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post #1 of 4 Old 12-21-2006, 08:44 AM Thread Starter
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so yeah I have this problem where a small is damned near impossible to get over my ears, and its really uncomfortable if I do, but fits better than any mediums on my face.

So right now I'm running a medium that moves a little bit, much to my dismay. I've tried on damned near every helmet I've seen in my local dealer from shoel to bell, hjc ect...

anybody have some suggestions? I'm still kinda new to the bike thing..

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eat 4 krispey kreme donuts per day for 2 months - fitting into a medium wont be a problem then.


seriously though, trying different models and manufacturers might help. I'm amazed by the difference in sizing between manufacturers and models.

My touring helmet is an Arai Medium and it feels huge.
My track helmets are:
Arai RX7RR large and it fit great. (helmet was retired after being used for its ultimate purpose)
OGK FF4 large and it also fits great.
Shoei RF900 Medium and it fits perfect.

My stepson's Shark helmet is a large and it squeezes my head to the point of blackout headaches.

Different models are padded to fit different shape heads. You might try on a dozen combinations before you find the right fit.

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so yeah I have this problem where a small is damned near impossible to get over my ears, and its really uncomfortable if I do, but fits better than any mediums on my face.

So right now I'm running a medium that moves a little bit, much to my dismay. I've tried on damned near every helmet I've seen in my local dealer from shoel to bell, hjc ect...

anybody have some suggestions? I'm still kinda new to the bike thing..
Try the differemt Aria's in small, find the one that fits your head the best, then get smaller replacement check pads to help fit over your head. A new helmet should be tight (almost uncomfortable) for the first few times wearing it, then it will break in and fit perfectly.

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Ja, get different sized padding.

I would say go with a medium and then get bigger padding, more cushion for the uh...slamming your head into the ground in a crash. That didn't flow as good.

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