When I learned to ride in 2008 I purchased a new Shoei RF1000. It's never been dropped and it's always stored in it's bag in the garage. It also doesn't have a lot of wear time as I have only ridden about 3k miles in the last 10+ years (sad I know). That said and given the time it has been and I am wondering if I have to replace it. Not sure if the crash protection gets compromised by age? It's otherwise still a "new looking" helmet but of course I cannot tell what might have happened over time on the inside. From a padding point of view, it still fits me as well as it did on day 1. Nice tight and comfortable fit. Is it the case that every 5-7 years it has to be replaced regardless of usage (or more frequently if used daily perhaps)?