Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast
Results 1 to 25 of 28
  1. #1
    mtbr member
    Reputation: Reelchef67's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Posts
    376

    Fox flux strap mod

    I just got a flux for 50 today. I noticed the rear straps dig a little into my ears.
    After some investigation I noticed that the adjustment controls have strap slots in them but not being used.
    So I unthreaded the straps and re threaded rear strap to go through both
    Slots. It's a little trick I used a sharp dental pick to catch the end to pull it through.Fox flux strap mod-imageuploadedbytapatalk1362084808.912648.jpg
    Fox flux strap mod-imageuploadedbytapatalk1362084838.688334.jpg
    The helmet feels way more secure and now the straps don't dig in my ears!!!
    Awesome ! Now to wait for 3 inches of forecasted rain to stop..
    " I only Ride Enduro'

  2. #2
    mtbr member
    Reputation: squareback's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Posts
    928
    I like that. I have two more mods for the Fox Flux.

    I safety wired the visor , because it pops off easily if you hit low hanging branches.
    I am in the developing stage of gluing nylon ties to the FRONT straps. Why you ask? You may notice that on this helmet, the front straps are right in the windstream, and make a lot of noise just a few mm from your ear. I have curved them in closer to my sideburns by a few mm to make the wind noise go away.

  3. #3
    mtbr member
    Reputation: Reelchef67's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Posts
    376

    Fox flux strap mod

    Noisy yes! But I figure if its whistling I'm working hard..
    I am going to keep am eye on my visor , they are a little flimsy. But I'd rather it ripped off than getting hung up on a tree branch by it. Velcro maybe??
    " I only Ride Enduro'

  4. #4
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Posts
    758
    I am so doing this! I had to adjust the straps for like 20min to get them to not hit me it he ear and this would have solved it all.

  5. #5
    mtbr member
    Reputation: Reelchef67's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Posts
    376
    So much more comfortable...A little tricky to pull it through though...
    Cheers

  6. #6
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Posts
    85
    Uh, why wasn't this done at the factory???? I actually was starting to not like the helmet as much. this was awesome.
    Living in Houston makes me more of a Ditch Bike Rider

    Man my bike needs a better motor

  7. #7
    Quiet Professional
    Reputation: chef7734's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Posts
    515
    Some reason I felt it less comfortable this way than how it came so I reverted back. I might try it again some day, but my helmet is comfortable now.

  8. #8
    mtbr member
    Reputation: Reelchef67's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Posts
    376

    Fox flux strap mod

    Quote Originally Posted by chef7734 View Post
    Some reason I felt it less comfortable this way than how it came so I reverted back. I might try it again some day, but my helmet is comfortable now.
    Every bodies head is different ..
    Btw I thought I was the only chef### on the forum)
    " I only Ride Enduro'

  9. #9
    mtbr member
    Reputation: drwx's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Posts
    312

    Re: Fox flux strap mod

    Damn I wish this worked on the fox striker. It looks like the ends are glued in place on the striker.

    Sent from my SGH-I747 using Tapatalk 2

  10. #10
    No Stranger to danger....
    Reputation: Tone's's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Posts
    5,521
    Good work OP, great thinking, i must say i ditched my flux, the strap system is very poorly designed, prob the worst on the market, the visor is very flimsy, its a heavy lid, poor padding infact its imo a very over rated helmet, i switched to the 661 recon and will never go back, the build quality between the two is night and day.
    If you can get the flux feelin ok for you, well done n half your luck.
    Dont ever let the truth get in the way of a funny story....

  11. #11
    mtbr member
    Reputation: Reelchef67's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Posts
    376

    Fox flux strap mod

    Thanks the 661 one was my other choice , but i ended getting my flux for 50$ so..
    If i recall the 661 has the same kind of ratchets?
    I dont my flimsy visor, i rather it come off it gets snagged on a branch or something. I did reaaly like the 661 thou.
    " I only Ride Enduro'

  12. #12
    West Chester, PA
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Posts
    3,176
    Quote Originally Posted by Tone's View Post
    Good work OP, great thinking, i must say i ditched my flux, the strap system is very poorly designed, prob the worst on the market,
    I agree. I don't know how they've sold so many of them. I dealt with mine for a year until I got rid of it. This might have helped, I had the same issue with the straps and my ears.

  13. #13
    mtbr member
    Reputation: ti-triodes's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Posts
    119
    Quote Originally Posted by 92gli View Post
    I agree. I don't know how they've sold so many of them. I dealt with mine for a year until I got rid of it. This might have helped, I had the same issue with the straps and my ears.
    Agreed. I returned the Flux because I couldn't get the straps to fit comfortably. I know helmets are a personal thing but I've always gotten any helmet I've tried to work in some way or another. Till the Flux. It was amazingly uncomfortable and unforgiving.
    I was looking for a helmet with some extra support in the rear. Wound up getting a POC Trabec Race. It wound up being the most comfortable helmet I've ever used.

  14. #14
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Posts
    97
    Quote Originally Posted by Reelchef67 View Post
    I just got a flux for 50 today. I noticed the rear straps dig a little into my ears.
    After some investigation I noticed that the adjustment controls have strap slots in them but not being used.
    So I unthreaded the straps and re threaded rear strap to go through both
    Slots. It's a little trick I used a sharp dental pick to catch the end to pull it through.Click image for larger version. 

Name:	ImageUploadedByTapatalk1362084808.912648.jpg 
Views:	553 
Size:	155.8 KB 
ID:	776315
    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	ImageUploadedByTapatalk1362084838.688334.jpg 
Views:	1475 
Size:	191.2 KB 
ID:	776316
    The helmet feels way more secure and now the straps don't dig in my ears!!!
    Awesome ! Now to wait for 3 inches of forecasted rain to stop..
    So from what I heard, the first year they were out they came threaded like you suggest, but it was a patent infringment on Bell, so this was their fix.

    Thread it through for the win.

  15. #15
    troll
    Reputation: brokebike's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Posts
    120
    I see what you did here, but I threaded mine differently. Looking at the plastic piece, my instinct was to thread the strap through the two long, narrow slots at the end of each piece... otherwise, what are they there for? What other purpose could they possibly serve?

  16. #16
    troll
    Reputation: brokebike's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Posts
    120
    Here's how I routed my straps, as described above. This seemed to make the most sense to me, given the slots in the plastic pieces.Fox flux strap mod-image.jpg

  17. #17
    mtbr member
    Reputation: shephurd's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2013
    Posts
    4
    i just received my fox flux in the mail, how would i go about threading the straps through the plastic piece since the straps are uniform with no ends.

  18. #18
    troll
    Reputation: brokebike's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Posts
    120
    The side of the helmet straps with the "female" end of the buckle should have two loose strap ends. You'll need to undo that side and "unthread" it back through the helmet, then rethread it back through the slots in the plastic piece. Just make notes or take a photo of how everything threads back if it looks too confusing.

  19. #19
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jul 2013
    Posts
    35
    brokebike, thanks for your tip!
    I've noticed that strap slots, only when i do "mod" from first post!
    So i've "restraped" my helmet in your way. Probably those slots are ment for that. Now everything is great!

  20. #20
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Posts
    69
    Thanks for the info, everyone. I have a Fox Striker, which I assume could be modded in the same way. I'll have to have a look.

  21. #21
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Posts
    69
    Confirmed. The mod worked fine on the Striker.

  22. #22
    mtbr member
    Reputation: drwx's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Posts
    312

    Re: Fox flux strap mod

    Quote Originally Posted by F-Bomb View Post
    Confirmed. The mod worked fine on the Striker.
    Can you take a pic of where you routed the straps on the striker. I don't see any slots like the pics of the flux.

    I only see the button for adjustment.

    --
    Stephen
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Fox flux strap mod-uploadfromtaptalk1375287380703.jpg  

    Fox flux strap mod-uploadfromtaptalk1375287395235.jpg  

    Fox flux strap mod-uploadfromtaptalk1375287408087.jpg  


  23. #23
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Posts
    69
    I do not have a picture of this specific part, but the attachment system of my Striker looks identical to that of Reelchef67 (the OP) and brokebike, i.e. different from yours. Not sure why this is...

  24. #24
    mtbr member
    Reputation: drwx's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Posts
    312
    Quote Originally Posted by F-Bomb View Post
    I do not have a picture of this specific part, but the attachment system of my Striker looks identical to that of Reelchef67 (the OP) and brokebike, i.e. different from yours. Not sure why this is...
    dunno.. maybe they changed them. i bought my helmet last year and it says it was made in 2011 on the sticker inside it.

  25. #25
    mtbr member
    Reputation: Reelchef67's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Posts
    376

    Fox flux strap mod

    I just got a Stryker off of Canadian cartel
    It has a different set of buckles . I have not worn it yet it is my " back up" helmet. It does look like some strap mod might be useful but have not done it yet..
    Last edited by Reelchef67; 09-04-2013 at 09:42 PM.
    " I only Ride Enduro'

Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast

Posting Permissions

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