New Adventure Helmet - Scorpion's EXO AT950 - Modular Adventure!

Discussion in 'Equipment' started by Y E T I, Jun 1, 2016.

  1. Chris-KH2PM

    Chris-KH2PM Kawasaki Versys 1000 & KLX650

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    I've been riding with a Sena 10S for three years, almost 20K miles on mine. Fitment is great, as it has never come loose and the boom mic works great. When I'm making a phone call, they can never tell I'm on the motorcycle at speed when I have the faceshield down.

    I can't compare it to other brands regarding the audio quality when listening to music, as I have never used any other device besides the 10S. I typically ride with ear plugs in. I use lower density foam ear plugs that don't totally block all sound. To me the audio quality is much better with the ear plugs in as they dampen the 'highs' and enhance the mid-range and bass, and eliminate all wind noise. The speakers handle being turned up louder to compensate for ear plugs without distorting. When I ride without ear plugs, the audio quality is not so great from music because of the wind noise and the highs being overwhelming.
    I have mine installed so the speakers are just touching my ears, as close as possible without being uncomfortable on long rides or making it difficult to get the helmet on and off. Having the speakers just an inch away initially didn't work, they have to be right up near your ears to get the best audio quality. The closer the better.

    Regarding wet riding, I haven't had any long wet rides, but I have been caught in the rain a couple times. Sena does have waterproof rubber seals in the connection between the mount and the removable control head. I did a quick search and found several compliments to the SMH-10 and 10S being well doused in rainstorms and functioning perfectly. It is technically 'water resistant' but not 'waterproof' so it is designed to work in rain storms but not meant to be submerged. Again, I found many reports of it being an excellent device on rain-soaked rides (Sena's in general).

    The 10S that I have supports 2 (two) BlueTooth audio deices (such as a phone, and GPS directions), as well as an FM radio receiver. The audio can be shared and works while in intercom mode. Also there is a free APP for easy setup and changes via your phone over BlueTooth. That's good because tying to set one of these up or make changes using just the buttons and knob is very difficult.

    I highly recommend the Sena 10S. I did have the SMH-10 for a short time but I wanted to have FM radio reception capability. I can say that the FM receiver works great and sounds really good as well. I typically ride with two others and they both have SMH-10 units. We are able to communicate for hours on a full charge, and can talk for long distances 'line of sight', meaning if you can see each other, you can communicate fine. Once you lose sight around a bend or over a hill the audio starts to break up, but once you see each other again, it comes back without having to reset or re-pair the units.

    I hope my review helps you and others with their decision. Yes, I'm very happy with my Sena 10S! https://www.sena.com/product/10s
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  2. Fatguyinalittlecoat

    Fatguyinalittlecoat Tommy Constantino

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    Anyone know what current or older goggles fit this helmet? Sorry if this has been answered before.
  3. Be Gone For Good

    Be Gone For Good Been here awhile

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    I looked into this question about a month ago and everyone was showing all goggles fitting. 100%, Oakley, Scott. It seems like with the visor up you shouldn’t have a problem.
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  4. JagLite

    JagLite Long timer Supporter

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    I had a challenge finding goggles that fit. :dirtdog
    With the shield removed of course.
    I took my helmet to the various shops locally and no one had goggles that fit my small size AT 950.
    I ordered kids Scott goggles on Amazon and they fit okay.
    Not great, but workable.
    Could just be the small shell size but I suggest trying your local shops so that you can try them on.
  5. tkach

    tkach Long timer

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    Had no problem fitting Thor and Ariete googles
  6. domcintosh

    domcintosh ***erately Skilled

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    This would be easier to answer if you provided your shell size.
  7. Fatguyinalittlecoat

    Fatguyinalittlecoat Tommy Constantino

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    Good point - looking for the medium/large shell.
  8. Eatmore Mudd

    Eatmore Mudd Mischief on wheels.

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    Checking back a year and half in.

    The orange has sun faded about a half shade lighter from near daily use and we picked up a few small scratches from normal use but other than that nothing is worn or wearing. Face shield clicks and drop down sun visor work like new ( they get used A LOT ) and the latching and chin bar hinges are still rock solid. I'd buy this helmet again.
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  9. domcintosh

    domcintosh ***erately Skilled

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    Yup. I've had similar color issues, though it's worse on one half due to hanging from the side of the motorcycle.
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  10. BoomerE30

    BoomerE30 Been here awhile

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    Hey man, great setup!

    Im curious, when you want to put the OEM plastic piece back, do you have to peel off the goPro mount?
  11. van the man

    van the man Adventurer

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    I have this helmet and love it. I used tape across the sun shield, works great!

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  12. JoToPe

    JoToPe JoToPe

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    Hey EM,
    Does it make any squeaking noises now that’s it’s got some age and use? My Caberg Tourmax is a lot like the 950, but it’s started being a bit on the squeaky side lately.
  13. tpappas

    tpappas Adventurer Supporter

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    Has anyone had a problem with the silver pins becoming loose as seen in the picture?

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  14. 2whl-hoop

    2whl-hoop Long timer Supporter

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    I just bought one of these off the shelf from a dealer. It wasn’t in a box but they gave me a helmet bag for it. Are the side covers for the visor under the peak when you remove it or are they separate parts that should have been included? If they are separate is there anything else in the box that I am likely missing?
  15. jdubb75

    jdubb75 Vicarious Adventurer

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    The side covers and chin curtain were in the box with mine...along with a helmet bag.
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  16. 2whl-hoop

    2whl-hoop Long timer Supporter

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    Ok thanks! I guess I will be going back to the shop :bluduh
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  17. Eatmore Mudd

    Eatmore Mudd Mischief on wheels.

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    Nope, no squeaks.
  18. Eatmore Mudd

    Eatmore Mudd Mischief on wheels.

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    Nope. Are yours loose ? I think the steel pins are threaded into the polymer of the helmet. If they are and you decide to use Lock Tite, do not use the regular stuff !! Use Lock Tite for plastic instead. The regular stuff makes polymers deteriorate and crumble.
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  19. svs

    svs Posts too much... Supporter

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    Is anyone using a Pinlock? I've never run one and curious if one is available for the 950 and it's benefits.
  20. PaulTim2000

    PaulTim2000 Been here awhile

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    Here in the UK the 950 comes with a pin lock as standard. I wouldn't buy a helmet without one, no misting up, doesn't affect vision even at night. Only thing to be careful of is cleaning, the pin lock has a very soft surface and is really easy to scratch.