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Old 09-02-2012, 06:23 PM   #616
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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.
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Old 09-02-2012, 06:58 PM   #617
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I'm still trying to find a step by step solution for adapting a chin curtain. Anyone have one?
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Old 09-12-2012, 05:26 PM   #618
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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

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Old 09-12-2012, 05:38 PM   #619
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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.
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Old 09-12-2012, 05:56 PM   #620
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Old 09-13-2012, 05:49 AM   #621
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Good helmet for the cost. Wear a medium in Shoei and the AFX med fit is similar.

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Old 09-13-2012, 06:11 AM   #622
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I'm still trying to find a step by step solution for adapting a chin curtain. Anyone have one?
I don't have a step by step, but I'll tell you what I did that is sort of like a chin curtain.

I took a piece of fabric, some kind of felt-like material, and cut the shape of it to match the bottom part of the helmet. I made it for just the front so it only covers about the first 4 or so inches of the bottom front of the helmet. I then took some super sticky velcro and put it on the bottom of the helmet and also on the fabric. Because the fabric is somewhat stretchy, I can leave it on and still take the helmet on and off with no problems whatsoever.

I love it, it drastically cuts down on circulating winds when riding. It does make it just a bit warmer so maybe if it was really hot out it would not be nice. It also may contribute to fogging when riding in the cold. I'll see and address those issues as they come up.

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Old 09-15-2012, 10:20 AM   #623
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Ended up riding 58 miles in the rain this morning with my AFX 39. The rain poured in from some where. Faceshield and my glasses were covered with water drops on both sides. Made a bad situation worse. All the vents were closed.
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Old 09-15-2012, 01:09 PM   #624
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Mine is dry with the vents open in rain. But with that big open chin area road spray does get in.

Is there a chin curtain available now? If I could cut down the air flow I could extend is usefulness into the fall season.


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Old 09-16-2012, 03:12 AM   #625
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Mine is dry with the vents open in rain. But with that big open chin area road spray does get in.

Is there a chin curtain available now? If I could cut down the air flow I could extend is usefulness into the fall season.


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No chin curtain available at this time. That seems to be the #1 gripe. rhlrdr posted this:
"I took a piece of fabric, some kind of felt-like material, and cut the shape of it to match the bottom part of the helmet. I made it for just the front so it only covers about the first 4 or so inches of the bottom front of the helmet. I then took some super sticky velcro and put it on the bottom of the helmet and also on the fabric. Because the fabric is somewhat stretchy, I can leave it on and still take the helmet on and off with no problems whatsoever."
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Old 09-18-2012, 11:33 AM   #626
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I'm still trying to find a step by step solution for adapting a chin curtain. Anyone have one?


I took the chin curtain off my Nolan N102 and tried it out. Does it work? Yes. Does it stay in place? Yes. Does it fit well? No. But the curtain and a balaclava got me thru the winter last year.
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Old 09-18-2012, 12:57 PM   #627
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I would like a chin skirt to try. I also wish the shields were quick change. I prefer a dark shield.... but need clear at night or for days of rain.

AFX is very close to a great DS touring lid, its really close.

Too bad they stopped short. Its my summer lid though, I leave a dark shield on it and use clear goggles or glasses for night time runs. In the winter I go back to my long oval fitting light weight street helmet, a Shark RSI with two shields that quickly change and have a vent position. I really miss cracking the shield open in the rain, my AFX is always slaming shut over 45 mph....

Can you imagine if they had dealt with these basic issues during R&D? I wonder if they are motorcycle riders? What rider would only want 3 positions etc, who would not want an easily changed face shield using no tools? Its amazing how many helmets have the same little quirks. I bought my first Shark RSI for $180 on ebay, it can be done. Paid $249 for another Shark RSI before they closed them all out. Its hard to find a good fitting helmet for those prices IMO. I bet many would pay more for a deluxe 39. I would pay $300 easily, not $600 though...

Its a great helmet for $119 per, its actually a better buy than other more expensive lids. I just hope AFX can see we need a refined version, wouldn't that be amazing. At least we have it though, it sure beats my MX lid on the road.

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Old 10-29-2012, 01:53 AM   #628
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Has anyone actually crashed in one of these? I like the look and functionality of this helmet, but I'm wondering about the safety. Any comments on safety issues?
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Old 10-29-2012, 02:32 AM   #629
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Has anyone actually crashed in one of these? I like the look and functionality of this helmet, but I'm wondering about the safety. Any comments on safety issues?
I got hit by a car recently wearing an FX-39. The way I landed, it took a large impact with no sliding to the back of the helmet, and worked flawlessly. I fractured a vertebrae in my lower back but suffered no injuries at all to my head. I bought the Fly racing version after the accident and for some reason I hate it. I loved the FX-39 for the ratcheting chin strap so I think I'll buy another in the next few days.
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Old 10-29-2012, 02:43 AM   #630
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I got hit by a car recently wearing an FX-39. The way I landed, it took a large impact with no sliding to the back of the helmet, and worked flawlessly. I fractured a vertebrae in my lower back but suffered no injuries at all to my head. I bought the Fly racing version after the accident and for some reason I hate it. I loved the FX-39 for the ratcheting chin strap so I think I'll buy another in the next few days.
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this helmet was my first experience with the ratchet. pure love. on the fly adjustments are faster than grabbing a camelbak sip.

the smoke shield is nice for bright days. just barely enough to knock down the bright sunlight.
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