Ear plugs while riding?

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1/21/2019 5:20 PM

Anyone wear earplugs while riding?
If so.what type
Some kid at some of our races wears them, at pratice and when he races, he picked.it up at lorettas this year. He told me to try it so we will see.

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1/21/2019 5:44 PM

Was contemplating ear plugs the last 4 days...rode 800+ miles on my snowmobile..my head still ringing...and my buddy snores terribly after he drinks ( shared a hotel room ) I was minutes away from smothering him to death..

Anyways, I see Eli wearing plugs- my guess they are to save his hearing? As much time as he spends on a bike..

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1/21/2019 6:08 PM

I’m gonna try it this year. I’ve heard (no pun intended) a lot of good about using them while riding. Not only does it protect your hearing but it helps keep you in tune with your bike and maintains for focused on what I’ve read

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1/21/2019 6:28 PM

I have last 4-5 years just to help protect my ears after all the abuse I put them through in my younger years. To be completely honest only reason I do it, or even thought of it is we use them at work so one day I figured it couldn’t hurt to try, and ended up kinda liking it.

Not sure what kind they are, will have to look at work tommrow, but they come in tiny lil baggy either orange, or green. I get them for free since work don’t mind if I take some extras now, and then, but can’t imagine they’re very expensive. You could probably buy enough to last you long time for really cheap.

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1/21/2019 6:30 PM

Ok i think ill try them this weekend

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1/21/2019 6:34 PM

My buddy wears them constantly. I always asked why and he says he wants to be able to hear his grandkids in 30 years. Lol.

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1/21/2019 7:12 PM

Personal preference.

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Non Gratum Anus Rodentum

1/21/2019 7:23 PM

Ear plugs are for riding four strokes?

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1/21/2019 8:02 PM

WHAT? Get off my lawn, punks.

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1/21/2019 8:22 PM

My livelyhood depends on being able to have good hearing, so always earplugs since the late 90's.

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1/21/2019 8:25 PM

I always ride with ear plugs. Protect your hearing.

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1/21/2019 8:37 PM

Ride with ear plugs and become a better rider. Seriously. Made the change a few months back and I can't ride without them now. Easier to focus and I feel more "one with the bike" in a sense. It's calming. Doesn't hurt to save my hearing either...

EarPeace is the brand I'm running. They have a motorsports specific set and they attenuate certain frequencies (ex. engine noise) more than others.

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James

1/21/2019 9:00 PM

On all of my gas bikes I will always ride with ear plugs in. I don't need to when on my Alta.

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1/21/2019 9:01 PM

Huh? What was that? Oh ear plugs while riding... nah don’t need those... whistling

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1/21/2019 9:15 PM

Like another poster stated, I like the calming effect it has on my thinking. I often forget to put them I and quickly realize it and go back for them.. Mine are just regular construction ear plus and have no issues.

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1/21/2019 10:20 PM

Loud bikes are fatiguing, they teach this in Super bike schools. Helps for MX as well, takes the edge off.

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1/24/2019 7:57 AM

No I don't use them, my helmet filters out most of the noise and I don't have a very load bike. + I am not standing behind it.

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1/24/2019 8:11 AM

zippytech wrote:

No I don't use them, my helmet filters out most of the noise and I don't have a very load bike. + I am not standing behind it.

You're very naive if you think a helmet cancels out noise to a safe level.

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1/24/2019 8:15 AM

I won't/cannot ride without them now. At first everything does sound a lot quieter but after a while it sounds normal. Just wish I'd worn them from when I first started riding.

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1/24/2019 8:40 AM

It fucked me up quite a bit at first but after about a half a day I fell in love with it.

Felt like wearing headphones at the gym.

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1/24/2019 9:16 AM

Heard this from an ex factory pro from the 70's and 80's. Did alot of training under him when I was a beginner / novice rider. His theory was that alot of people ride to a noise level. So basically the louder your bike is, mentally it is telling you that you are going faster. So wearing ear plugs would lower the sound level that you are hearing thus make you ride faster because mentally you didnt seem to be going as fast.

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1/24/2019 9:21 AM

Go well in 2 and 4 strokes, I use; Alpine 034142 Music Safe
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1/24/2019 9:29 AM

aharper33 wrote:

Heard this from an ex factory pro from the 70's and 80's. Did alot of training under him when I was a beginner / novice rider. His theory was that alot of people ride to a noise level. So basically the louder your bike is, mentally it is telling you that you are going faster. So wearing ear plugs would lower the sound level that you are hearing thus make you ride faster because mentally you didnt seem to be going as fast.

This is my experience too. No earplugs and I'm like holy cow I'm flogging this poor thing. Put in earplugs, damn, I'm going slow, I have more grip left, get after it!

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1/24/2019 9:33 AM

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1/24/2019 10:00 AM

I put an aftermarket slip on (Two Brothers) on my old 11 KX450 and that thing rattled my ear drums without ear plugs in. Haven't felt I've needed them on any other bike since..

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1/24/2019 10:08 AM

zippytech wrote:

No I don't use them, my helmet filters out most of the noise and I don't have a very load bike. + I am not standing behind it.

Muscle-Milk-KTM wrote:

You're very naive if you think a helmet cancels out noise to a safe level.

A Person talking is like 60 db, my bike is like 90 at the tail pipe. - the helmet. I think I will be fine since I am 3 feet in front of the tail pipe.

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1/24/2019 10:18 AM

zippytech wrote:

No I don't use them, my helmet filters out most of the noise and I don't have a very load bike. + I am not standing behind it.

Muscle-Milk-KTM wrote:

You're very naive if you think a helmet cancels out noise to a safe level.

zippytech wrote:

A Person talking is like 60 db, my bike is like 90 at the tail pipe. - the helmet. I think I will be fine since I am 3 feet in front of the tail pipe.

I've never had an issue with the loudness of my bike, but I wear them because when you're following someone else it's loud. Plus once you get above 30mph the wind noise is what gets annoying to me

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1/24/2019 10:19 AM

I've done a thread or two on this subject now. The primary function applied to racing is to cancel out background noise that sub consciously dictates your actions (i.e. crowd noise, your bike noise, the people around you and their bikes) Wearing them allows you to have more of a focus and better sense of "sight", if you will.

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1/24/2019 10:24 AM

I wear custom molded earplugs whenever I'm on my road bike (FZ07 with Akrapovic exhaust). Absolutely love them.

They also help me get a good night's sleep when flying overnight.

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1/24/2019 10:35 AM

I wear them now . Went years and years without them , These tractors are just to loud. I can’t ride without them now. You still hear the bike very well just a smoother tone

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