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Here is a quick 10 minute video of an Arai rep speaking with Jay Leno about helmet fitting.

http://www.jaylenosgarage.com/video/arai-helmets/283819/

Now after watching this video I really understand why 8-9 out of 10 people as been quoted before is wearing the wrong size helmet.

For one particular Arai shell size there are 5 different head pads sizes and 7 different cheek pad sizes. That's 35 different size/fittings combinations for just one shell size. How the heck is anyone expected to be able to try all 35 different combinations for an hour or two each to get that "perfect" fit. Not Arai's fault, just the nature of getting a perfect fit I guess.

I have never found a helmet I've been pleased with the way it fits. I hate reading the advice on the net saying to goto your local shop for a professional fitting. Heck, all of the shops I've ever been too couldn't tell their a$$ from a hole in the ground in regards to what really fit my head. I've actually only been to one shop that actually measured my head, but then that guy would only consider one brand and said all others were crap.

Just a shame that probably one of the most important aspects in regards to safety with riding a motorcycle is the one of the hardest to accomplish.
 

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Get the right combo but then wear it for a month and see how it fits.
Too bad you can't get a helmet to fit like you can get boots to fit. Fill them up with water, pull 'em on, and wear them 'till their dry.
 

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Helmets

I keep telling guy's to look at Seer helmets. They include three sizes of removable pads for a good fit with the helmet.
ALL NEW Schuberth C3 Modular Helmet is under new products

http://www.superseer.com/
 

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My wife spent nearly 2 hours being fitted at the motorcycle show 2 years ago at the DC convention center. The folks at the Service Pavilion (http://www.theservicepavilion.com/) where fantastic. Very patient and knowledgable. She loves her Arai profile. Very comfortable AND it fits right!

Here is a quick 10 minute video of an Arai rep speaking with Jay Leno about helmet fitting.

http://www.jaylenosgarage.com/video/arai-helmets/283819/

Now after watching this video I really understand why 8-9 out of 10 people as been quoted before is wearing the wrong size helmet.

For one particular Arai shell size there are 5 different head pads sizes and 7 different cheek pad sizes. That's 35 different size/fittings combinations for just one shell size. How the heck is anyone expected to be able to try all 35 different combinations for an hour or two each to get that "perfect" fit. Not Arai's fault, just the nature of getting a perfect fit I guess.

I have never found a helmet I've been pleased with the way it fits. I hate reading the advice on the net saying to goto your local shop for a professional fitting. Heck, all of the shops I've ever been too couldn't tell their a$$ from a hole in the ground in regards to what really fit my head. I've actually only been to one shop that actually measured my head, but then that guy would only consider one brand and said all others were crap.

Just a shame that probably one of the most important aspects in regards to safety with riding a motorcycle is the one of the hardest to accomplish.
 
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