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Old 11-10-2012, 04:35 PM   #11
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I only buy helmets at a local store. I bought my last helmet at my local Kawi dealer. I tried 5 different makes and models before I found one that fit my head. Nice and tight but it doesn't have any pressure points. I checked the prices online while I was there. Smart phones can be very useful. Their price was within 5 bucks of the online stores. Then I found a couple of almost invisible scratches. Showed them to the clerk and they knocked $15 bucks off! Oh Happy Day!!
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Old 11-10-2012, 05:08 PM   #12
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I agree completely that it's best to check out helmets at local stores; unfortunately, as someone else said, my local dealers (all brands of MCs) stock only a few brands and styles, none of which work for me. I bought my Shoei Qwest online, and it fits great. I'm looking for a 3/4 helmet for really hot days, and so far no luck, either in stores or online.
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Old 11-10-2012, 05:17 PM   #13
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Originally Posted by Scott_in_TX View Post

I just ordered two new helmets. One for my wife and one for myself.
I am a research junky on some things.

A lot of manufacturers design different helmets for different shapes. So one Shoei may not fit the same as another model.

Here is a link that has a lot of Great info. Helmet shape i.e. slim, neutral, and round are considered.



Thanks for this link. It's great!
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Old 11-16-2012, 11:10 AM   #14
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Earlier this year I bought an Arai Signet-Q, which is designed for a narrow, "long oval" shaped head. Fits snug and nice, much less wind noise than my HJC and the time unti I get that piercing hotspot pain in my forehead has been about doubled (1.5 hours from 45 minutes). I traded out the 7mm liner for a 5mm (their thinnest) and that helped as well.
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