AFX FX-39 DS helmet?

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  1. Brtp4

    Brtp4 Powdercoat it.

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    Hi Boardforever. I just wash them in the sink and let them air dry. I usually use garden variety anti-bacterial hand soap, but I have used dish soap too.

    Hope that helps.

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  2. boardforever

    boardforever Been here awhile

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    Yeah that helps, hand wash it is. Thanks for the input.
  3. mint julep

    mint julep Been here awhile

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    Ok, I see I had my post deleted. I guess due to competitor link I posted. No price match, I get it.


    Thanks for the link. Didnt see that.

    Yes, 56cm is my actual head size. Yes I wear the Shoei size Small.
    Good to know which size to order now after reading they run big.

    Anybody tell me if the Smith Fuel V2 goggles (medium fit I believe), would those fit in my size Small helmet?

    Thanks again.
    Dave
  4. hellboy2232

    hellboy2232 n00b

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    This a a nice decent helmet. I was reading through some of this thread and was wondering if the chin curtain is out yet. That's the only thing wrong with the helmet to me. Except for the sun glasses issue with them wanting to ride up high on face. If its not out yet is there an eta? Is there another chin curtain from a different helmet that anyone uses. I do not want to wear a neck sock. Thanks.
  5. Dirt Sampler

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    I bought an AFX about two months ago,,after some phone calls getting the sizing issues clear I went with a large helmet with x-large cheek pads,,this worked nicely for me.

    I hauled the thing to Montana, plunked it on my head and set out on the Continetal Divide Trail,,that's right,,no break-in, no nothing.. I figured if it just didn't work, I would look for something else along the way. Well,,at the end of the ride, I was still wearing the Afx.

    It broke in nicely and is as comfortable as any helmet I have had,,and I usually wear Arai. I thought the buckle and chin strap might bother me, but after a couple of hours, I just didn't notice it anymore,,and it is nice for working the strap with wet gloves on.

    I modified the visor (peak) so that it comes down a little lower, an may work with it some more, and it would be nice if the shield had a detent to hold it open just a little,,maybe a half inch or so, but I think I can modify things a bit and make it do that.

    I really liked having the shield in the rain and hail,,and bugs. The only issue I'm still working on is the glasses wanting to ride up,,tough to ride when you're looking through the bottom part of the bifocals. I think I may have a fix for that though, I just need to get access to a sewing machine that will sew through the cheek pad...

    Overall,,,a good buy. And the guys at Atomic are great to deal with....
  6. Rusty Rocket

    Rusty Rocket Life behind "Bars"

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    + 1 on the Atomics.

    Keep us posted about the bifocals issue. I find myself pushing down on the visor to bring my glasses (I have the no line bifocals that are position sensitive) to the proper spot to see at distance.

    The pads seem to hold the ear pieces too high.
  7. Whitebread117

    Whitebread117 I do what I want

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    +2.

    Recently had the silver screw that attaches the peak/shield to the left side of my fx-39 vibrate off sometime while riding home from work (been riding in this helmet for a year now). Emailed atomic moto to ask about pricing/availability on replacement parts. They not only responded quickly but gave me the distributor's part number and told me I could use that number to order it through a local shop for less than they could sell it to me with shipping charges.

    As it turns out I walked out to get the mail the next day and found the screw at the end of the driveway :rofl
  8. tntmo

    tntmo Been here awhile

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    I read a bunch of posts on here and decided to try the AFX-39 helmet. I usually wear a large helmet, but after the advice here I tried a medium AFX.

    When it arrived, I opened the box and hoped for the best. Well, it fit ok but it seemed a bit tight. I can deal with that, the foam will probably break in a bit, but it also seems a bit short (top to bottom and front to back). Luckily, my neighbor was looking for a helmet and he bought it from me.

    I think I will order the Fly Trekker in large and see what happens.
  9. Brtp4

    Brtp4 Powdercoat it.

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    tntmo, I do not see you in the record, PM me if you bought from us.

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  10. tntmo

    tntmo Been here awhile

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    I didn't buy from you, sounds like you have great customer service. Luckily I didn't need to test the customer service because my neighbor saw the helmet.

    I guess I may buy locally, just so I can try on a helmet. I don't like buying online stuff unless I know it fits.
  11. E365

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    Here's my newbie take on the FX-39. My head measures 22.5" which is exactly in-between the Small and Medium. The Small felt pretty snug (a good snug) in the store and the medium maybe be a tad too big. I decided to go with the Small AFX in Hi Viz yellow. I got it home (ordered from DennisKirk.com actually) and it seemed a little too tight but I think it will break-in to about perfect. Actually, a day later of just wearing it around the house and it's feeling better already. I think the store version was broken-in a bit from all the test fitting.

    I also tried the Fly Racing Trekker in the store as my 22.5" head is exactly in the middle of their Medium range. The AFX Medium did feel a tad bigger than the Fly Medium which is consitent with the info found online. But I felt the Fly and AFX Smalls felt about the same.

    I like Fly's version of Hi-Viz yellow better than AFX's, but I'm really digging the AFX ratchet strap, so the strap design won out over the color for me. I still plan to add some Hi-Viz Scotchlite stickers to the helmet anyway.

    Just need to buy a motorcycle now.... :lol3
  12. 150ron

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    hi, so ive had the afx fx-39 for a while now, and all is great, i recently removed the stock clear face shield, and now only have the sun visor on, cause its been hot as hell around here, no need for the face shield now, and ever since i did that, at about 50mph or higher, i get whistling noises from right where the sun visor part is, on both sides, i notice if i put my hand over it while riding it stops, does it on both sides,

    have any of you guys witnessed this, and what can be done to fix it? gets really annoying.
  13. Rusty Rocket

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    Try a piece of tape where you were putting your hand. Might change the airflow enough to stop it.
  14. Whitebread117

    Whitebread117 I do what I want

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    Put the shield back on, then leave it up. I ride like that all summer long. Full flow, no whistling :deal
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    I think he wants to use the sun visor... it goes on the outside of the main visor.
  16. 150ron

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    i put some white tape where the sun visor and the helmet meet, it still whistled, so while riding, i looked in the mirror and it turns out the whistling is coming from where the black rubber piece meets the inside padding (where the goggle strap usually goes on), it never whistled before while the face shield was on, only started doing it after i removed it, ill see if i can figure out a way to make it stop, maybe stick some foam or something in there?

    I find the helmet meets less resistance from the wind, while riding without the clear shield, where when its up, it does in fact catch lots of wind.
  17. marine_mike

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    I'm still trying to find a step by step solution for adapting a chin curtain. Anyone have one?
  18. Whitebread117

    Whitebread117 I do what I want

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    I think y'all are seriously overthinking a $110 helmet, but to each his own.

    If it fits without binding and offers decent wind/sun/rain/crash protection then it'll get my stamp of approval. A little wind noise is unacceptable on a $500+ dollar Arai or Shoei. On a helmet that's 1/5 the price I think that's being a little too picky, even for this notoriously cheap KLR rider :rofl

    :beer
  19. Brtp4

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    Need to buy you a beer some day.

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  20. Whitebread117

    Whitebread117 I do what I want

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    If I get a chance to visit OR I'll take you up on it for sure.

    If you get a chance to head to the Appalachians I'll put you on a mason jar of the good stuff :deal