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    Default Arai Sizing

    What now Shoei have buggered about with their shapes I need to look at other brands of lid.
    Tried on an Arai Axces in xxl and it were right proper comfy, but I'm a smidge concerned that it might have been too comfortable and in a year or so I'll feel like I've my head in a wizards sleeve.

    I've got a 62cm head, always have, which suggests I should be an xl in most lids, unfortunately J&S didn't have any in that size to try, and the shop I can get to easily after work doesn't do Axces's.

    So before I drop a wedge ordering an xxl Arai from Germany (can't see any in this country) how do Arai sizes normally compare to the lines if Shoe I etc?

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    Default Re: Arai Sizing

    I'm a medium Arai... but my MT Helmets Piss Pot is an XL. I'm a L in an LS2.

    J&S are the worst Arai dealer ever. There must be somewhere local you can try?

    I've got an Axces II, it quite nice for budget (in comparison to the rest of the Arai range) lid. Mines the Sensei in red, which they also do in the newer Axces III

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    Default Re: Arai Sizing

    Quote Originally Posted by KungFooBob View Post

    J&S are the worst Arai dealer ever. There must be somewhere local you can try?
    J&S are the closest at about an hour away.

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    Default Re: Arai Sizing

    You can buy differing sizes of cheek pads. A good Arai dealer should advise accordingly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yorick View Post
    You can buy differing sizes of cheek pads. A good Arai dealer should advise accordingly.
    T'int the cheek pads which are the issue, more the bonce itself, and as the axces hasn't got a replaceable skull cap you're stuck with what you've got.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrlongbeard View Post
    T'int the cheek pads which are the issue, more the bonce itself, and as the axces hasn't got a replaceable skull cap you're stuck with what you've got.
    I believe there are 2 different shell shapes. I didn't fit the Axces model. But my Chaser fits great.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KungFooBob View Post
    I'm a medium Arai... but my MT Helmets Piss Pot is an XL. I'm a L in an LS2.

    J&S are the worst Arai dealer ever. There must be somewhere local you can try?

    I've got an Axces II, it quite nice for budget (in comparison to the rest of the Arai range) lid. Mines the Sensei in red, which they also do in the newer Axces III
    I've got the same helmet XL from eBay ( JS didn't have much other than a mat black one) ...I've got a large bounce and its nice and snug .

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    Quote Originally Posted by asmethurst View Post
    I've got the same helmet XL from eBay ( JS didn't have much other than a mat black one) ...I've got a large bounce and its nice and snug .
    What does 'a large bonce' translate to numbers as?

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    Default Re: Arai Sizing

    As soon as I finished typing I thought it was unhelpful.
    Handnt bought a helmet for five years when I bought this one - I thought I would need an xxl but the xl was a good fit.

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    Default Re: Arai Sizing

    Try a XL - if you're a 62, like you say, its an Arai XL.

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    Quote Originally Posted by asmethurst View Post
    As soon as I finished typing I thought it was unhelpful.
    Handnt bought a helmet for five years when I bought this one - I thought I would need an xxl but the xl was a good fit.
    S'not that it was unhelpful fella, juts need to get a feel for these Arai's

    Quote Originally Posted by GiantPygmy View Post
    Try a XL - if you're a 62, like you say, its an Arai XL.
    That's the plan, I know way back when I couldn't get my head into one, but with all the shapes changing will be trying to track one down.

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    Default Re: Arai Sizing

    I was in similar quandary and didn't want the faff of buying and sending back etc.
    I wanted to buy when I tried on in a shop but like I said JS only had a Matt black one and I don't even think it was an Axces 11.
    In the end I bought from e bay as its easier to return - we live opposite a Post Office and it was a good price -fitted really well just like the one in the shop.
    Good helmet better vision looking back than my shark flip front .

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrlongbeard View Post



    That's the plan, I know way back when I couldn't get my head into one, but with all the shapes changing will be trying to track one down.
    Its an excuse for a bimble at the weekend in the sunshine too

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    Default Re: Arai Sizing

    Infinity have Axces 2 and Axces 3 XLs in stock - they're generally very, very helpful so worth a quick call to explain your predicament? If there isn't one within a couple of hours they have a realistic returns policy.

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    Default Re: Arai Sizing

    I am a 58 bonce and had always taken L in Shoei and Shark lids but i felt they were too loose after a couple of years. My Arai Astro is a M and a tight fit when bought but still snug 10 years on. Same for my Tour X3 after 6 years or so

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