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Old 07-10-2007, 10:41 PM
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I think I screwed up

I just painted my helmet and started airbrushing it today. I removed the dot sticker and was told that this was a big no,no. Is it really that big of a deal? If I find a replacement sticker can it be placed somewhere other than the lower back of the helmet?
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Old 07-11-2007, 06:12 AM
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Never had anyone ask to see a sticker in 25+ years of riding and I've unfortunately had plenty of opportunities for them (LEO's) to ask. I've always peeled them off.
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I believe if you check inside the helmet, under the liner, you will find a DOT/SNELL certification sticker. I believe the sticker also includes the date the helmet was manufactured.
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I've never had anyone ask to see it either.. If you really need one though... you can go to your local Harley shop. They usually have Non-regulation DOT stickers.. they look VERY close.. for the helmets they use that arent DOT rated.. Harley riders hardley ever use DOT rated helmets.. those little skull cap helmets they use.. Nu-uh.. no way are they DOT..

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Old 07-11-2007, 06:28 AM
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Harley riders don't need DOT helmets anyhow as there's not a hell of a lot there to protect anyhow... lol Whatever brain function they may have had quickly gets vibrated away, he he
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Old 07-11-2007, 08:57 AM
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Screw the sticker...
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Old 07-11-2007, 09:48 AM
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Originally Posted by YellowHawk View Post
Screw the sticker...
Wouldnt that affect the performance of the helmet? I guess if you must... be sure to use short screws.. 1/4 to 1/2 inch... so they dont stick into the back of your head... those things would hurt putting the hemet on and taking it off.. Dude, That really doesnt sound like a good idea...
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maybe a rivet would be better....
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Or my personal favorite, super glue!

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maybe a rivet would be better....
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Old 07-11-2007, 10:23 AM
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My only concern in regards to Super Glue is its known affinity for steel beams, may be problematic around so overpasses. Of course, there's always Velcro. The advantage is that you could take the sticker off when in a Harley-type crowd and flaunt your apparent disregard for your personal safety, you'd quickly gain a following
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Old 07-11-2007, 11:25 AM
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The DOT sticker on the back of the helmet isn't needed. The one that matter's is under the liner with the manufacture's date of build on it.
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Old 07-11-2007, 01:21 PM
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Thanks for the responses. A guy over at Cycle Gear here in Ft.Worth made it seem like a big deal. Either way I already airbrushed over the back of the helmet so there's no going back now, come get me cop'r.
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Old 07-11-2007, 04:08 PM
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We better see pics of your paint job!
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I'm half way there. I'll post pics before clearing..
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I heard that at some tracks out here (California). Track officials might ask for it to be on there, or something like everyone was talking about on the inside. On the street I don't think that it matters. Just paint a small dot on the lid and be done!
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Old 07-11-2007, 07:59 PM
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Yeah that's a good idea! I'm doing a jester on the helmet and I'll just put a dot on his forehead.
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Harley riders don't need DOT helmets anyhow as there's not a hell of a lot there to protect anyhow... lol Whatever brain function they may have had quickly gets vibrated away, he he
Harley riders don't need helmets sitting on the couch.
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