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New helmet?

I'm trying to figure out what kind of a helmet I want to buy, because my old one fell last year and got a crack in it, so I'm hoping you guys can give me some pretty good ideas My bike is blue, and my jacket is black, so I just don't want any colors that collide way too much. Prefer to spend around $200 but could be swayed for a bit more maybe. Thanks!

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p.s.: I wanted to get one at the bike show yesterday, but the selection sucked!
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Scorpion....Period. EXO-700. You will be very happy with it. Right in your price range also.

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eh arai your spending $500 for something you have to replace once it gets a crack....i like my HJC's...good happy middle, they all do that same in an accident.

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eh arai your spending $500 for something you have to replace once it gets a crack....i like my HJC's...good happy middle, they all do that same in an accident.
true but then you aren't paying for hospital bills b/c of a concussion, not saying an HJC will give one

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I've said this a million times. Try a bunch on and get what fits best. Have someone there who knows what a good fit is, too.

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Do a search, as this has been discussed numerous times.

Most important, is the helmet fits good and is snug everywhere. So go with the manufacturer/model that works best for you.
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Yes go try them on and see what fits/feels better. I will say you get what ya pay for and I'll NEVER own an HJC after wearing an Arai


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I have a basically brand new Icon for sale in the classifieds section. I would let it go for $200, basically new, got it in September 2006 and rode for a few weeks and then put the bike away.

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Fit fit fit...HJC, Scorpion, KBC, Z1R, Icon...they all make affordable lids right there in your price range. Don't be afraid to seek out discontinued paint schemes and such...often you can get a much more expensive helmet for cheapo

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Yes go try them on and see what fits/feels better. I will say you get what ya pay for and I'll NEVER own an HJC after wearing an Arai
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Most important, is the helmet fits good and is snug everywhere. So go with the manufacturer/model that works best for you.
Unfortunately, at the bike show, I tried on a Shoei and it fit like a glove...Then I looked at the price, and it was $474.

Another thing I want to make sure of is that it's not too noisy, and it's comfortable after a long ride. I also heard that the helmet cushions stretch a bit after awhile, so does this mean that I should get a little smaller at first knowing it will grow into me?

Thanks for all the help!
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I have a basically brand new Icon for sale in the classifieds section. I would let it go for $200, basically new, got it in September 2006 and rode for a few weeks and then put the bike away.
I'd love that helmet, however when I tried on the Shoei at the show yesterday, I was an XL, and my current lid is an HJC XXL, so I don't think it would fit.
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Unfortunately, at the bike show, I tried on a Shoei and it fit like a glove...Then I looked at the price, and it was $474.

Another thing I want to make sure of is that it's not too noisy, and it's comfortable after a long ride. I also heard that the helmet cushions stretch a bit after awhile, so does this mean that I should get a little smaller at first knowing it will grow into me?

Thanks for all the help!
Ear plugs are your friend It should be comfortable as it's a lighter (sp?) helmet. You will want it so that you are almost biting the inside of your cheeks. If you need to some of the manufactures have different size cheek pads for a better fit


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Unfortunately, at the bike show, I tried on a Shoei and it fit like a glove...Then I looked at the price, and it was $474.

Another thing I want to make sure of is that it's not too noisy, and it's comfortable after a long ride. I also heard that the helmet cushions stretch a bit after awhile, so does this mean that I should get a little smaller at first knowing it will grow into me?

Thanks for all the help!
The cheek pads will typically loosen up a bit, but don't go too tight on the crown. It should be snug enough that when you rotate it up and down on your head, your scalp moves with it, but not so tight that you feel a lot of pressure, you'll get headaches.

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Unfortunately, at the bike show, I tried on a Shoei and it fit like a glove...Then I looked at the price, and it was $474.

Another thing I want to make sure of is that it's not too noisy, and it's comfortable after a long ride. I also heard that the helmet cushions stretch a bit after awhile, so does this mean that I should get a little smaller at first knowing it will grow into me?

Thanks for all the help!

If shoei is it, get a new one on ebay, or find a closeout at a local dealer. I know a few on here that have gotten their shoeis for a good price. Heck i got one of my Arais for $250
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You got a big ass head. The liner will pack out after a while, so the helmet will grow about a 1/4 size. It won't be enough to make a really tight helmet fit right.
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Ear plugs are your friend It should be comfortable as it's a lighter (sp?) helmet. You will want it so that you are almost biting the inside of your cheeks. If you need to some of the manufactures have different size cheek pads for a better fit
Do you have to buy the diff. size cheek pads or can you pick them when you buy one?

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Have to buy seperate usually.


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