Fly Trekker Helm vrs Bell Custom (fit)
Close
    
    
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 17
Like Tree2Likes

Thread: Fly Trekker Helm vrs Bell Custom (fit)

  1. #1
    Member Nerk's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Location
    Hong Kong
    Posts
    59
    Hey Everyone,



    I'm looking at purchasing a Fly Trekker Helm online - not sure they sell them around here.



    I currently have a 2012 Bell Customer 500 in an XL which is great to and from work everyday (quick 5-10 minute rides) I'm looking for something with a full facemask for longer rides that'll keep me protected on the hwy. Does anyone by chance have both a custom and a Fly Trekker to help me learn how the sizing compares? Some friends say i should go with an L on the fly trekker because if I keep it for a few years it will pack down and loosen up?





    Can anyone help or comment on this?



    Thanks in advance.

    Nerk

  2. #2
    Member matchu67's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Location
    near da beach, FL
    Posts
    48
    Quote Originally Posted by Nerk View Post
    Hey Everyone,



    I'm looking at purchasing a Fly Trekker Helm online - not sure they sell them around here.



    I currently have a 2012 Bell Customer 500 in an XL which is great to and from work everyday (quick 5-10 minute rides) I'm looking for something with a full facemask for longer rides that'll keep me protected on the hwy. Does anyone by chance have both a custom and a Fly Trekker to help me learn how the sizing compares?




    Hello. I may be of some assitance. I too wear an XL and own a Fly Trekker, I do not own a Bell. I originally bought the AFX-39 Hi-Viz in XL, after its break in period the helmet felt too loose on my head and I really wasn't impressed with AFX's Hi-Viz color. I then bought the Fly Trekker in XL. I purchased it online via RevZilla, they explained to me that the AFX-39 and Fly Trekker are virtually the same helmet except that Fly uses different thicker padding and has a D-strap chin strap. The thicker padding makes for a snugger fit. I am very happy with the sizing and fitting of the Trekker, plus Trekker's version of Hi-Viz is SUPER bright. It is a florescent yellow/green and can be seen from 1/2 mile away. The helmet has good venting and the flip down face shield has no distortion. The helmet is a great bang for the buck!


    Be safe & Keep on TW 'ing,



    Matt Ward





    - 2012 Yamaha TW200 -

  3. #3
    Senior Member Point37's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Location
    Southcoast MAsshole
    Posts
    2,661
    i own both the trekker and the 500...i just had another member ask me about the trekker...my head is 22.75" and i got a large trekker (medium = 22 3/8 - 22 3/4, large = 23 1/8 - 23 1/2) and it fits fine so i would say go a size up if you are close...i would have to check my bell to see what size that is...the trekker is a great hot weather helmet...lots of ventilation (also loud at high speeds) plus the goggle strap slots on the sides...it's nice to leave the lid open and just use goggles which i do a lot...i don't think it would be too good for cold weather...it's a decent helmet for the price...it's no where near as comfortable as my arai but it's comfortable enough for me to not wear my arai during the summer just due to the ventilation and being able to wear goggles...as you can see it's huge compared to my arai and not so streamlined so at higher speeds the visor and the shield (if up) catch a lot of air and pull your dome every which way so i won't use it if i plan on being on the highway for a while...there is a bunch of customer reviews on them where some people comment on the sizing...the sizing chart is on there as well...here is a video review...



    http://www.motorcycle-superstore.com...DS-Helmet.aspx



    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=vgwiIb5Vntc









    small's likes this.

  4. Remove Advertisements
    TW200Forum.com
    Advertisements
     

  5. #4
    Member Nerk's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Location
    Hong Kong
    Posts
    59
    Hey Guys thanks for your feedback.



    I'm just not sure what size to order as i have to order online and i cant try before i buy.



    After further reading online some people say its a large exterior but has a tight fit. I'm leaning towards the XL. Point, is it possible you can let me know if you have the same size as you're custom 500?



    thanks

    Nerk

  6. #5
    Senior Member Point37's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Location
    Southcoast MAsshole
    Posts
    2,661
    Quote Originally Posted by Nerk View Post
    Hey Guys thanks for your feedback.



    I'm just not sure what size to order as i have to order online and i cant try before i buy.



    After further reading online some people say its a large exterior but has a tight fit. I'm leaning towards the XL. Point, is it possible you can let me know if you have the same size as you're custom 500?



    thanks

    Nerk


    i ordered mine online as well...i will write it down to check my 500 size when i get home tonight and let you know tonight or tomorrow...i would still measure your head to be safe

  7. #6
    Senior Member Point37's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Location
    Southcoast MAsshole
    Posts
    2,661
    Quote Originally Posted by Nerk View Post
    Hey Guys thanks for your feedback.



    I'm just not sure what size to order as i have to order online and i cant try before i buy.



    After further reading online some people say its a large exterior but has a tight fit. I'm leaning towards the XL. Point, is it possible you can let me know if you have the same size as you're custom 500?



    thanks

    Nerk


    i checked and i have a large in the custom 500 as well...medium (22 1/2 - 22 3/4) large (22 3/4 - 23 1/4) by this sizing chart on the motorcycle superstore website...so i was right on the border with this helmet as well

    http://www.motorcycle-superstore.com...00-Helmet.aspx

  8. #7
    Senior Member FortPayne's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Location
    Alabama
    Posts
    326
    Does the trekker face shield distort your vision? I have a cheap-o clone and that is the one thing I just dont like about it.
    Tenaciously Deviant Unwittingly Brilliant

  9. #8
    Senior Member Point37's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Location
    Southcoast MAsshole
    Posts
    2,661
    Quote Originally Posted by Fort Payne View Post
    Does the trekker face shield distort your vision? I have a cheap-o clone and that is the one thing I just dont like about it.


    not that i have noticed but i don't use the shield much

  10. #9
    Member matchu67's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Location
    near da beach, FL
    Posts
    48
    Quote Originally Posted by Fort Payne View Post
    Does the trekker face shield distort your vision? I have a cheap-o clone and that is the one thing I just dont like about it.


    Fort... there is NO distoration what so ever. I am very happy with my helmet


    Be safe & Keep on TW 'ing,



    Matt Ward





    - 2012 Yamaha TW200 -

  11. #10
    Member Nerk's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Location
    Hong Kong
    Posts
    59
    Hey Guys,



    So I picked up a Flytrekker, it was delivered yesterday - I went with the Neon Green and since all of my riding is around the city this should help me stand out for the crazy taxi and bus drivers in HK.







    Went with the XL, fit is perfect, a bit tight on the face but not bad... the helmet itself is crazy large on the outside, but all in all i'm happy.



    As a side note, I've purchased both my helmets from the guys at Motorcycles508.com. I first met them via ebay where i purchased my Bell Custom, i called them up to get the flytrekker and they gave me the best price i could find online.





    cheers.

    Nerk

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Sponosred Links

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Similar Threads

  1. Custom Seat
    By TWiumph in forum Performance and Customization
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 04-15-2013, 07:39 AM
  2. Custom t dub?
    By Buffarob in forum General Discussion
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 12-12-2012, 12:42 PM
  3. Custom Mudflaps
    By joseydewsnup in forum Performance and Customization
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 06-24-2012, 02:10 PM
  4. custom headlight
    By emilliano in forum Performance and Customization
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 04-17-2012, 12:32 PM
  5. My new Guardian Biker Bell
    By Rohnsman in forum General Discussion
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 01-02-2011, 09:57 AM

Search tags for this page

fly trekker ds hi-viz helmet

,
helm fly trekker
,

tw200 forum which helmet to wear prefer

Click on a term to search for related topics.