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    Ed Kilner #176066
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    Physical store Shoei Western NY ?

    Traveling Toronto to Watkins Glen next week, via Buffalo, along hwy 20 ...

    Is there a place to buy a helmet along the route or nearby? Web search did not yield much so far.
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    Possible to find Shoei helmets at most motorcycle shops in my area. If not available at the BMW dealer, Harley dealer stores sometimes have Shoei as well as the other local motorcycle stores.
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    Ed Kilner #176066
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    I'm hoping for a recommended place along my route ... Anybody?
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    There is a Yamaha dealer just north of Watkins Glen and a Honda dealer South a few miles both on rt 14 which is the main road. I was at both last Saturday but was not looking at helmets.
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    If you know what you want, consider ordering it online at best price and availability and having it delivered to a place at your destination, arranged before hand.
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    I'm not being a wise guy or something, genuinely want to know. What is the advantage of purchasing a Shoei helmet in the States vs Canada?
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    Canada $650; US $508
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    Quote Originally Posted by BMW Triumphant View Post
    Canada $650; US $508
    Thanks for that info. Answers my question. Hope you find one in the States then.
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    Is Customs going to be counting how many helmets you have when you leave vs your return? Will they give you grief for having one too many? Would shipping one of the extra helmets home avoid some of the grief?
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    Ed Kilner #176066
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    Quote Originally Posted by sedanman View Post
    Is Customs going to be counting how many helmets you have when you leave vs your return? Will they give you grief for having one too many? Would shipping one of the extra helmets home avoid some of the grief?
    Good questions. We have a limit of $800 worth of imports for the time I will be in the US. Shipping could get to be a customs problem, and broker too.

    The ladies will be taking the car, with camera gear and luggage, so the old helmet will go with them.
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    ozonewanderer
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    From Toronto to Watkins Glen you could pass by this store near Rochester NY:
    http://countryrode.com/main/index.php

    Call ahead to see if they have the helmet you want. It's a small BMW Dealer and IIRC they have a small selection including Nolan, Schuberth and Shoei.

    BTW I am very happy with my Neotec in Anthracite. Matched the salt and pepper of my hair color...

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