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PostPosted: Sat Jun 14, 2008 3:04 pm    Post subject: Comments on "Helmet Basics & Buying" Reply with quote

This thread is for comments and response to the MB Guide "Helmet Basics & Buying".

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 14, 2008 10:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Alright, is anyone aware of a company that sells especially LARGE sizes of helmets? I am currently wearing a "nitro touring" 3/4 face helmet,
sized XXXX, that's right 4X!. (no I'm not deformed, I just need someplace large to keep all these brains.) I'm waiting for a 5X from my local dealer because that 4X is a little too snug. I know some helmets just run on the large side. Does anyone have any suggestions Laughing

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 14, 2008 10:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

How about something like this??

http://www.powerhousemuseum.com/collection/database/?irn=503749&search=bike&images=&c=&s=
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 14, 2008 11:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have the biggest head I have ever seen and squeeze it into an XL. You sir are an inspiration. Laughing
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 15, 2008 1:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

What size is your head? I'm a 7 5/8—too big for many helmets. Can't buy hats off the rack. It's a pain in the ass.

I currently wear a XXL Vega Summit II. It's a modular with the largest interior space of any on the market. I couldn't even shut some of the helmets that I tried on.

Check out this guide to extra (extra extra) large helmets:
http://www.webbikeworld.com/motorcycle-helmets/extra-large-motorcycle-helmets.htm

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 15, 2008 11:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ericalm wrote:
I currently wear a XXL Vega Summit II. It's a modular with the largest interior space of any on the market.


That thing is bigger than some apartments I've had!

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 15, 2008 3:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the help with very large helmets. I want to buy locally, but it looks like I will be forced to buy over the net.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 17, 2009 12:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Eric this is just great info and thanks for taking the time to post it.

I wish this stuff had been there when I was shopping and panicking and hurrying. Our local flavors had no scooter stuff and I wanted to die rather than wear female icon shtuff. Thankfully, research online led me to Corazzo for my jacket.

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 17, 2009 12:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Quick comment on "never buy a used helmet" in the guide, which is besides the fact that you don't know if the helmet has been dropped, helmets also have an age limit. Usually dealers say about 5 year life span. After that the materials lose some of their impact absorbing qualities, simply due to age, and weather/ sun exposure. This also means that you should replace a helmet every so many years. I gave up a really beautiful Arai helmet based on this info. I had it since I was a teenager, which means it was about 20 years old when I started riding on my own. I threw it away rather than let anyone try to use it.
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