Best Deals on Helmets

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Best Deals on Helmets

Post by Aussiehard » Wed Jun 15, 2011 9:28 am

I think it is time I retired my old lid and replaced her with something a bit newer and safer. I have a nolan plastic helmet which is at least 18yrs old. I think your supposed to replace em after 5yrs.

Where do you guys recommend to buy a helmet for the best deal?

Any brands to avoid?

Benefits of some lids over others.

Safety and fitting are well covered in a sticky on here so no need to go into depth on that side of things.

Thoughts please?

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Post by gsand » Wed Jun 15, 2011 10:29 am

I have a newish THH that I wear sometimes, they are comfy and lightweight, cheap and they do em in flake.

most of the time however I use a 1972 shoei s22 or a even older Arthur Fulmer blue/ silverflame metalflake.

or the Bell Moto4..... I could go on....

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Post by Cromag » Wed Jun 15, 2011 11:21 am

new coat of matt black and a beanie....
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Post by gsand » Wed Jun 15, 2011 12:19 pm

glad we are all safety orientated here :)

If you are after a cool "approved" helmet, Biltwell makes great lids at an amazing price, flat colours and the brightest flake helmets. They are DOT approved, not ADR, but at least you know they do their job as a helmet.

http://www.biltwellinc.com/index.php?l= ... _list&c=32

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Post by Aussiehard » Wed Jun 15, 2011 3:47 pm

gsand wrote:glad we are all safety orientated here :)

If you are after a cool "approved" helmet, Biltwell makes great lids at an amazing price, flat colours and the brightest flake helmets. They are DOT approved, not ADR, but at least you know they do their job as a helmet.

http://www.biltwellinc.com/index.php?l= ... _list&c=32
It appears only the 3 flat colors are Dot approved the flake helmets are listed as novelty.

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Post by gsand » Wed Jun 15, 2011 4:33 pm

Thats a bugger, my mind was on one of its wonderful journeys!

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Post by Neo Dutch » Fri Jun 17, 2011 2:00 pm

Forget Biltwell in Oz, unless you like tickets and having your insurance voided after an accident becasue you weren't wearing an approved helmet.
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Post by Aussiehard » Fri Jun 17, 2011 4:43 pm

Neo Dutch wrote:Forget Biltwell in Oz, unless you like tickets and having your insurance voided after an accident becasue you weren't wearing an approved helmet.
On what basis?

Is it because it only has DOT and not ADR stamp?

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Post by Neo Dutch » Fri Jun 17, 2011 5:12 pm

Aussiehard wrote:
Neo Dutch wrote:Forget Biltwell in Oz, unless you like tickets and having your insurance voided after an accident becasue you weren't wearing an approved helmet.
On what basis?

Is it because it only has DOT and not ADR stamp?
All helmets worn on the road in Australia must be manufactured to the Australian standard and have the poorly applied compliance sticker on it as well as one on the inside.

Basically, if it doesn't have one of these stickers (usually SAI Global) it's illegal regardless of make or quality. Removing the sticker from your helmet also renders it illegal.

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Post by Aussiehard » Fri Jun 17, 2011 5:50 pm

Thanks for the info.


Sucks that you have to have the sticker on the outside when they are ugly and often lazily applied so not straight, centred etc. You would think proper internal tags etc would suffice.

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Post by dg6oo2 » Sat Jun 18, 2011 10:50 am

I have been looking for a new open face helmut myself, but i was looking for one with the quick release buckle not the double d clips , yes i,m being lazy anyway after reading this thread i will have to be more observant, just as a note though how are the pudding bowl style helmuts legal or are they just dot approved and not adr approved.
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Post by Ol Fart » Sun Jun 19, 2011 5:22 am

AMX on Keilor park drive in Keilor has a good range of lids. Also try Peter Stevens in Melbourne. They have a huge range. If your up in Keilor, give me a buzz, I live around the corner.
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Post by Ol Fart » Sun Jun 19, 2011 5:27 am

BTW, Neo is spot on. No sticker, no insurance, not roadworthy and the cops blitz this thing from time to time. I think it's even worth a point or two.
DOT approval doesn't apply here, we're far too special.
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Re: Best Deals on Helmets

Post by Brassy » Wed Jan 11, 2012 7:40 pm

There is RXT open face helmets at Tune 'n' Choppers for $80 they are very light and Australian safety standards approved, I have one of those and a THH skid lid and the open face is far lighter and less geeky lookin. :mrgreen: Thus the misses wears the lid !
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Re: Best Deals on Helmets

Post by KBG » Wed Jan 11, 2012 8:38 pm

You could always pull the sticker off a cheap approved helmet and stick it on
a biltwell, if you had to have one!
some meaningless dribble

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