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 Post subject: Helmet advice
PostPosted: Mon Dec 31, 2012 6:08 pm 
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Just received my 661 full face lid and its the first full face i've worn in a very very long time, my question is how snug and comfortable should it really be, is a completely perfect fit just out of the question ?

Its very comfortable over my noggin and around the back but the bits down the side to the chin guard are quite tight against my jawline, is this just because its brand new with fat padding and will it wear in ? if i pull the sides out a slight bit the tension goes and its perfect but is it asking too much for 100% all over comfort ? its very comfortable everywhere else...

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 Post subject: Helmet advice
PostPosted: Mon Dec 31, 2012 6:47 pm 
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Ive got a 661 full face aswell and the pads do wear in a bit after a couple of uses. mine was tight at first but has lossened a bit but not too much that i can move it. like any full face they are supposed to be a snug fit, if you come off the last thing you want is it moving.


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 Post subject: Re: helmet advice
PostPosted: Mon Dec 31, 2012 7:05 pm 
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Is that coz you watched this vid ?

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IMO full faces are supposed to be pretty tight, my 661 trial is L but my full face is M,I had a L but it was just too lose.

My THE full face has removable inners and I bought a few diff size ones (only £5) each to make sure I had one that fitted just right and sold the others.

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 Post subject: Re: helmet advice
PostPosted: Tue Jan 01, 2013 10:02 am 
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Andy, a full face has been on my shopping list for about a year now but with limited funds i've only just been able to buy one, which is good as i want to start stepping up my riding a little and hitting some bigger things more aggressively and riding my HT perhaps where it shouldn't be ridden LOL

Haven't even looked to see if the liner can be changed, will take a look when i get 5 mins

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 Post subject: Re: helmet advice
PostPosted: Tue Jan 01, 2013 11:18 am 
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I think its just THE helmets where you can actually change the size by changing inners. I found that whether or not you have googles makes a difference as to how it feels and in warmer places as to how hot it feels.


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 Post subject: Re: helmet advice
PostPosted: Tue Jan 01, 2013 12:18 pm 
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Should feel firm against your face but will soften a bit after a short while. to be honest once your riding you forget about it and after a few outings wearing a full face becomes second nature. googles are the same, feel odd at first but soon get used to them and a must have in my opinion especially in the wet...

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 Post subject: Re: helmet advice
PostPosted: Tue Jan 01, 2013 1:06 pm 
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..and to add..get decent googles, I had some cheaper ones that fogged up and got annoying, Oakleys are a good bet and get some of that anti-fogging spray too :)


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 Post subject: Re: helmet advice
PostPosted: Tue Jan 01, 2013 1:10 pm 
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Location: Wickford
Mine fog up a little bit, where could i purchase some anti fogging spray? ive searched but they vary in prices and i dont know which is better

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 Post subject: Re: helmet advice
PostPosted: Tue Jan 01, 2013 1:20 pm 
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I got the Muc Off one, seems to work well.. I see someone selling on Ebay for £5, but generally its about 8 squid.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/MUC-OFF-ANTI- ... 2a2797d568

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 Post subject: Re: helmet advice
PostPosted: Tue Jan 01, 2013 1:29 pm 
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Location: Wickford
Cheers, buying it now

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 Post subject: Re: helmet advice
PostPosted: Tue Jan 01, 2013 2:48 pm 
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I use that mud-off stuff and it works pretty well, but you may need to spray it on each ride to keep working well.

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 Post subject: Re: helmet advice
PostPosted: Tue Jan 01, 2013 5:23 pm 
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You need to be careful with the anti fogging stuff, because most of them are not designed to work on plastic goggles and can melt the surface.


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 Post subject: Re: helmet advice
PostPosted: Tue Jan 01, 2013 5:34 pm 
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You can buy anti fog lenses for oakley goggles they have holes at top of lens i had them when was racing moto x ,

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 Post subject: Re: helmet advice
PostPosted: Wed Jan 02, 2013 9:15 am 
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I made a cup of tea wearing the full face lid ( you can't be too careful?) just to get a feel for it and by the time I'd finished my jaw ached so I'll be changing it for a large and see how that goes, got a nasty feeling I'll be one of those in between sizes so will have to shop around a lot!

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 Post subject: Re: helmet advice
PostPosted: Wed Jan 02, 2013 9:35 am 
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With the better lids you get various pads to customize

my urge has adjustable cheek pads as well as the rest

liners for 661 lids are under a score but its best to ride it a few times to bed it in.
once you've pulled it on and off a few times it gives

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