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Shark Helmets in Twin Cities

I know this isn't the most appropriate sub-forum for the topic, but this one gets the most traffic, so that's why I'm posting it here.

I'm going to be in the MSP area Thanksgiving weekend and I want to find a couple shops where I can try on some Shark helmets. Anyone in that area recommend any dealers? Or any dealers/shops to avoid?

Ideally if there is somewhere that just sells gear and not bikes, that would work great.

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I don't know of anywhere that sells just gear around here. The biggest shop I've been to is Motoprimo in Lakeville (southern suburbs of Minneapolis). They have a lot of gear, not sure if they have shark helmets though. you can look them up on the web and check. The problem you will have is most places around here let their motorcycle accessories dwindle this time of year and do not restock until the end of winter, you will find lots of snowmobiling gear though. Not personally knowing of who stocks Sharks I would try searching the web for motorcycle shops around the twin cities and see who carries Sharks if that is what you are looking for. but maybe call first to see what they actually have in stock.

good luck with your search.

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I know they deal Shark helmets, but it doesn't look like they have anything too exciting.

If you wanna make the drive East to the Old Market, you can try one on in a little slice of heaven known as DSR http://store.dsrpowersports.com/fufahe2.html
They'll order anything in that you want with no pressure to buy (unless it's a super expensive helmet, then they might ask for a deposit).
I got nearly all of my gear there. I had them order in a handful of gear & it usually comes in within a couple of days.
Here's their contact info: http://store.dsrpowersports.com/about-us.html

If you need a guide to find the place PM me, I'll help you find it.

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I know they deal Shark helmets, but it doesn't look like they have anything too exciting.

If you wanna make the drive East to the Old Market, you can try one on in a little slice of heaven known as DSR http://store.dsrpowersports.com/fufahe2.html
PLEASE HELP?! I am looking for a safer Euro safety Spec shark. That link lists helmets from $200-$600, which is confusing. What $/model is the safety maximized, and beyond that it's vanity paint?

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I know they deal Shark helmets, but it doesn't look like they have anything too exciting.

If you wanna make the drive East to the Old Market, you can try one on in a little slice of heaven known as DSR http://store.dsrpowersports.com/fufahe2.html
They'll order anything in that you want with no pressure to buy (unless it's a super expensive helmet, then they might ask for a deposit).
I got nearly all of my gear there. I had them order in a handful of gear & it usually comes in within a couple of days.
Here's their contact info: http://store.dsrpowersports.com/about-us.html

If you need a guide to find the place PM me, I'll help you find it.

I will definitely keep that one in mind.

Last 3 times I've been in StarCity, they didn't have any Sharks, so I stopped going in.

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I don't know of anywhere that sells just gear around here. The biggest shop I've been to is Motoprimo in Lakeville (southern suburbs of Minneapolis). They have a lot of gear, not sure if they have shark helmets though. you can look them up on the web and check. The problem you will have is most places around here let their motorcycle accessories dwindle this time of year and do not restock until the end of winter, you will find lots of snowmobiling gear though. Not personally knowing of who stocks Sharks I would try searching the web for motorcycle shops around the twin cities and see who carries Sharks if that is what you are looking for. but maybe call first to see what they actually have in stock.

good luck with your search.
I remember driving past there last summer. We were on a tight schedule that trip so I didn't stop. I'll put them on the short list.

Uh oh...I see they are a Ducati dealer. Better leave the checkbook at home. Those 1098's are calling me, but I need to payoff the house first.

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Owing a Shark I can tell you that the fit and size is the same as Arai Quantum. So if you find it hard to locate a shark dealer you can test fit the Arai's.

BTW-I have a Kickass Shark RSI for sale. It's Brand new, size large and includes 2 extra shields! Oh, and it's the Brazil Drudi Performance Racing Design Replica. Dang near Impossible to get.




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I remember driving past there last summer. We were on a tight schedule that trip so I didn't stop. I'll put them on the short list.

Uh oh...I see they are a Ducati dealer. Better leave the checkbook at home. Those 1098's are calling me, but I need to payoff the house first.

Must....resist.....urge.........

Ducati, KTM, Honda, Yamaha, triumph, motoguzzi....It's an evil place I tell ya. do not bring credit cards or check book. There is another shop about 2 blocks away called Leo's south. literally on the same frontage road but harder to see from the freeway. you could try there as well if you stop at motoprimo but they have less gear.

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Which he,mets are more safe than others?

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Which he,mets are more safe than others?
Euro standard ECE 22.05 is >ten years ahead of snell using variable foam density to absorb energy and reduce brain tissue injuries from stiff brain buckets. Engineered for use on German's autobahn! These helmets are tough to find! Snell claims to catch up with their 2010 spec. I need to replace the brain buckets!

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I don't know of anywhere that sells just gear around here. The biggest shop I've been to is Motoprimo in Lakeville (southern suburbs of Minneapolis). They have a lot of gear, not sure if they have shark helmets though. you can look them up on the web and check.

good luck with your search.
We stopped in Motoprimo this morning. Man, I wish we had a store like that in my hood. I was really surprised by how many bikes they had in the showroom.

I tried on about every make and model of helmet they had, and am very thankful for the opportunity to compare 2-3 models of Shoei's, Arai's, Scorpions, and Sharks. The best fitting helmet was a Shoei X-11. I thought the Shark RSR in a large was a good fit, as the Medium seemed too small, but after trying the Arai Profile and Shoei X11 in addition to the Sharksm , the x-11 was the best fitting one.

Now I gotta start saving up some coin as these are a bit more than I was expecting to pay for my next lid.

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