I have my eye on a Shoei RF-1000. However, I'm not a big fan of the ready-made graphics on helmets (my HJC is just plain silver).
I was thinking about getting some sheets of reflective tape from streetglo.com and making my own graphics out of reflective tape. What I had in mind was some kind of stars & stripes pattern, with half the helmet being stripes, the other half being stars, or something along those lines.
Here's where it's going to be difficult:
I need to choose a base color for the helmet. Ideally, I would like to stick with silver (1st choice) or white (2nd choice). That way, if I scrap the whole sticker idea, I'm left with a helmet I can live with.
From a pure color standpoint, I think blue would make the best base color, which conflicts with my desired unstickered helmet color. I say blue because of the blue background needed for the stars portion of the helmet. Blue becomes a problem on the stripes side, because I'd have to make red & white stripes that touch together, in order to cover up the blue. I think it will be tough to get the stickers cut properly and stuck on with no overlap. I actually have a design in mind that might look pretty cool and make it easier to do red & white stripes on a blue helmet.
I would like the ability to change up the stickers when the mood suits me, basically making my own helmet graphics as I so desire. I just don't want to be stuck with a blue helmet riding a green bike or something down the road. If I got a silver helmet, I'd have to do the stars in some other color (the stars should be white or silver, in my opinion), or somehow make a blue background out of sticker material. I think making a blue background would be impossibly hard to do, especially on a curved surface.
Does anyone have any input?