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Old 07-22-2007, 10:37 AM   #1
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Ear plugs ... what a difference ...

Yesterday I road out to Motorcycles Unlimited up 45 and then back down to Friendswood via 1960/6

I wore ear plugs for the first time and I was amazed at what a difference they made. Not only did I experience less fatigue, but the music and the phone (I wear a Nolan equiped with N-Com bluetooth) was even more clear and useable at high speeds (well ... high speeds for a ninja 250 that is).

Also after the long ride I didn't get that over pressure sensation I usually feel in my ears. I'm never riding without earplugs again ... there's just no reason to not to.
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Old 07-22-2007, 10:59 AM   #2
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I've been using ear plugs when I ride for years.
I find it filters out the wind noise and that I can hear the traffic and my engine better.
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Old 07-22-2007, 11:03 AM   #3
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What kind do you use? I use some periodically at work when I'm in the Eng. lab but they tend to "fall out" as I move around and such. I couldn't imagine using them while trying to put my helmet on. I am interested in getting some though.

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Old 07-22-2007, 11:16 AM   #4
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I just use the compressible yellow foam type.
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Old 07-22-2007, 11:22 AM   #5
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yeah definitely start wearing ear plugs now cause you'll regret it later.
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Old 07-22-2007, 11:25 AM   #6
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I've been using them for years (the yellow foam ones) and can't ride without them anymore!
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Old 07-22-2007, 11:42 AM   #7
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Hmm, that's the kind I use at work (and get for free, lol). I'll have to try them I guess.
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Old 07-22-2007, 11:49 AM   #8
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i also wear them now and have sine Patrick recommended wearing some at trackdays three years ago. i can focus alot more and push a tad faster.
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Old 07-22-2007, 12:12 PM   #9
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I friend of mine got them for me, they are orange spongie type that are connected by a string so you can't lose them. I have had no problems keeping them in while putting on and taking off the helmet so far. I'm thinking of going around to some gun stores and see what type of ear plugs they have.... I only have one pair and need to stock up.

These things are great for cutting out the low frequency stuff that's usually caused by the wind, but engine, traffic, music ... all that other stuff (too me) just becomes more clear.

I highly recomend getting some sort of ear protection ... it was seriously like day and night.

Hey Patrick ... you looked busy (which is always a good thing) ... I wanted to stay a little and check out Tim's turbo Harley but I was running late. And those SIDIs are the bomb ... thanks for the recomendation.
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Ear Plugs are required equipment for me.
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Old 07-22-2007, 01:15 PM   #11
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ear plugs? how do yo still listen to the music?
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Old 07-22-2007, 01:42 PM   #12
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Ear plugs don't block out all noise, just dulls them to a reasonable level. I've worn ear plugs at indoor rock concerts and the music sounds a million times better b/c the edge is taken off; still loud just not ear bleeding loud.

If you're ear plugs are falling out, then you are probably not inserting them correctly or need to use a different type/brand. I use Howard Leight max Lite foam plugs and like them a lot. I gets the green ones from work
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Old 07-22-2007, 02:01 PM   #13
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Ear plugs don't block out all noise, just dulls them to a reasonable level. I've worn ear plugs at indoor rock concerts and the music sounds a million times better b/c the edge is taken off; still loud just not ear bleeding loud.

If you're ear plugs are falling out, then you are probably not inserting them correctly or need to use a different type/brand. I use Howard Leight max Lite foam plugs and like them a lot. I gets the green ones from work
lol theres been a couple concerts i wish i would have had ear plugs, but i dont want everyone to look at me weird lol

I dont wear ear plugs on the road or at the track days ive done thus far, but i might start doing it.. simply because as soon as i get done riding my ears are ringing and its really hard to hear people talk to ya lol
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Old 07-22-2007, 02:05 PM   #14
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i also recently bought some cheap ear plugs and wore them on a trip to galveston. really enjoyed it.
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Old 07-22-2007, 03:17 PM   #15
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ear plugs? how do yo still listen to the music?
My Nolan 102 has an N-Com unit in it so it has speakers at the ear slot. Just plug in my Ipod and I have music. It's a pretty sweet set up. I recently got a Suomy for the track and am thinking about getting the new bluetooth chatterbox for it. With my line of work, I can get called into the office at anytime during a (shuttle) mission, so I need a way to stay reachable even when I'm on my bike.
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Old 07-22-2007, 03:42 PM   #16
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I wear them on the bike, on the plane, and even my work truck on long drives. Biggest benefit to me, far and above any other, is the lack of fatigue. You just get mentally tired trying to block out all the high frequency noise.

Plugs really let you hear what matters, like male voices, not female frequency voices, J/K. I can hear stereo, horns, phone, anything better with plugs in.

Just make sure you squeeze them down really small and push them way in your ears. Unless you have experience, you'll probably only partially block the ear canal and they are almost worthless then. You should feel pop rock like sensation as the mold out to your ear canal and move the little hairs out of the way. About 15 seconds to really seat in place. You should hear a continual change in noise for at least 10 seconds as they seat. If not, you probably don't have them in right.

I worked in petroleum for a while and I was amazed how much ear protection was not actually protecting. I'd grab a coworkers plugs and yank them out. If they didn't instantly get mad I'd let them know they weren't in right.
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Old 07-22-2007, 05:20 PM   #17
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Shadman knows what he's talking about, except for yanking out someones earplugs. That can damage the eardrum. I've worn ear plugs at work every day for 17 years.

It really helps to pull down on the earlobe before inserting the rolled up plug. If they still fall out, try a different type. Some types are downright painfull to me. Remeber to wash the oil, gas, hydraulic fluid off your hand before touching the plug.
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Old 07-22-2007, 05:26 PM   #18
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Dang... this is all new to me...
I'll have to try em tonight...
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ear plugs are a must on most bikes..... hearing loss occurs at 100 decibels for sustained periods of time......If your ears are ringing thats a sign of hearing damage/loss
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Old 07-22-2007, 08:05 PM   #20
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I use them every now and then....they works the best out of the wind noice!...makes riding much interesting....
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