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    Quote Originally Posted by AZridered View Post
    The date recorded on any DOT complaint helmet is the manufacture date. Helmets, when not in use, do not degrade. Once in use the fit padding begins to wear and compress and the helmet fit gradually changes. Remember how tightly your full-face helmet initially seemed? That's the change. As fit becomes looser the helmet's ability to protect begins to become compromised. There also is a bit of deterioration of the impact liner, but without direct damge, this degradation is relatively minor.

    A key reason is for the manufacturer's warranty. In many cases, the warranty is five years from purchase and seven from build. So, in this example, the helmet would need to be sold before it is two years old.
    This I have no problem with.

    It's the various myths and such posted on the internet that follow are what I would dissuade the OP from. Mostly because it's the constant changing of an "expiration date" that gets thrown around so often...one forum I used to frequent to had it down to one year and there were a lot of folks that subscribed to it. It just comes up so frequently I figured perhaps the OP came across such ramblings as well.
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    Yeah, I'd read in various places the fact that helmets have expirations, which is what raised the concern for me.

    In my case however, i'm happy to ask first and take action later. In this case, I also called the shop and asked the same question I asked of everyone here, and was essentially told this is quite common and not something I should worry about - of which I've done.

    On another note - today was my last day at the MSF course - and I passed, and had huge fun doing it. Got a 49 / 50 on the written test - and the instructor told me I did really well for a new rider for the practical side of things.

    I've definitely learnt there are some techniques I need to work on - which is great.

    Next up, choose and buy a bike.

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    Keep us posted on the bike hunt.
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    One time you might want to pay attention to the date on your helmet is if you plan to do a track day. A buddy of mine had to run out and buy a new helmet at the last minute when he discovered the track he was going to is a stickler for helmet expiry dates. Don't know if they're all like that, but it might be a consideration.

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    Generally the trackday issue comes up with helmet standard updates, normally only when Snell certified helmets are required. Snell updates their standards periodically. Most organizations which require Snell certified equipment specify that the helmet be no more than one standard "back". While I have not come across this type of requirement regarding DOT standards, it could well be so when ECE approval is required.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cadriel View Post

    @NORTY - What would you otherwise suggest?
    With a 32"-33" inseam, let's look for a bike that "fits" you.

    A cruiser offers some leg/knee extension (Especially with "forward controls.")

    A sport bike will have you folded up like a paper airplane. Not comfortable on anything except the track.

    A standard offers slightly better leg ergos.

    A dual sport likely offers the most leg room, (with the exception of the cruiser with forwards.)

    Anyone got that site for motorcycle ergos?
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    Quote Originally Posted by NORTY View Post
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    Anyone got that site for motorcycle ergos?
    http://cycle-ergo.com/

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    I've purchased a new Vulcan S ABS.

    Just waiting on the extended reach parts to arrive at the dealership before I have it delivered to my house.

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    Congrats! Just remember the golden rule once you get it into your possession:

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    Motorcycles are not unsafe. However, they are extremely unforgiving of inattention, incompetence, ignorance, and stupidity.
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