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Old 08-16-2010, 11:37 AM   #1
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Helmet Question!

Alrighty, I have a medium shoei, and when I ride my head is shaking and it feels like the wind is gonna rip the helmet off my head sometimes. But according to the sizing chart a medium is my size (a little less then 23 inches) so would a small fit me? Wanted to see if anyone else has had this problem.
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Old 08-16-2010, 11:40 AM   #2
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Sizing chart is only a starting point. If it doesn't keep firm (but not uncomfortable) pressure on your head and cheeks than you need a smaller size. Don't go buy a small helmet though, just buy the pads for the small as the medium and small should be the same shell. From what I hear you can mix and match till it fits you just right in certain areas.
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go try on a small at the store, if it still feels weird try a different brand because your head shape might be causing it to be loose. Arai makes lids specific to headshapes.
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go try on a small at the store, if it still feels weird try a different brand because your head shape might be causing it to be loose. Arai makes lids specific to headshapes.
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Old 08-16-2010, 11:51 AM   #5
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A lot also depends on the shape of your head. It's one of the reasons we not only measure for size but evaluate a persons head shape for best fit.
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Thanks! Heading up to Honda (the store nearest me) I've heard about arai accounting for shapes of your head but arai doesn't account for us middle class people haha.
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Thanks! Heading up to Honda (the store nearest me) I've heard about arai accounting for shapes of your head but arai doesn't account for us middle class people haha.
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yeah, go to Arai's website and watch the short "fitting a helmet" video. It really opens your eyes to what all to look at when buying a lid!
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Sizing charts are not always accurate, as you've found. It's good practice to try on a helmet and wear it in the store for about ten minutes or so. If you can't stand the feel in that amount of time, it's a sure bet you won't be able to stand it while riding.
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