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What's the best place in Pattaya to buy a crash helmet. I tried Tesco but non of the helmets would fit me. I dont want a full face helmet.

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Lazada, Real for 2,000 should be ok but sizing could be risky.

 

Someone recommended Helmet Pro on Sukhumvit next to Kawasaki garage

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There's a good shop on South Pattaya road at the Khor Pai intersection (see map below). 

Wide range of helmets, from cheapie scooter helmets to full sized modulars.

Might be a pain to get there now with the roadworks, depending on where you are coming from/going to.

https://www.google.co.th/maps/@12.9213193,100.8872957,3a,75y,200.89h,90.49t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1smnMlsDfsCA01Aiczi1nBFw!2e0!7i16384!8i8192?hl=en

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20 minutes ago, Kerryd said:

There's a good shop on South Pattaya road at the Khor Pai intersection (see map below). 

Wide range of helmets, from cheapie scooter helmets to full sized modulars.

Might be a pain to get there now with the roadworks, depending on where you are coming from/going to.

https://www.google.co.th/maps/@12.9213193,100.8872957,3a,75y,200.89h,90.49t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1smnMlsDfsCA01Aiczi1nBFw!2e0!7i16384!8i8192?hl=en

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Thanks, I'll try that later.

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I'd say find the SHARK helmet dealer in Pattaya and see what they have. Might be on FarceBook but I don't do that so...

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if you can't find your size you can look on Lazada, Shopee etc.

those ones look nice and very basic, however they have XL size which is normal foreigner size as far as i know

 

https://shopee.co.th/หมวกกันน็อค-วินเทจ-รุ่น-ID-CR400-(-แบบ-Sport-vintage-model-)-i.23504768.2436396239

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...I thought I am the only one who is struggling to find open helmet that fits my head (not small; not sure if odd shaped or not...), but seems not!

 

Seven years ago I bought open helmet that had label 'Big Boy' from Tesco or BigC for few hundred baht. it fit perfectly and was large enough - however wore out and seems can not find similar anywhere.

 

Later bought a bike that came with used 'Police style' helmet, but even that is now getting old.

It is actually quite comfortable.

 

Anybody seen either of above mentioned ones lately somewhere?

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6 hours ago, kekalot said:

if you can't find your size you can look on Lazada, Shopee etc.

those ones look nice and very basic, however they have XL size which is normal foreigner size as far as i know

 

https://shopee.co.th/หมวกกันน็อค-วินเทจ-รุ่น-ID-CR400-(-แบบ-Sport-vintage-model-)-i.23504768.2436396239

Good. Nothing looks stupider than a small helmet perched up on a fat farang head.

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23 hours ago, roger101 said:

Thanks, I'll try that later.

I went there yesterday. Didn't have quite what I wanted but near enough. Since having my last helmet stolen I have been using my cycling helmet but I needed something that was better in the rain.

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9 minutes ago, roger101 said:

I went there yesterday. Didn't have quite what I wanted but near enough. Since having my last helmet stolen I have been using my cycling helmet but I needed something that was better in the rain.


Yeah, they have a lot of helmets, largest selection I've seen so far, but when I was looking for modular helmet the selection was pretty limited.

They also have a large stock of replacement visors (and can change them on the spot), at least for the "cheapie" helmet types.

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If you want guaranteed original and high quality helmet go to any official motorbike dealership. They usually have accessories section in their show room. 

 

I'm riding Kawasaki so I'm usually buying at Kawasaki. You can get helmets, trousers, jackets, gloves etc etc. Even in big sizes. However they are expensive. Helmets go for 5000 - 15000, trousers 5000 - 8000, jackets 5000 - 20000. But it's better then 150 - 350 helmets from Tesco or Lazada.

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33 minutes ago, AndyAndyAndy said:

If you want guaranteed original and high quality helmet go to any official motorbike dealership. They usually have accessories section in their show room. 

 

I'm riding Kawasaki so I'm usually buying at Kawasaki. You can get helmets, trousers, jackets, gloves etc etc. Even in big sizes. However they are expensive. Helmets go for 5000 - 15000, trousers 5000 - 8000, jackets 5000 - 20000. But it's better then 150 - 350 helmets from Tesco or Lazada.


I've bought expensive "DOT" helmets from the USA via Amazon. They collect dust on the shelf next to similar helmets I've bought here. I've had the liners out of both and there is little difference between them (other than the price). 
(Talking full face, modular and half helmets, not "skid lids" or "Tesco/Big C" junk.)

In fact, if you check you will probably find they are probably all made in China. I just looked at a "DOT" helmet I bought off Amazon last year. Manufactured in China.

"Safety Rating - DOT Certified"
673828212_616QnzgOL._AC_SY355_.jpg.9fbb5166379acc5fa65cfdb79fba2299.jpg Manufactured by Zhongshan Hongxu Helmet Manufacturing Company Ltd. (in Zhongshan, China)

Amazon.com - $60 US (plus shipping to Thailand).
AliExpress - $30.00 US (free shipping)

Exact same helmet. 
 

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56 minutes ago, Kerryd said:


I've bought expensive "DOT" helmets from the USA via Amazon. They collect dust on the shelf next to similar helmets I've bought here. I've had the liners out of both and there is little difference between them (other than the price). 
(Talking full face, modular and half helmets, not "skid lids" or "Tesco/Big C" junk.)

In fact, if you check you will probably find they are probably all made in China. I just looked at a "DOT" helmet I bought off Amazon last year. Manufactured in China.

"Safety Rating - DOT Certified"
673828212_616QnzgOL._AC_SY355_.jpg.9fbb5166379acc5fa65cfdb79fba2299.jpg Manufactured by Zhongshan Hongxu Helmet Manufacturing Company Ltd. (in Zhongshan, China)

Amazon.com - $60 US (plus shipping to Thailand).
AliExpress - $30.00 US (free shipping)

Exact same helmet. 
 

Yeah because they are fakes and exact replicas.

 

You can go on Lazada and you will find running shoes Adidas Ultraboost starting at 600 baht (don't believe me? try it). But if you go to adidas.co.th (try it) or any sports shop in Thailand they are at 6500 Baht. If you put them next to each other they will look exactly the same. But they are not.

 

Same with helmets. They just look the same. But helmet from eg. Kawasaki dealership for 10 000 Baht is not the same as helmet from Lazada for 350 Baht. They might look the same. Have same stickers. Be exactly the same. But they are not.

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I’m not sure why anyone would chance it with a cheap helmet... 

 

Op: not wishing to be sanctimonious, but do yourself a favour and invest in a decent helmet. 

Gloves too, and trainers at a minimum (never flip flops). 

 

This should be the bare minimum to potter down to 7-11 to pick up the Changs.... 

 

Buying online is fraught potential issues from fakes, to quality, to poor fit - Asking for a decent helmet shop is exactly the right thing to do.

 

Also - knowing the ’shape’ of your head helps (Round, Oval etc) as different manufacturers make helmets to suit slightly different shapes. 

 

 

Theres.... 

 

Helmet Pro

https://www.facebook.com/helmetproshop/

 

MaiThai-Motorbikes

https://www.facebook.com/maithaimotorbikes/

 

This thread is old, but may also offer some information: 

https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/416996-largest-selection-of-helmets-in-pattaya/

 

 

 

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Tesco on Nua was where I last got one.... have you got an especially large head....? You could shave it and paint it pink with a hello kitty sticker. 

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