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Old 01-11-2013, 07:02 PM   #1
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Helmet give?

When I bought my helmet a few months ago it fit perfectly. After a little bit of breaking in, I am now able to slide my helmet up and down and slightly left to right.

Either my pads became more broken in or my fat head lost some weight.

Can I just purchase thicker foam pads from the manufacturer or should I look into buying a new helmet?

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Old 01-11-2013, 07:06 PM   #2
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Depending on what brand of helmet you have, you should be able to get new pads.
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Old 01-11-2013, 07:12 PM   #3
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I have an Arai. Do I just go search for Arai thicker helmet pads or go to my good ol' local motorcycle shop and ask them to order?
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Old 01-11-2013, 07:13 PM   #4
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Also, that's entirely normal for helmets. I usually make sure my new helmets are tight when I get them, as opposed to just comfortable.
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If it's doing that, and it's too late to return it, go down a size in pads. It will depend on the shell size on whether or not you can get different pads. Most manufactures run XXS-S, medium-large, X large+ shell sizes.
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I have an Arai. Do I just go search for Arai thicker helmet pads or go to my good ol' local motorcycle shop and ask them to order?
Depending on what model of Arai I have pads in stock.
If you come by I can also evaluate what you have now and what you need.
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Helmet give?

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I found a video that goes a little more in depth as far as finding a good helmet fit.


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Also, you know there are guys who race around the 610?
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yeah if i try a medium on its comfortable, but I get a small to break it in and they fit fine.

arai doesnt cut corners in producing their helmet as much. depending on the model of arai you have the shell may be a different size for different size pads. but youll hopefully get lucky
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