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odb93
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 214
posted February 21, 2003 11:50 AM
I am trying to find the bottom dollar price for a new Simpson 820 Bandit (SA2000 rated) helmet.

The lowest I have found so far is $369 (white only).

powerglides
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 69
posted February 21, 2003 01:06 PM
I really Like simpson Belts. but their helmets I don't like. If you have not been proffesionally fitted for a helmet I strongly suggest you do it. Different manufacturers fit differently and a bad fit can be dangerous I just bought a G-Force helmet after much research and fitting I was very pleased with the quality as well as the price and fit, also the face shield has the best seal and easy positive click action. IMHO

odb93
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 214
posted February 21, 2003 02:51 PM
You have to go to the dealer to get prof fit for the helmet?

odb93
Dirt Freak

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posted February 21, 2003 03:49 PM
Which helmet did you buy?

jhon hollomon
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 181
posted February 21, 2003 04:07 PM
I bought my simpson bandit 8 from smileys for 329 on sale. They sell them regular for 349. I just went by my hat size and mine fits great. Just my opinion though.

[This message has been edited by jhon hollomon (edited February 21, 2003).]

widebody
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 197
posted February 21, 2003 05:06 PM
I would seriously go to a trade show or parts expo, where you can try on all different styles and sizes, like the others have said a 7 1/2 simpson wont fit the same as a 71/2 g-force.

The amount of padding the shape, there are too many variable for a one size fits all helmet. hat size is a bad way to be fitted for a helmet, it doesnt take into account your other dimmensions, such as cheek bone structure.


I heard Bill Simpson's new helmets are not even out yet and they are already taking orders and are back loggged. Has any one put their hands on one yet????

odb93
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 214
posted February 22, 2003 05:50 AM
Hey jhon do you have a url for smileys?

Thanks

racer17j
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posted February 22, 2003 01:09 PM UIN: 54865418
i'm a bell man myself i used to have a simpson rx8 abd had trouble seing over the bump on the nose and the shield never did seal very good and would fog up. i have a sport ii now and i love it fits great alot of padding in the jaw area and it has never fogged up on me also like the feild of vision i gained do to the wider eye opening.i've tried on a g force and it seemed like a cheap motor cycle helmet to me and don't look as nice as the others but thats just my opinion to each his own i guess

odb93
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 214
posted February 22, 2003 05:49 PM
Racer17j,
I hear ya on the bell stuff. I really like the x-17 from bell. The price is in the ball park with simpson and it just looks fast.

BTW are all the racers series helmets from bell sa2000 rated?

racer17j
Dirt Forum Champ
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posted February 22, 2003 08:13 PM UIN: 54865418
the x-15 is so is the sport ii that i have and the m2 is too those are the three in the price range your looking at mine was 299

odb93
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 214
posted February 24, 2003 01:22 PM
Racer17 where did you purchase your helmet?

racer17j
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 1565
posted February 24, 2003 02:49 PM UIN: 54865418
www.midwestmotorsports.com

[This message has been edited by racer17j (edited February 24, 2003).]

odb93
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 214
posted February 25, 2003 08:08 AM
Thanks racer

I dont think midwest carries the x-15. I will have to email them and see if they can get it.

racer17j
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 1565
posted February 25, 2003 10:22 AM UIN: 54865418
try www.jrmotorsports.com for the x-15 $325

DMS CEO
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 212
posted February 25, 2003 02:13 PM
While we are on this subject of helmets, anybody have any trouble using contacts instead of glasses while racing. Do they dry out?

odb93
Dirt Freak

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posted February 25, 2003 03:45 PM
DMS I know that Bell and Simpson sell helmets that are designed for the user to wear glasses.

Sorry I dont wear contacts.

racer17j
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 1565
posted February 25, 2003 11:46 PM UIN: 54865418
i used to wear my contacts with my rx 8 cause my glasses didn't fit to well with them and on dry slick dusty nites i had troubles.i think tho if a guy had a good sealing shield and one of the helmet skirt deals it would have helped out alot. but i'm one of those guys that pops his shield up under yellows just a habit i guess

cruiser88
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 19
posted March 12, 2003 11:38 AM
I have always'd used contacts (Acuvue II two-week disposables). Never had any problems w/them drying up or anything else for that matter. Only problems I've ever had was w/my bell sport II I would get chunks of mud in my mouth on certain nights. I bought a Bandit this year and it seems to have a bit more material below my chin to help w/my mud problem. Maybe I should just learn to breath out of my nose and keep my mouth closed

Do the Ultrashield tearoffs for RX-R helmets have the nose notch on them, and if so, do they fit banit helmet?

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