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I am new to motorcycles so i had to get a new helmet. I'm stationed in Okinawa, Japan, so I don't have the luxury of just going to a bike shop and trying things on. I followed a video on sizing my head and bought an Icon Airmada helmet size medium. When it finally got here I immediately put it on. It is very snug and the cheek pads push on my cheeks very much. It's to the point where if I bite down too fast I will literally bite the inside of my cheeks. When I take the helmet it off I feel like I am squishing my head. Is the helmet too small or is my head just the wrong size for it?
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Re: helmet very tight

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I am new to motorcycles so i had to get a new helmet. I'm stationed in Okinawa, Japan, so I don't have the luxury of just going to a bike shop and trying things on. I followed a video on sizing my head and bought an Icon Airmada helmet size medium. When it finally got here I immediately put it on. It is very snug and the cheek pads push on my cheeks very much. It's to the point where if I bite down too fast I will literally bite the inside of my cheeks. When I take the helmet it off I feel like I am squishing my head. Is the helmet too small or is my head just the wrong size for it?

Sounds pretty close to me.
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Re: helmet very tight

I only wear Icons now. My helmets, when new, make my jaw sore from the pads pushing into my cheeks. But after a couple months it fits perfect. Don't worry about it. Worst case scenario, you can just order a set of smaller cheek pads. But I think your sizing is correct
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Re: helmet very tight

Like said, from the sounds of it.. It fits just about how it should.

The cheek pads will break in, and it will fit just a little bit more loose.

As for biting down to fast and biting your cheek.. I dont really ride with my jaw open, so I have never had to worry about it.

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I am new to motorcycles so i had to get a new helmet. I'm stationed in Okinawa, Japan, so I don't have the luxury of just going to a bike shop and trying things on. I followed a video on sizing my head and bought an Icon Airmada helmet size medium. When it finally got here I immediately put it on. It is very snug and the cheek pads push on my cheeks very much. It's to the point where if I bite down too fast I will literally bite the inside of my cheeks. When I take the helmet it off I feel like I am squishing my head. Is the helmet too small or is my head just the wrong size for it?
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Re: helmet very tight

some helmets runs smaller than others. I had an XL HJC that was too big for my head and then switched to a scorpion that was a 3x that ended up being snug. some helmets the sizing is different so its always good to fit them on before you buy. thats why i fit them on in the store but buy them on line
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Re: helmet very tight

Is Stec's gone? I went there for a ton of my motorcycle stuff when I was in Okinawa. Last I knew they are on highway 58.
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Re: helmet very tight

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some helmets runs smaller than others. I had an XL HJC that was too big for my head and then switched to a scorpion that was a 3x that ended up being snug. some helmets the sizing is different so its always good to fit them on before you buy. thats why i fit them on in the store but buy them on line
I got lucky there. Helmet Center is like 3 miles from me and they're as cheap as anybody online. I take a 5 minute drive for one-stop helmet shopping
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Re: helmet very tight

My shark helmet was the same with the cheek pads but has broken in nicely now. Give it time.
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lol, the OP joined, posted, and was last seen all on the same day... guess he wasn't too concerned about our answers
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