depends on when it was manufactured. i have had old helmets that have the interior deteriorated, and that is certainly probably starting to happen on helmets that were manufactured over 4-5 years ago. I do not know how old my 2000 is, but I am going to look. If it is 2002 or beyond, I'll probably get a new one. That way i can get one that makes me look faster.
Anyone have a line on a line of helmets that has better visiblilty when you are tucked down on the tank? I keep looking for a bucket that has a visor opening that is higher up on the helmet, so you do not have to tilt your head up in order to see out, adding to the air resistance. If I could stay tucked lower and jsut raise my eyes up, that would be better. But I have yet to find one that does that. It's probably cause I'm over 6 feet tall.
BFD, don't get too sticky on that gasket. It's really not too much to worry about unlesss the mating surfaces are pooched real bad. INHO. That pump is really squirting juice at RPM.