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    dog chewed my helmet. help!

    i left my bell influx laying on top of the crate my dog sleeps in to dry out along with my camelback. straps were hanging down from both items, i didn't realized the smell and taste of sweat & salty residue would attract her to stand on hind legs and chew. anyway i need chin strap a nd buckle for a bell influx helmet if someone has one that crashed on laying around i'll be glad to pay somehting for it. i called bell and they extended to me a crash replacement offer. but i can find the helmet on sale for a few dollars less than the replacement offer. if you have something that can help pm me. thanks
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    Easy..............

    Quote Originally Posted by dadembk
    if you have something that can help pm me.
    Git rid of that POS dog.

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    a shoe repair or a gear repair place could stitch a new piece of webbing on and replace the buckle. They might make you sign a liablity release though, I know I would. Any repair will never be as strong as the original.

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    just wait for her to "go" out in the yard, it'll pass through - you can glue the pieces the dog chewed back.

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    When I used to work at a shop, I remember that we had replacement straps for sale. I'm surprised that Bell didn't offer those to you. Maybe they don't sell them anymore, but I'd call them back and see if you could buy those.

    Good luck! My dog has chewed through so many things near her crate that I can sympathise.

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    Can't help, but I would like to say that I love my Bell Influx.

    Hope you can find replacement straps!

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    Idea! check out salvation army store for helmet straps

    why don't you go to salvation army store and check if they sell helmets? you can get cheap helmet and use the straps to replace the ones lost on your bell influx.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GusTopher
    Can't help, but I would like to say that I love my Bell Influx.

    Hope you can find replacement straps!
    Ditto, and from now on I'll make sure to keep it away from canines! Maybe they should put a warning label on the box.

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    nice avatar rufudus lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by dadembk
    i left my bell influx laying on top of the crate my dog sleeps in to dry out along with my camelback. straps were hanging down from both items, i didn't realized the smell and taste of sweat & salty residue would attract her to stand on hind legs and chew. anyway i need chin strap a nd buckle for a bell influx helmet if someone has one that crashed on laying around i'll be glad to pay somehting for it. i called bell and they extended to me a crash replacement offer. but i can find the helmet on sale for a few dollars less than the replacement offer. if you have something that can help pm me. thanks
    happy trails
    dadembk
    Dude, just buy a new one - it's not like the Influx (which I wear, BTW) is a hyper-expensive high-zoot piece of equipment...

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    I've gotta agree...

    Quote Originally Posted by Drewdane
    Dude, just buy a new one - it's not like the Influx (which I wear, BTW) is a hyper-expensive high-zoot piece of equipment...
    ...if BELL can't do the replacement for you, you're SOL. Try Performance or Nashbar if you're looking for a deal.

    As for the crate, it's easy to use the top as a drying rack...until something like this happens. Been there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shook_dh
    nice avatar rufudus lol
    Glad you like it...was too good to pass up. reminds me no matter how bad my day is going, it could be a LOT worse!

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