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Old 09-10-02, 10:02 AM
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Need cheap helmet

Going drag racing for the first time in a couple of weeks and I need a helmet.

According to the track, I need a helmet that meets SFI 31.2 or Snell 90. However, at this point, I'm not looking to spend $250-$300 for a helmet.

Anyone have any cheap suggestions?
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Remember your head is worth what your helmet is worth.

www.helmetcity.com
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Point taken and thanks for the great site, but I still want to go cheap at this point.

I'm not too concerned about getting into an accident at the drag strip with my close to stock FD. I'm not active in any racing right now and probably won't be for a while. Just wanted a helmet for the drags on the 21st.
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Old 09-11-02, 06:26 AM
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Maybe loan one or rent a helmet at the track?
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What Size? - I have a SA90 Simpson Voyager I might part with - its a LARGE (7-5/8) size all white and allways worn over a balacava If you are planning on running at FONTANA or LACR we could just meet up Ill loan it to you - I am planning on going to Fontana this Saturday!
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www.ridegear.com They have shitty customer service though.
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Old 09-12-02, 07:55 PM
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maxpesce: Well, actually I'm running up at Sacramento. Besides, my head is probably a small (no comments... ), not a large. Thanks for the offer though.

ratedR1: thanks for the link, they have prices more in line with what I was thinking.
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Old 09-12-02, 08:52 PM
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you can buy a motorcycle helmet for like $180...i believe it is a hjc. my friend uses his motorcycle helmet when he goes to the track
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racerwholesale.com has a good selection and several that are inexpensive.
Don't buy a Snell 90 helmet as that will likely be out of date within a year or two.
I got my Snell 95 open-faced HJC for $95 from a cycle shop.
You should at least try some on at your local motorcycle shop. The wrong size can be uncomfortable AND dangerous.

Cory

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Old 09-13-02, 07:03 PM
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Crap, San Lorenzo is right down the street from Oakland!
Get your *** down to Bell Motorsports in Oakland - those guys are super friendly!


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Old 09-14-02, 12:59 AM
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thanks for the advice apexkw and cwaters

Reted: I will go check them out tomorrow. thanks
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Exclamation Get a good helmet, rynberg

Your head's worth at least $440 (Bell M3 SA2000)
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Old 09-20-02, 11:28 AM
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aighhh!, too much money SleepR1!

I'll get a good helmet when/if I decide to start road racing the car.

BTW, I got a M2R (cycle) helmet for under $100 that is Snell 2000 rated. Good enough for drag racing a couple of times in my close to stock car.

Thanks for the help everyone.
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no problem
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at 300 ish the Bieffe Predator seems to be a pretty good deal.. now if my fathead size is in stock..
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I'm in the same cheep helmet boat. But I'll be road racing next year so I need a good one.
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you can get a g-force helmet from jegs thats SA2000 approved for $150. And being SA2000, you can race anywhere with it.

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Good Lord, not a G-force...

Get a low-line Bieffe:

http://www.tracksidesupply.com/Merch..._Code=dDRIVERa

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you can get a g-force helmet from jegs thats SA2000 approved for $150. And being SA2000, you can race anywhere with it.

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go down to freys racing in milpitas. I got my bieffe there for $120ish
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Is it better to get an open face or closed face???
Why???
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Closed face so you dont eat steering wheel! And if your helmet is fire proof it adds to fire protection. I'm going to order a Bieffe F1 my self.
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Anyone ever order from www.helmetharbor.com???

Good, the bad and the ugly?
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