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    Hunyak1
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    Looking for a good modular

    I just returned a Nolan 103. Ordered one size larger that the sizing chart (XXL) and it was so small I could not get it on. I was wondering if anyone else has encountered that problem with the Nolan? I have also considered a Schubert, but do not know the best place to look for a fair deal. I have a full face and like it, but wear glasses and think the modular would be more comfortable. Thank you for your help. I love my
    R 1200GS. Am going from Virginia to Mexico and south this fall and want something really comfortable.

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    hello and welcome to the forum.

    I suppose there are as many opinions here as registered users but here is mine. My wife owns a Nolan modular an likes it a lot. Personally I wear a full face Shoei. I did invest in two Schuberth helmets a few years back. Frankly I hated it. For me it was heavy, bulky and the working parts did not function well. I was told they were easy to install communications headsets by the seller...and when they came it was nearly impossible to install them. Finally made modifications and got it done but it really butchered the helmets. Finally sold them both for next to nothing on IBMWR.

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    Scorpion

    You might try looking at the Scorpion EXO-900.

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    Nolan Fit

    I wear an XL in Arai HJC and Nolan. Maybe it was marked wrong.
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    I have a 7 7/8 head, (22 3/4") Most XXL helmets are tight but break in nicely. Some I can't get my head in. I did try on a Scorpion 900 and it was good. Still got a couple years to go on my Caberg modular though. The internal sunshield is a HUGE plus IMO.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hunyak1 View Post
    I just returned a Nolan 103. Ordered one size larger that the sizing chart (XXL) and it was so small I could not get it on.
    Sounds like it may have been marked with the wrong size if you wear an XXL in other brands. I have a Nolan 103, replacing a 102. Both are the most comfortable helmets I ever wore, and they are XS!

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    I have an HJC SyMax with the internal sun shade. The flip front and visor both work well, comfortable and same size as the other helmets I have worn. The clips that keep the chin bar closed are metal. Now I have not crash tested it, so I do not know if metal is better than plastic, but it seems like a good idea to me. The only concern is the chin bar is not padded, but that is common in many flip fronts as the mechanism must go somewhere.

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    I have a link to a place in Germany for the Schuberth C3. I was really considering getting one. It will probably be over $500, depends on the current exchange rate when you buy it. I guess I chickened out on it, because it is SO much money and then what if the size is wrong? Then pay MORE to send it back to exchange and well, like I said, I chickened out on doing it. Also more hassle to get a replacement shield later on.
    Here is the link for the place in Germany, oh and BTW the UK prices are all higher, I'd go with a German source:
    http://www.bikersdiscount.de/index.php

    Here is a currency exchange place I found to calculate the cost in USD:
    http://www.oanda.com/currency/converter/

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    Hunyak;

    Welcome to the forums. Keep in mind that it is not only the size, but also the
    shape that determines whether a helmet fits right. Check www.webbikeworld.com
    they have a section on helmet shapes, along with plenty of helmet reviews.
    As mentioned at webbikeworld, one way to be able to wear glasses with a
    full face helmet is to have a pair of glasses just for bike riding and either cut
    back the part of the glasses that go behind the ears, or bend them up so they
    are more straight. With a properly fitting helmet, there will be enough friction
    to keep them in place.

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    I have a similiar sized noggin and find that the Shoei Multi-tec fits and feels perfect for me; no pressure points. I have tried on variouis HJC and Nolan helmets and it seems that they are sized differently than the Shoei or more likely their interior shape is different which makes tham seem tight. Its been awhile but I seem to remember that one of them (I can't remember which) put a lot of pressure on my forehead and the other put a lot of pressure on the side on my head above the ears. My next helmet will be another Multi-tec...I just wish Shoei would add the intergral visor.

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    What, me worry? GILLY's Avatar
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    In my opinion, the Shoei and Schuberth fit similar shaped heads. OR at least they both fit ME well. IIRC the BMW (Schuberth) did have a bit of a breaking-in period, the Shoei felt like I was BORN with it on! Immediate comfort.
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    I bought the HJC IS-MAX from the helmet shop in Daytona FL. They carry a wide variety HJC, Shoei, Arai, Nolan, etc, and the HJC with the built in retactable sun visor fit my head and needs the best. Most helmets look good but fit / function should be your highest priorities. Ride Safe

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    Quote Originally Posted by hunyak1 View Post
    I wear glasses and think the modular would be more comfortable.
    Well at least more practical.

    So many helmets lack one so useful feature; an integral sun visor. Its the one thing I really missed having in all my other helmets.

    My new Schuberth C2 offers great ventilation, the convenience of a flip-up and that sun visor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gilly View Post
    I have a link to a place in Germany for the Schuberth C3. It will probably be over $500, depends on the current exchange rate when you buy it.
    If they will ship it, you take whatever price is listed and divide by 1.19. Thats the 19% in value added tax you will not be paying, provided it gets shipped out of the EU.

    That €500 C3 would run you €420 plus shipping x the exchange rate.

    I picked up a C2 last summer. Great helmet for the price.

    They're in Krefeld which is nearby when I'm overseas. I'll have to stop in.

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