AFX FX-39DS Half Outer Sun Shield
A second face shield for my new helmet!
Got this light smoke shield to go with my new helmet, once installed I left it on. I ordered the light smoke, which on a black helmet looks BA, and it isn't so dark you can't ride at night. I double up and wear sunglasses under it during the day. A little tricky to install as there was some flash around the hole where it snaps onto the helmet. I carefully trimmed it a bit with an x-acto knife, and it still snaps on rather hard, otherwise it fits and works just fine. I can't speak to the durability factor that others have complained about a little as I haven't used it that long yet, but as inexpensive and easy to replace as it is, I may just order a few more to keep on hand...
July 27, 2015
Works good, but eventually gets crunchy
The visor is of overall good quality, but will frequently get crunchy - the visor detents molded on the shield will break off and the visor will have a hard time staying open. I've replaced a couple now, and they all end up the same way.
September 10, 2014
Good for a first buy
This face shield is a great buy! I bought the Silver Mirrored version and it looks amazing on my blue AFX DS Helmet. It comes with the mechanism to snap on and off the helmet so no more risking breaking the original ones that came with the helmet. The mirror is dark enough to hide your identity, and shades the sun enough to stare at it! The only concerns i have with this shield is it feels like it can get scratched easily. Just make sure you clean it with something appropriate. It also does not fit as well as the stock shield but other than that its great.
August 20, 2014
Just what I wanted.
I ordered the dark smoke visor so that I could have a visor that people can't see through. I am very pleased with the visor and the tinting. You have to be right up on the person in order to see through it, but visibility out is still great. There is some slight waving in the plastic as you look around, but it isn't something that I even notice while riding.
July 23, 2014
Cheap, but shades eyes well
Installing the visor I bought was a pain and it felt like I was breaking the brackets trying to put it on. I got it on and it works, but it still makes creaking noises and does not move smoothly up or down. The brackets are cheap plastic so be warned.
The visor does not appear to form a tight seal against the gasket so I'm expecting a bit of water inside the helmet if a monsoon hits.
The silver reflective lens works well to block the sun and it looks cool, but it seems brittle and cheap. The lack of a tight seal was disappointing, but that could also be a failing of the helmet. Overall you don't have another choice for replacement AFX FX-39 visors so just buy this. It works even if it's cheap.
July 15, 2014
It works, but.....
Got the half shield in Dark Smoke to relieve some of he bright sun I new was going to encounter on a recent 800 mile trip to AZ. The shield does help when you're riding into the sun but the fact that the optics on it almost outweigh the benefit. It was easy to install and the operation was simple. I'll keep it installed due to the fact that I'd rather have my vision a little blurry (optics) than to be totally blinded in the setting sun.
May 22, 2014
got the dark smoke one to go with my white helmet. looks pretty sick, cuts enough sun to be useful, but isn't too dark
July 1, 2014
Works OK but is scratching
I like having the smoke visor on the helmet when it is needed. It flips down easily and stows out of the way when not needed. The only problem I'm having with it is that the clear visor is getting scratched where the lower edge of the smoke visor contacts it. For that reason I took it off and am trying other options for now.
March 17, 2014