Crash protection in a seven...

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Re: Crash protection in a seven...

Post by SR Components » Tue Feb 14, 2017 7:12 pm

I was at both events , saw the results and know one of the surgeons from the Timaru shunt ..... HANS HANS HANS HANS HANS HANS HANS HANS HANS HANS HANS.....did I sat HANS?

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Re: Crash protection in a seven...

Post by Talkiet » Tue Feb 14, 2017 11:06 pm

I was going to get a helmet first but it seems like I'd be stupid not to get a helmet plus HANS... Demon Tweeks have a couple of packages with an entry level HANS device and what I presume are reasonable helmets...

http://www.demon-tweeks.co.uk/motorspor ... s-device-2

or

http://www.demon-tweeks.co.uk/motorspor ... s-device-2

Putting a package together with the helmet, HANS device and posts seems like it would be a lot more expensive. Unless anyone has any specific recommendations or local hookups, I'll order one of these combos tomorrow.

Cheers -N

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Re: Crash protection in a seven...

Post by bogus7 » Wed Feb 15, 2017 6:33 am

Talkiet wrote:I was going to get a helmet first but it seems like I'd be stupid not to get a helmet plus HANS... Demon Tweeks have a couple of packages with an entry level HANS device and what I presume are reasonable helmets...

http://www.demon-tweeks.co.uk/motorspor ... s-device-2

or

http://www.demon-tweeks.co.uk/motorspor ... s-device-2

Putting a package together with the helmet, HANS device and posts seems like it would be a lot more expensive. Unless anyone has any specific recommendations or local hookups, I'll order one of these combos tomorrow.

Cheers -N
Check the duty and GST on an order of that value

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Re: Crash protection in a seven...

Post by jmsnz » Wed Feb 15, 2017 7:51 am

Talkiet wrote:I was going to get a helmet first but it seems like I'd be stupid not to get a helmet plus HANS... Demon Tweeks have a couple of packages with an entry level HANS device and what I presume are reasonable helmets...

http://www.demon-tweeks.co.uk/motorspor ... s-device-2

or

http://www.demon-tweeks.co.uk/motorspor ... s-device-2

Putting a package together with the helmet, HANS device and posts seems like it would be a lot more expensive. Unless anyone has any specific recommendations or local hookups, I'll order one of these combos tomorrow.

Cheers -N
Interesting thread. I would be a bit concerned about buying a helmet without being able to try size/fitment. I have tried a couple of times with full face BMX helmets and it hasn't gone well.

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Re: Crash protection in a seven...

Post by 7ish » Wed Feb 15, 2017 9:23 am

I bought my helmet from Silvester in ChCh... had to try a few different ones to get the correct fitment. All the good helmets come with either hans posts, or the holes to mount the posts, but the posts are not cheap.

Buy the helmet here, get the hans from demon tweeks...
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Re: Crash protection in a seven...

Post by Talkiet » Wed Feb 15, 2017 10:09 am

I was coming around to that conclusion myself Evan... A single HANS device is going to be above the GST threshold, so if anyone else would like to combine shipping for a HANS device from Demon Tweeks, please let me know - I'll order in a couple of days.

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Re: Crash protection in a seven...

Post by 7ish » Wed Feb 15, 2017 11:24 am

Mine got through without GST....
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Re: Crash protection in a seven...

Post by Talkiet » Wed Feb 15, 2017 7:42 pm

I went to Silvester after work today and they were so helpful I ended up getting helmet and a HANS sport 2 from them. Turns out if I had gone from measurements I would have bought the wrong size HANS so it's a good result.

They said they had a heap of people enquiring about and buying them this week. Immediately after I went to a committee meeting at Ruapuna and 3 people in the room (out of about 8) had bought a HANS device this week.

I'm embarrassed it took a few horrid accidents to make me do this, but I'm glad the accidents have had this effect on a few people.

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Re: Crash protection in a seven...

Post by Talkiet » Thu Feb 16, 2017 10:01 pm

Fitted up the HANS this evening and adjusted belts etc to match... Took it for a little drive to get some 98 for Sunday with it on... I have basically unrestricted movement left and right to about 90 degrees either side, but that's it. It's pretty dangerous on the road with the limited ability to swivel and check traffic at some T/Y intersections. I can also feel it work when I try and lean my neck forward a lot so that's good.

I think on track it'll be completely unintrusive as I am not racing in a field of cars. If I was then I think I'd get some more rear view mirror - perhaps including something like this..

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Overall though the helmet is nicer. Fits better and better fog resistance.

Cheers - N

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Re: Crash protection in a seven...

Post by nz_climber » Fri Feb 17, 2017 5:49 am

Does it fit OK with 3inch belts or do you have the Hans belts that are narrower over the shoulder?

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