General Usage and Maintenance Tips
Important: If you have lost the owner's manual that was included with you AFX helmet, please take a moment to print off a copy of this manual.
WEARING YOUR AFX HELMET
While no helmet can protect the user against all possible forms of impact, the following instructions will help you to receive the maximum benefit from you new helmet.
To protect you as it is designed to do, your helmet must be the proper size, neither too big nor too small. A properly-fitted helmet, with the chinstrap fastened securely, will be a snug but comfortable fit. You should feel an even pressure all over your head, with no gaps. The helmet must not be so loose that it can rotate freely. If you are unsure of your size, please refer to our web site for our size chart.
The chinstrap must be securely fastened. While riding, it is advisable to check the tightness of the chinstrap by tugging on it from time to time to ensure it remains snug. Under no circumstances should there be any alterations or modifications made to the chinstrap or the square d-rings.
Do not drill holes in the shell or otherwise modify your helmet. To preserve the integrity and effectiveness of your helmet, do not alter the shell or the inside liner in any way.
CARE AND CLEANING
Clean your helmet only with mild soap and water. A solution of baking soda and water may be used to clean the liner. After cleaning the helmet interior, rinse with a damp cloth and allow to air dry at room temperature. High heat and strong solvents will damage the liner. Automotive type waxes may be applied to the painted surfaces to protect the finish. Only use a wax suitable for a clear-coated finish. To clean the visor we recommend that you use mild soap and warm water, and dry with a soft cloth. Never use paper towels or tissues to wipe the face shields.
Your helmet may be damaged, possibly without the damage being visible, by any of the following: Gasoline, oil and petroleum-based fluids or solvents, harsh or abrasive cleaning compounds, paints or adhesives
Keep your helmet in a secure place when not riding. Be aware that pets are attracted by the accumulated salt from perspiration and may be tempted to chew on the helmet liner. If the helmet is to not be used for a long period of time, we suggest that you follow the steps in the care and cleaning section, and store your helmet in a cool dry place away from harsh chemicals or solvents.
Thank you for purchasing an AFX helmet. Your AFX helmet was designed for years of comfortable use. If you follow the advice here you should be able to get the most enjoyment out of you new helmet.