Like many of you I worry whether or not my helmet has maintained it's integrity after any kind of an impact.
My first ARAI dropped out of my hand in a concrete parking lot and fell about 4 feet to the ground. I went to my dealership and they told me the helmet was toast, cut the straps of it and sold me a new one.
Well that always sort of bugged me and I the more I read the more I wondered if that was a fair assessment of my helmet (was it in fact toast)
The post on here last fall about problems with ARAI gave me the phone number in the US to call. I wanted to see what I could do with 2 other Arai's helmets that were peprhaps damaged or getting worn out. I just hated to throw them out and yet I was unsure whther or not to use them
Helmet One was a Quatum F with 2 years of riding and had had a few garage drops etc. Mileage on helmet maybe 20,000 km
Helmet 2 was a newer Quatum F Okado with about 5000 km on it. This helmet was on my head when I was hit and low sided at Laguna Seca totalling my bike and knocking me out for a second and cracking my front tooth. The helmet was not marked at all but had that "throw me out feeling" lingering over it.
I contacted ARAI and was given shipping instructions to send the helmets back for testing and review along with $10.00 US per helmet for the cost of inspection.
This process took about 3 weeks ( Daytona Race Week was in the middle of this) and all the tech people were at the races.
The result, both my helmets came back certified safe to use and that there was no damage to either of them.
They also cleaned them up, replaced worn parts and did a full warranty inspection.
That was $20.00 well spent.