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 Post subject: Helmets
PostPosted: Sat Dec 20, 2008 2:16 pm 
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What can we do to get more guys of us to put on a helmet. I realize how safe these things are but why do we take such a chance. I have a friend here in Tiffin that rolled a buggy at Silver Lakes. In the sand no less. His head hit the frame and he is now sitting in a wheelchair drooling. We take much bigger chances than that. Hell I have rolled at least 10 times not once with a helmet on. I feel like I have pushed my luck about as far as I should.

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 Post subject: Re: Helmets
PostPosted: Sat Dec 20, 2008 2:19 pm 
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got to have something inside to hurt

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 Post subject: Re: Helmets
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I noticed NCbuggy's helmet at Curts hillclimb. Looked pretty cool and lightweight. Dunno what kind it was though.

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 Post subject: Re: Helmets
PostPosted: Sat Dec 20, 2008 3:01 pm 
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Yes I noticed that also. It was full faced but still pretty open.

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 Post subject: Re: Helmets
PostPosted: Sat Dec 20, 2008 4:58 pm 
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pit crew helmet?

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 Post subject: Re: Helmets
PostPosted: Sat Dec 20, 2008 8:35 pm 
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It's a pit crew helmet made by Simpson. I like how your view is not hendered. It has a quick latch so it's easy to put on. Here's their web site. www.simpsonraceproducts.com


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 Post subject: Re: Helmets
PostPosted: Sat Dec 20, 2008 10:40 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Helmets
PostPosted: Sat Dec 20, 2008 11:50 pm 
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You hit it right on the head :lol: :lol: :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: Helmets
PostPosted: Sun Dec 21, 2008 11:46 am 
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I checked out the Simpson site. Looks like the price is $139. Is that right? If so that is a good price.

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now this would look cool on any woodsbuggy rider


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 Post subject: Re: Helmets
PostPosted: Mon Dec 22, 2008 6:28 pm 
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Hey Curt you need to start wearing a helmet now. Do you realize how many guys would start wearing one if you do?

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 Post subject: Re: Helmets
PostPosted: Mon Dec 22, 2008 6:44 pm 
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Chaindrive Rail wrote:
I'm surprised no one has made DOT approved "theme" helmets. I would buy one......... Might even get kids to want to wear them........

Curt




I have found german themed helmets http://www.jafrum.com/Motorcycle-Helmet ... 8Ta38Qahj0

All I need is a spike and some leather aviator goggles. :lol:

On a serious note, I wear a half shell helmet on my street bike. It's pretty light weight. It would protect from a rock or a roll bar hit in a buggy. A cheap one is about 50-60 dollars. check the rest of that jafrum.com web site.
However, I covered my tube in padding. (pipe insulation) I also have a high roof. I know a rock could come in and get me, but also even a light helmet weighs a few pounds, thats alot of extra weight jerking your head around in a roll. On the street bike I wear a half-shell. In the demolition derby's I wear a full face and a foam neck brace, but I'm probably not gonna be sportin one in the bug anytime soon. I'm not saying a helmet couldn't help. But I think I'm gonna keep washin mud outta my hair for a while.

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