AFX FX-39 DS helmet?

Discussion in 'Vendors' started by stubmw, Feb 7, 2011.

  1. fsiul17

    fsiul17 Adventurer

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    The helmet iis really nice and you get a lot for the price, the only issue is the sizing, the helmet runs a little big, usually wear a Medium ( all of the them were pretty tight) but this one is definitely is big, had to change it for a small.
  2. Whitebread117

    Whitebread117 I do what I want

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    Quick update - a little over 15,000 miles on mine now with zero complaints. flat black has scuffed in one or two places from being knocked into things had having tree branches scraped across it but still looks pristine from 5' away. All the vents still open and close and more importantly they stay where they are placed. No noticeable degradation in the shield. I've taken to running Smith Enduro goggles under a clear shield for the best of both worlds imo. Shield will latch down over the googles if it's cold or I'm riding highway speeds in the rain, but most of the time I ride with the shield up for optimum airflow. Even being up in the wind all the time, the shield hinge is still in good shape and stays in place without falling down or lifting up due to wind.

    I've had the liner out twice to wash it and all padding is still in very good condition. I could probably fit a thicker set of cheek pads now but haven't bothered over this past winter because I was wearing a balaclava. Now that warmer weather is here I might replace the cheek pads just to get the "new" feeling back but the helmet still fits fine as is. Great helmet overall

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  3. tallguy-09

    tallguy-09 Smile 4 Miles

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    It seems to me all the shields are identical for both shell sizes, how can that be?
    I'm thinking of AFX in Medium (my size is 58-59cm) but a large shell (Fly L) would be nice as well.
    Bigger Eyeport? You mean there is a larger cutout for the eyes?
  4. Brtp4

    Brtp4 Powdercoat it.

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    Hmmmm.....never thought of it from that angle.....shields are the same...need to measure the eyeport....

    BP
  5. tallguy-09

    tallguy-09 Smile 4 Miles

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    .. but you're saying the Fly Trekker runs true in size and I can go with the larger Fly. I've never worn a medium
    so the Fly is the way to go for me I guess. I'm size 58-59.
  6. Brtp4

    Brtp4 Powdercoat it.

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    Correct.

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  7. tallguy-09

    tallguy-09 Smile 4 Miles

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    AFX FX-39 shield (dark smoke) works for the Fly Trekker as well? Don't see one listed seperately for the Fly Trekker?
  8. Brtp4

    Brtp4 Powdercoat it.

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    They are the same.

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  9. Mr.Black999

    Mr.Black999 Been here awhile

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    I'm looking at the Fly racing Trekker and the AVG AX-8 dual as my candidates for a new helmet. What are peoples thoughts on these two helmets? Now normally I wouldn't be looking at the AVG but Royal Distributing in Canada has them on sale for $219 I belive it is, that is still $80 more that the Trekker so not insignifigant.

    Thanks for any input folks.:1drink
  10. Brtp4

    Brtp4 Powdercoat it.

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    AFA the AGVs, the sale AX-8s are Gen 1, there is a newer version. I got a Gen 1 when they first released. I was pretty enthusiastic about them, but personally I did not like mine, and sold it fairly cheaply.

    The Gen 2s seem to be better.

    Since this is the AFX thread, and in the Vendors section, you can probably get a different perspective if you post in the equipment section.

    BP
  11. Mr.Black999

    Mr.Black999 Been here awhile

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    No need for further input, thanks a lot!:D
  12. weird1

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    Thanks Atomic-Moto. I enjoyed meeting you and your wife, and picking up a hi-viz. just in time for my trip. I hope to get some riding in with you when I get back!! Great customer service!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:clap
  13. Solstice0000

    Solstice0000 Been here awhile

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    Am 5' 10" and on my 08 GS, the AFX 39DS is nice for short rides/around the city, especially for blocking the the sun in your eyes when rising or setting. But can't use it for long rides with ear plugs because there is a constant droning caused by the wind hitting the beak (droning sound stops when I hold the beak). Am sure it would also go away if: (1) I don't wear ear plugs but it would be replaced by the intolerable wind noise, or (2) change the windscreen configuration (too much $). Just fyi...
  14. sagedrifter

    sagedrifter Southern Explorer

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    No droaning here, maybe you can adjust a wind screen on the bike or something?

    My DS39 is still fine after lots of use and abuse. The liner is still soft after all the cleaning out of summer sweat.

    I wish the shields were quick change, I would like to switch from dark to clear shields in low light conditions when it's raining. I just leave the dark one on now. That plastic retainer thing is a pain on the road IMO.

    Still my favorite warm weather go to helmet. Thanks to Atomic and this thread for pointing it out. Finding a long oval helmet to fit my head at this price is awesome. :D




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  15. Rusty Rocket

    Rusty Rocket Life behind "Bars"

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    This is interesting. I wear ear plugs and always thought it was just wind noise, but I will try holding my visor next time.
  16. tallguy-09

    tallguy-09 Smile 4 Miles

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    Initially bought the AFX FX-39 in medium (small shell size) and then returned shipment for the Fly Racing Trekker in large (larger shell size). I usually wear large in Shoei (59-60) and Schuberth large (58-59) and the Trekker fits great.
    Used to own a Shoei Hornet DS and to me the Trekker is a great helmet, maybe not as good and solid as the Hornet but pretty good. Some peak vibration but the Hornet DS did the same...
    Made in Taiwan.

    Visor: The AFX FX-39 visor fits perfectly fine on the Trekker. Where I bought it they offered 2 different visors.
    I bought the more expensive in dark smoke and it works great even when it's overcast outside. I've no complaints with regards to the optical quality of the shield.

    From reading here I was very careful when separating the black plastic ratchet plates, used a small screwdriver
    to pry open the hook and then separated the plastic ring so it could be re-attached to the new shield.

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    Thanks for all the great comments and help here!
  17. Roastpuppy

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    Tried on Trekker in town today, L was snug, a bit too snug, I know will loosen up a bit with wear, but hard to get on and very uncomfortable.

    Then went up to XL, as my current helmet, a shoei rf-800, is an XL.

    The XL seemed too big, comfier, but had too much play.


    So have ordered an fx-39 size Large online, as they don't carry them anywhere in town, and could not order in for me.


    Hoping that it will fit well, as I seem to be between the L and XL in the Trekker, and the FX helmets are supposed to fit a half size large.

    I'll let you all know.
  18. 9mmMike

    9mmMike Vicarious Adventurer

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    I wear an XL Shoei and an L FX-39.
  19. motomandan

    motomandan Been here awhile

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    The FX-39, Trekker , and the new MSR are all the same helmet.
  20. kbroderick

    kbroderick Long timer

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    ...yet the fit on the Trekker is very different than the FX-39. I tried on and returned a large FX-39 and spent a fair amount of time in a medium before replacing it with a Trekker this year. The large Trekker is a much more comfortable fit without being sloppy (as the large FX-39 felt somewhere between comfy and "too big" out of the box). I've only had it on for a few hundred miles (plus one MotoGP race watched from the couch) so far, but I'm pretty sold.

    I do miss the quick-release buckle, though.

    Many thanks to the folks at Atomic Moto for not only managing to find and stock the product but knowing that yes, the large Trekker was the right option for me. :clap