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Can this helmet be used on track days?

Can this helmet be used on track days?

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SiR Shizzle

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18 posts

80 months

Thursday 4th October 2012
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I have a new XL Arai SK-5 helmet that I want to sell.

It was used as a prop in a magazine photoshoot and has never seen any motor sport action whatsoever.

Would it be of any use to people needing helmets for track days or would it not pass regulations? I has a sticker on the back saying "not for road use" but I assume that means for bikes. It says "Snell K2005".

Just wondering whether to put up here or on a karting forum? I don't want to misadvertise it if it's not fit for purpose. It's of no use to me really and has been sat in the garage for 2yrs collecting dust.

Thanks for any help/advice,

Dave

Here it is though, I've photographed every marking on it:







Trev450

4,914 posts

76 months

Thursday 4th October 2012
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There are no specific requirements for trackday helmets so it would be fine.

Porkie

2,375 posts

145 months

Thursday 4th October 2012
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Officially not allowed... but I have never seen helmets checked at Trackdays, so you probably would get away with it if you wanted to.

But for the sake of a few quid... I'd get the proper protection on my head.

Edited by Porkie on Thursday 4th October 11:04

Porkie

2,375 posts

145 months

Thursday 4th October 2012
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Trev450 said:
There are no specific requirements for trackday helmets so it would be fine.
Yes there are.

SiR Shizzle

Original Poster:

18 posts

80 months

Thursday 4th October 2012
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Porkie said:
Officially not allowed... but I have never seen helmets checked at Trackdays, so you probably would get away with it if you wanted to.

But for the sake of a few quid... I'd get the proper protection on my head.

Edited by Porkie on Thursday 4th October 11:04
OK, that's what I wanted to know.

I don't want to advertise it without being honest of it's suitability.

I'll advertise it as a karting helmet.

Many thanks

Dave
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Trev450

4,914 posts

76 months

Thursday 4th October 2012
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Porkie said:
Trev450 said:
There are no specific requirements for trackday helmets so it would be fine.
Yes there are.
As you state in a previous post above, you've never seen helmets checked and I likewise have not. I'd be interested to know however what the specific requirements are.

Edited by Trev450 on Thursday 4th October 12:20

Dr JonboyG

2,336 posts

143 months

Thursday 4th October 2012
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Karting helmets are good at stopping your head from being scraped off when you slide upside down along the road. Motorsport helmets (SA2010 instead of K2010) are also designed to stop your head catching fire, something a karting helmet won't do.

Pumajay

744 posts

108 months

Thursday 4th October 2012
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ive never known helmets to be checked at a track day, ive seen some pretty old and rough looking helmets used aswell.

im sure it would be fine.

mmm-five

6,522 posts

188 months

Thursday 4th October 2012
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Pumajay said:
ive never known helmets to be checked at a track day, ive seen some pretty old and rough looking helmets used aswell.

im sure it would be fine.
It might be fine to USE on a track day, but not fine to SELL it as such.

Steve H

2,889 posts

99 months

Thursday 4th October 2012
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Dr JonboyG said:
Motorsport helmets (SA2010 instead of K2010) are also designed to stop your head catching fire, something a karting helmet won't do.
Unlikely to be a real concern unless you are going to wear full fireproof kit when trackdaying which 95% of drivers don't.

Dr JonboyG

2,336 posts

143 months

Friday 5th October 2012
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Steve H said:
Unlikely to be a real concern unless you are going to wear full fireproof kit when trackdaying which 95% of drivers don't.
True, true.

SiR Shizzle

Original Poster:

18 posts

80 months

Monday 8th October 2012
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Advert now up, thanks for the advice guys:
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