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Old 11-15-2005, 11:08 PM   #1
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Default Need a helmet for HPDE's and AX

Hey guys,

I am starting to get into AX and want to do a few HPDE's this year. Would like to get a helmet that is pretty light and not to expensive. Something around $300. Any sugestions would be welcome.
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Old 11-15-2005, 11:28 PM   #2
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I bought my first helmet for drag racing, and I now use it for HPDE events and riding. I spent around 90 bucks for an HJC. With 300 to spend, you have tons of options - go to a bike shop and try a bunch on. IMO, that's way more than you need to spend on a helmet when you're just getting started, but it's your $$.
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Old 11-16-2005, 07:50 AM   #3
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Bell, Pyrotect, and G Force have offereings in that price range. Ya might as well purchase an SA rated helmet if ya have 300 to spend, plus most HPDE events require them.
I would recommend the Bell M2. Be sure to try on a helmet before purchasing. They all fit differently.



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Old 11-16-2005, 07:52 AM   #4
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i bought my helmet through g-forces closeouts (forget the website but just search google and it comes up)...if you give it time eventually one of the right size will come along for a good price. i have yet to find anythign wrong with mine but it was 75 off the normal price. The say they're cosmetic blems but if so its a small one.
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Old 11-16-2005, 08:27 AM   #5
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Make sure you try on a bunch of different helmets and find one that fits your head. Every helmet is going to fit just a little differently, and you certainly want something that is going to be comfortable through out a 25 - 30 minute session at an HPDE.
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Old 11-16-2005, 09:35 AM   #6
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Nearly all the helmets at a motorcycle shop will be "M"-rated (Motorcycle), not SA. Most HPDE's are going to require an SA-rated helmet.

I have been extremely happy with www.SoloRacer.com. Over the years, we've bought a helmet, 2 race seats, race harnesses, other miscellaneous stuff from Brett. Great guy.
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Old 11-16-2005, 09:59 AM   #7
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This is a seach for "helmet" in the Motorsports forum. Not that hard, and everything has been said before 10X times.

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