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post #1 of 11 Old 04-30-2008, 04:22 PM Thread Starter
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Oversize Helmets - recommendations

Apparently I don't fit the traditional mold, possessing too much grey matter and grey hair, all in an oversized cranial cavity (circumference) and , according to one not so sensitive to customer needs salesman - a rather longish face.

Interested if anyone has any recommends for helmets ,m preferably modular, that offer at least a XXXL in circumference and a larger (or longer fit, vertically. I've got an HJC modular on order but curious, if it doesn't work out, what others might have encountered.

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Newenough.com has a hard to fit section.
http://www.newenough.com/browse/advanced_search

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I don't quite have the expansive pumpkin that you do, I wear an XXL. I sympathize with you as I've only a few helmets around Barrie that were my size to test fit my head.

I guess I have a fairly round head with a fairly high forehead. I've found that I have a HJC and Shoei head. I currently have a HJC C-14 and an older model Shoei. A new RF1000 that I found in XXL fit quite well. The HJC is slightly roomier than the Shoei....or maybe the foam in the Shoei is holding up better over time.

I couldn't get a XXL Icon even down around my ears and the one Arai XXL I tried on felt overly tight at my forehead.

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I, too seemed to be best fit with the Shoei helmet. My head is more oval than round (bird's eye view looking down).

And I too was looking for a modular helmet. I said it a thousand times- don't bother looking at helmets with plastic latching hardware (the latch itself, not the buttons that move the latch). In a face plant, you want all the strength possible to keep that chin bar closed.

Anyway, the Shoei Multitec was the only modular I could get on my head. I previously had an HJC 3/4 helmet in XXL. With the Shoei, I stepped down to an XL size Multitec. That XXL was way too big for me.

It fits very well from top to bottom. Nolan, Schuberth, and the other metal latching modulars would not work, some I couldn't even get over my head in their largest sizes. The Schuberth felt like I was being strangled around the neck. Skinny little Euro riders...

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Good points and thanks for the input. I may actually have to drag myself kicking and screaming to Hogtown one of these days and search out a couple you suggest. I've tried all the regular routes and if the HJC doesn't do it - may have to go farther afield.

Had looked at NewEnough - first choice vendor as far as I'm concerned but sizing indicated wouldn't fit. I have a GMAX now, fits great - GMAX always advertises itself as a larger fit but no venting so a little like keeping face underwater in hot tub some days. Looking forward to seeing if the HJC fits the bill - or more correctly - noggin.

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I too have a huge melon of a head. I would really like to get a modular or the DS style helmets (hornet, XD etc..) but none go above 2x except the HJC CL-Max. Currently using a XXXL Shoei RF-1000 which is just damn comfy. Maybe one of these days they will make a larger size in some of the newer styles.
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Finally found oversized helmet - great customer service

Just thought I'd update - after waiting several weeks for my XXXL HJC to arrive I got a call stating that although I ordered it from the motorccle catalog at Royal Distributing , Parts Canada was claiming it was only a snowmobile helmet and would be shipped with an electric visor.

Nick, at Royal was good eough to scout around and thought they could swap out a shield for me if and when the helmet arrived. A day or two later a delivery date of August 08 was confirmed. I went to Royal next day to cancel the order and get a refund.

While at the cash waiting, Nick recognized my voice, introduced himself and suggested we go look at a couple of new helmets that weren't in stock when I ordered back in April. From our conversation the day previous he had sourced a couple of 3XL that weren't on the shelf, just in stock and set them aside for me. Long and short of it, picked up a 3Xl CKX with great venting for less money. Comes with flip down sun shield (inner) as well. It's not the roomiest 3XL I ever tried (compared to my GMAX modular) but is comfortable and should only get better as I break it in. The peripheral vision is excellent, better than my old GMAX

Kudos to Nick at Royal Distributing for great customer service.

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Fulmer has pretty large sizes...no online sales, you have to find a local dealer.

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try the scorpion helments...i have a xxxl 400. You can find great deals on the internet. The warhawk is only 89.00 bucks on closeout on a few sites.
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