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post #1 of 11 Old May 23rd, 2006, 11:22 am Thread Starter
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Hi all, fathead here is looking for a helmet. I have an extra large head and looking for a flip up helmet. I can find them to fit my head but chin hits the front bar. Has anyone heard or know of a mfg that makes a lager shell? Which helmet has the most room for electronics?

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post #2 of 11 Old May 23rd, 2006, 11:42 am
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Symax?

My wife is always telling me I have a Big Head, but my HJC Symax fits very well with room from my chin to the helmet about a finger width. I wear an XL size.

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Schuberth makes great flip helmets, but they are very tight in the chin. I doubt they would work for you. Just thought you could eliminate at least one brand.

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Your best bet may be a Shoei Syncrotec. I also have a large head 7 5/8" and it is more oval than round. Shoei helmets are more oval shaped than most other manufacturers. The Syncrotec is the only flip face helmet that comes close to fitting me. Even then I needed to do a little custom fitting with a round glass paper weight on the front and back of the liner. I do not have a problem with my chin hitting the chin bar though there isn't all that much room to spare.

The only other helmet that fits me as well or even better is an Arai Quantum 2 full face helmet. Unfortunately Arai does not make a flip style helmet. If I were to switch to a full face helmet that would be the one.

With most other brand helmets, and I think I have tried just about all of them, I can fit my fingers up one or both sides of the helmet if it fits front to back. They literally flop from side to side on my head. If it wasn't so frustrating it would be comical. I have literally had to do surgery on helmet liners to get them to fit before I started buying Shoei helmets. On a business trip a few years back I found a HD branded half helmet at a HD dealership in Atlanta that fit me like a glove. I figured I could get one back home if I wanted one. I never did see that style of helmet anywhere again.

I've always thought that somebody must have dropped me on my head when I was a baby, I haven't found much evidence to dispute my suspicions .


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Fatheads are everywhere....

My dad claims to have a fathead....XL+ and uses the HJC Symax. Never complains, well....about the helmet anyway......

I wear an XL and have been told that my noggin is big, but I wear a full face Arai and love it!!

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If your melon is the same or smaller than the 6'5" 350lb Armenian below then http://www.chaparral-racing.com/Chap...AB92EEC8115398 at Chapparal Motor Sports has a Nolan Flip up in XXL that fit this behemoth. He is my neighbor and was a business partner in two of my companies. He tried the XXL Nolan and liked it. I don't know about your chin issue. He went with a non flip helmet after all.




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Thanks for all the suggestions. In the XXL I have tried Nolan, HJC, Lazer and Arai. I have not had any help with Bell just tried what they had on the self.
I guess Iíll have to try the self modification route. Iím just not real comfortable shelling out $300 then tearing it up in hopes I can make it fit.
Thx again for the help.

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Hi all, fathead here is looking for a helmet. I have an extra large head and looking for a flip up helmet. I can find them to fit my head but chin hits the front bar. Has anyone heard or know of a mfg that makes a lager shell? Which helmet has the most room for electronics?
You might try this helmet.Looks like a flip up.

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Thanks for the responses, well almost all of them. :-) For any future references, I found a helmet Ö a Fulmer, Modus. We will see how it does in the heat of the summer but it fits, so Iím happy. $145 for a flip-up I didnít think was to bad. Just 2 small vents that donít seem to do much.

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Shoei fits my XXL better than anything I have tried--across the board they fit me better. Aerostich catalog describes the Shoei ling as fitting round heads best. They also decribe the Calberg line with that same verbage, you might call them with questions. Shoei has different sized liners and they will work with you to get your helmet to fit, even describing how you had make mods to the pads that work.
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