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View Poll Results: Do you use earplugs?
Yes, all the time 95 39.92%
Sometimes, depending on how long I'm riding and what speed I'll be going 61 25.63%
No, I'm against them (please explain why) 11 4.62%
No, I probably should though 51 21.43%
Other (please explain) 20 8.40%
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post #46 of 122 Old 08-29-2015, 11:05 AM
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Passive noise cancelling ear buds all the time, plus a fleece neck sock around the bottom of the helmet. Can get pretty hot, but I don't have a whole lot of wind noise
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I wear ear plugs any time I'm going on a ride any longer than just down the street or at highway speeds. In my years in the tire industry I've learned that rushing air (like from a tire deflating, or any high wind speeds, ie highway speeds) is one of the worst causes of hearing loss. It damages the hearing in frequencies similar to voice and music sounds, so the ranges we need the most every day. This info comes from experience and also from a few hearing examiners I've questioned while being tested periodically over a decade. To each they're own but I'd REALLY recommend to wear protection.
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Bose earbuds. They sit perfectly in your ear and have a gel like curved leg to it that rests in the outermost part of your ear canal. It's amazing because they don't require that annoying 'suction' that most headphones require. Super comfortable. Audible music on just level 1 on the iPhone, and it significantly cancels out wind noise.
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post #49 of 122 Old 08-31-2015, 01:37 PM
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When I rode my Harley I had them because of my ridiculous pipes and then I found out about Plugfones. Since then I realizied how amazing it is to listen to music.
On my ZX6R the wind drives me crazy without earplugs and also listening to music ...
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Yes.

Not because I thought my ears were in danger, but I just enjoy the sound and therefore the ride better.

With and without a loud pipe, I've always worn plugs.

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First time wearing earplugs while I ride and I have to say the experience overall was...peaceful. It was night and day compared to a normal ride and I can say I enjoyed the ride even more (which I didn't think was possible). Glad I made the switch.
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I wanted to test out the use of playing music with earbuds while riding since so many of you do... so the past week or two I was just using regular workout earbuds to do so, not the ones specifically designed for riding. It is illegal in my state, which is a big turnoff for me as I would never want to be on a cops bad side for something so unnecessary (unlike my necessary loud exhaust ).

1. Let me just say it... I fucking loved it, I felt like my rides were 10 times more enjoyable.

2. It's just not safe... I found it can be very distracting at times if you really get into your music--yes, even if it's played at a low volume. It's not safe because unlike a speaker in a car, the sound isn't directly being placed into your ear.


I'm going to be getting a little wireless speaker and Velcro'ing it to somewhere on my bike, this way I can still enjoy my music as you should with out it being directly directed into my ear.
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Going to work no. Cruising around I use ear buds to listen to music.
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I think a lot of you have the wrong idea. It's not our exhausts that do the damage, but the high decibel sound that wind noise produces when we ride.
Exactly, noise over 80DB for periods of time hurt your hearing.
By the time you do notice it, it will be to late.

Something to think about, it's not the loss of hearing that becomes the main problem. For many it's phantom noise, noise that is NOT there because you have hearing loss and it won't go away.
There have been band members who didn't use them and ended up committing suicide because the noise did not ever stop and they could NOT sleep.
Link > Will.I.Am of the Black Eyed Peas is quoted as saying, "I don't know what silence sounds like any more." This statement gives a glimpse into the stresses of tinnitus. According to the American Tinnitus Association, coping with these insidious phantom noises can cause intense emotional stress.

If your going over 50 mph for any period of time you need to wear ear plugs.
It's your ears, your life..
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Exactly, noise over 80DB for periods of time hurt your hearing.
By the time you do notice it, it will be to late.

Something to think about, it's not the loss of hearing that becomes the main problem. For many it's phantom noise, noise that is NOT there because you have hearing loss and it won't go away.
There have been band members who didn't use them and ended up committing suicide because the noise did not ever stop and they could NOT sleep.
Link > Will.I.Am of the Black Eyed Peas is quoted as saying, "I don't know what silence sounds like any more." This statement gives a glimpse into the stresses of tinnitus. According to the American Tinnitus Association, coping with these insidious phantom noises can cause intense emotional stress.

If your going over 50 mph for any period of time you need to wear ear plugs.
It's your ears, your life..
Nice post... that's very scary to think about. Thanks for sharing.
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Your welcome..
Really would like to at least let you and others know what the WHOLE story is.
Some of it is easy to pass over when your younger and figure shit I'll be lucky to make it to 30, 40 well when you pass 50 heading to 60, sure wish I could do some stuff over again.
I'm paying for it now. Just don't want to see others have to also.

There are many brands of ear plugs, different foams and silicone also decent again different materials of custom made plugs that have speakers so you can have quite, and keep the music your listening to not make you deaf.
Not cheap, but a fraction of the cost of a set of hearing aid's they run 3 to 8 thousand with a one year warranty.
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On track it helps calm you down, makes you feel like your going less fast (if that makes sense).
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I had custom earplugs made and they sucked. I think they cost around $200, were not comfortable and I could not hear shit with my the Sena s20 I bought a few weeks later. Bought some nonoise earplugs last week. 10X more comfortable. I can remove my helmet without ripping off my ears, and I can hear podcasts at 80 mph.

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post #59 of 122 Old 09-25-2015, 08:42 AM
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I used to use Surefire. Now I got Plugfones off amazon and love them.

With my new RS-1 helmet and those, it's very quiet on the highway. Amazing. Quieter than the Qualifier for sure. I always wear earplugs. Have fun being deaf when you're 45

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Just took a 30 minute in/around town cruise with the new MP4 exhaust installed on the 2014 K/N ZX6-R. Holy FK!! And some take the baffle OUT?? After my leisure 30 minute ride, I am now wishing I left the stock exhaust on!! Honestly, it's just too damn loud for me. Is there any way to pull the baffle and seal it up a tad to lower the noise level?

It does sound awesome, just too damn loud. is there any known method to quiet down the MP4? (Different baffle? Modify the baffle?)
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