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Old 07-20-2010, 12:59 AM   #1
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how can you adjust a helmet that fits to tight in the forehead area. someone once posted somthing about using a spoon to work the liner. is this correct?
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Get the right helmet size...
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Old 07-20-2010, 08:28 AM   #3
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how can you adjust a helmet that fits to tight in the forehead area. someone once posted somthing about using a spoon to work the liner. is this correct?
You DO NOT want to crush the energy-absorbing foam inside the helmet. On some helmets you can just switch out liners. For example if you have a medium Scorpion helmet and it's too tight, you can replace just the liner and cheek pads with a large size liner and cheek pads because the shell is the same size.
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Old 07-20-2010, 09:18 AM   #4
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get the right size helmet! thanks smart ! it is the right size helmet I wear a XL Arai Corsair, it just puts a little more pressure on my forehead than my old Shoei.
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get the right size helmet! thanks smart ! it is the right size helmet I wear a XL Arai Corsair, it just puts a little more pressure on my forehead than my old Shoei.
He is not being a smartass. Different helmets have different shapes. The arai corsair obviously is not the right shape for your head. Size does not just have to do with s,m,l Shape plays just as important of a factor. The arai does not fit my head as well as the Shoei. Modifying your helmet beyond the liners is not safe and not a smart idea. Buy the right fitting helmet.
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You probably don't even need to wear a helmet with that huge forehead of yours.
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Old 07-21-2010, 09:40 PM   #7
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Yeah fitment is as important as size. HJC fits me to a tee.
Scorpion does not fit me in any size. KBC are snug on the crown, wide on the cheek pads and too close to my chin.

Try some different brands on.
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Yeah fitment is as important as size. HJC fits me to a tee.
Scorpion does not fit me in any size. KBC are snug on the crown, wide on the cheek pads and too close to my chin.

Try some different brands on.


Sorry it's not what you were hoping to hear, but please don't try to change the interior liner of your helmet. If you damage it, then it won't be effective in an accident. It's your head. Either put up with the tightness (eventually it WILL soften) or exchange it for another size/style.
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Go look at new helmets, not to by just t o read the owner manual
most have a owners manual and advise on corrrect fitment

http://www.hjchelmets.com/proper_fit.htm

Not recommend but I have placed a wash cloth in helmets that are to big just to get by for short term. YEAH Not recommended.
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try on many different helmets and see which fit you best.. Suomy works for me
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