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Old 07-12-2011, 08:00 AM   #31
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My only complaint is that I found a bit of distortion with the shield. It is much more curved than the shield on my other helmets and it felt like my vision was slightly distorted when the shield was down. Has anyone else had this issue?
It is nature of the beast when curving plastic at that face bar area. The distortion was present in the face shields of the Fly and the Shoei Hornet helmets I tried on at Iron Pony and noticed it in the Joe Rocket Hybrid I bought. It affects viewing instruments a bit. I'm sure it is something that one will adjust to dealing with.
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Old 07-12-2011, 01:31 PM   #32
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Is there a distortion difference between the Arai, Shoie and other higher priced helmets?
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Old 07-12-2011, 07:02 PM   #33
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I found the AFX to be more round. I found that I got a hot spot on my forehead, so it took some tweaking to get it comfortable. I eventually shaved down the foam in the front to make it work for me. I had no issues wearing sunglasses with the helmet.

.....my only complaint is that I found a bit of distortion with the shield. It is much more curved than the shield on my other helmets and it felt like my vision was slightly distorted when the shield was down. Has anyone else had this issue?
You sure you don't have the FX-37? Your comments are consistent others for that model.

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Old 07-23-2011, 12:06 PM   #34
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Fly sizing vs. other Fly helmets?

Do any of all y'all Fly owners wear any other Fly helmets?

I've got a Fly F2 Carbon moto helmet, and wondering how the Trekker fits in comparison since they're from the same company.
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Old 07-23-2011, 02:06 PM   #35
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I just bought the afx fx 39 last week. I stuck to the sizing chart which put me a size smaller than what I wear in a shoei. For the $$ this is a great helmet. No vision distortion, vents awesome, tight fit in the cheeks at first but fine now that it got broken in a bit. I did a ride that included fog, mid 90 degree temps and frog strangling rain followed by mid 90 heat again, and this helmet handled it all. Didn't fog, vents awesome. It is loud, but I ride with earplugs so no big deal for me. I was really surprised it kept the rain out (better than my shoei tzr). it is tight if you try to use sunglasses with it but I think that will get better the more it is used too. Would I buy it again ...hell yes!
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Old 07-24-2011, 02:17 PM   #36
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Is there a distortion difference between the Arai, Shoie and other higher priced helmets?

I didn't do any scientific measurements, but tried on the Fly and the Shoei as well as my Joe Rocket. They all have some distortion low on the shield, part of having such a radical curve to fit the chin bar. I have a friend who has the Arai and he checked out my JR, said it was about the same. I'm thinking they all have some distortion that's part of the give and take of the Dual sport helmet compromise.
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Old 08-12-2011, 04:16 PM   #37
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i just ordered the Fly version and now i'm looking for a dark smoke visor. Seems they don't make one. But AFX sells one for the FX-39. If they are indeed the same helmet, shouldn't the AFX shield work on the FLY?
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Old 08-13-2011, 10:06 AM   #38
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i just ordered the Fly version and now i'm looking for a dark smoke visor. Seems they don't make one. But AFX sells one for the FX-39. If they are indeed the same helmet, shouldn't the AFX shield work on the FLY?

I would think so, however one might have some sort of propriatary notch or something. I have the AFX version, and the visor is in the mail. I will take some shots of it, and sent it to you if you're interested. Not the most scientific, but hey....
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Old 08-19-2011, 10:11 PM   #39
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I just ordered the Fly Trekker in hi-viz. From what I can tell it and the AFX come from the same mold (had them hand in hand) but they have different "internals" each uses their own design for liners. I think that is where the difference is in fit and "shape." I liked the Fly better. We'll see though as I had to try on another Fly as the dealer was out of the color I wanted and I really thought Hi-Viz looked cool.
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Old 09-01-2011, 03:33 PM   #40
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Two quick questions y'all...
1) Does the Fly come with the little plate covers for when removing the visor? (like the afx-39 does)
2) Did anyone ever figure out if the afx shields fit the fly trekker?

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Old 09-12-2011, 09:25 AM   #41
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Two quick questions y'all...
1) Does the Fly come with the little plate covers for when removing the visor? (like the afx-39 does)
2) Did anyone ever figure out if the afx shields fit the fly trekker?

I'd like to know, too. Bump for a response.
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Old 09-12-2011, 02:43 PM   #42
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Two quick questions y'all...
1) Does the Fly come with the little plate covers for when removing the visor? (like the afx-39 does)
2) Did anyone ever figure out if the afx shields fit the fly trekker?

Sorry, missed this. The Fly does not come with the side shields (the AFX does). Shields are 100% interchangeable between the two.

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Old 09-13-2011, 07:02 PM   #43
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Still wondering if goggles can be worn with the shield down. If so, does the goggle strap interfear with the shield? The only thing stopping me is the use with goggles, other than that it looks like a winner. I want to pull the trigger on one of these but not enough info yet.
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Old 09-14-2011, 12:43 AM   #44
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Old 09-19-2011, 07:43 PM   #45
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I have this helmet, any questions?

It's a nice helmet though there is a lot of wind noise. I don't like the fact that the visor can only be opened half or all the way.
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