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Even though I rotate them, I rarely had a primary helmet that was still my primary at 5 years. They get a lot of riding time. For a long time, Nolan modulars were my go-to helmets. I’d always buy another a couple or three years in. Now that my primary is a Neotec 2 (different but equal, quality wise), and over $200 more expensive, I may wait longer to put this one on backup status. My Quest has a manufacture date of 11/2016, which was around the time I bought it from revzilla. With a non-replaceable liner and somewhat lower quality lining than my higher end Nolan/Shoei helmets, I don’t expect it to last as long. I never wore it much anyway. It’s hard for me to reach past top of the line modulars for a full face, anyway.

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I have worn nothing but Shoei for several years now. I do replace the padding every couple of years mostly because if just loosens up too much. I知 not a believer that the hard outer shell deteriorates in our lifetime, but I do get a new helmet every 4-5 years. I get one about the second time the padding and shields need replacing. At that point I知 spending nearly half the cost of a complete new helmet anyway.

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Are you someone who leaves their helmet on the bike sitting in the sun, or on the tank? The fumes from the fuel will break down the comfort and protection foam. I live in Houston and see people leave their helmet on the seat all day while at work. I just don't understand that practice.

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To add to the above comment, where you store the lid could make a difference. My last house had a detached and unfinished garage. It was as cold as ambient during the winter but easily 115+ in the summer's.

I used to store my lid in the garage and have learned to just bring them inside.

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Exactly. Mine is always in a climate controlled environment if I知 not using it. It kills me when I see folks set their helmet on the ground. But I知 OCD like that.
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Are you someone who leaves their helmet on the bike sitting in the sun, or on the tank? The fumes from the fuel will break down the comfort and protection foam. I live in Houston and see people leave their helmet on the seat all day while at work. I just don't understand that practice.

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Are you someone who leaves their helmet on the bike sitting in the sun, or on the tank? The fumes from the fuel will break down the comfort and protection foam. I live in Houston and see people leave their helmet on the seat all day while at work. I just don't understand that practice.
I agree sunlight and heat is bad but no gasoline fumes should be coming out of a gas cap from the past 25 years. Open the FJR gas cap and you can see a separate grommet and pipe beside the big hole to vent gasses if the pressure valve in the gas cap blows. There are two hoses to the FJR gas tank, one is liquid, the other is gas vent. This vent exits near the swingarm pivot in non-CARB models. So don't put your helmet under your FJR when parked.
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Mine came from Revzilla. I was hoping someone would open the door. Don’t get me wrong, I love Revzilla and I’ll be shopping there for my next helmet (soon).

Thanks for all the replies and I am looking at a Schuberth.
My Neotec also came from Revzilla manufactured 4 years before I bought it. It was a year or two before the Neotec II came out, before any discounting. I also like Revzilla and I had called them after I received the helmet, they offered to replace it, I'll give them that. But I needed a helmet for an upcoming ride at the time, so I sucked it up. It is still an excellent helmet. I just couldn't figure how a place like that, that moves so much product, could have a hot selling helmet for 4 years before selling it. Unless it was on the showroom floor as a demo. But I had carefully inspected it's packaging and wrapping and it was factory fresh (4 years prior), I was the first opening it.

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It is still an excellent helmet. I just couldn't figure how a place like that, that moves so much product, could have a hot selling helmet for 4 years before selling it. Unless it was on the showroom floor as a demo. But I had carefully inspected it's packaging and wrapping and it was factory fresh (4 years prior), I was the first opening it.
I doubt Revzilla/Cycle Gear had the helmet in their warehouses for 4 years. Expect came recently from a Shoei warehouse.

In years prior to Amazon several were doing similar things with mail order warehousing in for-hire keeping manufacturer's inventory but direct shipping from that inventory with any one of many vendor brands. I have ordered hard drives from one vendor then received package with my product but some other brand and order's invoice enclosed.

Am saying it is likely Shoei USA stocks inventory at one or more warehouses which have Revzilla boxes. If your helmet was ordered from Revzilla then you get a Revzilla box. If from Rocky Mountain then a Rocky Mountain box. Or 2Wheel. Or whatever.

For all we know Shoei uses Amazon for warehouse services.

I'm not one to worry about a helmet or tire stored for 4 years in a climate controlled warehouse.

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