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post #1 of 46 (permalink) Old 01-02-2013, 06:46 PM Thread Starter
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Hi guys, I have had a Nolan N84 for a few years and I need a update, I have a bit of a egg head so most helmets rub on my forehead, the N84 was better than a lot but I still had to sand some of the foam back.
I'm after a full face helmet with integrated sun visor, I had a look at the BMW System 6 helmet which has just been released in Australia, it's a flip up which I'm not a huge fan of but it looks good and seamed to fit ok, I then read some reviews and apparently they leak.
Do you guys have any recommendations?


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I have only ridden with an Arain helmet (besides my 1st helmet being a HJC that I didnt use for to long). Currently have an Arai Vector and Arai RX-Q. Like the fit, padding, venting capabilities and peripherial vision. My head shape is a Intermediate Oval. Some of the padding (cheek and headliner)can be peeled off for a custom fit. Most the the Arai helmets also have a chin spoiler that helps keep some of the air out of the helmet when moving, which is really nice during the colder season.

Have rode in the Arai Corsair V and by far that is the most comfortable helmet I have used. The adjustable wing on the back of the helmet makes a big difference in keeping the helmet stable at speed. It was also the noisiest helmet of the Arai's i've used, but only so because of the amount of air that it flows.

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Whatever you do don't get the Scorpion Exo 1100. POS internal visor broke after 4 months. Went back to an Arai Corsair V.
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Shoei X12, AGV GP Tech, Arai Corsair. I tried a Shark Race-R Pro and was disappointed with the quality compared to the others I mentioned.

Not to be a helmet snob but these are top notch helmets and there is a big difference with the cheaper lids. You get what you pay for.

When I first started riding I remember saying I would never buy a $700 helmet. At one point I managed to get an X11 at cost and I have been ruined ever since.
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if the nolan fits why not grab an x802?
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post #6 of 46 (permalink) Old 01-03-2013, 03:41 AM Thread Starter
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I had to sand the foam back on the Nolan, I tried the corsair 5 and it was a good fit, on special for $999 so I just have to find the money and forgo the integrated sun visor.


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I had to sand the foam back on the Nolan, I tried the corsair 5 and it was a good fit, on special for $999 so I just have to find the money and forgo the integrated sun visor.


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Get a solid color or last years model for a lot less. I only spent $450 on my Corsair V because it is solid color. Graphics were going for around $850.
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post #8 of 46 (permalink) Old 01-03-2013, 09:59 AM
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There is a great article on Webbikeworld you definately should read that discusses helmet shapes.
I rode my Triumph 675 for 3 years with an Arai Corsair V that always moved on me and I suffered greatly. TBO I never gave helmets much thought and just figured that's what helmets do. After reading this and figuring out I needed a more neutral shape I treated myself to a Shoei Neotec which I now enjoy wearing. It's all about the fit!
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post #9 of 46 (permalink) Old 01-03-2013, 10:43 AM
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I was looking through WebBikeWorld's helmet shape assessments (same one edonthenet posted) but couldn't find your exact helmet. Looks like many of the Nolans are Slightly Narrow to Neutral. If you have a BMW dealer around you carrying the Schuberth line (or someone else), you might give them a call and see if they have a Schuberth SR1 available to try on. It is a "slightly narrow" to nuetral (egg shape ) helmet shape. I just got mine (Technology White) in the mail the end of last week. The R&D w/ventilation and sound dampening is VERY cool.

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