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Any motorcycle shop.

Motorcycle Accesories at Parramatta have some good buys.

Helmet Warehouse at Yagoona also have "cheapies".

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I'm with Harry- that place at Parramatta's pretty good- big range and prices are competitive. You could also look at Revolution Racegear / Race and Rally etc though not sure how their prices compare.

Hoping I'm not telling you how to suck eggs here, but the most important thing is to make sure it has an Australian Standards sticker and don't remove it :)
 

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Another vote for Helmet Warehouse here. I found their prices were cheaper across the entire range and not just for the "cheapies". Great service as well. I must have spent an hour in there trying on different helmets.

Just remember fit is more important than price.
 

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Also, make sure you'r familiar with the track's requirements on which helmets are legal for use. They will provide specifications for ya upoin request.
 

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Thanks guys.

So it's ok to use motorcycle helmets on race tracks.....

I was always under the impression they were different somehow.
 

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If you are planning on open wheeler racing then you need to get a special helmet with frontal protection... whereas bike helmets have rear protection. For closed cars tho, bike helmets are fine... in fact you can even have the scooter ones with the open face.
 

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Bike helmets and car helmets are EXACTLY the same.

There are two types, Open face and full face. For what you want an open face will do.

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Some track day comapnies such as motoconcepts do not allow open face helmets.

If you are using them for CAMS event, there are a long list allowed international standards.

IMHO apsilon is right, the most important issue is fit, the internal shape of helmet brands are totally different so try a few :D
 

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If you buy a motorcycle helmet with the perspex flap, can you remove this if your using it in the car? ie can it physically be removed without breaking the helmet?

Yes on both accounts. That's how I use mine (ie. with no persplex).
 

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Purchased my helmet at Parramatta. I was going to the big bike shop on the corner of GWH and Church St and turned into a kawasaki bike dealer near the corner of Parra Rd and Church St instead. Anyway, I picked up a cheap helmet for $130. I took everyones advise and tried a few on to get a good fit and size.

BTW, I did not want to spend over $200, as I would be using the helmet in a car for 20 min sessions and not on a bike. If I was on a bike, I'd have purchased a more expensive lightweight helmet, but I figured weight is not an issue when I'm strapped in and only doing about 5 hard laps at a time.

Murray - If your using the helmet on a bike and sunglasses are too uncomfortable under the helmet, you can buy a shaded visor for about $65 each to replace the clear visor.
 

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Murray - If your using the helmet on a bike and sunglasses are too uncomfortable under the helmet, you can buy a shaded visor for about $65 each to replace the clear visor.
That was one of the things I check when I was shopping for my last helmet, that sunglasses were not only comfortable but I could take them on and off without removing the helmet.
 

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I always wear sunglasses and I have worn helmets for a long time and I still can't go without wearing sunglasses under my visor.

The tinted visors arent't really dark and don't cut out any of the glare.

I have never owned a helmet you couldn't put sunglasses on with, so any helmet would be fine for that.

IMO weight is something that is not a great concern, in fact, most "quality" helmets are heavier than the cheap ones.

I suppose weight doesn't matter that much in a car as you are a "little" more safer than on a bike, but I always bought the best helmet I could find at the time, and that was almost always an Aria. Beware though, they are not cheap.

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I run a bike helmet too. Its legal for the track days / supersprints / hillclimbs I've competed in.


Otherise, drop in to Revolution Racegear. They sell helmets too, but they'll definitely be more motorsport oriented and so will cost more.
 
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