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Old 11-30-2015, 10:16 AM   #1
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Do you like to listen to music while you ride?

Hey guys, being fairly new at getting back into bikes, what is your take on listening to music while you ride?

I know there are several pros and cons on both sides but I wanted everyone else's thoughts on the matter.

If anyone does listen to music while riding, what gets you going? what do you listen to that "drives" you?
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Old 11-30-2015, 10:54 AM   #2
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I almost always listen to music while riding. My listening tastes vary wildly but I love hitting the twisties with some fast paced rock music playing. The tempo really gets me going.
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Dubstep if I'm hitting up the country back road twisties. For regular cruising around town, it's either jazz, a relaxing mix of chillstep or R&B.
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I always listen to music when I ride. I just put it on Pandora and ride.
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Glad im not the only fan but usually just listen to the bike and voices in my head.
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Any kind of hard rock for me. Sevendust, seether, hellyeah, stuff like that
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Glad im not the only fan but usually just listen to the bike and voices in my head.
The only time I listen to music is if I am slabbing 300-400 miles in a day. Usually listen to a book or podcast when I do that. Helps pass the time. When I am actually riding I am very focused so I literally won't even hear the music. 10 minutes will go by and I couldn't even tell you what songs were on. So I don't even bother putting music on. I like the sound of the engine anyways. Same thing happens when I am trying to watch television and my wife starts talking to me. I won't even realize she's in the same room until she either busts out a titty or slaps me.
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I generally use ear plugs to block wind and hear what my bike is doing. If I didn't though, this would be on my play list.
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I generally use ear plugs to block wind and hear what my bike is doing. If I didn't though, this would be on my play list.
youd be surpised how amped you could get listening to "do re mi" haha. ask skelator
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I typically ride without any distractions. Puts me more in tune with my bike and the road. Music will only distort what's really happening as I ride... also, the Harley is pretty loud to begin with, so music would only accelerate my hearing lose.

Unlike all of you, music will only make the voices in my head get louder and I don't like it when they are screaming at me... makes me want to stab stuff for some reason
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I never listen to music. Im fully connected, man and machine, lol, I listen to my surroundings and my motor. I do wear ear plugs on longer rides because both my bike and helmet are noisy. for me listening to music would take away some of the bliss of riding two wheels, I guess Im just old school...
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Listening to music while riding is like having ur wife tickle ur while ur ur girlfriend .....those of u that dont listen to music are missing out big time!


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I've tried listening to music a few times but really like to listen to the bike on the road... Of course I wear ear plugs, you couldn't ride my bike long without an ear ache. I should probably hand out ear plugs for others that ride with me also.
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I've tried listening to music a few times but really like to listen to the bike on the road... Of course I wear ear plugs, you couldn't ride my bike long without an ear ache. I should probably hand out ear plugs for others that ride with me also.
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Well I consider my bike's exhaust to be music so in that sense I guess I do listen to "music"
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Well I consider my bike's exhaust to be music so in that sense I guess I do listen to "music"
No doubt. I'm never close enough to be annoyed by it anyway, ha.
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Never thought I'd enjoy listening to music so much till I bought my sena. I don't know what I'd do without it.

Side note: Talking on the phone in the twisties in definitely a no go. Lol
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Never thought I'd enjoy listening to music so much till I bought my sena. I don't know what I'd do without it.

Side note: Talking on the phone in the twisties in definitely a no go. Lol
I'm almost always on intercom when I ride with one buddy of mine. For the sisters and the tail we were bullshitting with each other the whole time we were out carving it up.
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Well I consider my bike's exhaust to be music so in that sense I guess I do listen to "music"
same, my motor and exhaust. it sounds even sweeter knowing that I built the motor and did my own tuning, I must say its a beautiful sound
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