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post #1 of 10 Old 01-24-2014, 11:00 AM Thread Starter
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Chubby Cheeks and full face

Looking for a new helmet,I know I need to fit in person but collective knowledge will save chasing around.
Ive got chubby cheeks and HJC and the Bell Revolver are too tight on my cheeks.
Does anyone know of a brand that would be chipmunk friendly?

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post #2 of 10 Old 01-24-2014, 09:03 PM
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Looking for a new helmet,I know I need to fit in person but collective knowledge will save chasing around.
Ive got chubby cheeks and HJC and the Bell Revolver are too tight on my cheeks.
Does anyone know of a brand that would be chipmunk friendly?

thx
There's usually a thickness range of cheekpads available for a helmet.

Revolver Helmet Replacement Cheekpads

HJC cheek pads

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yeah that didnt work either. I might talk to a seamstress to see if she can make the pads thinner.
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yeah that didnt work either. I might talk to a seamstress to see if she can make the pads thinner.

What if you went with a larger shell size and then switched pads?

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This video is kinda lame but it gets the point across.




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What if you went with a larger shell size and then switched pads?
I could do that local dealers dont have much selection right now, But I like the
Arai system.Gotta check those out tomorrow.
thanks guys!
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Interesting. Very smart idea.

That guy should get his charismatic buddy to make his videos.




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post #8 of 10 Old 01-28-2014, 03:45 PM
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Jeepflambe,

My face is heavily muscled, also. LOL What I do with any brand of helmet that has removable cheek pads, is remove the cloth cover from the cheek pads and slice the foam with a serrated knife to about half the normal thickness. Put the cloth pad covers back on and try the fit. Try it with what you own first. Arai can be ordered with different thickness cheek pads.
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It's curious to me that the HJC doesn't work for you. They are the only brand that I can get over my face. My main helmet now is a CL-17 XXXL.
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Have you tried going a size up and checkin out different brands?
I got an arai helmet right now that I feel fits me perfectly... but it really is an trial and error type of process.
Check out arai, their helmets are always kinda accomodating.
http://www.motorcyclehouse.com/arai-helmets.htm
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