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post #1 of 14 Old 09-12-2006, 03:52 PM Thread Starter
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Any Scorpion Helmet Owners Out There?

Hey everyone. I'm looking to pick up a new helmet and the Scorpion exo-700 has become one of my choices. So I went and tried it on at this local shop. The XL was the most comfortable size, but it seemed that once it got broke in it may become just a little to lose. So I then tried the L. It was nice and snug, but the cheek pads seemed a little too tight and made the fit of the helmet uncomfortable around my mouth. I guess I'm just wondering if that problem would let up a little once I broke it in because I don't thing I could put up with that for long.

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Yeah, that EX-700 is a great lid for the price. I had the Fury model and liked it a lot. The venting is excellent, but it's pretty noisy due to the great venting. It's light, just a few ounces heavier than my RF-1000. The wicking system works very well. The anti-fog system is the best I've ever tried. The shield system is a little tough to get use to, and I was never able to do it one handed like they advertise.

While I had it, I did have a top vent come loose that caused a rattling noise about 50 MPH. I called Scorpion and had an RMA and a new replacement helmet within one week. Great customer service.

Last thing - I also ordered an XL. After it broke in, I realized I should have gone with the L. At first it felt tight, especially on my face, but broke in nicely and actually got too loose.

Overall I really liked the helmet and would put it on par with the HJC CL-15.

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I have an EX-400. Great helmet. My dome ain't that big. Have a Med. The cheek pads were a little tight when I bought it too, but after it broke in. Perfect. My buddy has the 700. He got that leather (I think) piece that goes on the bottom. It covers that small gap between the bottom of the helmet and his chin. Said it really helps with noise reduction.

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I have an EX-400. Great helmet. My dome ain't that big. Have a Med. The cheek pads were a little tight when I bought it too, but after it broke in. Perfect. My buddy has the 700. He got that leather (I think) piece that goes on the bottom. It covers that small gap between the bottom of the helmet and his chin. Said it really helps with noise reduction.
I've got the EX-400 as well. Not a bad helmet for the price. I got the chin piece as well because the wind blew right up the front of my face all the time, and I almost lost a contact lens twice before I putting the chin piece in. Worth the 12 bucks in my opinion.

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I've got the EX-400 as well. Not a bad helmet for the price. I got the chin piece as well because the wind blew right up the front of my face all the time, and I almost lost a contact lens twice before I putting the chin piece in. Worth the 12 bucks in my opinion.

I have yet to get one. Because I can't ride at the moment. Twice I had debris somehow get into the helmet then my eye (bad juju) when I was on the freeway. I ended up putting tape there cause I couldn't find a scorpion dealer in the area. I have to pick one up soon.

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I have yet to get one. Because I can't ride at the moment. Twice I had debris somehow get into the helmet then my eye (bad juju) when I was on the freeway. I ended up putting tape there cause I couldn't find a scorpion dealer in the area. I have to pick one up soon.
I just ordered it off the website, sent to my store and put it in as soon as it got there.

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Thanks everyone. I guess I'll probably go with the L. I didn't even know there was a chin peice.

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Yeah, that EX-700 is a great lid for the price. I had the Fury model and liked it a lot. The venting is excellent, but it's pretty noisy due to the great venting. It's light, just a few ounces heavier than my RF-1000. The wicking system works very well. The anti-fog system is the best I've ever tried. The shield system is a little tough to get use to, and I was never able to do it one handed like they advertise.

Overall I really liked the helmet and would put it on par with the HJC CL-15.
I could not have said it any better myself. I would rate it above anything in the HJC lineup. The only helmet that was as good as my Scorpion was my old Arai RX7-RR4. I have the Rivet model of the EXO-700, and It works better than expeted for the price point. I also bought the chin spoiler. It is a small piece of vinyl that inserts behind the liner to keep air (or in my case rain) from blowing under the chin. A very good investment.

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Yup, pretty sure that's how all new helmets should fit; quite snug and initially squishes your cheeks a bit! I had an EXO-700 "Crackhead", imagine that. I had some problems with one of the visor knobs popping off, although it was due to dropping it with the visor open. I say "had" one, because I gave it a pretty good crash test at Barber. I smacked the back of my head really hard on the asphalt. The helmet did the job, I think... oh look, a kitty but certainly not useable anymore. I'd say they are an excellent value for the price.

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Hey everyone. I'm looking to pick up a new helmet and the Scorpion exo-700 has become one of my choices. So I went and tried it on at this local shop. The XL was the most comfortable size, but it seemed that once it got broke in it may become just a little to lose. So I then tried the L. It was nice and snug, but the cheek pads seemed a little too tight and made the fit of the helmet uncomfortable around my mouth. I guess I'm just wondering if that problem would let up a little once I broke it in because I don't thing I could put up with that for long.

Aaron

And if anyone knows of a cheap place to pick one of these up that'd be a great help.

I never would have bought one because of the price, than I won one in a drawing and its my favorite helmet EVER!
The lining breaks in less than other brands, and I have chimpmunk cheeks so it pushes on them pretty hard, but I got used to it and it doesnt bother or distract me anymore

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Helmet should push the cheeks some. SOme refer to it as pucker factor. Look at some of the racers. A lot of cheek pucker.

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i have the 400 grey tribel in large,it hugs my cheeks a bit but not in an uncomfortable way,and honstly,i don't hear much wind noise especially compared to that hjc i had.

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i just bought me a EXO-700 Rivet Red yesterday. the color goes great with my red '06 919. Medium fits my noggin nice and snug. also picked up a chin piece, after reading this thread. thanks for the suggestion.

POSITIVES
* the rear spoiler definitely improves stability at high speeds.
* ventilation is great
* light weight. lighter than my HJC CL-14

NEGATIVES
* the ventilation system creates a whistling sound even at regular suburban traffic speeds.
* it's fairly noisy. i can't hear my engine above 40mph or so.

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