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post #1 of 21 Old 05-26-2007, 10:37 AM Thread Starter
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sore forehead from helmet: recomendations

i have a scorpion helmet now, i like it but after about an hour of riding my forehead is killing me, i'm curious if others have had "forehead" issues with different helmets and possibly found a good fix.
i'v been told the shoei x-eleven, is great for this. also i would really like a quiet helmet, my scorpion is very loud i have to ride with earplugs.

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post #2 of 21 Old 05-26-2007, 10:45 AM
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Proper fitment is the key when purchasing a new lid so be patient when shopping. It must fit snug but not tight so try them on and walk around the store for 5min. Scorpion is not a quality lid so ya kinda get what ya pay for.


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Some of the Aria helmets like the RX7 have an oval shape to fit heads like yours.

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i have a kbc vr2, and after a few hours it starts to hurt thr forehead. but i've only noticed this on days when i've been riding damn near all day, like the 400 mile trip to monterey last summer. it only hurts after a long while, not just one hour. as said above, proper fitment is paramount, so try on lots of lids before deciding which one to get. and yes, the shoeis are great; very light, and also very quiet (but still good ventalation). check for a good writeup comparison between the top line of helmets from 4 or 5 of the top brands.
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You should always wear ear plugs anyhow.....

I like my KBC's, no other helmet fits MY head like'em... I've been through almost all the major names and the KBC's just so happen to fit the shape of my head the best....

The arai was the most painful for me.... Just try on all the major brands you'll find one that fits you well sooner or later.....

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Thats the reason I sold my suomy. I had a pressure point on my forehead and it would give me a headache after about an hour. The shape of the helmet wasnt the shape of my head and that sounds like your problem. I went through 4 helmets before finally getting an arai astral that fits me perfect. I rode 300 miles yesterday with no problem except my hearing because I forgot my ear plugs.

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My Arai Quantum is the only one I've found that doesn't give me that pressure spot.

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Man, I know you're problem. I went thru so many helmets. The only one I found that fits goos is a HJC brand. My fitted hats are a size 8. So finding a helmet is murder for me unless it's a HJC.

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thanks for the imput everyone

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Just remember even the Arais have different shapes between models.

I'm a signet, astral and whatever they replaced that with, long oval shape here.
I can't really wear the Quantum/rx series of I get the pressure on the forehead too.

I think shoei also has different shapes between models now.
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