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So I'm noticing that my helmet is coming down real low across my eyes when I go into full tuck into a corner. It's pretty annoying and is fouling up my BP because I can't seem to get low enough without blinding myself. I have an Arai profile helmet and the fitment seems fine but the lower my body goes (particularly when cornering), the lower the brow line on the helmet goes.

I read that it's fairly common and that some people add additional padding to the crown of the helmet to solve this. Anyone else have this problem and what're you using/doing to aliviate this problem?
 

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So I'm noticing that my helmet is coming down real low across my eyes when I go into full tuck into a corner. It's pretty annoying and is fouling up my BP because I can't seem to get low enough without blinding myself. I have an Arai profile helmet and the fitment seems fine but the lower my body goes (particularly when cornering), the lower the brow line on the helmet goes.

I read that it's fairly common and that some people add additional padding to the crown of the helmet to solve this. Anyone else have this problem and what're you using/doing to aliviate this problem?
I wear a head wrap, the friction keeps the helmet from dipping.

..................you could spike your hair up with a really really strong hairspray!
 

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I wear a head wrap, the friction keeps the helmet from dipping.

..................you could spike your hair up with a really really strong hairspray!
Head wrap? Like a du-rag? I don't think that would be enough. I was thinking about using a washcloth or something like that, but wasn't sure if someone already made a product to help with this.

lol I keep my hair pretty short. #1 attachment all the way around. My spikes would be more like golf course grass blades. I can appreciate your creative solutions though lol

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I do the hair spikes. But you could try 3M super spray adhesive :)
Seriously though, i had the same prob with Arai and Shoei as well. When I was doing the control /instructor gig for ti2tt AGV gave us helmets.. problem solved,as the eye port is higher. If you gotta have the Arai, get the smallest size you can get into.. the padding will conform and become more comfortable aftre some use.
 

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I do the hair spikes. But you could try 3M super spray adhesive :)
Seriously though, i had the same prob with Arai and Shoei as well. When I was doing the control /instructor gig for ti2tt AGV gave us helmets.. problem solved,as the eye port is higher. If you gotta have the Arai, get the smallest size you can get into.. the padding will conform and become more comfortable aftre some use.
Yeah I find Arai helmet sizes a little odd they always feel a size to big or small!
 

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^Oh,also, when you're breaking the helmet in ( first month of use) pull the chin bar away from your face. So it learns to sit on your head with the eye port in the proper position
 

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I remember from trying them on, Arai and AGV fit me the best (round oval shaped). The AGV is a little less oval and I felt like the Arai fit best at that time. It might also be time to get some new padding on the inside.. it's been a few years lmao. (kinda gross now that I think about it).

I was hoping that I wasn't going to have to buy a brand new helmet and that there would be some type of simple fix; extra padding, thicker padding, etc..

I read somewhere that some people even use paper towels (the blue, shop towels) and add those to the crown of the helmet and it helps them. Seems like a viable option except for when you take the helmet off, you'd have to replace them with new ones and who the hell rides around with a roll of paper towels...
 

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I remember from trying them on, Arai and AGV fit me the best (round oval shaped). The AGV is a little less oval and I felt like the Arai fit best at that time. It might also be time to get some new padding on the inside.. it's been a few years lmao. (kinda gross now that I think about it).

I was hoping that I wasn't going to have to buy a brand new helmet and that there would be some type of simple fix; extra padding, thicker padding, etc..

I read somewhere that some people even use paper towels (the blue, shop towels) and add those to the crown of the helmet and it helps them. Seems like a viable option except for when you take the helmet off, you'd have to replace them with new ones and who the hell rides around with a roll of paper towels...
I have an old bayliss replica AGV helmet, it was a mid size helmet which usually fits me. It was pretty loose even with a dew rage on. I was able to order a small size liner and new visor (scuffs) from my local dealer. Some helmets use different foam for sizes and some use different liners. I think you may be able to order a new liner. Mine as I recall pulled right out and was held on by velcro. I guess you could just add a thin layer of foam you could get at an upolsterer!
 

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I know Arai makes different thickness cheek pads for sure. Before I got the AGV deal, i used the thicker ones. It helped, by making the helmet kind of roll away from your chin, putting the eye port up higher, but eventually they sqush down
 

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This could be more than a helmet issue. Have a buddy help you check your suit for bunching in the neck when you're in a full tuck. If a suit doesn't fit properly it can do that. That will push against your helmet causing it to fall on your brow. Other than that you can increase the thickness of the pad but I would do that by swapping out the entire liner with the next size larger(smaller helmet) pads. For example check the manufacturers shell sizes. Many larges share the same shell as a medium but just use thinner pads. At the track a helmet should have a "race" fit. My track helmet is sized where there is no way I would consider wearing it for rides on the street. The headband or skull cap type headgear I wear is just to help me stay cool and get the damn thing over my ears! Last but not least I got the biggest eye port I could fit(nexx xr1r). Hope this helps!!!
 

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Arai offers a full selection of fit pads...crown and cheeks. In fact, it's amazing how much difference you can make in fit by taking advantage of those! A little time spent trying a few different combinations is an eye opener. Also note that each of Arai's helmet series is based on a different head shape....from "round oval" to "Long oval", and a couple in between. Choosing the right shell shape for your head is THE most important step in helmet fitting!

And Garrett has a great point about leathers fit. I raced before aero humps, but my second set of leathers shifted all over the place as I moved around...it got to be a real distraction after a while, and I replaced them mid-season.
 

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the new aria corsair X has adjustable top of head fit, rezvilla has really good video of the helmets.
 

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I have an Arai Quantum 2. Haven't experienced that issue at all. I'll recommend a solution that costs nothing, is very obvious, and I'm surprised nobody mentioned it....raise your head! :D

No reason to have your head on the tank when you're going through a turn. I've had issues with the helmet dropping down and heard others have this issue, but on straights when you're going 130+, and that's usually from being too big for your head or from not being strapped properly. Never had or heard of issues like that in corners...unless you're Lorenzo and you wear an HJC :p
 
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It funny how every helmet manufacturer has their own completely unique vreson of the shape of a human head
Actually, I think it more of a testament to how many head shapes/sizes/combinations thereof that there actually are.

For me, nothing fits like an Arai.
Shoei is my second choice...a distant second, if there were no Arais.

After that, I could find something to wear, but having worn many helmets over many years, I'd still rather have one of my used Arais than most anything else.

Looking forward to owning an Arai Corsair X. Or two. :)
 

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Go with an AGV helmet .. problem solved.

Just my $0.02
 

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I have an Arai Quantum 2. Haven't experienced that issue at all. I'll recommend a solution that costs nothing, is very obvious, and I'm surprised nobody mentioned it....raise your head! :D

No reason to have your head on the tank when you're going through a turn. I've had issues with the helmet dropping down and heard others have this issue, but on straights when you're going 130+, and that's usually from being too big for your head or from not being strapped properly. Never had or heard of issues like that in corners...unless you're Lorenzo and you wear an HJC :p

I honestly have some of the same issue even with my Nexx. Getting low on the bike coming off the corner helps me stand her up and grab more speed on corner exit. I'm looking just below the brow but it's probably cause I'm a giant and don't fit on the bike anyway!!
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