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Old 04-30-2012, 03:27 PM   #1
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My buddy gave me a couple helmets. He used them on his motorcycle and I was wondering if they were the same as racing helmets. All I know is they are dot approved.
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Old 04-30-2012, 03:32 PM   #2
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I have heard that motorcycle helmets go above the requirements of dot regulations for racing helmets if they are Snell 2000 or better. Someone correct me if I'm wrong. (I'll take the one you won't use if I am right though. lol)
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What does the Snell 2000 symbol look like? I do know that they are pretty old. I did see a 95 something inside of a symbol. I will check them out a little better I just didn't know what to look for.
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What does the Snell 2000 symbol look like? I do know that they are pretty old. I did see a 95 something inside of a symbol. I will check them out a little better I just didn't know what to look for.
That's all I know man! Sorry but I don't ride!
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That's all I know man! Sorry but I don't ride!
I appreciate it though. I'll see what I can find out.
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The snell approval should either be on the back with the dot approval or it could be under the padding on the inside. There is now a snell 2010 approval out and all snell 2000's have been removed from retail stores, in short I wouldn't be inclined to wear a snell 2000 on a bike unless I knew the manufacture date was 2005 or newer. Pretty sure places that would require a helmet would require an up to date approval as well. Dot helmets are generally ok for 5 years and snell up to 10, that's considering it's never been in an accident or dropped from let's say waist high.
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Oh, a snell approval is a real deal testing system as they pull random samples from store shelves for testing not ones sent by manufacture for testing. A pretty high percentage have to pass to obtain approval.
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Thanx dead. These helmets are pretty old, maybe close to 10 years. I'm not actually sure if its gonna be required.
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Thanx dead. These helmets are pretty old, maybe close to 10 years. I'm not actually sure if its gonna be required.
What brands are they? Certain brands, all their helmets are snell.

As long as they are clean, look to never have been dropped, in an accident or painted they are likely ok to use for drag racing.
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What brands are they? Certain brands, all their helmets are snell.

As long as they are clean, look to never have been dropped, in an accident or painted they are likely ok to use for drag racing.
One says cirus and other says b12
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Never herd of those.. Look under the padding inside, should be a manufacture date sticker in there. Find it and use your judgment based on the date and condition whether you use. Inside you'll get a look at the condition as well. My advice is be very picky about used helmets bro.
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Ok. When I get home I will look at it closer. Thanx for the advice.
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Old 04-30-2012, 04:22 PM   #13
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Np, I've done lots of research on this subject as there are several helmets I want badly but are upwards of $1000... Motorcycle info is something I have plenty of resources for info on. Post up some pics, I'd love to take a look.
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I did post. Were you able to see it?
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Oops I had over looked it lol



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Sweet. Thanx ill check it out soon. You have been very informative. Nice helmet btw.

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I don't plan on doing a whole lot of track. I basically just want to see what she does and wanted to be prepared just in case.
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Thanks bro! And you are most certainly welcome! Safety first!
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this is the green helmet
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HJC makes a decent lid for the money
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Re: helmet

Most tracks will require the Snell rating and not the DOT, and anything older than a Snell 2005 is now out of date. Depending upon your track you might get away with a 2000, it all depends upon how safety conscious they are. I know that one track I go to would let me run with my Snell 2000, but a different one I go to will not let me run unless I use the Snell 2005 minimum.

Road course tracks will require the Snell SA 2005 or newer. At a drag strip you can use the Snell M 2005 until you start running in the single digits.
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Old 05-04-2012, 12:06 PM   #21
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Ok good to know. Thanx
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Re: helmet

See if your track has a website. They might list everything you need to know there like mine does... Firebird Raceway
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