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12-16-2013 10:34 PM
glock45fan On my third scorpion, loved all of em. KBc was awful, HJC only slightly better.
12-16-2013 12:34 AM
Downs I had a 700 that fit perfect but a 500 that was a bit snug in that same size and a 900 that was down right uncomfortable.
12-09-2013 12:19 PM
nvr2old
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Originally Posted by Downs View Post
I had an EXO900. Make sure you order or buy one size larger than you would wear in any other Scorpion.
I keep hearing this, but haven't found it true for me. I've had 2-400 models, 2-700 and now a 900. All in Large and fit the same on my head. The HJC was the same. LG. in both the CL14 and a modular.
12-09-2013 01:44 AM
Downs I had an EXO900. Make sure you order or buy one size larger than you would wear in any other Scorpion.
12-08-2013 05:09 PM
VladStrom
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Originally Posted by V-Tom View Post
Dirt Dad's wife had a crash where she ended up face planting and (iirc) slid down the road face down. Her EXO900 did a great job protecting her.
Good for her, I'm glad it helped. Mine broke both hinges by falling from a height of three feet with no head in it. The helmet went one way, the visor and chin bar the other.

Modular helmets are more prone do disintegrating by design (a structural integrity equivalent of a full face would be too heavy and too big to be practical). Again, that's the compromise I'm willing to accept for the practicality and versatility, but it's a compromise nonetheless.
12-08-2013 04:32 PM
V-Tom
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Originally Posted by VladStrom View Post
Just one more note on EXO900:

Do not expect the chin bar - visor combination to stay on and protect your face after any impact. Mine broke the plastic hinges and flew right off after a waist-height drop.

In all fairness, this would probably happen to more or less any modular helmet. From safety perspective they should be considered nothing more than 3/4 helmets with better wind protection. They are a compromise, but the one I'm willing to accept.
Dirt Dad's wife had a crash where she ended up face planting and (iirc) slid down the road face down. Her EXO900 did a great job protecting her.


..Tom
12-08-2013 11:13 AM
VladStrom
Chin bar is not a chin protector

Just one more note on EXO900:

Do not expect the chin bar - visor combination to stay on and protect your face after any impact. Mine broke the plastic hinges and flew right off after a waist-height drop.

In all fairness, this would probably happen to more or less any modular helmet. From safety perspective they should be considered nothing more than 3/4 helmets with better wind protection. They are a compromise, but the one I'm willing to accept.
12-08-2013 08:01 AM
sycamoredave
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Originally Posted by V-Tom View Post
I am sure all you say about Shoei is true but my head doesn't fit them very well. Being born in Germany I have a square head which is why I think my head fits the box better. I have a Shoei that I bought a few years ago. It just didn't work for my head. Perhaps I should take another look at the Shoei in the future but when I last bought a helmet (September this year) my head didn't fit any Shoei's that I tried on.

As far as the sizing goes I haven't found Scorpion to be small for the size. My head fits an XL helmet on HJC and Scorpion. The Shoei XL doesn't fit my properly.

..Tom
Tom: I have a riding buddy that has the same issue. He struggled to find a helmet that would fit. After some research he ended up with an Arai, primarily because they manufacture helmets for different shaped heads. You might want to check them out.

Dave
12-07-2013 11:17 PM
T3/T4 Hybrid After owning 3 different HJCs, GMAX, Scorpion, Bilt, and Shoei. I really like Shoei the best when it comes to quality. The clarity in the visor and its related mechanics are second to none. Right now I'm in the market for a new modular helmet. I hope to find a good deal on a Neotec before spring time comes.
12-07-2013 06:15 PM
Big B
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Originally Posted by V-Tom View Post
I am sure all you say about Shoei is true but my head doesn't fit them very well. Being born in Germany I have a square head which is why I think my head fits the box better. I have a Shoei that I bought a few years ago. It just didn't work for my head. Perhaps I should take another look at the Shoei in the future but when I last bought a helmet (September this year) my head didn't fit any Shoei's that I tried on.

As far as the sizing goes I haven't found Scorpion to be small for the size. My head fits an XL helmet on HJC and Scorpion. The Shoei XL doesn't fit my properly.

..Tom
The shape of the head and the size of your cheeks means everything when it comes to a helmet fitting properly.
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