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05-15-2014 12:11 PM
bmwlarry I added my helmet that I am selling to the Wanted section, today.
Thanks
05-14-2014 06:20 PM
G-Dub
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Originally Posted by Rockies Rider View Post
I have a Suomy Apex that was just too tight on the cheeks. I took the pads out and cut the foam down with a razor blade. Popped them back in and worked like a charm. A friend has a Shoei, he took his pads out and found that they had accordion layered foam that you could take out just for that reason.

RR
I received the helmet (large size), but could barely squeeze it on my head. Most helmets I've tried I wear a large. According to the Scorpion sizing chart, I should wear between a med and large. So it seems best on this one to order a size up.
05-14-2014 04:34 PM
Rockies Rider
Cut them down

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Originally Posted by G-Dub View Post
I have ordered the EXO-1100. Didn't know you could change sizes by getting different pads - good information, thanks.
I have a Suomy Apex that was just too tight on the cheeks. I took the pads out and cut the foam down with a razor blade. Popped them back in and worked like a charm. A friend has a Shoei, he took his pads out and found that they had accordion layered foam that you could take out just for that reason.

RR
05-14-2014 07:43 AM
BODIE37 I find the neotech a bit noisey but I love the way I can slide my glasses through when it is open .
05-13-2014 11:25 PM
Matthew6279 So I purchased a bilt evolution modular helmet. I must say I am quite surprised. I got one for my wife also. The fit is more of a slightly narrow to narrow fit which I have been looking for. Helmet is very quiet behind the airflow windscreen. Very comfortable. No abnormal shakes yet. The internal visor comes down a little father than other helmets I tried on and I like it. Venting is not great and with the reduced airflow behind the windscreen it does get hot. But adjusting the screen may help that. Got the helmet on sale for $120. I have about 150 miles in it so far and I am impressed. Helmet seems as light as my shark full face and feels lighter than my wife's hjc cl.
05-07-2014 05:01 PM
Mimo256 My girlfriend and I are big fans of the RPHA Max, we both own on, size Large.

She also tried out some of the nolan helmets but found them much larger and heavier than the RPHA.

The only complaint I have with the RPHA is that it fits so snug that even with the the bottom vent open it can be a little restrictive when it comes to air flow for breathing. Though this is closely linked to face shape and is easily remedied by cracking the visor, which I didnt even mind when commuting in well below freezing temps this past winter.
05-07-2014 12:34 PM
PTRider Helmet makers decide whether to send their helmets to Snell for testing...and to pay the Snell Memorial Foundation the testing fee and additional fee for every Snell certified helmet sold. Two modular helmets do currently have the M2010 cert...LS2 model FF394 in L, XL, XXL sizes (said to be available soon), and Zeus model 3000, size S.

The British SHARP helmet testing program shows by how much each tested helmet exceeds the European minimum standards. They also show how often in the testing the faceguard on the "system" helmets fails to stay in place. Some of the models sold there are not sold here, and some are the same with a different name, so comparisons can be a challenge. For example, the HJC SY-Max3 face guard came open in 60% of their tests.
SHARP Helmets

Arai goes their own way with sizing. I wear a long-oval XL helmet from any other maker and a Medium from Arai. My hat size is 7-5/8.
05-07-2014 02:45 AM
IArider
Get the best you can afford.

I have a Scorpion EXO-700 (XL) that I've worn many years (about 7). It's a good helmet for the price and I like the fact you can remove and wash the liner. But over the years it's become loose so I had to shop for a new helmet. I decided to spend the money on an Arai Signet Q (L) because I figured my head is worth it and I'll have it for many years. It was the best fitting and most comfortable helmet I tried. The Arai fits so well I went from an XL to an L in size. Construction is top notch. The ventilation really works on it too.

Some other things to consider are polycarbonate vs fiberglass construction. The poly helmets have more bounce whereas fiberglass absorbs impact better. Full face vs modular. I have yet to see a modular helmet that is snell approved. Full face helmets have better structural integrity whereas modulars can break at the hinge points.

That's my .02 cents.
05-07-2014 12:40 AM
G-Dub I have ordered the EXO-1100. Didn't know you could change sizes by getting different pads - good information, thanks.
05-06-2014 01:40 PM
Bazooka Joe
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Originally Posted by G-Dub View Post
Going to get a helmet with the internal sun visor and really like the Shoei GT Air but a little out of my budget. So I'm looking at the highly rated Scorpion EXO-1100 at around $300. Anybody here have experience with that one?
I bought an EXO-1100 in the street demon color last summer. Great looking and you might be able to still find them in the $200ish range.

The good:
It's fairly quiet unless you open the top vents.
The internal sunshade rocks. Works just it should. The stock shade is medium tint but you could order different colors if desired.
It has a good range of shield stop positions, but not as many as what would be perfect.
The shield does have a nice "crack it open a little bit".
The fog free works very good so far.
Fairly light feeling.

Neutrals:
The pump feature is probably not needed. Be sure to practice before you put on the helmet and pump it up or you might be wearing the helmet until somebody helps release the pressure.
The vents are sort of hard to learn and operate.

Negatives: It runs slightly small for size and is aimed at narrow faces. But, if you buy one and don't quite like it, you have possible remedy. Read below for solutions. I was ready to sell mine until I found out how to change the sizing.

Modify it to fit better...
If you do not like the size exactly, you have some options to try. You can swap either the liner or cheek pads from different sizes within your shell family. There are two different shell sizes- medium and large. The medium shell uses the XS, S, and M liner & cheek pad sizes. Large shell fits L, XL, and XXL liner & cheek pads. Mix and match liners and/or cheek pads to suit your tastes. Or, do like I did, which was to convert my XL to an XXL. You can find these parts on Ebay for reasonable price, for example an XXL liner & cheek set was $35.
This chart shows the information. Scorpion Cheek Pads For EXO-1100 Helmets :: MotorcycleGear.com

Hope this helps with your decision.
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