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

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

  1. BTWilliam04

    BTWilliam04 Been here awhile

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    I had the afx41 in XL. Ended up with XL in the AT950 as well which I was surprised about
  2. Bunce1260

    Bunce1260 Been here awhile

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    So I bought an ADX-1, the Euro version because I wanted white. It came with a better chin strap that's like a ratchet and a pin lock visor. Today was the first ride, through cold, fog, rain, and I am totally sold on pinlock, no fog. Brilliant. I had the helmet on for the best part of about 11 hours. I found that my jaw was aching pretty bad as it was being squeezed.
    Has anyone else experienced this? Would cheek pads from a bigger helmet work to give my normal sized jaw a bit more room?
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  3. Maggot12

    Maggot12 U'mmmm yeaah!!

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    Smaller check pads may work. I'd contact the company and see what they recommend.

    Could also remove them and put something heavy on them for a day or 3.

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  4. BTWilliam04

    BTWilliam04 Been here awhile

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    Didn't even know this existed , would have loved to have a ratchet strap, dang it
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  5. Slowklr

    Slowklr Attempting to fall in style

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    Anybody have issues with ventilation in this helmet? I tried loving it for the past year but I have to ride with the shield cracked to get decent airflow.
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  6. Don Coyote

    Don Coyote Long timer

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    When I had jaw pain in my e1 it was from the neck roll. A liner from a larger (designated) helmet let it sit lower on my head and fixed the problem.
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  7. Eatmore Mudd

    Eatmore Mudd Mischief on wheels.

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    The cheek pads are changeable within the helmet shell family. In the medium helmet you can put thinner large cheek pads into the medium helmet medium pads in the large if you need more
    That's what I did, ordered the ( thinner ) cheek pads for the next size larger helmet and voila ! problem solved.


    BTW two plus years in and I'm still liking this helmet.
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  8. JagLite

    JagLite Long timer Supporter

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    My cheek pads felt real tight the first few times I wore my new AT.
    I looked into changing pads but after the first few rides I didn't notice the tight feeling anymore so I never changed them.
    I think the pads may have softened up some but it is probably mostly me getting used to a helmet that fits they way it should.
    It is good that various pads will interchange so we can get the helmet "just right" for our heads.

    However...

    Where you live I think the only hope is a helmet with built in A/C... :pep :knary

    Does your bike have a windscreen?
    If so, that could be blocking the airflow.
    If not, well... The AT950 doesn't have as many vents as other helmets so it will not work as well. :hmmmmm

    Maybe mount a small solar powered extraction fan on the top vent?

    :hide
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  9. Slowklr

    Slowklr Attempting to fall in style

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    I'll look into the air conditioning I was contemplating an xd4 helmet, I'm hoping that would have more ventilation.
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  10. PaydayGabe

    PaydayGabe It's never a DAMN tail wind !

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    I just received the AT950 in small/ Silver for the girlfriend. Hopefully she enjoys it once broken in.
    My last Scorpion modular was extremely comfortable. It served me well until the chin bar release broke.
    My next new helmet will be the AT950 also, in White. Currently I'm in a AGV Modular w/ the Ratcheting chin strap.
    I love that feature. I don't understand why more manufacturers use this. Ride safe everyone, G.
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  11. Eatmore Mudd

    Eatmore Mudd Mischief on wheels.

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    Earlier in the thread some info was posted on the other brands this helmet is sold under in the snowmobile world.

    What I'm saying is you've got lots of options on color schemes and accessories.
  12. PaulTim2000

    PaulTim2000 Been here awhile

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    When I ride the Stelvio, with it's windscreen, I find I tend to ride with the visor cracked as the chin vents don't do a lot for airflow. On the '72 Bonneville I find the airflow fine. Guess the 'still' air behind the windscreen has a major impact.
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  13. yosso

    yosso We gotta go now. Supporter

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    Has anyone had any problems with removing the visor screws? The threaded inserts in my helmet are spinning in place and the visor screws will not come out.

    Thus, it seems impossible to replace the visor, at least for me.

    Has anyone else had similar problems or is it just me?

    Thanks for reading.

    M.
  14. JagLite

    JagLite Long timer Supporter

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    That's lousy. :dirtdog
    Contact Scorpion, I found their customer service to be excellent. :thumb
    They would know what to do about it.
  15. yosso

    yosso We gotta go now. Supporter

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    Contacted Scorpion on 11/2/19 regarding this issue. They did respond initially, but once I responded that the helmet was most likely out of warranty, the line went dead.

    Finally verified that the helmet was purchased 10/26/16, thus it's just out of warranty, 36 months from time of purchase.

    Should have contacted them earlier this summer as I've had the problem since the beginning of summer. (May 2019).

    Take note, one should always contact the vendor _BEFORE_ the warranty expires, not afterwards. :-)
  16. JagLite

    JagLite Long timer Supporter

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    Well that is disappointing! :dirtdog
    And surprising. :confused
  17. yosso

    yosso We gotta go now. Supporter

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    Not giving up yet.

    Trying again, using an email I sent back in 2017 to Scorpion discussing the problem.

    Will update once I hear back again.

    Updated on 11/12/19.

    Scorpion did reply to my second message, it appears that they are going to issue a return authorization number...(knock on wood).

    M.
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  18. kaptkaos

    kaptkaos Been here awhile

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    I have the same one also in silver. Its been a great helmet for me. I also have a few HJC IS MAX2. This one is lighter. I feel the HJC is just slightly higher quality. I enjoy both and recommend them.
  19. The Cone of Silence

    The Cone of Silence Been here awhile

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    Just my $0.02

    Executive summary after one trip in mine; A comfortable and lightweight bike helmet with excellent modular functions and a great look and style that's sadly too noisy and has too little airflow to be useful in Australia with long road journeys and hot work in the bush.

    The Good
    • Looks awesome
    • Comfortable
    • Lightweight
    • Excellent and secure mechanism for modularisation
    • Good visor
    The Bad
    • Noisy - I came back from a 400km ride with my ears ringing. The build quality doesn't seem to be as high as the likes of the Shoei Hornet X2 which I've become used to, which is nice and quiet.
    • Vents should promote MUCH more airflow, they may as well not be there.
    • External sun guard should be wider.
    • Internal sun visor activator should be on both sides.
    • internal sun visor is too close to the tip of my nose - potentially dangerous in a crash.
    • Doesn't fit goggles (may fit some I suppose but not my Oakleys).
    Will I buy another one? Negative, but I'll get some earplugs and get used to cracking the visor for airflow. Long term game is a Schuberth E1 or Touratech Adventuro so I only have to put up with this one for 2 years and it'll get me used to modular helmets.
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  20. Eatmore Mudd

    Eatmore Mudd Mischief on wheels.

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    The thinner cheek pads from the next size larger worked for me. My local brick and mortar store was out of them and their next restock was inbound but a week out. I was in a hurry so I called Scorpion and ordered over the phone.
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