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Old 06-06-2004, 09:09 PM   #12
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Default Re: Helmets for extra long oval headed aliens?

Kent,



Prior to any surgical procedures, you might to check out one of the new HJC CL-14 helmets.



I just bought one and it is one of the best fitting helmets I have ever worn.



I also wear glasses and this is the easiest helmet I have ever had when it comes to putting on a pair of eyeglasses.



And yes, mine is a xxxl size.





Just call me "Buckethead"
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Old 06-07-2004, 07:53 AM   #13
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I have what in cowboy hat parlance is a long oval head. I wear a SHOEI RF-800 size-XL. I had the same problem as you in that most helmets put too much pressure on my forehead. The SHOEI does not. However after 5 years and about 30,000 miles the padding is starting to compress. Maybe time for a new helmet.
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Old 06-07-2004, 08:19 AM   #14
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I totally agree. I tried helmets from all the manufacturers and the only one for long ovals is the Arai Signet GT. I ended up with a XXXL and used a Dremel to shave out some of the forehead.
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Old 06-07-2004, 11:07 AM   #15
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of all these responses, surgery seems the most reasonable. maybe health insurance will pay.
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Old 06-07-2004, 01:42 PM   #16
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I concur on the HJC CL-14. I have an oval head, as does my wife. The XXL fit me great, and the XS fit her great. It's tough finding oval helmets, if you don't wanna buy Arai. Interestingly enough, the models one up (AC-11) and one down(CS-12) don't fit oval heads.
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Old 06-07-2004, 03:08 PM   #17
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I second the Arai Signet series. They are a totally different shape than the other models. I have a massively oval head and the signet fits while my bro's Quantum will squish my brains out my ears.
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Old 06-08-2004, 05:13 AM   #18
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Used to have an RF-800 until this year. When shopping I thought I'd just get the RF-1000. No dice, they've changed the shape from the RF-800, I tried some on and got severe pinch in the forhead/back of the head.



I did some research and it looks like some reviews have pointed this change out. I also found that the X-11 is using the same oval shape as the RF-800.



I ended up getting the X-11, great helment, fits perfect, fantastic airflow. $$$$ though.

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Old 06-08-2004, 11:22 AM   #19
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See above about the RF1000. I had a Signet and it was decent, but still left a welt on my forehead after an hour or so. Go Shoei!
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