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Old 07-05-2013, 11:24 PM   #691
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Fly Trakker weight

Hi lads, could someone please post the weight of the Trekker? I have neck problems and need to keep the helmet weight down.
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Old 07-07-2013, 02:28 AM   #692
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Size L was the one I tried on in the shop. Your quoted weight was about what I had seen elsewhere, so Im ok about that. Its just the right weight for my old neck, so I may have found a new helmet.
Anyone know if the sunshade part shown in this thread is available in Australia?
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Old 07-11-2013, 07:55 AM   #693
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Not sure if repeat but a good article from someone who crash tested this helmet at around 70mph they say..


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http://rideapart.com/2013/06/crash-t...h-safety-gear/
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Old 07-11-2013, 09:52 AM   #694
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I've crash tested a MX helmet on the street, it actually did great. Much better than any modular type.

My only complaint on the AFX is fit, hard to get it right IMO. Too big or too small. You have to get one that feels much too tight because the line settles in big time. My cheek pads loosened up a lot also. It felt a nice and snug when new and now its too loose after two years. The first year was good and secure. Go a size smaller than you think even if its a tight fit. My other helmets didn't change much, my old LO modified N102 is still snug, Shark helmets still fit like new etc...

Too bad replacement liners are not around. My DS39 is getting too sloppy to use now. But, I did use it almost daily for 6 months straight and now its once a month. Work sucks...
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Old 07-11-2013, 10:00 AM   #695
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I've crash tested a MX helmet on the street, it actually did great. Much better than any modular type.

My only complaint on the AFX is fit, hard to get it right IMO. Too big or too small. You have to get one that feels much too tight because the line settles in big time. My cheek pads loosened up a lot also. It felt a nice and snug when new and now its too loose after two years. The first year was good and secure. Go a size smaller than you think even if its a tight fit. My other helmets didn't change much, my old LO modified N102 is still snug, Shark helmets still fit like new etc...

Too bad replacement liners are not around. My DS39 is getting too sloppy to use now. But, I did use it almost daily for 6 months straight and now its once a month. Work sucks...
Have you tried the Fly Trekker? It's perfect sizing for me, love this helmet!! Wear it no matter what bike I'm riding

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or hitting the twisties on Tail of the Dragon..


So far its my favorite, got a Shoei DS Hornet sitting on the shelf...

Gonna pick up a sun shield from Atomic Moto before I head to Colorado in a few weeks..
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Old 07-11-2013, 10:04 AM   #696
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I've crash tested a MX helmet on the street, it actually did great. Much better than any modular type.

My only complaint on the AFX is fit, hard to get it right IMO. Too big or too small. You have to get one that feels much too tight because the line settles in big time. My cheek pads loosened up a lot also. It felt a nice and snug when new and now its too loose after two years. The first year was good and secure. Go a size smaller than you think even if its a tight fit. My other helmets didn't change much, my old LO modified N102 is still snug, Shark helmets still fit like new etc...

Too bad replacement liners are not around. My DS39 is getting too sloppy to use now. But, I did use it almost daily for 6 months straight and now its once a month. Work sucks...
I know they sell some replacement cheekpads etc for the helmet..wonder if new ones would help.

I use a large in most helmets and wear a 7 and 3/8th hat. Says it is a MED for the FX39 so ordered that. Hopefully it will work as they size big people say and I am on the line usually between a M and LG anyways.
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Old 07-11-2013, 11:41 AM   #697
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I've crash tested a MX helmet on the street, it actually did great. Much better than any modular type.

My only complaint on the AFX is fit, hard to get it right IMO. Too big or too small. You have to get one that feels much too tight because the line settles in big time. My cheek pads loosened up a lot also. It felt a nice and snug when new and now its too loose after two years. The first year was good and secure. Go a size smaller than you think even if its a tight fit. My other helmets didn't change much, my old LO modified N102 is still snug, Shark helmets still fit like new etc...

Too bad replacement liners are not around. My DS39 is getting too sloppy to use now. But, I did use it almost daily for 6 months straight and now its once a month. Work sucks...
Sagedrifter is 100% correct on the sizing on the AFX. Good helmet, but very tricky to size. We have much better luck with the Fly Trekker.

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Old 07-11-2013, 05:27 PM   #698
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My only moan with the thh version the ear space , my ears touch the side and with speaker's its uncomfortable. Is the afx and fly the same?





And the side not so secure on my scala g9 bitnof moding will be takeing place



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Old 07-11-2013, 06:31 PM   #699
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I run my Sena on my Fly 100% of the time and the speakers don't touch my ears.. here's some photos





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Old 07-12-2013, 06:16 AM   #700
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hitting the twisties on Tail of the Dragon..

I hit the Dragon in my AFX. Purchased it specifically for that trip.Did Skyline Dr and BRP on the way there. Use it a lot since. Like it too.



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Old 07-12-2013, 11:30 AM   #701
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I hit the Dragon in my AFX. Purchased it specifically for that trip.Did Skyline Dr and BRP on the way there. Use it a lot since. Like it too.
Hahah! Exactly where I put my sticker on my Fly

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Old 07-12-2013, 12:27 PM   #702
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I've got a brand new one for sale over in the Flea Market. High Vis Yellow- size L
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Old 07-18-2013, 01:38 PM   #703
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I had an XL in Trekker which got kinda loose over a two year period of off road use ( the pads got flatter) but am now thinking of the FX - should I get the large?
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Old 07-18-2013, 09:27 PM   #704
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I had an XL in Trekker which got kinda loose over a two year period of off road use ( the pads got flatter) but am now thinking of the FX - should I get the large?
Probably will work fine after break in.
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Old 08-05-2013, 07:14 PM   #705
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Hello,
I have a question, how is your peripheral vision with this helmet?
I only ride on the street but it looks like you would be able to see more with one of these.
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