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    Re: Ear plugs or no ear plugs that is the question?

    Went for a trip to a neighboring country halfway without ear plugs (I forgot to put them on - my friend gave them to me at the start of our trip) and the sound of the wind is deafening at 180km.

    Put them on for the second half of the trip and it was a blissful ride apart from my butt feeling sore (It's been a long while since I've been touring).

    So ear plugs is a definite must on my next tour.

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    Re: Ear plugs or no ear plugs that is the question?

    Any time I'm planning to get on the highway or go more than a couple miles I wear earplugs.

    The difference is night and day. So much less wind noise without cutting out any of the stuff you need to hear.

    For anyone who thinks they're dangerous: Try them first. You'll be astonished at how much BETTER you can hear important things.

    I bought a giant box of Moldex Spark Plugs. They work great (33 dB rating) and they're cheap enough I can afford to just toss them and grab a new set whenever.

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    Re: Ear plugs or no ear plugs that is the question?

    More than 5 miles of interstate in my route? Yes to ear plugs..!
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    Re: Ear plugs or no ear plugs that is the question?

    I have never worn earplugs to ride before however, it is under serious consideration now with the FZ6. After 12 years in the military and law enforcement I've lost enough hearing as it is. The wind buffeting at highway speeds is deafening and I really do not like the looks of the tall touring windscreens. The only other thing I am considering is cutting down my windscreen which I know a few people on here have done.
    Last edited by Lopezius; 04-18-2017 at 08:11 AM.

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    Re: Ear plugs or no ear plugs that is the question?

    Not sure which ear plugs are best but been using eargasm

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    Re: Ear plugs or no ear plugs that is the question?

    I've been using the orange 3M foam plugs from Home Depot...

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    Go Naked- Its liberating Ear plugs or no ear plugs that is the question? agf's Avatar
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    Re: Ear plugs or no ear plugs that is the question?

    just started using these on Monday

    https://www.flareaudio.com/collections/isolate-mini

    they work pretty well, I'll keep you all posted how they last, so far they feel pretty comfy and they do waht the marketing says
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    Re: Ear plugs or no ear plugs that is the question?

    I had eargasm which I thought were good, but just bought some nonoise made for motor sport and they are amazing!!!
    They can be found on revzilla, but can be bought from anywhere.
    What impressed me is that the almost eliminate all the wind noise, you can still hear everything else although not as loud as with nothing.

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    Re: Ear plugs or no ear plugs that is the question?

    I had custom molded earplugs made up for me locally for $60 as recommended by another local rider.

    They're low profile for ease of wearing under helmets and should last about 8 years.

    I can insert them perfectly and consistently with ease instead of faffing about with disposables to get the right level of noise cancellation.

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    Re: Ear plugs or no ear plugs that is the question?

    I think it's a great idea to wear them.
    I tried it out a couple of times and found it awkward not hearing the engine in the same way and having limited awareness of the revs etc. But all of that is a question of getting used to.

    It feels wrong to do relatively long trips daily with a loud exhaust and no hearing protection.

 

 
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