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Old 08-03-2012, 07:51 PM
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Default I carry foam ones

I carry purple foam ones from walmart. I wear the when I have a nice cross wind blowing around 40 mph. Other than that, I like digging the grit out of my ears.

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Old 08-04-2012, 02:45 PM
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Default Ear plugs

Went to local gun store...had the custom fit ones made for about $65. well worth the money wearing short helmet
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Old 08-04-2012, 03:19 PM
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I use the "shooter's ear plugs" from Wal-Mart. Just a couple of bucks and they're on a lanyard, which keeps them close at hand. With my 12" Klock Werks windshield, I get some wind blast right at my ears, so these are definitely needed. I don't wear a helmet unless required to, and then it's a half.

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Old 08-04-2012, 04:04 PM
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I have found it hard to get a good fit on a pair of plugs over the last 40 years in industry, so when I got serious a few years ago I ordered a variety pack here to try out different ones and find a good fit. What I ended up with is the Moldex Spark Plugs rated at 32db. Then I ordered a lifetime supply for about $15, I manage to lose 4 or 5 pairs each year.
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Old 08-04-2012, 04:51 PM
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I use the foam ear plugs. Have them in many colors.

Big Hint. Before you insert them in your ears, wet your hands with anti bacterial gel, roll the plugs in your hands. Allows plugs to slip on in and provide a tight fit.

Too late for me. Trying to preserve what hearing I have left. IMO, you ride a Harley for 20 + years, your hearing will need to be digitally enhanced. Good news is that good digital hearing instruments are no longer $10K; now $2K at Costco.
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Old 08-04-2012, 05:32 PM
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I rode for 3 years without ear plugs. 1 yr without a fairing - 2 yrs with a fairing. My hearing loss increased.

I went to full helmets.

Highway rides over 200 miles became annoying.

For 7 years I have been using a full face with the orange foam plugs.

My music comes thru fine. But the road hum and pipes are reduced.

I always use my plugs.
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Old 09-03-2012, 12:29 PM
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I use the EAR push-ins.
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Old 09-27-2012, 01:24 PM
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I read the reviews on ear plugs at web bike world - http://www.webbikeworld.com/Earplugs/earplugs.htm - and went with the E.A.R. soft. I got a box of 200 or so for about $40 or thereabouts. They came with a lanyard on them but I just pull it out of each plug before inserting into my ear. Work much better than the custom molded pos I got at a bike rally, which actually tends to amplify the low frequency of my exhaust, when I'm wearing my Bell RS1 full face helmet. The foamies I bought are much, much better, imo.
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Old 11-11-2012, 04:16 PM
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Default Online ear plugs for motorcycling

If you want to try different types of ear plugs for motorcycle riding look at this website: www.motocyclebikerstuff.com

I got a "Trial Pack" so I could try different types to see what works best for me. And they are cheap.
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Old 11-11-2012, 06:50 PM
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The MAX's are what we used at the utility co. They work very well and are comfortable to wear. NRR is 33 db which is pretty decent for a foam ear plug. Other styles are available.

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