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post #31 of 81 (permalink) Old 11-09-2001, 12:48 PM
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post #32 of 81 (permalink) Old 11-15-2001, 11:34 AM
 
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hunh? what did you say?? Speak up I can't hear you, my ears are still ringing..... I wear soft ear plugs on long rides but not around town...
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post #33 of 81 (permalink) Old 11-16-2001, 09:16 AM
 
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Always wear `plugs unless I`m just going downtown.
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post #34 of 81 (permalink) Old 11-26-2001, 01:45 PM
 
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working as a metal framer and acoustical subcontractor I always protect my hearingwhile using powder actuated tools and also when shooting firearms . I always wear a helmet ... no ear plugs but now I'm going to try them
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post #35 of 81 (permalink) Old 12-05-2001, 03:57 AM
 
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Talking I wear them all the time...

reduces fatigue and eliminates wind noise...

it just takes getting used to wearing them... I can actually hear the chain on my bike...

just imagine caging it with the windows rolled up versus the windows rolled down (minus the stereo blasting)
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post #36 of 81 (permalink) Old 12-23-2001, 03:09 AM
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What?................ Just kidding. YES. Very important if you do not want to live with ringing in your ears for the rest of your life. Helmets are getting better but there is still alot of wind noise which is very high decibel level. Kinda like running a 6hp Genie Shop Vac next to your ear.

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post #37 of 81 (permalink) Old 12-23-2001, 09:20 AM
 
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I agree with smeg 100%. I have been wearing earpulgs for over 14 years. Don't ride on the street without them!
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post #38 of 81 (permalink) Old 12-23-2001, 09:48 AM
 
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My kind of "road noise" is AC/DC cranked to the max on my earphones. Talk about ruining your hearing. Plugs are probably a good idea for long trips, loud pipes, etc. I'm gonna try it next time I ride. The rock is a kinda distracting in traffic anyway. These holiday cage drivers will kill you.
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post #39 of 81 (permalink) Old 12-23-2001, 10:27 AM
 
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I have read papers suggesting riding at highway speeds (120km/h say) is akin to standing next to a demo-hammer in terms of sound level. If you ride at high speed every day, and you do not use ear plugs, you will suffer hearing loss. I do not believe that helmets reduce sound levels significantly. I remember with some disappointment buying a Shoei X8 (very streamlined in appearance) and finding it to be as loud as a motocross lid!
Oh yeah, I always use plugs.
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post #40 of 81 (permalink) Old 12-23-2001, 04:53 PM
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I always wear mine.
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