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?
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..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.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 took a look at these and the seem to have a lot going on outside the ear. Do you find that they interfere with put on or taking off your helmet?I use surefire ep4 sonic defenders plus
But do you play one on TV?I'm no doctor and certainly no ear doctor so my opinion is worth nothing but obviously it goes without saying, "be careful with whatever you're intent on jamming down your ear canals"!!!!
A few years ago I got a massive ear infection that I think was caused by not making sure my in-ear headphone plugs were clean enough before jamming them down my ear canals!!!
Also a few years back a friend, who simply can't sleep without earplugs in (custom ones) got a huge infection. Just be careful. Hygiene seems key.
Btw, I've tried riding a couple of times (because I've already got some hearing loss and don't really want to make it worse) with the ordinary sponge plugs in and didn't like the feeling. I found my coordination was off for shifting and downshifting. Have others encountered the same thing and just got used to it?
I use these ones for many years now too. Before, I tried out a lot of others, but I find them very comfy and they don't hurt even after hours of riding. Best of all, I get them for free from work. I always cut off the cord and leave a short bit of it sticking out of the earplug and seal off the end with a lighter. So I can pull them out quite easily.Interesting topic - here is the best ones I have found so far with a dB reduction of 27 and they are only about $5 for a pair. Available at most Walgreens.
hey i did at first till i learned to make sure to stick it in all the way first and then twist it forward ( right ear would twist clockwise left ear would twist counter clockwise ) so it locks into one of the outside ear crevices. it i did that it stayed put very well. also watching my placement of the small plug so when i put on the helmet it doesnt get caught. hope that helpsI took a look at these and the seem to have a lot going on outside the ear. Do you find that they interfere with put on or taking off your helmet?