Riding and Racing with earplugs

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11/2/2018 8:42 AM

May sound like a strange thesis, but it actually does help improve your vision. I could not quite get it until I tried but now I see why the top pros do it.

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11/2/2018 8:48 AM

On the dirtbike i feel relaxed with plugs. Street bike its nice to get rid of wind noise.

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11/2/2018 8:48 AM

I’ve always worn earplug when riding. Although I got a set of custom plugs through work that I use, super comfy.

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11/2/2018 9:25 AM

aroark247 wrote:

May sound like a strange thesis, but it actually does help improve your vision. I could not quite get it until I tried but now I see why the top pros do it.

Lifetime ear plug use here. After you wear them it’s chaos to ride without. Add in the potential hearing damage & it is a surprise that more riders don’t use them.

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11/2/2018 9:30 AM

My bike is slower when I wear ear plugs.

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Current rides: 2016 KTM 250SXF, 2017 KTM 350SXF

11/2/2018 10:14 AM

I can't ride without ear plugs anymore..

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"A link is only as long as your longest strong chain"

11/2/2018 10:28 AM

Everything feels much calmer among the chaos

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"A link is only as long as your longest strong chain"

11/2/2018 12:36 PM
Edited Date/Time: 11/2/2018 12:37 PM

I will actually try plugs for the first time tomorrow, will report back smile

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11/2/2018 12:39 PM

I have used them for many years. Off road and on

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11/2/2018 12:46 PM

I like to hear my 2 stroke sing, so no ears covered!
wink smile laughing

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11/2/2018 12:55 PM

ajv#26 wrote:

I like to hear my 2 stroke sing, so no ears covered!
wink smile laughing

I'm with you buddy! Gotta hear it singing!

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11/2/2018 1:43 PM

Been wearing ear plugs for years now, couldn't ride without them now. At first you notice everything is quieter but after a while it sounds normal.

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11/2/2018 1:45 PM

I tried it once and couldn't do it. Maybe I'll try again.

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Braaapin' aint easy.

11/2/2018 1:49 PM

Never thought to try it. Makes perfect sense.

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11/2/2018 2:05 PM

Use them on the road bike for wind noise, not needed then on the mx bike

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11/2/2018 2:11 PM

They've made me a better rider ever since I started wearing them. I used to shift my focus to something else the moment I would hear another bike somewhere around me. Now I'm able to ignore all the distracting noises around me. Oh, and I guess it's better for my hearing.

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11/3/2018 12:58 PM

I've noticed they block out all of the extra noise that subconsciously distracts you, and allow you to more quickly and accurately react to what your eyes are seeing.

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11/3/2018 1:48 PM

Used them all the time racing desert but never MX, I'm gunna take a pair to the track this arvo...

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11/3/2018 8:34 PM

Foam or silicone?

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11/3/2018 9:18 PM

If it’s too loud your too old

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11/4/2018 5:04 AM

Anyone using a communication system and still able to use ear plugs? Just got a road bike and plan on using a Sena comm system.

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11/4/2018 5:37 AM

ajv#26 wrote:

I like to hear my 2 stroke sing, so no ears covered!
wink smile laughing

Huh? WHAT DID YOU SAY?

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11/4/2018 5:56 AM

Always use them here. Terrible headache and ringing ears without.

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11/4/2018 2:37 PM

erik_94COBRA wrote:

Always use them here. Terrible headache and ringing ears without.

What he said...wished I had been smarter about this when I was in my younger years. I'm paying for it now..hearing loss is no joke! Bikes, concerts, guns..etc...you will pay for it eventually if you don't pay attention.

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"A rule is a rule and without rules, there is Chaos"....Cosmo Kramer

11/4/2018 11:28 PM

Muscle-Milk-KTM wrote:

Been wearing ear plugs for years now, couldn't ride without them now. At first you notice everything is quieter but after a while it sounds normal.

No problem with race starts?

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11/5/2018 1:10 AM

Muscle-Milk-KTM wrote:

Been wearing ear plugs for years now, couldn't ride without them now. At first you notice everything is quieter but after a while it sounds normal.

David934 wrote:

No problem with race starts?

No, why would there be?

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11/5/2018 2:34 AM

Muscle-Milk-KTM wrote:

Been wearing ear plugs for years now, couldn't ride without them now. At first you notice everything is quieter but after a while it sounds normal.

David934 wrote:

No problem with race starts?

Muscle-Milk-KTM wrote:

No, why would there be?

I have bad starts for years and I like idea try plugs, but Im worried not to get worse starts. At start chaos I can not hear/feel my engine.

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18 Yamaha YZ450F
94 Honda CR 500
90 Honda CR 500
81 Yamaha SR 500
68 BSA Thunderbolt
69 Triumph Tiger 100

11/5/2018 4:40 AM

David934 wrote:

No problem with race starts?

Muscle-Milk-KTM wrote:

No, why would there be?

David934 wrote:

I have bad starts for years and I like idea try plugs, but Im worried not to get worse starts. At start chaos I can not hear/feel my engine.

I used to get bad starts before I wore ear plugs so it makes no difference to me ha ha. To me my bike sounds exactly that same as before as my brain has adjusted, the only time I do have a problem is when I'm talking to someone when I've got my helmet on lining up before the start. That's the only time I notice I have ear plugs in.

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11/5/2018 6:21 AM

Muscle-Milk-KTM wrote:

No, why would there be?

David934 wrote:

I have bad starts for years and I like idea try plugs, but Im worried not to get worse starts. At start chaos I can not hear/feel my engine.

Muscle-Milk-KTM wrote:

I used to get bad starts before I wore ear plugs so it makes no difference to me ha ha. To me my bike sounds exactly that same as before as my brain has adjusted, the only time I do have a problem is when I'm talking to someone when I've got my helmet on lining up before the start. That's the only time I notice I have ear plugs in.

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That sounds good, with earplugs maybe I have better feel for engine. Thanks
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18 Yamaha YZ450F
94 Honda CR 500
90 Honda CR 500
81 Yamaha SR 500
68 BSA Thunderbolt
69 Triumph Tiger 100

11/5/2018 7:28 AM

calming effect for me...much more relaxed....i'm hooked!

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