ADV helmet quandary

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#21
Iron Pony Motorsports in Columbus OH, biggest motorcycle store I've ever been in. Converted old Kmart store.
Huge! Never seen so many helmets in one place! I was visiting a friend, wished I could have gone shopping!
Even sold new and used motorcycles!
All my shopping is online, so you never get to try on anything.....
 
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Ya, but how do you know what shape head you have? My wife just says BIG.
I bought my first helmet from an Arai dealer. He was trained by Arai to size me up and did a great job in fitting my "alien" shape. It was then I learned I needed a narrow shaped helmet (per webbikeworld's shape guide). A second helmet at a different store also had me wear the helmet in the store for 30 minutes to check for hotspots.
I would not assume higher price will mean more comfort. I now have an Arai XD4 and it is not a great fit for my head but I have not been able to find the "narrow" shape in adv-style helmets.
 
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The only comment I will make relates to wearing glasses with full coverage helmets. It may be my head shape and size but I have never been able to comfortably wear glasses with full coverage helmets. Modulars have been awesome for me since my glasses now fit comfortably and I still have the noise and projectile protection of a full face. I have had one Shoei and two Nolans. All have ventilated well for me and been comfortable on long hauls. My latest has an internal visor that works well. Long and short, they are a bit heavier but I suggest looking at a modular too
My Touratech has recesses to accomodate glasses. I don't feel any pressure on my temples. And if forgot in my prior post, the Touratech helmet is comm device ready with pockets for the speakers and a channel to route the wire for the mic.
 
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