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post #1 of 24 (permalink) Old 12-06-2002, 05:58 AM Thread Starter
 
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Question Listen to music while riding?

Hey all. I dont have a bike yet. But ive been wondering about something. Do any of you guys listen to musci while you ride? Like an mp3 player, or cd player at all?

I know this is unsafe, and you will prob call me a squid or newb or something. But i love listening to music while i drive, it "motivates" me. Might not be the best idea on a bike. But what do you guys think?
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post #2 of 24 (permalink) Old 12-06-2002, 07:20 AM
 
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Personally while riding a m/c I need all my concentration on the road & traffic so no music to me YET my forms of music are very important to me. This concentration is probably why I have rarely had a m/c accident in 50 plus yrs of riding.
I will allow it in my truck, but then it is with the volumn down very low & besides a cage is self balancing compared to two wheels of a m/c. Still I might do something different to most when driving my truck. Rarely carry a passenger & ONLYchap I do (which is about once every other week) is a fellow h/gun member ---we rarely chat in the truck & what he does is call out the blind side for the safety of us both. Prior to the range, at the range or at his home we yatter a lot about reloads, Govt, etc.
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Personally while riding a m/c I need all my concentration on the road & traffic so no music to me YET my forms of music are very important to me. This concentration is probably why I have rarely had a m/c accident in 50 plus yrs of riding.
ALSO a MUST to save one's ears, while riding a m/c I have ear plugs in my ears to tone down the extreme noises from the winds.
I will allow it in my truck, but then it is with the volumn down very low & besides a cage is self balancing compared to two wheels of a m/c. Still I might do something different to most when driving my truck. Rarely carry a passenger & ONLYchap I do (which is about once every other week) is a fellow h/gun member ---we rarely chat in the truck & what he does is call out the blind side for the safety of us both. Prior to the range, at the range or at his home we yatter a lot about reloads, Govt, etc.
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post #4 of 24 (permalink) Old 12-06-2002, 07:49 AM
 
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I listen to my Sony Mp3 player through my Chatter box when I ride. I listen to a wide range of music depending on the mood im in from Bob Marley to Dr Dre to Miles Davis. I also use the system to talk to other riders I ride with.

If you are new I wouldn't recommend it until your comfortable on the bike. But I would say don't do it if you can't talk on the phone while you drive a car.

In my Truck it's a different situation though. I regularly drive while I watch a DVD or the news and if thats not on I have a 12" sub behind me sending waves through the car!
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i listen to music all the time, it's made by my leo vince.

music+new rider=not fun lessons. keep your ears and mind clear. the sounds of a motorcycle are all you need.

i didn't believe when i first started street riding. first ride, i knew i didn't need a radio at all.

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post #6 of 24 (permalink) Old 12-06-2002, 09:03 AM Thread Starter
 
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See, thats the thing. I know i wont be doing this for a while untill im comfortable on the bike. Or even untill i can afford one after i get the bike, lol.

But i cant not listen to music while i drive my mr2 turbo now, just doesnt feel right. Even though i do love the sound of 15 psi

Well anyway, i see some do, some dont. Thats just what i was looking for. Thanks a lot guys.
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I recently got a Sony Mini-disk specifically for long trips on my bike. I too run it through my Chatterbox. It's great in that I can record 5 hrs of tunes on each disk.....it's impossible to change a disk an ride at the same time.

Riding across the prairies or on a "interstate" can get very boring so the music helps keep me alert. Once the riding gets technical, or in heavy traffic, I prefer total conentration.
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post #8 of 24 (permalink) Old 12-07-2002, 07:10 AM
 
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I'll listen to music when I'm just droning along on a freeway ride. I just have an old discman that I keep in the tankbag and use the earphones that fit into my ears.

I won't do it when I'm riding the twisties. I would rather be able to hear the motor/exhaust.
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post #9 of 24 (permalink) Old 12-07-2002, 08:56 AM
 
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I also listen

Hey all,

I find that the wind is so loud through my helmet that using earphones and playing MP3 on my ipaq keeps me focus. Depending on my mood, I may listen to jazz, reggae, pop or hardcore rap. My only thing is that I won't be able to hear the bike so if there is a problem or if I need to shift, I have to look at the gauges, or feel the bikes vibration. out.
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post #10 of 24 (permalink) Old 12-08-2002, 09:09 AM Thread Starter
 
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I am the same way, music keeps me on focus, keeps me alive while im driving. Otherwise i sort of start to "daydream" and just look out the window or something.
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