The amount of padding makes a big difference. I go to a dealer that has stock and try them on till I get a good fit. Armed with a model and size, you can order from the internet. Or, using the internet price, negotiate price with the dealer.
Oh Please!!!! that's just rude.....To shop locally then buy on the inter-web!!!!! might as well just walk ito your local dealer and kick him in the groin while your at it
Don't be such a cheap skate......go to your local dealer and try them on then buy it from the local shop that so courteously helped you find your size. Support your local biz ...they are your neighbors after all.... fer gosh sakes!!!!!!!!!
PS, not all heads are alike....and different manufacturers favor a certain shaped head over an other ( there are just to many variables). Scorpion favors oval/ thinner skull shapes....but you would have known that if you went to an authorized dealer.
Of course, I'm lucky in that my Kawasaki dealer (Macomb Powersport) has a huge accessory shop and maintains a vast selection of clothing and helmets etc etc etc.
And 'Scotty'....Sorry for climbing on my" high horse" BUT, you really stepped on one of my all time pet peeves. How much cash are you really saving with such despicable shopping practices????
Folks gotta make a living and the folks down the street at your local dealer are your neighbors. if they go down...they lose there homes...their children don't eat, everyone loses. We're all in this together. The web shops generally don't give a rats ass about you; Many are nothing more than a few hacks sitting behind a computer being nothing more than warehouse without "warehouses". (drop shipping everything with no real investment), undercutting your neighbor...and for what??? so you can save 25 bucks on a helmet purchase.
.But when you build a relationship with your neighborhood shop...that usually will pay-off in spades somewhere down the line.
But i guess that's the american way....never looking beyond your own nose, F**K everyone else...ME ME ME ME ME!!!!
(kinda like the 'cager' mentality when it comes to sharing the road with all off us).
And for the record...I do shop and buy on the web.....when what i am looking for is UNAVAILABLE LOCALLY....but only then!
Sorry for politicizing the thread guys.
ok, I'll shut up now.