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...It's probably not going to fit and will have to re-order, but I don't have much for dealers around with good helmet selection, and they're not open when I am.
That's because you live in IA where most of them just sit on the shelf forever. Not very profitable to stock something that doesn't sell.
Judging from my observations which may or may not be accurate state wide, less than 5% of motorcycle riders in the tri state area wear helmets and some of those may just be passing thru from one of the commie states that force them to.
Doesn't surprise me you don't find much of a selection on the shelves.
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That's because you live in IA where most of them just sit on the shelf forever. Not very profitable to stock something that doesn't sell.
Judging from my observations which may or may not be accurate state wide, less than 5% of motorcycle riders in the tri state area wear helmets and some of those may just be passing thru from one of the commie states that force them to.
Doesn't surprise me you don't find much of a selection on the shelves.
Yeah, I live in the NW corner where MN and NE are both commie states, but no population really. Dirt bike helmets are popular but very few touring options.

Actually that goes for anything not just helmets. Sure you can find cruiser gear, but not the kind you would wear cross-country or in adverse conditions.

My FXRG jacket (really nice leather HD touring jacket, list $550 back in 2006) I bought on clearance for $200 - stealer said it sat on the shelf for 2 years. Size L, so nothing unusual. I still use it and love it but, it's not rainproof so it may get replaced.
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