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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 10-09-2006, 04:16 AM Thread Starter
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I need recommendations for a child's helmet. It's for my daughter, who is 9, and I'd like to avoid driving my filthy, bacteria-ridden car when I'm alone with her. Currently, I take her around my neighborhood, sans helmet, at a top speed of 15, But she has expressed interest in going faster and further.

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For you ? What ever. For her, the best you can get. DOT approved, face shield. Be a good example, where one yourself.

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What? That's crazy. I don't want to get one for her, but the law says I hafta. I'd get her a bicycle helmet, but I really don't want to pay more then 15, 20 bucks tops. I mean, it's not like I can't have another. Kids are a renewable resource. If you could only fast forward past the diapers.

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helmets come in extra small...try one of those, bell for example
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http://www.motorcycle-superstore.com...131&Division=1

This is what I got for my daughter. She is 10 and it is DOT Approved. Youth sizes as a small or eaven extra small whre still just a little to big.
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Bicycle helmet won't do. Arkansas law says 20 and under they must wear a DOT certified helmet.. and eye protection.
General guidelines here (also helpful if you are travelling from state to state)
http://home.ama-cycle.org/amaccess/l...t.asp?state=ar

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Thanks MadCity, that's the kind of info I was looking for. I guess what I really need to do is take her to the local Kaw shop and see what fits her.

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Check a few of the Walmart Super Centers also. A few of them have started carrying Bell Helmets.

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First off, Don't go cheap on you baby! Secondly, don't let her ride until she can ride one herself..ie 20 years old...[dismount soap box]

Take her to a bike shop and try on a few to get the size. Then go to a place online and get a DOT and SNELL full face helmet. You don't have to spend a lot to get the best protection. But you do want the best protection.

Try: http://www.NewEnough.com
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cegodsey, I bought my daughter an adult XS helmet when I got my VN about a year ago. She wore it once on a 20 min ride. 6 months later I went to take her for a ride and the helmet didn't fit anymore. I'd be willing to part with it for 1/2 price - since it's just sitting on a shelf. It's a nice looking full face helmet, dot and snell approved. I forget the manufacturer.

But, if you're interested, I'll snap some pics of it tonight and come up with a price. So just let me know.

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