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Old 05-16-2011, 01:48 PM   #1
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Bluhduh Helmets for long oval head shapes - me and my stupid head

Is Arai and that one Shoei helmet, the RSi the only helmets made for my stupid head shape? Who else has been blessed with this curse in when it comes to motorcycle helmets?

The Arai helmets are bluddy expensive. The Shoei isn't that much cheaper, but surely there is more options?

Ok, price wise I am referring to South Africa.
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Old 05-16-2011, 02:40 PM   #2
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webbikeworld helmet shape page

http://www.webbikeworld.com/motorcyc...met-shapes.htm
Try this page, there may some info that helps.
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Old 05-16-2011, 03:50 PM   #3
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I went through the same thing.

Aria is the only thing that fit me. I have long oval head. Arai's dirt helmets are all "intermediate" oval or something.

Shoie's helmets are super round don't fit me at all.

Another helmet that fits me awesome is ICON Variant. Its Long Oval shape.

I managed to get my arai on sale for under $400. Other than that no helmets fit my stupid head at all. and even the arai could be even narrower on the sides and I would not complain.
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Old 05-16-2011, 03:58 PM   #4
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Your head is not stupid. It's just different.
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Old 05-16-2011, 04:17 PM   #5
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I call it "alien head." I have it so bad that my jaw won't fit inside the chin bar of most helmets. The Shark RSi fits me very well, and can be found under $200 on closeout.
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Old 05-16-2011, 05:39 PM   #6
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Thank you

Wow. I thought I had a funny shaped melon. Thank you guys for improving my self esteem.
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Old 05-16-2011, 06:02 PM   #7
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Me too! We should start a support group.
By that I mean, weekly meetings at different pub with plenty of beer for support.
Full-face oval Arai for me chin rather close though. Also have dual-sport style Arai X3 has tons of room for my chin, but could be a little more oval, I always have a mark on my forehead after I remove my helmets.
Always wanted to try a flip-up style helmet but they are never even close, too round or chin resting on the chin bar.
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Old 05-16-2011, 06:25 PM   #8
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I have a new (worn for 2 hours fit isn't for me) large Profile in diamond white with an extra pinlock shield that I'm selling for 275 includes shipping to lower 48. If interested let me know.
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Old 05-16-2011, 06:39 PM   #9
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Me too! We should start a support group.
By that I mean, weekly meetings at different pub with plenty of beer for support.
Full-face oval Arai for me chin rather close though. Also have dual-sport style Arai X3 has tons of room for my chin, but could be a little more oval, I always have a mark on my forehead after I remove my helmets.
Always wanted to try a flip-up style helmet but they are never even close, too round or chin resting on the chin bar.

I wear the XL Arai Signet and Profile and XD-2. They fit well, but my chin rubs on the first two. I wanted a flip-face. I tried them all on, and am quite happy with the XXL HJC Sy-Max II. I had to go up one size, and order thicker cheekpads, but I like the fit and love the helmet. Haven't worn my Arai's for a year. The internal sun visor is great! I crashed hard on my head last summer on a rocky trail. The helmet & visor were all scratched up, but I didn't feel a thing. So I think it is a very safe lid. Replaced it right away with another.
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Old 05-16-2011, 06:47 PM   #10
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Old 05-16-2011, 06:48 PM   #11
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Is your egg head shape, and upside or downside egg?

The best is to go into a shop and try it on and walk across some streets so you can turn your head both sides several times and walk around the block.
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Old 05-16-2011, 07:07 PM   #12
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Take two bungee cords. Tie them around your head.
Drink one beer. Tie three bungie cords around your head.
Drink two beers.
By the time you get to eight bungie cords and nine beers, your helmet wont fit any better....but you won't notice.
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Old 05-16-2011, 07:13 PM   #13
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Is Arai and that one Shoei helmet, the RSi the only helmets made for my stupid head shape? Who else has been blessed with this curse in when it comes to motorcycle helmets?

The Arai helmets are bluddy expensive. The Shoei isn't that much cheaper, but surely there is more options?

Ok, price wise I am referring to South Africa.
You're not thinking of Shoei- they're all kind of roundish oval. You're thinking of Shark helmets- I'd call them a long oval. I had a shark s650, which was a moderately priced long oval helmet, they've now replaced it with something that sounds better, but not quite as long.

I'm really happy with my new Bell Star though- not really long oval, but fairly long oval. More oval than the Shoei RF-1000.

Scorpion helmets are also long oval. They also run small, so try a size larger. Frickkin heavy though.
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Old 05-16-2011, 07:22 PM   #14
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+1 for Scorpion. I have the long oval head in extra small size. Used to be that only the Arai Signet (and then Profile) fit me at all. Then I discovered the Scorpion EXO 400. No, the build quality and finish is not quite up to Arai standards, but for the money I could buy 4 Scorps to 1 Arai. I have been VERY happy with this discovery. The last EXO 400 I got was only $70 on closeout. Check them out.
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Old 05-16-2011, 07:28 PM   #15
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Suomey or hjc just make sure you try them on
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