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    where to buy helmet

    Are there a couple of internet/mail order sites that are good for helmets? I already know what I want and what size to order. Thanks.

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    I've bought a couple helmets here and have been very satisfied: https://www.helmetharbor.com/index.cfm

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    I've bought several helmets here http://www.helmetshop.com/ and have been treated well.

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    Newenough

    Check out www.newenough.com.

    They may have the helmet you're looking for. Great people to do business with, I purchased my last helmet (HJC) from them. Of course, I, too, knew the correct style and size before ordering.
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    Helmet World

    I am partial to them since they are in my back yard....
    If they don't have it - they will get it for you.
    http://www.kccyclehelmetworld.com/

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    I support my dealer when I can, so that's where I buy my helmets. The appreciation is there when I take my bike in for service, etc... I go online when my dealer doesn't carry what I'm buying.

    That, and I'd recommend not buying a helmet without wearing it around for 15-20 minutes. That's the only way to make sure there aren't any "hotspots" that might crop up during a long ride. You can't do that online. And speaking of that, I'd never try on a helmet, or any other article of clothing, at a local store then turn around and buy it online. I know people who do it, but to me its distastefully dishonest behavior.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mistercindy View Post
    And speaking of that, I'd never try on a helmet, or any other article of clothing, at a local store then turn around and buy it online. I know people who do it, but to me its distastefully dishonest behavior.
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    +2 on dishonesty.

    I buy everything that I wear in local shops where I can get fitted right. The little extra it may cost is more than offset by savings on mail order stuff that doesn't fit right and has to be exchanged or sold/ given away at a big loss.
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    helmets

    I buy what ever I can from my local dealer. They are trying to stay in business and if they go, where do you take your bike. The fitting is also better from your local shop. Any problems and they will send it back plus they have good repoir with sales reps. If I can't get something from my dealer, then I go on line.

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    And speaking of that, I'd never try on a helmet, or any other article of clothing, at a local store then turn around and buy it online. I know people who do it, but to me its distastefully dishonest behavior.[/QUOTE]


    THANK YOU! I am not a dealer but rather a sales rep for the past 28 years and my belief is in supporting the dealer or soon everybody will have to buy from an internet source. I bought a very nice Shoei Multitec from a dealer of numerous Japanese model motorcycles who goes to great length and expense to have a huge selection of helmets and riding apparel in stock. A salesperson helped me for well over 45 minutes while I tried to narrow my decision down from 4 brands I tried. To go into his shop and take advantage of his outlay of money in inventory, only to see what fits and then go online to save a few bucks, is more than distasteful. It is the ultimate definition of a cheap ass!

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    J.C. Whitney

    J.C. Whitney is an excellent place to buy a helmet. They have a huge selection and the prices are more than reasonable. Plus they are a good company and you can return with no problem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mistercindy View Post
    That, and I'd recommend not buying a helmet without wearing it around for 15-20 minutes. That's the only way to make sure there aren't any "hotspots" that might crop up during a long ride. You can't do that online. And speaking of that, I'd never try on a helmet, or any other article of clothing, at a local store then turn around and buy it online. I know people who do it, but to me its distastefully dishonest behavior.
    + 3 or whatever we're up to.

    If you want to have a store where you can try things on - you won't for long if you try them on and buy them elsewhere. No profit incentive to the store to keep things in stock if you're buying elsewhere to save a few bucks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mistercindy View Post
    I support my dealer when I can, so that's where I buy my helmets. The appreciation is there when I take my bike in for service, etc... I go online when my dealer doesn't carry what I'm buying.

    That, and I'd recommend not buying a helmet without wearing it around for 15-20 minutes. That's the only way to make sure there aren't any "hotspots" that might crop up during a long ride. You can't do that online. And speaking of that, I'd never try on a helmet, or any other article of clothing, at a local store then turn around and buy it online. I know people who do it, but to me its distastefully dishonest behavior.

    I agree 100%

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    Quote Originally Posted by Braddog View Post
    Check out www.newenough.com.

    They may have the helmet you're looking for. Great people to do business with, I purchased my last helmet (HJC) from them. Of course, I, too, knew the correct style and size before ordering.
    +1 for newenough. The last two helmets (the S.O.'s & mine & the same type we had) came from newenough, and we saved $75.00 over what we paid a dealer per helmet for the first two--that's a whoppin' $150.00 that we used to buy new gear for our growing daughter.

    I have nothing against supporting our local dealers, keeping them in business to work on our bikes, stock parts, and sell us new and used bikes, but my local dealer doesn't work on bikes that are over ten years old; consequently, since my RSL is well over ten, I don't mind buying parts and gear on line. I will add, however, that I wouldn't feel right about going to the dealer just to try on helmets and other gear before buying them online especially since many places have excellent exchange policies.

    Robert

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    Best site for helmets/prices

    Rokheadbikes.com had the best prices and incredibly fast service. They will email you a better price very quickly. I am thrilled with my axis yellow RF1000 Shoei, the first new helmet I've purchased. The hard part of purchasing a helmet is deciding what you want. You can research what you want from a dealer. If they won't match the price on a mailorder website, go to them.

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