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Old 11-20-2012, 11:35 AM   #1 (permalink)
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HI. Iam having a hard time finding a helmet that fits me. I have a long and narrow head any suggestions would be apprecated. I am lookind at the modular or open face types .
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Old 11-20-2012, 11:42 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Modular I would look at gmax I recently bought one for winter riding and am very pleased with it it is a 54s. There sizes run big so check gmax website for accurate sizing. I wasn't sure about mine when I ordered it as it said I needed a small, but fit perfect, and I am very happy with it paid 139$ with free shipping from jafrum.com. very good vents and dual visor is great also has a led light in back of helmet. Works great catching drivers attention at night.

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Don't buy anything online without trying them out first. HJC helmets fit narrower heads.
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Bell (and some other brand) helmets have multiple cheek pad options that you can snap in and out. So if what it comes with is good on the dome but loose on the face you can check their website and see what cheek pad options you have. Chances are you'll be able to get thicker pads and ride on.

Be sure you're not just getting helmets that are too large to begin with. A lot of people buy helmets too big because they're snug as hell when they're new. They break in to conform to your head and they're supposed to be a little uncomfortable new. If you can put one on your head and wear it for 5-10 minutes and don't have red pressure lines all over your forehead then it's not too tight.
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Old 11-20-2012, 01:51 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Icon helmets are more long and narrow, especially the alliance line. I had a modular for a while, thought I'd like it, turned out I didn't. It's a neat idea and I thought it would be more practical for putting my eyeglasses on but turns out through the visor is easier.

I avoid open face helmets after seeing what happens when you wreck, lose consciousness and slide 60 feet down the pavement on your face....not pretty. Dress for the slide, not the ride.
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Old 11-20-2012, 03:35 PM   #7 (permalink)
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The Vega modulars tend to have more face room. I have a Vega Summit 2, had the most room between nose and shield than anything else I tried. It was also among the most quite of the helmets I tried when I got it, about 5 years ago.

carefull here... "I avoid open face helmets after seeing what happens when you wreck, lose consciousness and slide 60 feet down the pavement on your face....not pretty. Dress for the slide, not the ride.".... That same 60foot slide in a FF or modular, is likely to brake you neck, and kill you. Now provided the slide didn't kill you. with the open face, you just wont be as pretty.
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Quote:
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That same 60foot slide in a FF or modular, is likely to brake you neck, and kill you.
Anecdotal.


Not anecdotal.

Ride your ride and do what you want for your own noggin, but here are the typical impact areas of a crash.

(Source: Dietmar Otte, Hannover Medical University, Dept. of Traffic Accident Research, Germany)

If you don't feel suffocated or claustrophobic by a full face then you should probably wear one. There's loads of evidence that they provide the best protection and that's the whole point of the helmet so why not.
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Mr Daniels, I like the cut of your jib sir. Never seen that little diagram before, very interesting.
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Old 11-20-2012, 11:09 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Ithink I will look into fullface helmets . I tryed one on didnt like it but I dont think it was the right fit.
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