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Here is another vote for HJC; my last 3/4 helmet was an HJC. You get a lot of quality for the price, IMHO.

(Disclaimer: I've stopped wearing HJC because I found that Shoei simply fits me better.)

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As far as a budget helmet is concerned, the HJC is a great buy. Saved mine and my daughter's head.

If money is no object, I will echo the recommendation for the Shoei. It is hands down the most comfortable helmet I have ever worn.

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I recently purchased a Schuberth C3 and am very happy with it. It's a modular, but I'm sure Schuberth has a 3/4 in their lineup.

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Head shape plays as big a role in helmet comfort as the size, if not more. My head feels squashed in a XXXL Shoei or Arai, but an XL HJC is perfect.
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As far as a budget helmet is concerned, the HJC is a great buy. Saved mine and my daughter's head.

If money is no object, I will echo the recommendation for the Shoei. It is hands down the most comfortable helmet I have ever worn.
Another entry in the "money is no object" category is Arai. I have a particularly long oval head shape and their Signet-X is the only helmet on the market that fits me properly. Stupid expensive, but a well-built, quality helmet with great ventilation. In your budget, TDJ, the HJC is a great option. I have had several, all full face and 1 modular, and other than the shape, they have been very good.



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Iím really just looking for suggestions on a good brand/model.
I'll second: look into Scorpion helmets: http://scorpionusa.com/product-categ...ets/open-half/


I haven't tried Scorpion 3/4 helmets though. I have a Scorpion full-face helmet. It looks nice, has decent ventilation, and is around $240 for a full face with internal drop-down sun visor and a few other features. Additionally, their warranty service was stellar (link: https://www.volusiariders.com/68-ven...xperience.html)

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Thanks for the suggestions. I realize now all my other helmets were Scorpions. I really just need one that offers me good protection and is comfortable to wear. I’ll be checking out all of the ones mentioned. This Bilt one seemed ok at first but after 200 miles it’s bothering my left ear. Thanks again.

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I have a Bell Rogue that isn't too bad as a open face helmet. It's comfortable and has a face guard that attaches by magnets. I personally prefer full face but I do occasionally like an open one if I have to ride on very hot days.
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If your previous helmets were Scorpions, you may just want to stick with them. Every time I've tried one on they are extremely irritating to me. They seem to have a very round shell that doesn't fit my head. I haven't found another brand that irritates me that much, so I'd guess that you just have that shape head and probably won't be fully comfortable in anything else. I'd definitely recommend you try the helmet on before buying it if you go with another brand.

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Doc's in Watertown is pretty good, big selection, and not Harley snobs I got my daughter a matching HJC with cut-out for Bluetooth headset (someday I will buy them)...

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