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Big Helmet for Swell Head

Discussion in 'Equipment' started by Oddfellow, Oct 12, 2002.

  1. Oddfellow

    Oddfellow Beasty Rider Supporter

    Aug 26, 2002
    Austin, Texas
    I'm in the market for a new helmet and am having trouble finding one that fits. I currently hav a XXL Nolan flip face, the older style with the two latches. It has always been rather tight but bearable. I tried on the newer model XXL Nolans and they simply do not fit. I then went through many helmets in the shop, the XXL Schuberts were tiny, HJC still too small. I moved on to regular full face helmets, I couldn't talk with a XXL Shoei on. I know proper fit should be somewhat snug but I couldn't chew gum with any of these on!:mad: Have helmets gotten smaller? I've been riding for close to 20 years and have never had this much trouble finding one before. Any one else out there having these troubles? Find any solutions? I have a size 7 3/4 to 8 size head depending on my current haircut and a squarish to round head shape.
    Michael Parker
    '02 1150 GS Adventure
    1979 R100T (for sale at IBMWR Marketplace)
  2. Andrew

    Andrew Optimus Primer Super Moderator Super Supporter

    Sep 25, 2001
    I have a big head, 7 7/8. I fit just fine in an XXL Arai Quantum/e and /f. My head's roundish, and the Quantum is what I'll stick with.