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Old 06-19-2012, 02:54 PM   #1
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Helmet size?

Hey guys, whenever I go over 120 or so and don't duck under the windscreen, the helmet's visor touches my nose. Does this mean my helmet is too big? Can you fix this by getting different cheek pads or something?

For ref, the helmet is a Shoe rf1100, i think
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Old 06-19-2012, 03:04 PM   #2
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Is your shield deflecting into your nose? Not sure it's a sizing issue.
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Old 06-19-2012, 03:15 PM   #3
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Is your shield deflecting into your nose? Not sure it's a sizing issue.
I don't think the shield is bending, I'm thinking it's because the wind is pushing the whole helmet back.
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Old 06-19-2012, 03:20 PM   #4
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why are you sitting up at that speed? If the whole helmet were moving on your head it would seem that you would feel it somewhere besides the visor.
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Old 06-19-2012, 03:22 PM   #5
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why are GOING that speed? If the whole helmet were moving on your head it would seem that you would feel it somewhere besides the visor.
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Maybe the size of your nose? Must be the fit - look at the size of my schaz in my avatar. It doesn't even touch.
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Old 06-19-2012, 03:29 PM   #7
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If the helmet fits properly around the crown of your head than I'd say go with the next size cheek pads.
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http://www.revzilla.com/shoei-cheek-pads Perhaps a top pad also.
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This happens to me too (I have no windscreen) and I don't think its a helmet size issue (at lease in my case). If you have a largish nose (such as myself) that maybe why. The wind is going to move the helmet around a little bit at that speed.

BTW yes I hope this is on the track not on the street!
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Good info guys. Lol my nose is not that long, normally there is some room between it and the visor. I'll try the cheekpads.
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This happens to me too (I have no windscreen) and I don't think its a helmet size issue (at lease in my case). If you have a largish nose (such as myself) that maybe why. The wind is going to move the helmet around a little bit at that speed.

BTW yes I hope this is on the track not on the street!
He is on the street...
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BTW yes I hope this is on the track not on the street!
Of course, I wouldn't dream of it
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I've got a fairly tight fit on my arai, and I have this issue with a strong headwind on the freeway. It is just the padding compressing, if it really bugs you get larger cheek pads; there will be more material to compress, which should minimize the shifting.
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cheek pads are not big enough IMO
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