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Old 12-05-2008, 06:18 PM   #1
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New Helmet, Very Tight. Ok or Not OK?

I have NEVER owned a brand new helmet. My first new helmet just arrived, and man it's tight. I am assuming it will loosen a little, but when you all were sized, was your first thought, "I think this is too small."?
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I have NEVER owned a brand new helmet. My first new helmet just arrived, and man it's tight. I am assuming it will loosen a little, but when you all were sized, was your first thought, "I think this is too small."?



if its a KBC.. they run small...
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if its a KBC.. they run small...
Suomy. My Arai and Shoei XL's are perfect. My XXL Soumy was a little loose. So I bought an XL. Seems snug.
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Where does it seem too small?
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Old 12-05-2008, 06:25 PM   #5
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If it's tight in the cheeks, you can often get new pads. On the crown of the head, however, that might be an issue.
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Does it hurt your head?
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Where does it seem too small?
Cheeks a little. If you act like you have an over exaggerated underbite, should your chin hit the front?
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Does it hurt your head?
I have had it on for 5 minutes. Ill let you know in a few more minutes.
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I think the pads just need to be broken in a bit. I dunno, maybe I should send it back.
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I always have to buy new cheek pads. Patrick typically stocks them.

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suomy usually runs big. I usually use small arais but suomy i had to do xm.. If your forehead (i think that's how you spell it) isn't too tight, meaning a tip of your pinky should be able to fit in there, you are good, Suomy has a totally different fit from the Arais..the more you use it, probably after about a week, it should break in.... g/l
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It should be snug enough that when you shake your head (like you are indicating no) the only movement should be your skin shifting.
On the other hand it should NOT be so tight that you get a headache from wearing it.
It will break in some. I think you should wear it for a couple days, if it's still too tight then send it back, and go to Motorcycles Unlimited where you can try one on and get advice from Patrick about fit while supporting local business.
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I don't know about "a tip of your pinky" fitting in at the crown of your head. That's quite loose.
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My KBC helmet felt really tight on my cheeks when I first bought it. Like if someone was squishing my cheeks with their hands. Now, four months later, it feels loose from the cheek area and moves a bit from side to side. I doubt my head shrunk so most likely the padding got used to my head and conformed.
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It should be snug enough that when you shake your head (like you are indicating no) the only movement should be your skin shifting.
On the other hand it should NOT be so tight that you get a headache from wearing it.
It will break in some. I think you should wear it for a couple days, if it's still too tight then send it back, and go to Motorcycles Unlimited where you can try one on and get advice from Patrick about fit while supporting local business.
Tks for the advice.

Do you have any idea the amount of money I have spent with Patrick this year? THOUSANDS.
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Just tried on my Suomy Spec R1... like his... my pinky definitely does not fit in anywhere near the crown of my head.
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Tks for the advice.

Do you have any idea the amount of money I have spent with Patrick this year? THOUSANDS.
Ha ha ha ha. Yeah, I was wondering if you'd mention that.
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The helmet does not move when I shake my head. Only my skin.
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Tks for the advice.

Do you have any idea the amount of money I have spent with Patrick this year? THOUSANDS.
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Brandt, if it doesn't cause a pressure induced headache, you are fine. Just get new cheek pads.
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