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post #1 of 33 (permalink) Old 10-25-2009, 04:27 PM Thread Starter
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Got a new lid

My old helmet was getting a little worn, 4 years old now. Time for a new one.



I like the design, the old helmet was boring monochrome. Woot woot!

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post #2 of 33 (permalink) Old 10-25-2009, 09:31 PM
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Scorpion, right? I got a plain silver scorpion EXO 400 FFH. Cost me just $99 a few years back. Yours looks awesome. Well made helmets, I might add.

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post #4 of 33 (permalink) Old 10-26-2009, 09:51 AM
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I gather Scorpion is one of several vendors that are now making some neat helmets.

What sold you on this one, versus its competitors, pray tell....???

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Dig the graphics! When I first started out, I went with HJC. Then I tried on a Scorpion. I'll never go back! I love the fit, and they're lighter than either of my HJC helmets were. The 700 series and up use the compostie shells, and they're even lighter.

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My current lid is the Scorpion EXO-1000 Apollo, (internal flip up sun shield, inflatable cheek pads) and while it's a nice quality helmet, it's heavy, and loud at speed. It's got a hard forehead pad to protect your melon because the sun shield slides up into the the "shell area", so the hard padding up there tends to give a headache after a while.

I'm going to replace it this week with either a Carbon Fiber, or Shoei RF-1000.
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I like this one:




I think more makers should offer Hi-vis helmets. If you think about it, the helmet is usualy the first thing you notice. Even on a bike coming at you, you see the headlight then the helmet.
A hi vis jacket tends to get lost behind a windscreen or fairing for a bike coming at you, but a hi vis helmet gets picked up quick, and it usualy the only thing you can see when a bike is obscured by heavy traffic.


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What sold you on this one, versus its competitors, pray tell....???
I've read and heard many good things about Scorpion helmets, and the shop had a sale going. Ca-ching!

Another VERY nice feature, the helmet doesn't fog up. Previous helmet was Icon Mainframe, every cold day I'd have to keep wiping the inside of the visor. Not fun. The scorpion is also lighter.

Can't tell if it's quieter, I always ride with earplugs so can't tell the difference.

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R/R Relocate
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... a hi vis helmet gets picked up quick, and it usualy the only thing you can see when a bike is obscured by heavy traffic.

KM
Excellent point KM. When traffic is heavy people often don't even see motorcycles on the road. But the biker's head is the highest point when riding, so it's most likely to be the most visible point in heavy traffic.

On a lighter note, since I choose not to wear a helmet it might be a good idea for me to dye my hair florescent yellow! Then again, perhaps NOT!

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Kawi tank bib
Kawi rear rack
Small windshield
DEKA M/F battery
VN750.com Grill Cover
LED license plate frame
Clear Alternatives LED brake light
Cortech mini tank bag on rear rack
Pirelli MT66 Tires: 110 front / 150 rear
Splines lubed when tires installed at 10,650 miles
Splines lubed again at 14,400 with stubby valve stem install

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Excellent point KM. When traffic is heavy people often don't even see motorcycles on the road. But the biker's head is the highest point when riding, so it's most likely to be the most visible point in heavy traffic.

On a lighter note, since I choose not to wear a helmet it might be a good idea for me to dye my hair florescent yellow! Then again, perhaps NOT!
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