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Old 07-12-2012, 09:11 AM   #1
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Is my helmet size to big

At the store I tried on a Large, but I felt pressure from the pads on my fore head and cheek bones. So I bought an XL. Then I took my bike up to some higher speeds this weekend, and felt the helmet move and it was touching my nose.

Go back and buy a large, or is the xl ok? If anything happened I want to make sure I have the right size.
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Old 07-12-2012, 09:16 AM   #2
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You may be able to change out pads for a better fit
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Old 07-12-2012, 09:19 AM   #3
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It's probably to big. Your helmet should fit very tightly, and more so when it's new. Over time is will break in and form to your head.
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I would focus not only on size but most importantly on SHAPE. Different brands have different shapes so depending on your head shape one helmet might have better fit than others. In my case for instance, even I love shoei helmets, I fall in between s and m because of the shape and nether s or m fits as they should, conversely, agv s fits perfect because they are more rounded shape.
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The Lg and XL are the same size shell. The pad thickness is the difference. Just change the pads out for thicker pads
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Brand new lid shouldbe snug to alost uncomfortable. The manufacture usually has a measuring system to their helmet size chart which is a good start.

That being said, some hemets are oblong, some round, some a combination of the two....
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The Lg and XL are the same size shell. The pad thickness is the difference. Just change the pads out for thicker pads
Not ALWAYS - depends on the manufacturer.
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At the store I tried on a Large, but I felt pressure from the pads on my fore head and cheek bones. So I bought an XL. Then I took my bike up to some higher speeds this weekend, and felt the helmet move and it was touching my nose.

Go back and buy a large, or is the xl ok? If anything happened I want to make sure I have the right size.
Fitting a helmet can be pretty tough - shape has as much to do with it is as size. There should not be any actual pain but it should be very snug all the way around when it is new. The padding will break down in pretty short order and basically mold itself to your noggin.

Yes - you should either change the padding or the lid itself depending upon where the manufacturer changes to a new shell size. It should not move on your head from wind pressure. If it moves from that, think how much it is going to move when you actually need it to do its job.

What kinda helmet were you looking at?
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Brand new lid shouldbe snug to alost uncomfortable. The manufacture usually has a measuring system to their helmet size chart which is a good start.

That being said, some hemets are oblong, some round, some a combination of the two....
And some seem to be made to either fit aliens or Stewie....
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