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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 08-27-2013, 12:35 PM Thread Starter
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Best way to crack shield?

Anyone else frustrated with their helmet shield closing on them when they crack it up a notch to let in some cooler air?

I've got an Scorpion EVO400 and when I open it a notch or 2 the air pushes it back shut. My more expensive helmets don't do that.

Anyone figured out a way to keep them cracked open alittle or seen a part I can buy that does it?

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A way is to take a short piece of plastic tubing sliced down it's length
slide onto bottom of visor to prevent full closure.

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Didnt really care about haveing a helmet lock when I bought my last helmet, but now I love having it. I never lock my helmet closed, but usually lock the helmet when its open. Creates a very small gap on the left side, to allow airflow. That helmet was a $120 AFX. My scorpion exo 700 has been retired now, but it used to stay cracked.

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I have an EXO1000 that has a setting on the visor just for that. Isn't the 400 meant for a more aggressive riding position? Some helmets are thought to stay closed.


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I have the Evo 900 and mine stays open when I crack it. It actually feels like there are several notches that I can crack the visor to and it hasn't shut on me yet, even at speed.

However, when cracked and at speed, I have had bits and pieces of things manage to get through the crack and into my mouth... not pleasant!
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I have an EVO 400 and it stays open. It has been a great helmet for the money.

Also people have said where did you get that helmet it looks awesome! LOL Yah its 150 buck bucket!





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I have several KBC modulars, and they hold whatever position I want the 'shield. I have two AGVs - the K3 will close from wind, but I don't think the S4 does (it's in AZ...).

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Bell Star that has a lever on the side. The helmet flows so much air that I don't need to crack the shield though.

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Great suggestion - THANKS!

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