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View Poll Results: Do you use earplugs when riding?
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Old 07-30-2006, 02:18 PM   #21
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i wear 33db earplugs and wish i could get more.

i wear them every time i ride. and i can hear everything i need to hear.
no need to fred Ed, this was directed to Busaflo to help his situation. Different strokes for different folks brotha.
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Old 07-30-2006, 02:20 PM   #22
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max, i wear earplugs on long rides, and headphones on short rides. I keep the volume low enough to hear my bike and traffic, and haven't had any problems yet.
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Old 07-30-2006, 02:22 PM   #23
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I just got back from riding around for about 5 hours, mostly highway speeds, and it really hit me, ears rang for a while. I really want to pick up some earplugs, but then its more stuff I have to remember, but ringing sucks
ringing is a sure sign of hearing loss. CVS has earplugs there, i prefer the Howard Light.

Flip, it may be diff. strokes, but i guarantee if you plan to ride for the rest of your life, and DON'T wear plugs, you'll have hearing probs. by old age.

IMO headphones are pretty dumb as well. your concentration needs to go to riding esp. if your city riding. if your going long dist. then thts OK.
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Old 07-30-2006, 04:24 PM   #24
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Never leave home without them.

-15db Musician's plugs. They don't change frequency response they only lower the db level. Had them custom made at the audiologist to save my hearing from loud guitar players (you know who you are)!
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Old 07-30-2006, 04:28 PM   #25
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wish I had them today but normally always ride with them
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Old 07-30-2006, 04:37 PM   #26
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My shoei gets this high pitched whistle, and it goes away if I ride with my head more pointing up, and then the low noise when the visors up, ugh.

I just got back from riding around for about 5 hours, mostly highway speeds, and it really hit me, ears rang for a while. I really want to pick up some earplugs, but then its more stuff I have to remember, but ringing sucks

[grandmasboy] Whats that ringing, do I have a tumor? [/grandmasboy]
The ringing is the side affect of the damaged internals of your ear. Keep it up and the ringing won't go away.
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Old 07-30-2006, 07:00 PM   #27
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max, i wear earplugs on long rides, and headphones on short rides. I keep the volume low enough to hear my bike and traffic, and haven't had any problems yet.
Me too! Sometime I will just put one earphone in!
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Old 07-30-2006, 08:25 PM   #28
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Me too! Sometime I will just put one earphone in!
still not a idea. the ear plugs enable you to pay attention to what's around you as they eliminate the "noise". Plus music doesn't let you hear what's going on or reduce the stress (that the wind causes) on your ears. My .02 not trying to you off
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Old 07-30-2006, 09:43 PM   #29
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Unless it's a REAL short ride, I always use ear plugs. My old ears are in bad enough shape
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i wear 33db earplugs and wish i could get more.

i wear them every time i ride. and i can hear everything i need to hear.
Ditto for me
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Old 07-30-2006, 11:31 PM   #33
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Never leave home without them.

-15db Musician's plugs. They don't change frequency response they only lower the db level. Had them custom made at the audiologist to save my hearing from loud guitar players (you know who you are)!
Guilty

Its because of the 15+ years of standing next to full stacks without earplugs that I wear them now when I ride. I am trying to preserve what hearing I have left.
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Old 07-31-2006, 08:13 AM   #34
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I also wear 30-35 db rated ear plugs....THey drown out quite a bit of the pipe noise from my Muzzy and reduce the amount of wind. I'm not a fan of listening to music though because that seems to be a distraction when riding. I mean, good music bobbing your head, singing or humming to yourself in your helmet = not paying attention and getting fubard sometime...it's only a matter of time. Different strokes for different folks though. I also find wearing plugs keeps me from being so fatigued. I rode about 400 miles this weekend and it wasn't bad at all. Continue on.
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Old 07-31-2006, 10:51 AM   #35
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I listen to my ipod does that count?
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Get some ear plugs dork! You already can't ear as it is.
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Old 07-31-2006, 10:59 AM   #37
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Get some ear plugs dork! You already can't ear as it is.
haha...if I'm gonna stick anything in my ear I wanna hear some music!!! I don't turn them up too loud, so I can still hear what's going on around me. Listening to music while riding makes it so much less stressfull going through Houston traffic!!!
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Old 07-31-2006, 11:20 AM   #39
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Yeah earplugs are a good idea, tho I've never used them. Especially with aftermarket pipes, or very long rides....Prolly gonna pick up a pair.
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Old 07-31-2006, 11:50 AM   #40
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i dont use them but i might try it.. my ears never ring after a ride.. ever.. maybe its cuz i dont ride with guys with d&d or muzzy lol...
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