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    Helmet Purchase Tips... I need

    Hi all,

    Today's my day off, so I decided to go around window shopping for a helmet. My routine was just put on the helmet, shake my head sideways, and try to feel how tightly the contact points inside are touching me.

    So to be honest, I like everything shoei has on paper, but it didn't fit right. the Large was too small for my head and the XL is just a bit too roomy. Tried both RF-1000 and X-11.

    I also tried an XL Arai corsair V, which fit really well to my suprise. The difference compare to the shoei is that the dome of my head felt like it's touching more firmly than the shoeis I tried.

    So i just wanted to ask what's your rountine? how do you guys make sure a helmet fits right? is there a proper way to do this?

    I really like how the arai fit but apparently "the internet" says it's a noisey helmet. just want to know what you guys think.

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    Beware of Modern Motorcycling. Good shop until you actually need to return or exchange a defective item - that's when they decide to fuck you. I've spent over $4000 on gear there over the last few years and will never spend another penny. Scumbags and liars.
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    Also, I forgot to ask, will the padding inside stretch out over time?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mmca View Post
    Also, I forgot to ask, will the padding inside stretch out over time?
    Yes

    Also, there's some good info in here to read: http://www.bcsportbikes.com/forum/sh...ighlight=snell
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    Here's How to properly fit an Arai Helmet

    Gives you an idea on what to look for.
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    Thanks for the help you guys. seems like everyone is always on the forum to reply immediately

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    http://www.webbikeworld.com/motorcyc...helmet-faq.htm

    Lots of good info (plus helmet reviews, weights, etc.).

    And as you've found, different helmet manufacturers have different shell types, and fit different head types.

    When I am looking for a new lid I try on a bunch of different ones looking for a snug fit, I try moving the helmet sideways and up and down, make sure it doesn't move. When I find one I like, I try to leave it on for 5-10 minutes to make sure its comfy. Nothing worse than going for a ride with a helmet that starts crushing your head or giving you hot spots 15 minutes after leaving.

    For helmet noise I always ride with ear plugs, so normally a non-issue how noisy the helmet is.

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    when i buy a new helmet, I always end up chewing up the inside of my cheeks for about one month and then it fits great.

    If it ain't snug and tight when it's new, it'll be way too big when the padding settles.
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    Try the Shoei RF-1100 when you get a chance. A medium RF-1000 was too tight for me, but medium RF-1100 fit perfect. Plus they're WAY lighter now with the new SNELL 2010 specs.

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    Thanks for your reply.

    Where can i try one in BC?

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    Don't buy from a shop. Find one that fits properly and buy online. Don't piss your money away.
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    the person in the store should be able to fit you properly. If they do not seem like they know what they are doing, run. Aaron at modern is good and ROb at Daytona is good
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    modern motorcycling is good.

    but if you are just buying only a helmet, you won't get much of a discount. it is cheaper to buy it from baysideperformance

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    How I fit my lids are I pull out the cheek pads, then fit the lid to the crown of my head, then fit the cheek pads for my face,,,, you should be able to chew gum without biting your cheeks....a big mistake people do is try a lid that is too tight on the cheeks and buy a larger helmet which doesnt fit around your head properly...a good sales/shop will fit you this way...if they dont find one that will....
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