Arai RX-Q / Corsair V / Signet-Q Cheek Pads
Exactly what I needed to make the helmet fit snug.
April 15, 2013
My original pads from my XXL Corsair V have compacted enough after a year that my helmet was sliding down, obstructing my upper vision in a sport position.
Got these pads in a thicker size to replace, along with a smaller/thicker comfort liner. So far so good, feels like a brand new helmet.
April 5, 2013
I purchased a Arai Signet helmet which fit great on my head...but I have a very thin face and the cheek pads didn't fit tight, so I ordered the next thicker pad and was perfect. Not to loose, not to tight!
April 1, 2013
These replacement Arai cheek pads were just what I needed to make my new Corsair V fit perfectly. The pads fit in the helmet just like the originals and they are easy to change. Just do one at a time so you can refer to the other side if you get confused. Revzilla had a great price on the pads and they shipped quickly. My only complaint is that Arai charge so much for the pads. Scorpion only charge about $12. I sold the originals on Ebay so I recouped about half the price. I have full (chubby) cheeks so I took out the 25mm pads and went with 15mm pads. Worth doing to make your helmet fit.
January 14, 2013
I consider cheek pads a critical requirement for one's comfort when wearing a helmet. The correct size cheek pads can make the difference between a comfortable fit and an uncomfortable fit. One of the benefits of these particular cheek pads is the removable 5mm layer of foam.
If your cheek pads are too thick then consider removing the 5mm layer of foam before purchasing a different size to see if that resolves the issue.
If your cheek pads are too thin then consider purchasing 5mm larger than you think you need. In my instance this tactic worked out perfectly because that size ended up being the correct fit. If, however, those extra 5mm do indeed make the cheek pads too thick then you can remove the layer.
Be advised that installing these cheek pads does take some finagling to get them properly aligned. This is an area where SHOEI surpasses Arai in terms of ease of installation since their cheek pads traditionally snap in to place.
It is unfortunate that helmet manufacturers generally don't offer their customers a choice of cheek pad sizes when purchasing a new helmet. The additional expenditure is an unwelcome one, but, as previously stated, a critical one for one's comfort.
December 15, 2012
My face is a little narrower near my jaw line so I needed to fill in the space. The larger cheek pads fill in the space nicely. The fit now is more of a tight race fit, and should break in nicely. I didn't give it a perfect bang for the buck because, if you spend this much for a helmet your paying for the shell technology not for foam padding. The guys from Revzilla are great especially for shipping.
October 19, 2012
great fit and finnish
i give it high marks for quality. the new pads fit like they are supposed to and give a custom fit for your helmet.
October 1, 2012
Makes a big difference
My Arai came with the standard 25mm check pads and were just a little tight. Ordered the 20mm, and they are perfect. I had my doubts that 5mm difference would work, but my helmet now fits like a...well a helmet.
June 4, 2012