I bought an Arai helmet from Carter motorsports back in August(the one in my profile). It was half price 499.00 down from 999.00. Anyway, upon further education on helets (after I bought it) on the flap on the chinstrap is a a manufacture date stamped in which was may of 2000. I also learned that helemts are scrap after 5 years from manufacture date. does this mean my helmet is scap come April? should it be scrapped even though it was never worn until I bought it?, or mshould it be discarded 5 years from the time I bought it? Its a great helemt, and I think it would suck to not be able to use it.
does anybody have and use a helmet that is past its expirey date?