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post #1 of 12 Old 09-28-2006, 05:50 PM Thread Starter
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Helmet Painting

I've got a helmet like the one posted below that I just bought my wife. Its a Choko brand "shorty" with flat paint. Anyone know if its safe to spray a coat of clear over this without any damaging affects (other then voiding the warranty)??? Thanks
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post #2 of 12 Old 09-28-2006, 06:30 PM
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What you need to do is buy a real helmet and throw that brain bucket away. Your wife would look terrible if she hit the ground wearing that, but atleast she wouldn't be retared.

Just my opinion by the way, please don't take it the wrong way.

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Hey, try tellin her that! I've always wore a full faced helmet but tryin to convince her to wear one hasn't been the easiest of tasks.

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What you need to do is buy a real helmet and throw that brain bucket away. Your wife would look terrible if she hit the ground wearing that, but atleast she wouldn't be retared.

Just my opinion by the way, please don't take it the wrong way.
I agere with this.

That aside, you can paint your helmet without any effects on the little safety that helmet has to offer.

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Hey, try tellin her that! I've always wore a full faced helmet but tryin to convince her to wear one hasn't been the easiest of tasks.


I understand, sometimes the wifes are hard to deal with .

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Hey, try tellin her that! I've always wore a full faced helmet but tryin to convince her to wear one hasn't been the easiest of tasks.
Do what I do. No gear, no riding. If she doesn't wear safety equipment that is adequate, she doesn't get on the bike.

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didn't u notice bock... 06 honda spirit 750... looks like its up to her.

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I say ... stupid is as stupid does.


personal safety is a personal choice. Ride with what is comfortable and know the risks that are attached with comfort vs safety.


just like the tards in ohio ridin their air compressors at mach chicken down the intersate lookin tough with no helmet and a leather vest.

looks tough when you are eating strawberry milkshakes through a straw too

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didn't u notice bock... 06 honda spirit 750... looks like its up to her.
Whoops, missed that

Sorry, this cold is shutting my brain off.

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My GF is from Thailand, and I get on her case about wearing boots, or at least sneakers when I have to take her somewhere on the bike. She gets all combative and says in Thailand they wear shorts, slippers, etc., and almost everyone rides a motorcycle, even the girls (incl. her when she was a kid). When she was a girl, her dad would ride 3-up on the seat, plus 1 girl on the tank or handlebar (to clarify: that's 1 adult, 2 kids behind him, and 1 kid on the tank or handlebar). I believe her, because hey, it's Thailand. But I snap back and tell her "Yeah, well this is America"...and the roads and the drivers here aren't used to seeing motorcyclist all over the place on these streets...they run red lights, they turn right in front of you and cut you off because they don't see you....."
And she quips back, "In Thailand they DO see you, and they run stop signs, cut you off, and knock you off the streets anyway."

What's my point? I'm not sure, other than it's hard to argue common sense on this matter when it's a girl from Thailand.

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What's my point? I'm not sure, other than it's hard to argue common sense on this matter when it's a girl.
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post #12 of 12 Old 09-30-2006, 08:41 AM
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Always take advice on spraying a helmet. In my teens we had a safety brief showing the effects of different paints on helmets, some would interract with the outershell to make it eggshell brittle. I'm not an expert on the chemistry involved but certain products would react badly (I can't recall the combinations - so I'd get advice from a pro).
As a rule of thumb, no one really rides fast in Asia as you never know when there'll be a bus/cow/buffalo just the other side of the bend, or that there will still be blacktop the other side of the bend.

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