Taking out foam in a helmet

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    I have a half helmet that is DOT approved. We have strict helmet laws in TN, so i am TRYING to stray from buying a novelty helmet. The DOT helmets get caught up in wind so they arent comfortable and the novelty are more comfortable and look awesome. BUT they arent legal
    So i thought about taking the fabric out and getting rid of some of the foam. Have considered using a dremel, melt it or sand paper.
    Anybody have any experience with this?
     
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    Don't rip it out. Customize it. I hear this works. If you're man enough, you can DIY...

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    Sorry... couldn't resist. :scared1:
     
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    if you do that

    then your helmet will probably not be legal anymore
     
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    I thought about putting a hammer to it and wearing it out but i dropped it. I dont want the foam to not compress if something were to happen
     
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    I believe it has to be an inch thick. My helmet right now is much thicker than that.
     
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    perhaps

    i would check into the rules about damaged helmets and such
     
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    I would hope i could do it without being able to tell. If it was lopsided or something it wouldnt be comfortable.
     
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    true

    out here we dont have any helmet laws

    maybe an attempt to get the law repealed may be in store
     
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    That would be cool. I would still wear something but having the option to decide for yourself is always a plus
     
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    "I believe it has to be an inch thick. My helmet right now is much thicker than that."

    Um....No Comment....I was going to comment....um, no....No Comment :eusa_whistle:
     
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