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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 11-23-2005, 05:55 PM Thread Starter
 
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jacket interfering w/ helmet

I just bought a Scorpion Exo 400 and noticed that the back protector in my jacket (joe rocket meteor) bumps the back of the helmet when i'm riding. Everything seems to fit properly and I don't know what to do now. Does anybody else have the same problem?

By the way the the visor on the helmet doesn't seem to seal completely around the upper corners and a chin spoiler would be REALLY nice.
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 11-24-2005, 03:55 AM
 
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oh my crappy hjc never sealed when I closed it, was good for keeping my head cool since the helmet was so hot. cj-12 i believe, I thought that was normal.
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post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old 12-01-2005, 11:58 AM
 
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I think the jacket/helmet fit thing is common. The fit depends on individual body type. The areo-bump thing will work differently for someone who is tall and thin than for someone who is short and stocky.

As for the shield seal, Scorpion is just not that great a helmet. It'll protect you fine, but I'm sure the design quality is a little off compared to Shark or Arai or Shoei.

I use an HJC AC11, which has multiple cooling and exhaust vents, a fog guard, and seals well around the shield. Still a budjet helmet though. Cost me $200.00 Canadian.

Hope everything works out for ya.

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post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old 12-04-2005, 11:21 AM Thread Starter
 
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i've gotten pretty used to the back pad bumping my helmet now i hardly notice it. I also just used the Windjammer 2 I ordered and that took care of the chin spoiler complaint. Now if i can just find a way to seal the visor.
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post #5 of 8 (permalink) Old 12-04-2005, 10:53 PM
 
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All you have to do with the jacket is, Take out the back protector, Trim the top then put it back in.

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post #6 of 8 (permalink) Old 12-05-2005, 05:48 AM
 
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i've gotten pretty used to the back pad bumping my helmet now i hardly notice it. I also just used the Windjammer 2 I ordered and that took care of the chin spoiler complaint. Now if i can just find a way to seal the visor.
Try putting a bead of clear silicone around the seal.
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post #7 of 8 (permalink) Old 12-05-2005, 07:17 PM Thread Starter
 
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yeah trimming the pad was my first thought but i wanted to see if there were other alternatives.

guess i'll have to make a trip to the hardware store

thanks fellas
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post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old 12-05-2005, 07:25 PM
 
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yeah trimming the pad was my first thought but i wanted to see if there were other alternatives.

guess i'll have to make a trip to the hardware store

thanks fellas
On that trip. pick up a thin roll of foam weather striping to go around the gap on your visor. I would try that before resorting to nasty silicone.
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