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Old 08-27-2013, 10:59 PM   #1
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Helmet Recommendations

Need to get a new helmet. Road course. I am new to non motorcycle helmets but have a good understanding of motorcycle helmets. Someone please "learn" me something.
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Old 08-27-2013, 11:29 PM   #2
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Can't go wrong with a SA Snell rated helmet.

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Old 09-30-2013, 02:52 PM   #3
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Having never bought a helmet, will your hat size dictate what helmet size you get? I haven't found any place local to try them on, and I don't want to run into fitment issues like with different shoe makers for example whose size 11's run small so you better get a 11.5.
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Old 09-30-2013, 03:43 PM   #4
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SA rating has to do with fire retardant ability and measures the impact a bit different than DOT. Road course get something with a good field of vision which is more important than in drag racing. Otherwise its all about comfort and proper fit like any bike helmet.
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Old 09-30-2013, 06:29 PM   #5
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I never did uodate this. I bought a GForce from Summit and returned it right away. Fit was really bad and helmet felt cheap. Bought the Simpson Bandit with the Iridium lens and couldnt be happier.

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Old 09-30-2013, 09:20 PM   #6
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The main thing is the SFI rating, cant go wrong w/Simpson helmets.
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Old 10-01-2013, 09:08 PM   #7
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I bought a Bell sport model,I think I paid $270.
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Old 10-01-2013, 09:11 PM   #8
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I bought a Bell sport model,I think I paid $270.It works with my glasses.SA & Snell.
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Old 10-05-2013, 12:26 AM   #9
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If you order from Simpson, pay the extra $$$ for HANS latches for your helmet. Im lucky that I live in SoCal and drive to LA and drop off my helmet. It also gives me a chance to visit friends.
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