Scorpion EXO-400 Owners
September 16, 2009 at 5:07 am #3431eonParticipant
This might apply to all FF helmets but I have a Scorpion EXO-400 so if anyone has one of them I would like to hear from them.
So after my little fall a few weeks back I have not been riding while I wait for the new parts to arrive (bike gets fixed this Fri/Sat, yeah!). I took this opportunity to wash out the liner of my helmet and when I was trying it back on I noticed if I squeeze on the sides the helmet creaks a little and I can feel it flex. I’m not pressing really hard so this is concerning. I’m not sure if it did this before my spill. I don’t think my helmet touched the ground but there are some scrape marks on it that may have come from the fall. There are plenty of scrape marks on my boots that indicate the fall was a bit more serious than it seemed at the time.
I really don’t want to shell out more money at this point on a new lid but obviously will do if this one is dead. Not sure if I am being paranoid here.
Any other EXO-400s out there that creak?September 16, 2009 at 10:13 am #22364MunchParticipant
If in doubt…replace. The last thing you want to find out should something go awry again was that you were right.September 16, 2009 at 3:11 pm #22366hawkeye206649Participant
I have never really noticed that until you said yours makes that creaking noise. I have had mine for about a year and a half now. But this does not surprise me I plan on replacing it anyways with something better.September 16, 2009 at 6:55 pm #22367eonParticipant
I’m glad to hear someone else’s helmet makes the same noise. As I said, I’m 99% sure my helmet did not touch the ground but I started having doubts when I heard this creaking. I’ll probably get myself a new lid anyway as I would like something a little more flash but its nice to know I don’t need to do it before the weekend. Plus it’s safe to keep this one as a backup.September 17, 2009 at 2:44 am #22378owlieParticipant
Had to check mine too. I also get a creak; the helmet is brand new and has never been dropped. It seems to come from where the black plastic around the lower edge is joined to the outer shell.
As for replacing it… I replaced mine after my second drop, but it took some deliberation to come to this decision. I know that it had hit the ground, but the only damage to it was a couple of scratches. Frankly I had done worse when I set it on the asphalt upside down during the MSF class. I replaced it because a day or two after the drop, my neck got stiff and I realized that I had hit harder than I initially believed.
And no, you are not being paranoid- just safety conscious.
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