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Motorcycles BS Thread 2.0

Discussion in 'Motorcycles' started by Sacrifice, Mar 8, 2016.

  1. Feb 25, 2022 at 11:30 AM
    TacoTyusday

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    I ended up deciding I'd rather have full hearing while riding. I already had tinnitus so how much worse can it get :notsure:
     
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  2. Feb 25, 2022 at 11:42 AM
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    A lot worse, let me tell you haha. Mine had plateaued for many years and this year it decided to get ten times worse!
     
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    I never used to wear hearing protection when riding until I read an article dealing with motorcycling and fatigue. They brought up just how much the air whistling around your head and ears contributed to getting tired on long rides so I figured I'd give it a shot. I was absolutely shocked at the difference on a 4+ hour trip out of state at how much more energy I felt like I still at when we got to our destination.
     
  4. Feb 25, 2022 at 11:50 AM
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  5. Feb 25, 2022 at 11:51 AM
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    Mack's Ultra Soft Foam Earplugs, 50 Pair - 33dB Highest NRR, Comfortable Ear Plugs for Sleeping, Snoring, Travel, Concerts, Studying, Loud Noise, Work
    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0051U7W32
     
  6. Feb 25, 2022 at 12:24 PM
    FreshOldTaco

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    I had a box of foam ear plugs that I forgot to give you at the cheesesteak meetup.

    I never used to wear them but now I always do. The wind noise on the highway is too much especially with your helmet vents open. A lot more comfortable canceling that out.
     
  7. Feb 25, 2022 at 12:44 PM
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    Bingo, on a casual couple hundred mile round trip weekend to my folks place I don't bother. But if I was riding long days back to back I wouldn't hesitate.
     
  8. Feb 25, 2022 at 1:24 PM
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    I can see that

    at the same time, I imagine having a windscreen would net significantly less fatigue for me than earplugs. #NakedLyfe
     
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  9. Feb 25, 2022 at 2:43 PM
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    Went to a screening of Wyoming BDR movie. Tons of people, I couldn't even sit. Stayed until the end for the raffle. Didnt win anything, so i left. Riding in 40 degree weather for 10 min was ok. Dont want to do it every day. Glad i work from home
     
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    I have a pair of similar ones to those for work for when I'm running concerts. Etymotics, I think they're only a 15nnr on my set though? It's amazing how linear your hearing can be with them, it attenuates the lows almost equally to the highs, so it doesn't sound as muffled, just quieter. After too long though having the solid center starts to hurt my ears. I have small canals, I think. I don't have that problem with the foamies.
     
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    Man, I cannot imagine riding WITHOUT ear plugs. Took me a week or so to get used to it but now? It feels weird and the wind noise will slowly, but surely, erode your hearing, especially over 60mph or so. I prefer the basic silicone as they are more comfortable and washable.
     
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    Jumping in.. On the topic of ear-pro. I have yet to use any in the helment. I do prefer the foamies myself for general loud noise stuff. That said, I have a box of these and find the stupid cord can and will, pick up a high wind noise if winds are high (vibrates through the cord into the ear like having an antenna on them. (Me anyway)). So I cut the cord off when using them, or wearing the beanie over top in the winter time. Granted I use these for around the house stuff and shooting. but over all they work well for me.

    Edit: I keep a few pairs in the vehicles for the, never know when I'll need them.
     
  17. Feb 26, 2022 at 7:45 AM
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    For earplugs, I use either foamies (Howard leight greenies are the most comfortable. Trust me, I wear earplugs for work and have tried everything), or eargasm reusable musician’s plugs ($30ish). Both amazing. I’d never ride without plugs. The wind noise even at 30mph is more than enough to cause long term damage
     
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  19. Feb 26, 2022 at 7:56 AM
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    On bikes with a windscreen my Schuberth E1 is quiet enough to comfortably ride without earplugs. No windscreens and anything over about 45mph is annoying and I'll put in a set of orange foamies that are in all my tank bags. With my Bell MX9 it's earplugs all the time, that thing is noisy in exchange for good airflow.
     
  20. Feb 26, 2022 at 9:06 AM
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    For ear plugs, I went to a Costco hearing centre and had a mold of my ears taken. For about $50 bucks (CDN), I had a set of custom molded plugs within a week. You get to choose the colour, and more importantly, sound filter or solid. The filtered block out less sound of course, but still offer a noise reduction rating of around 24db.
     
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