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Old 04-22-2006, 11:02 PM   #1
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Helmets??????

hi, well itz time for me to get a helmet for the comming autoX season/drag season, and i have a Q. now the drag srtip near me requires a m95 or newer helmet to run, Would a m2000, or 2005 helmet be fine for this then??? AutoX required a m2000 or better, so i'm just wondering since i've found a good deal on a helmet...


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BUY A NEW HELMET.. Please do not buy a used helmet. They break in to the shape of your head.

That being said Try to get a 2005 helmet cert, as it will be legal longer for you. There is a tag inside the liner of the helmet with an approval rating on it. ANY helmet questions ask away, I sold helmets for 16 years!
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the helmet i'm looking at is new...around 80.00 i think....supposed to be made of sumthing lighter and more impact resistant than fiberglass??--i'll have to find the page agian...
so M stands for motorcycle???, and the number afterwards stands for the year it is certified to???
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here u go...
http://www.jcwhitney.com/autoparts/P...roup?Ntt=snell
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Yes, the M is for motorcycle, and you are correct on the year... Snell only recerts evry five years.
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are auto x the same as like a motorcycle helmet. not like a dirt bike helmet, but like a sport bike helmet?

and could i use my current sport bike helmnet?
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I am not a big fan of whitney helmets, but I will admit to being REAL picky, I think you should find a local shop and go try on a few helmets and buy one you like that way, some cheap helmets just fit SOOO crappy. You don't have to break the bank to get a nice helmet, but 80 bucks for a snell??? Prolly not very well made.
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I wouldn't worry too much about getting a fancy helmet just for autox, the one I use cost $70. You only wear it for a few minutes at a time and there's not a whole lot that's going to happen to you anyway.
But for my motorcycle, well I paid $400 for that one.
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if i were you i'd go with a HJC (brand) helmet....they are real reliable and well made....both my bro and i have them for us to wear when we ride our bikes...and they are M2000/2005 and also DOT approved, and you can get a nice one for around $130-140
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