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Old 09-28-2009, 03:25 PM   #1
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Riding with earplugs

I recently tried riding with earplugs and here is my lil story about it.

The first time I tried, it was at TWS (Texas World Speedway). It was my first time back on a bike since my lowside and it was also on Tiatool's machine, I believe those two factors played a large role in me not feeling completely comfortable that day. I only tried them on in the first session and decided not too use them anymore. I just didn't feel right, I felt like I couldn't judge speed the same.... may sound crazy but its what I felt.

This past sunday I decided to give them another shot. The wind noise isn't bad at all when I first put my helmet on but after multiple times taking it on and off, then sweating and all that causes for some pretty sever wind noise during the middle of the ride towards the end.

I put them on and the first two times, one of the ears was not sealed so it felt a little funny. Once we got to Racer Rd I got them secured in properly and WOW, what a difference it made.

I felt more concentrated on the ride, it also seemed like it helped a great deal with not feeling as much fatigue. I wasn't getting all that wind noise associated with going really fast... it can get pretty loud . I'm going to wear them from now on for sure. For those who haven't doen it, you need to try it.

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Old 09-28-2009, 03:26 PM   #2
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yep, yep...I ride with them even on the dirt. My dirt friends make fun, but I feel naked when riding without them. They'll even help keep you from becoming fatigued believe it or not.
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Been doing it for over 30 years; it kills the wind noise and allows you to hear the engine and other noises around you better.
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I feel weird not wearing plugs or my in the ear buds
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Definetely, Steve Hendrix(dude is fast as ) told me that it fools your mind to thinking you aren't going that fast and it is more like a video game so you don't think about crashing as much.

I don't however where plugs on teh goldwing because I have a windshield and I can't hear the music as good. Everything else earplugs.
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Old 09-28-2009, 03:37 PM   #8
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i have never been able to feel comfortable with them, i try but i just can't. Good thing is the new arais are very good with noise reduction. I tried many of them with no luck, i want to try the custom ones but i don't want to waste the money, from what i heard they are not that good.
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Definetely, Steve Hendrix(dude is fast as ) told me that it fools your mind to thinking you aren't going that fast and it is more like a video game so you don't think about crashing as much.

I don't however where plugs on teh goldwing because I have a windshield and I can't hear the music as good. Everything else earplugs.
Thats how it felt to me when I was riding.

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yep, yep...I ride with them even on the dirt. My dirt friends make fun, but I feel naked when riding without them. They'll even help keep you from becoming fatigued believe it or not.

I definately noticed that after riding with them, made a Big Difference. Can't believe I didn't do it before
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if im goin more than 2 miles i wear them everytime. ignorance is bliss in this matter though had i never tried it i wouldn't have ever known how nice it is, but it is a hassle when everyone throwin on their helmets and takin off and you are trying to stuff your ears
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no doubt I will go down hot pit if one of the plugs doesn't seal right drives me crazy. it is a pain in the rear too stop(doing a classy brake slide for the people watchin up top) take off helmet, take off glove then fix plug, put on glove then take off, get black flagged for not wearing helmet go back to hot pit and look for it.
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Here's a pretty good article on the subject.

http://www.freehearingtest.com/hia_m...clefacts.shtml

I used to get the ringing in my ears after a long 3+hr ride without plugs. Don't ride without them now, unless it's less than 5 minutes.
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i never heard of or even thought of riding with earplugs, i suppose it makes sense from what everyone is saying about them..
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+1 I've been wearing them since the first time I went to the track years ago. It saves your hearing over the long run too. My time in CSAR in the Air Force really drove it home for me, also working for Southwest out at the airport where hearing protection is a must. People try to tell me you can't get fatigued from loud noise, and I tell them, get in a prolonged firefight (100-120dB), do CPR in a MH-60 with the doors open (100dB), or go stand in front of a running 737 engine (even at safe distance) at 140-150dB for 30 seconds, you'll have a headache like no other, you're ears will hurt and be ringing, and you won't be able to concentrate on anything harder than tying your shoes. I am the only one in my group who rides with them, despite encouragement, don't know how they ride by my noisy little R6!

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