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post #1 of 46 Old 09-25-2005, 09:54 PM Thread Starter
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Who rides with ear-plugs?

Ladies and Gentlemen,
For the first time in my entire motorcycling-life, I wore a pair of earplugs today...and I must say: it was quite an experience. To think such a small detail could drastically change the way one rides, is amazing!

I'm curious as to how many of you already ride with earplugs, perhaps it's nothing special, but it made riding, today, well...different.

As I have always gaged my general speed by the sound of the motor, (and of-course, how fast the telephone-poles fly past). I learned you can almost ride faster with earplugs, because you're not relying so much on engine decibel anymore. As I fly thru the nastiest canyon road anyone ever did see, every Sunday...trying to keep-up with NATOR, and listening to 2 ZX-10R engines screaming thru every turn, with the wind howling thru my helmet at 120mph, and a mix of other whiney 600's around me buzzing like a busy beehive on steroids, it's a mad orchestra of rev-limiters, wind, and sometimes police sirens.

But once I donned a set of earplugs today...it all changed. I could barley hear my own engine. The wind...gone! Noise from other guy's bikes....Gone!
The sound of me singing to myself ....priceless!
we never cruise around some town for attention, when we get together we ride. Hard. But today it was much like watching ballet from the seat of a ZX-10R. It was almost scary quiet. So scary at first, I thought I may have been going too fast into some turns, because I could no-longer gage my speed by sound. My fist instinct was to pull-over and take the earplugs out. But after a while...I started to like them more and more. Set the shift-light where you want, and forget about the rest. Set-it and forget-it!
So moral of the story...if you haven't tried them yet...have at it. Let me know what you think afterwards.

!.) Suit-up
2.) Insert some comfy earplugs
3.) go to your favorite road
4.) listen how quite it goes.
5.) pick-out some soft-love sounds to sing to yourself
6.) Then drop the f'ing hammer!
7.) Time-warp, baby...ya gotta love it!


Gettin' jiggy wit it!

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If i am going a long distance but not tearing it up i will, but for some reason, i am more comfortable with them not in, don't know why, but i did ride with some guys that wore them every time. Does make quite a difference.

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I like em til about 8/10ths then I don't like em anymore. I like to hear the motor when I'm really in it hard and the ear plugs take just a little too much away for me. I love them when riding on a trip though. I wish I could find some ear plugs that don't cancel out quite as mich as the ones I use now do.

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i enjoy my hearing so yes i use them.

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Every time I ride... except yesterday when I forgot to take them with me to get the new bike.

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are they limefuggen green?

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are they limefuggen green?

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Actually the ones I wear now are BLOO... but I'll be on the lookout for some LIME plugs.

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Always. After you use them for a while and get used to them, you will notice that it is actually easier to hear what your bike is doing because all the other "noise" is gone.
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Every time I go for a ride I wear them. Much easier to hear what my engine is doing without all the wind noise.

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pardon did someone say something?

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