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post #1 of 44 Old 08-26-2012, 12:34 PM Thread Starter
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Dual Sport Helmets

I've been looking at some of the dual sport helmets since my Scorpion EXO 100 really doesn't look right on a dualsport but it was the only helmet that the dealer had that I could wear my glasses with (couldn't get the arms of my glasses past the padding in a street fullface). I looked at the modular ones at Cycle Gear but the chin bar hits my chin but the dirtbike helmets fit great.
I guess what I need is some info on size comparisons for a few helmets in relation to what I can try on here in Bakersfield at Cyclegear (aka the Trekker fits close to an Arai) since I will have to mail order for the helmets I'm looking for. THe first helmet is the AFX FX39, the second is the MSR Expedition, third is the Cyber UX-32 & last but not least is the Fly Trekker. Any sizing info or info in general would be appreciated.
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i have the fx39. I got it from revzilla. Same helmet as the Trekker. I wear it on my DS sometimes, mostly on my street bike though. Honestly I don't like it as much as an MX helmet with goggles (for DS/dirt duty) or old full face helmet (for streetbike duty).
It flows too much air with the vents closed (i was hoping to use it more in the cold), too loud with shield closed, catches more wind than my MX helmet when I turn my head to the side.
I mean it looks cool, but I can't say the DS style is any better functionally.

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As another option, how would a MX helmet with goggles work with glasses? I can deal with a bit of dirt thru the goggles but the fogging issue sucks lol
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I use the Fly Trekker size XL. I picked it up at the beginning of the season and have really enjoyed it. I was told when I bought it that they fit a little small but compared to other helmets I tried on they seemed about the same in the XL sizes. The only comparison I can give you is that it fits like the Super Seer model S1607 size L/XL, sorry if that doesnt help... I regularly wear a pair of Oakley M Frames with it and have no problems so I assume your specs will fit as the arms on M Frames are pretty bulky.

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They make OTG (over the glasses) goggles.

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I bought the Fly Trekker and returned it because of windnoise and fogging issue. They replaced it with a GMax DS and first ride down the road the bolt fell out of the helmet ( causing the helmet visor to go sideways). I brought that back and they gave me an icon hi-vis. I was thinking about paying extra for the icon variant but it was a lot of extra money for a the extra sun guard.

Stick with a full face street helmet for the best on the high way. I even use it offroad with no problems (ICON).
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Thanks for the info from everyone. Only helmets I have been able to try on are those from Bilt & Scorpion but cyclegear does carry Shoie so I can try those also, just don't want to spend that much on a helmet. I've tried goggles in the store but they cause my glasses to start fogging after a short time, might need to try some of the anti-fog stuff or the potatoe trick from my aircooled vw days lol.
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Thanks for the info from everyone. Only helmets I have been able to try on are those from Bilt & Scorpion but cyclegear does carry Shoie so I can try those also, just don't want to spend that much on a helmet. I've tried goggles in the store but they cause my glasses to start fogging after a short time, might need to try some of the anti-fog stuff or the potatoe trick from my aircooled vw days lol.

I wear glasses and a full face helmet. The only thing that I've found that absolutely stops the fogging is a Respro Foggy. It's a neoprene breath guard that fits inside your helmet and seals around the mouth and nose. Takes a bit of getting used to but it really works.


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As another option, how would a MX helmet with goggles work with glasses? I can deal with a bit of dirt thru the goggles but the fogging issue sucks lol

When I first started dual sport riding I wore an off-road helmet with OTG goggles until it started to get cold. OK cold is a relative thing in SoCal but 40 deg at 60 mph is a wind chill of 25 deg, face frostbite!

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I know what ya mean about the So Cal cold lol. I found out that Clawsons up in Fresno has the FX 39 in stock so I'm thinking of making a run up there tomorrow to see what they got. BTW, finally broke 500 miles on the KLR today.
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