AFX FX-39 DS helmet?

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  1. Brtp4

    Brtp4 Powdercoat it.

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    They do not. Just the quick release.

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  2. Ed@Ford

    Ed@Ford Long timer

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    Something more...if you google "FX39" you'll get a listing for an FX39 visor ratchet for SRP $11.95

    Ever seen this or heard it mentioned by the AFX helmet rep
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    Probably the side parts.

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  5. newcastleadam

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    Thanks for throwing this up. Borrowed a friend's Arai XD3 and the shape doesn't fit that well (forehead pressure and too tight cheek pads). Could you comment on either what shape head the FX-39 fits best (if you know) or what helmets fit similarly to it?

    Thanks,
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  6. sagedrifter

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    The head shape has been reported to be more American or oval like with good room front to back. Less squeeze on the forehead like the 37. I sure hope so since I'm long oval and very practiced in the use of spoons and knives on helmets. It would be nice for it to just fit out of the box like a Shark RSI

    I like the idea of the quick release. I miss that feature I had on the Nolan N102. If it works like the Nolan latch that will be a big plus for me. I liked the one hand chin strap or being able to work it with gloves on.

    I put my name on a XXL Silver one, hopefully I'll have a report in a few weeks. :freaky
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  7. Brtp4

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    AFX has told us that these are a typical North America oval fit, more similar to Shoei than Arai. In the fittings we have done this week, I feel that is correct. Recently I wore Bell, Zox, Airoh, Fox, all long ovals, and the AFX fits similar.

    (fyi I wore Arai ONLY for 20 years, and put up with the forehead pressure...)

    Note that the cheekpads can be changed on most helmets, and usually correct fit issues there. Arai gets this better than anyone, they do a great job.

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  8. newcastleadam

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    Thanks.

    Yeah, but at $40-50 a set it gets costly :D.

    Are the FX-39 in stock now :evil
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  9. Brtp4

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    We got a few, but not all, not yet. Due in to the importer Monday. We are being told the initial order is too small, and some sizes / colors will sell out.

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  10. newcastleadam

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    Does the faceshield snug up to the gasket? IIRC that was an issue on the FX-37 models. Concerned about helmet leaking in the rain and roosters :D
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    The front area is sealed, as the shield wraps there is some toward the back. This is normal.

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    Is the underside of the peak/visor black on the "Strike Multi-Black" version? From the pictures it looks like all the other "Strike" graphic colors have a white underside on the peak/visor.

    I've never had a helmet with a peak/visor and am unsure if a white underside would be worse, as far as reflecting light, than a black undersided visor?

    This would dictate my color choice as I don't want additional light reflecting off the bottom back into my eyes - clear as mud:huh?
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  13. Bo_9

    Bo_9 Been here awhile

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    Does anyone have any input on the position of the chin strap on the 39 vs the 37?
    The 37 seems quite far back and a few people who tried my 37 could not wear it because of this. Felt like it was strangling them. Doesn't seem to bother me.
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    I sent my 37 back because of the strap. I am hoping the 39 will be better with the ratchet strap. I like that strap on my Nolan helmet.
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    Sorry guys, I do not have the 37, hard for me to give comparative info. I will take a pic of the helmet on a wearer and post it up tomorrow.

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    Anybody have any updates on the helmet? Curious of how much that visor drags. I like the look of the helmet but I cruise 60 on the highway for about 70 miles a day. How bad is that drag?
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    I was not able to take a pic of this, but I tried it o myself. The strap does not feel any different than any of my other helmets.

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  18. Brtp4

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    I have not tried it yet, sorry. If it helps, one thing to note...AFX does include a kit in each helmet with screws and side plates that allow you to use the helmet w/o the visor.

    Stock is trickling in slooooowly. Large black, L Silver, and L matte black hit the warehouse today. We should have them in a few days.

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  19. sagedrifter

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    If you don't want the extra drag, take the peak off for the interstate. Its only logical that all DS helmets are going to be caught by the wind some @ speed with that peak sticking out there even 3". Heck the fake DS helmets with useless dirt abilities will catch air, just look up at 70 mph or so. :D

    Limit head checks with good mirrors! :1drink

    Sombody should have bought that xl version by now and given us the play by play. :whip:wink: Ride more work less guys.. gotta test... R&D ya know.. :lol3
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  20. Brtp4

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    Boxer, I got to take mine out for a short test ride. Rode for a little over 25 minutes, 2 lane road, some dirt road, some freeway. Speeds from 20 in the dirt, at least 40 mph and up to 85 on the street.

    The helmet has almost zero lift - I repeat, almost zero. Actually, I want to say none at all, but I can't bring myself to do that. It is quite a bit better than the Zox Roost RX helmet that I benchmark it against. Even at speeds, it is better than several street helmets I have. I was really, really surprised.

    It does pull a little when your head is turned completely to the side. This was exacerbated by the fact that I need thicker cheek pads, the helmet was too loose.

    Again, note that the helmet was loose, and still did not lift.

    I was not able to compare to a Shoei Hornet or Arai XD, but it is the best sub-$450 DS helmet I have touched or tried.

    Edit: Spent more time in this yesterday. Really, really like it.

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