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Re: Trackday Helmet

Post by Vaad » Thu Mar 07, 2013 6:28 pm

I went to a bike shop today and tried on a few hemets. As I imagined XL seems to be right. However I still ordered a helmet online but not the one I linked earlier. I got it from ghostbikes as it looked the balderdash :D but yeah I really hope it fits will be a shame otherwise.
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Re: Trackday Helmet

Post by Zarterone » Thu Mar 07, 2013 7:07 pm

Well you done the right thing, and tried on a few

Hopefully it will be a peach, and it'll help you go faster on track days
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Re: Trackday Helmet

Post by Vaad » Fri Mar 08, 2013 6:31 pm

Image

Fits :)
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Post by Zarterone » Fri Mar 08, 2013 6:56 pm

Great :thumleft:
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Re: Trackday Helmet

Post by Vaad » Fri Mar 08, 2013 8:12 pm

Just had a " Test " fit in the car ... Neighbors must think i am mental. Its sodding tight in there even with my lowered seat i still had to tip the chair back a bit.. Oh well i will survive.
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Re: Trackday Helmet

Post by warpc0il » Thu Mar 14, 2013 9:18 pm

Have you got a sun roof?
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Re: Trackday Helmet

Post by casey » Thu Mar 14, 2013 10:21 pm

Dave, he's got "sun roof" in his Sig :wink:

A sunroof lowers the roof and is known to cause problems when wearing a helmet :(
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Re: Trackday Helmet

Post by N1xon » Fri Mar 15, 2013 10:00 am

Zarterone wrote:Once you brought a helmet you cant exchange it, unless its faulty.
False, a lie told to you by lying dealers. If purchased online you have the protection of the Distance Sellling Regulation to return it within 7 days.
If purchased in store, you should have no need to exchange it as it should be fitted and correct for you at time of purchase. If the store offers a returns policy they can't stipulate helmets are excluded, they will try, but legally can't.

How many heads have tried on that helmet you are trying on?
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Re: Trackday Helmet

Post by Zarterone » Fri Mar 15, 2013 4:45 pm

As far as I'm aware this is still the case

For safety reasons, helmets are not returnable, unless they exhibit an obvious manufacturing flaw (highly unlikely): They may have been dropped, rendering them useless, and there are also hygiene issues. In a store, "a dropped helmet is a bought helmet".

This is another reason I would never buy a second hand helmet

Also even if this is not the case you still wouldn't get an exchange or money back even if your in the right. I had on two separate occasion brought products ( not helmet) which turned out to be faulty. Even though I was in the right and even after many letters drafted up via trading standards, still didn't get any joy. My only option after the letters according to trading standards was take the maker/ seller to the small claims court , which wasn't worth the time and effort. So even though I was totally in the right I didn't get anywhere.

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Re: Trackday Helmet

Post by tractorboy » Fri Mar 15, 2013 7:18 pm

Taking a seller to the small claims court is just a few mouse clicks these days. Very satisfying and very easy :)

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Re: Trackday Helmet

Post by StreetDragster » Thu Feb 20, 2014 4:14 pm

BadgerFerret wrote:Sorry to be entering the fray quite so late on this...but after a good deal of research, was keen to share the below brand that I've stumbled across: http://www.v2sport.com/index.html. There's a good deal of discussion about them (the magic of google, but also especially on pistonheads.com), but the way I see it these seem to be a decent compromise between gettting a 'proper' car helmet (as opposed to a bike lid) and yet not spending hundreds of pounds. I shall be investing this week, and can report if people are interested...
Old thread update alert....

Adding to this, again following the Pistonheads advice i bought the tour open faced helmet from V2 sport. Seems to do the job nicely, meet lots of decent regs and well priced. I'd buy another trackday helmet from them

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Re: Trackday Helmet

Post by casey » Thu Feb 20, 2014 7:47 pm

Matt - "snap" :D , I have the V2 tour open-face helmet too. I bought it because it was a good price with a good spec and, has been said already, it sits somewhere between a bike helmet and proper race helmet. Very pleased with it; very comfortable to wear.

I previously had a £30 helmet from "Ghostbikes" which was fine, but the thickness of protection on the V2 is far superior, with better cheekbone protection too.
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Re: Trackday Helmet

Post by casey » Sun Nov 30, 2014 9:03 pm

Good selection of open-face helmets available here at £25+

http://www.ghostbikes.com/categorylist/ ... SortBy=PLH

Several members (including me) bought their first helmet from this supplier, highly recommended for sourcing a helmet for occasional track use.
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Re: Trackday Helmet

Post by warpc0il » Mon Dec 01, 2014 1:08 am

:whathesaid:

I bought mine from them too.
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Re: Trackday Helmet

Post by casey » Mon Dec 01, 2014 11:30 am

^^ as endorsed by our very own Spin Doctor :lol:

Use offer code NEWSML10 at the checkout at Ghostbikes today and get an extra 10% off (even sale items), real bargain for anyone looking for a helmet;

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Trackday Helmet

Post by LanaElows » Thu Feb 09, 2017 4:07 am

Ageist or what

Saying that I have done a ClubMSV trackday at Brands and was very well organised, great value too...

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Post by warpc0il » Thu Feb 09, 2017 11:07 am

Really Lana, you came all the way from Russia to drive at Brands - I'm impressed.

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Re: Trackday Helmet

Post by Nogginthenog » Sat Feb 11, 2017 4:46 pm

I used to be an agent for KBC helmets....and I have some new, old stock ACU approved lids available if anyone is interested ? A mix of sizes, let me know what size and I'll tell you if I have it...I have some AR1's, VR1's and assorted others.....they were all £150+, I'd be happy to let members have them at £50, just to make some space in my workshop.....

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Re: Trackday Helmet

Post by Mpv2k3 » Fri Feb 24, 2017 9:47 am

Quick question.

A open face helmet I ordered arrived yesterday. I ordered size L which covers sizes 59-60.

I've not worn a helmet since my young days on a bike. Which being a full face helmet pushes your cheeks with the padding.

Are open face helmets supposed to do the same to a degree?

The helmet is easy enough to get on and once on my cheeks are pushed like a chubby baby face lol.

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Re: Trackday Helmet

Post by PeteH » Fri Feb 24, 2017 9:55 am

Hard to comment without embarrassing photos... :whistle:
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Re: Trackday Helmet

Post by Mpv2k3 » Fri Feb 24, 2017 10:07 am

Haha
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Re: Trackday Helmet

Post by Dr. FrankenRex » Fri Feb 24, 2017 10:12 am

AFAIK Mpv2k3, yes, they will do that - but as PeteH says, pics or it didn't happen :P
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Re: Trackday Helmet

Post by casey » Fri Feb 24, 2017 10:28 am

:D It does depend on the style of the open-face helmet. Some don't wrap around at all onto the cheek area and give little/no hamster look, others (which do offer more protection), do wrap around slightly and will give the hamster look ;)

I started with a £30 open face helmet (no problem with cheeks) and noticed, as I purchased a better quality ("Snell" approved) open face version that it does create hamster cheeks :lol:
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Re: Trackday Helmet

Post by Mpv2k3 » Fri Feb 24, 2017 10:43 am

Thanks.

It is a snell2015 approved and wraps around onto the cheeks. So the chubby baby face/ hamster look seems right then.
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Re: Trackday Helmet

Post by nightfire10 » Fri Feb 24, 2017 10:44 am

PeteH wrote:Hard to comment without embarrassing photos... :whistle:
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