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Blackdeuce
post May 20 2007, 07:22 AM
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QUOTE(Bamsambo @ May 19 2007, 06:18 PM) *
I've probably got 10 sets of various earplugs, some of them in my saddlebags. I got them for use at the range. I never use them while riding. Maybe I should start?



You should give it a try. I find riding very peaceful with them in. And, I won't lose my hearing from wind noise, etc. JMO.

I could never get the "plug" type to work. Those silicone wafers work well and are relatively comfortable.
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post May 20 2007, 09:29 AM
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You should give it a try. I find riding very peaceful with them in. And, I won't lose my hearing from wind noise, etc. JMO.


please explain how you could possibly get wind noise from pulling the bike in and out of the garage for a daily cleaning?
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post May 20 2007, 09:38 AM
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QUOTE(HDMARK @ May 20 2007, 10:29 AM) *
please explain how you could possibly get wind noise from pulling the bike in and out of the garage for a daily cleaning?



It's the A/C in the Mini-Van he's hearing. (IMG:http://www.harleyshoptalk.net/forums/style_emoticons/default/laugh.gif)
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post May 20 2007, 09:14 PM
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I use earplugs all the time, for work, for ridin' and for shootin' gun. Wish I woulda been as cautious when I was young.....maybe I could hear somethin' now. I alway have some in my jacket pocket and more in the windshield bag. After a long day of riding without them, the windnoise makes my head numb.....and I don't mean comfortably. (IMG:http://www.harleyshoptalk.net/forums/style_emoticons/default/whistling.gif)

I ain't a big sissy pussy, so most anykind work for me. (IMG:http://www.harleyshoptalk.net/forums/style_emoticons/default/hysterical.gif)


They come in handy also when the bands get too loud in the bars or at the rallys..... (IMG:http://www.harleyshoptalk.net/forums/style_emoticons/default/headbang.gif)
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post May 22 2007, 05:48 PM
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buck, I used those you gave me in Tomah because them damn truck tires on the concrete roads killed my ears on the way up there....you don't have that noise problem as bad on asphalt roads

between rock/roll and heavy machinery my ears are shot on the high end
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post May 22 2007, 05:53 PM
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QUOTE(wholehog @ May 22 2007, 06:48 PM) *
buck, I used those you gave me in Tomah because them damn truck tires on the concrete roads killed my ears on the way up there....you don't have that noise problem as bad on asphalt roads

between rock/roll and heavy machinery my ears are shot on the high end


yep. With a career of loud ass saws, playing in rock and roll bands, straight pipe harleys, etc, I'm bout half deef myself.
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post May 23 2007, 06:15 AM
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Did somebody say sumpin?? I heard a murmur mees thinks.
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post May 24 2007, 05:36 AM
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i always use them on the longer rides but rarely do on the short ones. using them has all but eliminated the ringing i would get in my ears afterwards. i use the cheap throwaways you see in the tool section at lowes/home depot - AOSafety i believe they're called.

i had never used them until about a year or so ago - i wish i had long before.
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post May 24 2007, 06:10 AM
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QUOTE(MIALMA @ May 24 2007, 06:36 AM) *
i always use them on the longer rides but rarely do on the short ones. using them has all but eliminated the ringing i would get in my ears afterwards. i use the cheap throwaways you see in the tool section at lowes/home depot - AOSafety i believe they're called.

i had never used them until about a year or so ago - i wish i had long before.





see, I can never get those to seal anymore. i used to where them everyday when i worked construction and it must have streatched my earhols like a bucket pussy.

with them beaswax ones, there is plenty of wax to sealit right up. in fact, i ususally only use about 2/3s of each earwax disk or whatever he fuck they are called.
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post Sep 5 2007, 04:29 PM
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I seem to always be the one around my house saying "what?" Like a lot of you guys I played loud rock in a band as a teen, rode on loud dirt bikes, and abused my ears around airports and planes as well as anything with an engine so now I always plug them up. I have a pair of customs but more often just use the disposable ones. Find what works best for you and use them.
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post Feb 22 2009, 05:46 PM
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Racers use earplugs...it is suppose to improve your concentration on the road when riding. Short rides I usually leave'em at home...if I'm going a long distance I always wear them. I find I'm not as tired if I wear them and my ears don't buzz for days when I get back.
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post Feb 22 2009, 05:59 PM
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I only wear them when the wife is on the back.
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post Feb 23 2009, 09:41 AM
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QUOTE(ErnieS @ Feb 22 2009, 04:59 PM) *
I only wear them when the wife is on the back.


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post May 16 2010, 01:19 PM
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Not all foam plugs are comfortable, (Been using them since 1980) When you find a good/comfortable fit, get extras
Wash them (Leave them in the pocket of your jeans, or a mesh bag etc.)
If you reuse before washing, the oil/dirt on your fingers will stick to the earwax on the plug....possible ear infection
A dozen pair doesn't take up much room.

Hope this helps
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post May 16 2010, 01:55 PM
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This thread is 15 months old. Damn.
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post May 16 2010, 02:27 PM
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Look again Sammy, started in April '06
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post May 16 2010, 03:47 PM
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QUOTE(screwball @ May 16 2010, 03:27 PM) *
Look again Sammy, started in April '06



Damn. I just looked at Ernie's post of Feb. 2009.
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post May 16 2010, 04:15 PM
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What?
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post May 16 2010, 06:07 PM
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I wear them because I have a real problem getting ear infections caused by the wind blowing through my ears. The last thing I need is to be "dizzy" then I already am. (IMG:http://www.harleyshoptalk.net/forums/style_emoticons/default/bike.gif)
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I wear them because I have a real problem getting ear infections caused by the wind blowing through my ears. The last thing I need is to be "dizzy" then I already am. (IMG:http://www.harleyshoptalk.net/forums/style_emoticons/default/bike.gif)
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post Jan 18 2011, 11:50 AM
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I steal them from work.
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post Jan 18 2011, 11:56 AM
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I know this is an old thread, but I use them all the time. Being a musician I use them also on stage too, and when using the lawnmower, chainsaw...... I only have one set of ears, so I value them. That said, I also keep my bikes 'quiet' for the same reason.
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post Jan 18 2011, 12:41 PM
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Jeez! Ifn my bike sounded like the Polaris,I'd want to keep it quiet also. (IMG:http://www.harleyshoptalk.net/forums/style_emoticons/default/hysterical.gif)

Russ
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QUOTE(madmech @ Jan 18 2011, 12:41 PM) *
Jeez! Ifn my bike sounded like the Polaris,I'd want to keep it quiet also. (IMG:http://www.harleyshoptalk.net/forums/style_emoticons/default/hysterical.gif)

Russ



Nice jab!! (IMG:http://www.harleyshoptalk.net/forums/style_emoticons/default/hysterical.gif) I don't care what brand of bike, I prefer them quiet, I respect my neighbors and would rather ride "quiet" than be so loud and obnoxious that they start passing noise ordinances like they are already doing. It sucks that a few bad apples can ruin it for everyone else!! (IMG:http://www.harleyshoptalk.net/forums/style_emoticons/default/whistling.gif)
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post Jan 18 2011, 01:43 PM
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QUOTE(rebel715 @ Jan 18 2011, 01:36 PM) *
than be so loud and obnoxious that they start passing noise ordinances like they are already doing. It sucks that a few bad apples can ruin it for everyone else!! (IMG:http://www.harleyshoptalk.net/forums/style_emoticons/default/whistling.gif)



Its already starting....I havent watched OCC in a long time until the other night and I noticed all their new bikes have EPA complaint exhaust if its being sold for road use.

The MAN is coming down on us BIG TIME
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post Jan 18 2011, 03:26 PM
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A while back, I bought some factory slip-ons from a HD dealer on eBay. Brand new takeoffs from a 2008+/- Street Glide. I won't use 'em if I don't need them, but they were only $50. My bike came with Screamin Eagle slip-ons.
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I had some custom ear plugs made that accept my head phones ...... work great!
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