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12-02-2019 03:52 AM
MOTORCYCLEiD
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Originally Posted by JohnC View Post
It's not just a matter of size, but shape. If you are feeling pressure on your forehead in an otherwise well fitting helmet, you probably have what Arai calls a "long-narrow" head shape.

I think Arai is the only major helmet manufacturer that goes to the expense of manufacturing helmets for different head shapes. When I got back into riding five years ago, I spent about three hours in the Denton, TX cycle shop trying on helmets. My baseline was Shoei. Based on prior experience, I knew that Shoeis became uncomfortable after about three hours. No problem if I were commuting or just riding shorthaul, say less than 200 miles or so, fit: 8/10.

Bells tend to run round, fit: 6/10. If it is big enough to fit without forehead pressure points, it flops around side to side.

Everything else but Arai fell in between Bell and Shoei, even Schuberts. I really wanted to like Schuberts. Arais were pretty much all over the place in terms of fit until I came to the Signet-Q. It fit like they used my head for the molds, fit: 10/10 right out of the box. Still, I wish Arai fitted sunshades to their helmets.

Right then, I realized that a properly fitting helmet doesn't require any king of break-in.
Thanks for the insight! It's good to know that it is possible to find gear that fits like a glove... or your helmet in this case
11-29-2019 10:42 PM
JohnC It's not just a matter of size, but shape. If you are feeling pressure on your forehead in an otherwise well fitting helmet, you probably have what Arai calls a "long-narrow" head shape.

I think Arai is the only major helmet manufacturer that goes to the expense of manufacturing helmets for different head shapes. When I got back into riding five years ago, I spent about three hours in the Denton, TX cycle shop trying on helmets. My baseline was Shoei. Based on prior experience, I knew that Shoeis became uncomfortable after about three hours. No problem if I were commuting or just riding shorthaul, say less than 200 miles or so, fit: 8/10.

Bells tend to run round, fit: 6/10. If it is big enough to fit without forehead pressure points, it flops around side to side.

Everything else but Arai fell in between Bell and Shoei, even Schuberts. I really wanted to like Schuberts. Arais were pretty much all over the place in terms of fit until I came to the Signet-Q. It fit like they used my head for the molds, fit: 10/10 right out of the box. Still, I wish Arai fitted sunshades to their helmets.

Right then, I realized that a properly fitting helmet doesn't require any king of break-in.



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11-29-2019 03:34 AM
MOTORCYCLEiD
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Originally Posted by Kiwiaudio View Post
Interesting - my HJC ISMaxII modular does the same thing - pushes on my forehead so hard it creates a headache. Older HJC never did that to me.
It seems to be the common issue. I will surely notify the manufacturer.
11-25-2019 08:00 PM
Kiwiaudio
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Originally Posted by spectreman View Post
I swapped over to HJC helmets many moons ago, sometimes alternating w/Scorpions, as they tended to fit me better. HJC got me off Shoei's after their prices skyrocketed.

My last HJC CL17 fit me terribly, w/signficant pressure points on my forehead. Gave me a ringing headache, no kidding. And yes, same size I'd been buying for years but this helmet, oy vey, was it bad. Too bad too cuz it was a gift from my kids and I felt badly selling it.

I don't know what HJC changed internally but I am averse to trying one again. That's too bad cuz I liked HJC. Great helmet for the $$.
Lee
Interesting - my HJC ISMaxII modular does the same thing - pushes on my forehead so hard it creates a headache. Older HJC never did that to me.
11-25-2019 05:17 PM
spectreman Measurements don't work for me. By all accounts, I should be in a Large but I've never worn anything smaller than a 2XL, and now a 3XL. Anything smaller is too tight/uncomfortable.
11-22-2019 05:15 AM
MOTORCYCLEiD Here is the HJC Helmet sizing chart: https://www.motorcycleid.com/hjc-hel...fo/sizing.html
Notice that there are different charts for different helmet helmet series.
Hope it will help you find the right fit.
11-21-2019 10:54 PM
N4HHE
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Originally Posted by spectreman View Post
My last HJC CL17 fit me terribly, w/signficant pressure points on my forehead. Gave me a ringing headache, no kidding. And yes, same size I'd been buying for years but this helmet, oy vey, was it bad. Too bad too cuz it was a gift from my kids and I felt badly selling it.
Same here but over 10 years ago. Loved an HJC AC-X1 (off-road) helmet. Replaced with an AC-X3 in same size, pressed on forehead. Bought an AC-10 street helmet which did same. Shaved a bunch of foam out of inside trying to make fit but gave up, bought Shoei RF-1100 that I still wear today. Had an ugly Fly helmet for off-road that fit until replaced with a Thor that I only regret not buying more than one on closeout, simple tasteful graphics, fits, and light.

Currently have a Schuberth E1 in 3XL that once again I’m working on reducing the pressure on forehead. Has a thin foam on inside of liner. Fits too loose without liner so I’m working on thinning the liner.
11-21-2019 10:09 PM
spectreman I swapped over to HJC helmets many moons ago, sometimes alternating w/Scorpions, as they tended to fit me better. HJC got me off Shoei's after their prices skyrocketed.

My last HJC CL17 fit me terribly, w/signficant pressure points on my forehead. Gave me a ringing headache, no kidding. And yes, same size I'd been buying for years but this helmet, oy vey, was it bad. Too bad too cuz it was a gift from my kids and I felt badly selling it.

I don't know what HJC changed internally but I am averse to trying one again. That's too bad cuz I liked HJC. Great helmet for the $$.
Lee
11-21-2019 09:21 PM
RaYzerman Russ, you would look sooooooo Kooooool in the pink one!!
11-21-2019 08:49 PM
Scott_H
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Originally Posted by rbentnail View Post
I might have to check this out. I have an HJC head!
Ditto!!!
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