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    Going to order my jacket, shorts, etc soon from lifeline. Looks like they carry two styles of bell helmets. I'm looking at the RS 5 #400. Looking for some of your feed back. Any complaints or recommendations?

    http://www.lifelinejackets.com/helmets.cfm

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    My advice is dont go with the Bell. They are heavy and over priced. Go to your local Motorcycle shop and look at the Shoei helmets. Very light and more aerodynamic. I got mine brand new off Ebay for $200. Always carry both lenses with you. Sometimes you will race at dusk and sometimes you will race in overcast conditions. You will need to switch out to the clear visor.
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    +1 what Tony said... Go to a motorcycle accessory shop (we have cycle gear around here) and try a few different styles on. Shoei's are great helmets, but don't fit my head that well. I like Simpson, but the point is find out what works for you.
    Good luck...

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    Bell racestar works for me, bought it from Lifeline.
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    www.simpsonraceproducts.com
    Simpson is pretty close to you Shawn (Long beach area) if you go to the showroom they have blems for sale pretty damn cheap!
    Thats what i bought, the rubber edge was crooked and the helmet was like $90 off! i was painting it anyway, so it was coming off at that point!
    They cant sell an unsafe helmet, so the blems are not bad, just asthetics!

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    Bought mine from here. It came w/ a free smoked lens.

    http://www.helmetcity.com/page/HC/CTGY/AH

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    Looks like helmets meet different saftey regs, is there a specific reg i need to make sure the helment meets for NJBA?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shaun View Post
    Looks like helmets meet different saftey regs, is there a specific reg i need to make sure the helment meets for NJBA?
    maybe read the rule book? just a thought.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shaun View Post
    Looks like helmets meet different saftey regs, is there a specific reg i need to make sure the helment meets for NJBA?
    I believe it has to be a snell 1980 or newer? That seems a little odd. Maybe time to update that one?

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    NJBA Helmet Safety requirements: Snell SA1980 or higher

    This doesn't mean go out and buy a 1980 helmet ... but that NJBA only requires the requirements of a helmet meeting the Snell SA1980 standards.

    A lot of people don't know about the ratings or what them mean.

    Snell "SA" (Sports or Special Application) rated helmets are basically designed for auto racing and provide extreme impact resistance and higher fire protection.

    Snell M Rated Helmets:
    Snell "M" (Motorcycle) rated helmets are designed for motorcycling and other motorsports. They offer slightly less protection than SA rated helmets.

    What are the key differences between SA and M Rated Helmets:
    - SA standard requires flammability test while the M standard does not.
    - SA standard has rollbar impact test while M standard does not.
    - SA standard allows narrower visual field than M standard (Some SA helmets aren't street legal).

    Check out the Snell Memorial Foundation website http://www.smf.org/ for some very good helmet information.

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    IHBA will require SA rating in 2009.no motorcycle helmets.Don't save money now and take a chance on requirement change.

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    from what i heard several months ago, jim is right, the snell rated helmet ihba will begin requiring in '09 will be SA-2005. you can do a google search for snell SA-2005 helmets to find one - helmetcity carries them. not every brand tries to certify to the SA requirements.
    brian listed the differences, which are all true, but the main reason was the increased impact protection validated in the SA cert process, compared to the motorcycle (M) helmet.
    don't know that i'd trust an M-1980 - snell doesn't even list that cert anymore, and since they change every few years, a helmet to that cert will be pretty old, and not provide the same degree of impact resistance it did 25 years ago.

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    Nobody carez what ihba doez other than our Charlie nutswingerz priggy and pittz.

    njba rulez, IHBA will be old newz by 2010.

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    i have a G-Force helmet i used to keep in the trunk of my hotrod for the dragstrip. HRA legal and SA rated. I got mine at tognotties for under 250$. I ride a motorcycle pretty much everyday and by far i preffer the ARAI's to anything else but i have to say the g-force was a great bang for the buck

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