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Old 07-09-2012, 08:39 AM   #586
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This probably all comes down to personal preference, but....
I've worn Shoei helmets for 20+ years. I've always worn XL. But my latest shoei is a Hornet Dual Sport style and is VERY snug in an XL. The sizing charts would indicate that the AFX-39 runs slightly larger than the Shoei. Can anyone confirm? I intend to buy the helmet, but I dont want to get an XL if I should instead be ordering an XXL.
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Hi BT.

They actually run large, not small, so if you are an XL in other helmets you might be an L in these. But the best way to know is to measure your head and use the size chart here:

http://www.atomic-moto.com/AFX-FX-39-Cheek-Pads.html

You can PM me if you would like any additional assistance.

Hope that helps.

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Old 07-09-2012, 08:46 AM   #587
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BT,


I can confirm what Brian posted...the best thing to do is measure your head.

I've always worn a "Large", in the Arais that I've owned, and my FX-39 is a "Medium".


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Old 07-09-2012, 12:53 PM   #588
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I got my AFX-39 last Monday as a birthday gft from my wife. I accidentally on purpose sent her a link to Atomic Moto's site open to the page with an XL Silver.

I measured my head and was going to buy the large, but at a local dualsport event, I got to try a large and it was kind of tight and pushed on the back of my neck. I found a friend who had just purchaesd an XL and tried it. It fit good. I wear a XXL HJC CLX and thought I should get an XL, but measuring my head kept putting me right in the middle of Med and Lg. I couldn't even get the medium on. The Lg, as I said pushed into the back of my neck and felt a bit too snug.

I missed the deal on Silver for $93 back in May, but my BD isn't till June.

Free shipping just made up the difference any way.

Thanks for the phone call Brian and your help with selecting.

My only question is: Why so much strap? Who on this earth has a 24" chin. What do I do with all the excess that flaps annoyingly in the wind? I have it pulled all the way snug and there is no extra strap. Cuttin and remelting the end seems like a soultion.


BTW did any one else get a huge chuckle out of the Chinese translation owners guide?
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Old 07-12-2012, 10:47 AM   #589
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Re the strap.....my guess is that the helmet was designed for D-rings, and the quick release was added later. As such, the integration works, but not as well as if it had been designed with a quick release.

By the way, sunshields are like, totally sold out man. No resupply in sight. Far out, man, in both the literal and figurative sense.

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Old 07-14-2012, 12:14 PM   #590
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Re the strap.....my guess is that the helmet was designed for D-rings, and the quick release was added later. As such, the integration works, but not as well as if it had been designed with a quick release.

By the way, sunshields are like, totally sold out man. No resupply in sight. Far out, man, in both the literal and figurative sense.

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Crap, I was hoping to pick one up on my way through....
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Old 07-19-2012, 07:00 PM   #591
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quick question,, will the padding on the afx39 compress after awhile & feel looser ?
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Old 07-19-2012, 08:29 PM   #592
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quick question,, will the padding on the afx39 compress after awhile & feel looser ?
YES, more than typical.

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Old 07-20-2012, 08:42 AM   #593
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Can some one post a "real" pic of the HI VIS? All the advertisements make the yellow look dull. It it real HI VIS?

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Can some one post a "real" pic of the HI VIS? All the advertisements make the yellow look dull. It it real HI VIS?

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Basically, your impression is correct....the AFX is a lemon yellow. The Fly Trekker version is a true hi-viz.

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Old 07-20-2012, 09:09 AM   #595
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Here is a "real" cell phone picture. It is on top of my TourMaster Intake 2 jacket. It is kind of between a regular yellow and a hi-viz.

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Old 07-20-2012, 02:53 PM   #596
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Thanks...but a bit of a disapointment. I ordered one as advertised "HI VIS" but it's actually just....ummm....yellow.
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Old 07-24-2012, 11:34 AM   #597
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Thanks...but a bit of a disapointment. I ordered one as advertised "HI VIS" but it's actually just....ummm....yellow.
My buddy has the Fly Trekker in Hi Viz. It is freakin' HI VIZ. Sorry, he didn't ride today so I don't have a pic for you.
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Old 07-24-2012, 12:31 PM   #598
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My buddy has the Fly Trekker in Hi Viz. It is freakin' HI VIZ. Sorry, he didn't ride today so I don't have a pic for you.
Received mine today. It's not exactly Hi Vis but very close. Very nice comfortable helmet. The rachet system is great but the best part of all is the comfort. Nice and soft microfiber....much more plush than I would have thought for a 100 bucks. I usally wear a tight large but this fits just right....between a L & XL.

The paint is a bit thin in a couple of spots around the rim but overall nice quality.

Quality VS Value= 5 stars
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Old 07-25-2012, 03:38 PM   #599
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OK.....I read this whole post and have a question.

Currently I wear a Shoei Hornet size Large that fits snug but comfortable as a proper helmet should, however a bit tight to remove.

I just ordered & it has shipped (before finding this informative post!) an FX-39DS Medium as my head measures 59 3/4 and is round.

So.....should I give it a try....or.....refuse delivery (FedEx) and pay for restocking ....and order the Fly in a Large?

I know....it's kind of a subjective thing....Thanks
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Old 07-30-2012, 12:47 PM   #600
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Hi, I don't see on the Atomic moto website if you have stock of FX 39 Camo Marpat size S?
Not stocking the Camo editions?

I have a Shoei RF-1000 size Small. 56cm head.
Would the AFX FX-39 Small be good fit?

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