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post #11 of 42 Old 11th April 2014, 11:03 AM
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If you're worried about the helmet rental, get a liner thing online. Looks like a fireproof balaclava, but only costs a few quid. I got one for when I go karting.

2001 E39 M5 : Silverstone Blue, 19" Breyton Spirits (horribly rashed...Genuine BBS LM's to go on), Philips Silverline Indicator Bulbs, Intravee II and Alpine KCA-420i (in a box in the house) and 160GB iPod Classic , Evolve headers and race cats to go on, otherwise standard at the mo...

"I look at it like this. Owning an M5 is kind of like dating a slamming hot big-t...ed blonde, who is a pain in the *****, drains your cash, but screws like there's no tomorrow. Owning a Honda Civic or the like, is akin to dating a girl who is fat, ugly, smells a bit where she shouldn't, is a cheap date and doesn't screw at all (you don't mind). So yeah, I'll take the blonde." (Courtsey of Jetpilot718)

The thread of my car and it's progression to mechanical perfection... : https://www.m5board.com/vbulletin/e39...ry-thread.html if I ever get around to anything...

Cabin Filters 6/3/11, Bosch wipers 21/5/11, OEM air filters 24/5/11 (110,920), Oil Change, Oil Seperators and Thermostat 07/08/11 (112,699), Final Stage Resistor, Coolant Temp Sensor, Silvered Indicator Bulbs 21/08/11 (114,110), Private Plate 23/10/11, Came home from storage 13/02/13
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post #12 of 42 Old 11th April 2014, 11:05 AM Thread Starter
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Or just get a helmet mate - pick one up for a hundred quid; your head won't grow so im sure it will get some use It sounds like a good idea and i'm just down the road in cambridge. hmm.
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I've been meaning to get down to these Evo evenings for a while, sounds like a fun thing. Once my cars ready, I'll be down

2001 E39 M5 : Silverstone Blue, 19" Breyton Spirits (horribly rashed...Genuine BBS LM's to go on), Philips Silverline Indicator Bulbs, Intravee II and Alpine KCA-420i (in a box in the house) and 160GB iPod Classic , Evolve headers and race cats to go on, otherwise standard at the mo...

"I look at it like this. Owning an M5 is kind of like dating a slamming hot big-t...ed blonde, who is a pain in the *****, drains your cash, but screws like there's no tomorrow. Owning a Honda Civic or the like, is akin to dating a girl who is fat, ugly, smells a bit where she shouldn't, is a cheap date and doesn't screw at all (you don't mind). So yeah, I'll take the blonde." (Courtsey of Jetpilot718)

The thread of my car and it's progression to mechanical perfection... : https://www.m5board.com/vbulletin/e39...ry-thread.html if I ever get around to anything...

Cabin Filters 6/3/11, Bosch wipers 21/5/11, OEM air filters 24/5/11 (110,920), Oil Change, Oil Seperators and Thermostat 07/08/11 (112,699), Final Stage Resistor, Coolant Temp Sensor, Silvered Indicator Bulbs 21/08/11 (114,110), Private Plate 23/10/11, Came home from storage 13/02/13

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Everyone is supposed to arrive by 3pm. People loiter around and grab a cuppa, chat to each other about their cars and register. 4pm is normally when the briefing starts. It then goes on until dusk. They are really laid back about the end time. The atmosphere is always great and the marshalls are laid back but also strict when necessary.
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Just signed up!

Hopefully Nick Trott with still have his M6 GC by then; would love a fast lap in one of those.

Does anyone have a recommendation for a cheap(ish) but decent helmet?
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My completely uneducated suggestion would be any with a certification. If it's just for the odd trackday, I wouldn't go too mad. Mine is the ex-wife's helmet that she used when she had scooter for a short while. But the visor is free of scratches (not that I would use it in a closed car) and it's a good secure fit.

Just try some, how far are you from Demon Tweeks, don't they have a place in London somewhere? I'm guessing they could advise on something safe and reasonably priced.

Edit - they don't have a place in London, but good mail order. If I was buying now, I'd go for an open face, maybe a Bell Mag 1 open face. Less claustrophobic, but a closed face could be used if you ever go karting or such -like.

OMP Star is very reasonable £50, no cert on it but aimed the occasional trackday user. Might snap one of those up myself

2001 E39 M5 : Silverstone Blue, 19" Breyton Spirits (horribly rashed...Genuine BBS LM's to go on), Philips Silverline Indicator Bulbs, Intravee II and Alpine KCA-420i (in a box in the house) and 160GB iPod Classic , Evolve headers and race cats to go on, otherwise standard at the mo...

"I look at it like this. Owning an M5 is kind of like dating a slamming hot big-t...ed blonde, who is a pain in the *****, drains your cash, but screws like there's no tomorrow. Owning a Honda Civic or the like, is akin to dating a girl who is fat, ugly, smells a bit where she shouldn't, is a cheap date and doesn't screw at all (you don't mind). So yeah, I'll take the blonde." (Courtsey of Jetpilot718)

The thread of my car and it's progression to mechanical perfection... : https://www.m5board.com/vbulletin/e39...ry-thread.html if I ever get around to anything...

Cabin Filters 6/3/11, Bosch wipers 21/5/11, OEM air filters 24/5/11 (110,920), Oil Change, Oil Seperators and Thermostat 07/08/11 (112,699), Final Stage Resistor, Coolant Temp Sensor, Silvered Indicator Bulbs 21/08/11 (114,110), Private Plate 23/10/11, Came home from storage 13/02/13

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I think I'm in for this. Me and a mate from work in his fiat coupe

wrt helmets, have a look here:
http://www.motorcyclenews.com/mcn/pr...ets-under-100/
I've worn a lazer before and found them comfortable. What I would say from being a biker is that I would go into a shop and try it on! Don't just buy mail order.

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