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Author Topic:   Helmet air inlet
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 197
posted March 26, 2002 08:03 AM
Has anyone made an air inlet for thier helmet? My helmet doesnt have the inlet for the air blower systems, and I dont want to buy a new one(its only a year old).
I was thinking of using a AN -12 or -14 bulkhead fitting and drilling a hole through the left side by my chin.(id take the helmet off first of course). I could then just push the air hose on like a regular system.

Are there any kits out there? OR any other sugestions.

Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 69
posted March 26, 2002 08:35 AM
I have used a rear window blower from a mid seventys Camaro and oxygen tubing 3/4" convoluted.From an army surplus store. I just stuck the tube up under my helmet. I would not drill any holes in your helmet but maybe you can attach something to the vent holes in the front.

Dirt Freak

Total posts: 248
posted March 26, 2002 10:06 AM
If you drill a hole in your helmet, you'll create a weak point. That's no big deal until a good wreck when you bounce your chin off the steering wheel and the helmet breaks at the hole and, subsequently, your face bounces off the wheel.

Then you'll have to make a "food-inlet system" for eating liquid meals while your broken jaw heals.

Just my 2 cents, I could be wrong, though.

Dirt Freak

Total posts: 346
posted March 26, 2002 10:52 AM
Bell Motorsports in Oakland Ca. (
modifies helmets for air. You could give them a call, maybe it's something they could talk you thru over the phone.

Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 1565
posted March 26, 2002 01:21 PM UIN: 54865418
just sell yours and get a new one like western said it will create a week point and if you ever have to use it it will not work myself if i need air i crack my visor unless it's real dusty

Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 28
posted March 27, 2002 10:20 PM
F.A.S.T. (Fresh Air Systems Technologies, Inc) modifies helmets for fresh air. I have a Sidewinder RX8 and it isn't as good as it's made out to be. I caught a rock and need a new one, and after talking to these guys at PRI, I think that I will have them work on it.

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