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post #1 of 29 Old 03-22-2014, 12:18 PM Thread Starter
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Which Earplugs?

Forgive me if there is already a thread on this. I did search but found nothing specific.

After my first 500km on the 899 I definitely need to find some good earplugs to save my ears. She's a beautiful bike with a fantastic sound but my job depends on my hearing being pretty good. I have to find something better than my squashy foam ones. My ears are ringing after a 1h ride this afternoon.

What are the best earplugs?

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I'll third it. I got some custom earplugs made by visiting a show about 9 years ago, and they have to rate as one of my best purchases.

Cost more obviously, but what price hearing.

Wouldnt use anything else now, brilliant fit, easy to clean, cant fault them.

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Auritech earplugs.
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Forgive me if there is already a thread on this. I did search but found nothing specific.

After my first 500km on the 899 I definitely need to find some good earplugs to save my ears. She's a beautiful bike with a fantastic sound but my job depends on my hearing being pretty good. I have to find something better than my squashy foam ones. My ears are ringing after a 1h ride this afternoon.

What are the best earplugs?

Thanks

Check this 2 links out

Hearing Advice For Motorcyclists | Allearplugs.com

Alpine Motosafe | Allearplugs.com
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Woah woah woah. You're clearly not using your 'squishy foam earplugs' right. Squish, roll, lick and stick. Get 'em right down your ear canal. If you're coming back from a ride with ringing ears you're doing it wrong.
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Woah woah woah. You're clearly not using your 'squishy foam earplugs' right. Squish, roll, lick and stick. Get 'em right down your ear canal. If you're coming back from a ride with ringing ears you're doing it wrong.
Yep, and to help even more, use your right hand over your head and pull the left ear up, this straightens the canal and they go right in, makes a big difference..
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Woah woah woah. You're clearly not using your 'squishy foam earplugs' right. Squish, roll, lick and stick. Get 'em right down your ear canal. If you're coming back from a ride with ringing ears you're doing it wrong.
I think you're right northerner. Sometimes they work better than others (obviously depending how well I jam them in). Today I had them squashed right in and they expanded nicely. They worked the best they ever have so far but my ears are still ringing now after a good hour or so riding. They are clearly not good enough.

Thanks for the links Ugrin. I like the look of the Alpine ones since they claim to still allow you to hear road noise that we "need to hear". I found this link last night and ordered some of these: SilentEar Reusable Ear Plugs, Orange body w/Clear Flange (NRR 32) - Consumer Packaged Reusable Ear Plugs

I will get some of the Alpine ones as well, then I can use whichever ones I find are best for me. When I get them, which could be a while since they are baing posted to me in the Middle East, I'll report back what they are like.

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