Thanks for everyone's comments, some great help here.
buy a plain helmet and pay a local artist to hook you up...those graphics are pretty basic
Can I really get a new helmet painted? Is there a special paint that needs to be used? Will there be any degradation in safety?
Regarding overseas purchases.... Martin NJ ordered a helmet from these guys in Deutschland http://www.fc-moto.de/epages/fcm.sf/...Shops/10207048
with no problems. From my own extensive PayPal experience, I've never had a problem receiving money, paying money, or had anything fishy going on with my PayPal account. I don't think you have much to be concerned about. Just document what's going on, talk (on the phone) with someone at MotoWebShop before you buy. It'll work out. BTW--subtract 19% from the price listed on Moto's website. That's Marxism European-style, and it doesn't apply to you.
Good stuff here. Always love to hear that I'm saving money. Bonus! Should I go this route, I'll be sure to call the site directly and keep all emails until the transaction is completed. Thanks.
Your pinlock distortion thread determined the cause of my blurry vision and am I glad to remove them. What a waste of money! Now I just keep the shield cracked open a little and wear sunglasses. Airflow prevents fog. But I'd NEVER order a helmet/shoes without trying them on first.
Glad that helped dream. So far I've had very good luck as far as ordering the right fit online. Hopefully this trend continues because I really want this helmet...
Plus they'll scalp ya on the shipping
I found this extrememly offensive!
j/k man, that sh*t had me rolling!
Thanks everyone for looking into this for me.
Let me know about the paint, so far, this seems like the safest route. I'm going to see if I can find an artist today and see if they can give me a quote. What should I expect to pay for something custom like that?