Main Motorcycle: Thruxton R
Join Date: Mar 2017
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Glad you only got a scraped chin guard!
Also, let that be a good visual aid to those who think a half helmet is enough. I've seen pictures of facial damage from crashes with those types of helmets. It isn't pretty...
As for your helmet, the material is compromised - buy a new one.
Not all helmets are fiberglass as mentioned above. Some are carbon, most are poly carbonate (plastic). Any carbon/fiberglass helmet that sustains impact damage of any kind is now weak at the point of impact. It will not hold up to another impact and will just crumple and fold away. A poly helmet with a scratch is more likely to maintain its rigidity in another light impact, but will be prone to cracking along the lines of the initial damage like your helmet took. In either case, it is safer to buy a new one.
I'm a fan of the HJC FG series. I've had 2. Fiberglass/Kevlar construction, light weight, reasonable noise level, and really inexpensive. $190 buys you a graphic, $180 solids. No, they aren't retro, but I don't fiddle around with fads when it comes to my head protection.