hanging type flower growth.

    Hanging Helmet 2.jpg
    Hmmm.. Don't think I'm stupid enough to click a pic called "hanging helmet"

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