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    Ahhhhh FAACCKK! - Rossi Array JustinF's Avatar
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    So I'm rockin' the DRZ and lovin' it. Just one problem.

    Helmets. I tried all the dirt bike brand helmets I could, Fox, HJC, Zox, some others, and nothing fit my head nearly as good as my Shoei X-11. They are all too wide from side to side.

    Anyone else have a long oval shaped head rockin' a dirt helmet? If so, whatcha' got?
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    Quote Originally Posted by JustinF View Post
    So I'm rockin' the DRZ and lovin' it. Just one problem.

    Helmets. I tried all the dirt bike brand helmets I could, Fox, HJC, Zox, some others, and nothing fit my head nearly as good as my Shoei X-11. They are all too wide from side to side.

    Anyone else have a long oval shaped head rockin' a dirt helmet? If so, whatcha' got?
    That'd be me - I couldn't find anything that fit me either, and best I could find was what was seemingly a no-name helmet at 5th Gear. Since fuond out its a Queen Kwan SHR or something like that.... actually just foudn it online:

    http://www.archelmets.com.tw/motocross-701.htm

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    Ahhhhh FAACCKK! - Rossi Array JustinF's Avatar
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    Did you try Shoei, Bell or Thor dirt helmets?
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    I know Vancouver Supermoto has some M2R helmets instock as another brand not mentioned to try on...
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    why don't you wear your X-11?
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    Ahhhhh FAACCKK! - Rossi Array JustinF's Avatar
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    Talon, I tried them.

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    This Airoh S4 is nice. Still a road style flip up visor but in a dirt style helmet. (similar to Arai XD but less than 1/2 the price)



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    Ahhhhh FAACCKK! - Rossi Array JustinF's Avatar
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    I'm going to order via the net, local stores all have the same identical crap. I would be happy to support the local stores if they carried anything.

    Thanks all!
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    Dirt helmets have that visor that will catch the air at higher speeds like you get on the highway. Better to just stick to a regular road helmet for road riding. But if you go offroad then the duckbill helps keep the roost from the folks in front of you off your goggles.

    Not to mention that dirt helmets do not meet the same requirements as road helmets. If I was crashing on the road I would want to have a road helmet.
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    The Arai XD and the Airoh S4 both have the same certification that all others do. I've ridden a visored helmet alot at freeway speeds - not a big issue I found. Its actually nice having the visor on the road but a visored helmet would look goofy on a street bike.

    Quote Originally Posted by TeeTee View Post
    Dirt helmets have that visor that will catch the air at higher speeds like you get on the highway. Better to just stick to a regular road helmet for road riding. But if you go offroad then the duckbill helps keep the roost from the folks in front of you off your goggles.

    Not to mention that dirt helmets do not meet the same requirements as road helmets. If I was crashing on the road I would want to have a road helmet.

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    S4

    I've been thinking about a s4, shipping is the killer, so far looks like Germany is the cheapest source, anyone want to do a couple of S4's shipped together it would bring down the shipping cost

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    i heard a local store has airoh now

    I ride with the duck bill on the hiway daily. Its not as good as a road helmet. I was thinking of grabbing another flip up full face and a trials helmet for the track. I'm not a fan of wearing the goggles, i see it in my peripheral too often.
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    I think my Airoh S4 was $280 delivered.... I like it!
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