Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: SF Bay Area
I Ride: '06 ZX6R, '14 Ninja 1000, '08 FJR, '06 GSXR 600, '11 KTM 690 Enduro R
The newer energy efficient clothes washing machines are great for cleaning earplugs (don't ask). I keep a glass jar on top of the dryer and after running a load of clothes - accompanied by the earplugs - I simply toss the clean earplugs in the jar and allow to air dry.
Also, if you ride long rides, and wear earplugs, you'll be vastly less tired/fatigued at the end of the day. I consider it second, only to staying hydrated, to enable me to ride < 2K-mi. trip over 10-14days. The white noise of wind/tire hum/exhaust and whatever else is existing in the transient environment just wears the human body down in innumerable ways. I keep earplugs in every riding jacket, riding pants, soft luggage, and even in the little cubby underneath the pillion seat. I deem them to be that critical!
Same for me - bought a 200 pack of Howard Leight plugs a few years ago and keep them everywhere. In my jacket pockets, tail bag, truck console, tool box, everywhere.
I can't stand track riding without them either. My bike shakes and rattles so much that the few laps I've ridden without the ear plugs in I'm totally distracted and can't concentrate.
'06 ZX6R, '08 FJR1300, '06 GSXR 600, '14 Ninja 1000, '11 KTM 690 Enduro
On the Ninja - Galfer rotors, '09 calipers, Brembo RCS M/C, Beet exhaust, Carrozzeria wheels, Ohlins damper, Sato rearsets, Healtech QuickshifterEasy