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PostPosted: Tue Sep 13, 2016 9:52 pm 
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Location: Greeneville, Tennessee South Easts Black hole of no return....
If I'm in town going less that 45mph, I don't use 'em.

Anything out of that range, I've got several stashes on the bike of ear plugs.

I keep half a dozen with me, just in case, for myself, or another rider that needs 'em.

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 13, 2016 10:21 pm 
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i use plugs all the time.. i am a big music fan.. so i keep my hearing protected the best i can.


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 14, 2016 3:23 am 
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DeRezzed wrote:
Motodrum1 wrote:
Not trying to be a wise guy to the OP but doesn't the ringing that comes after a ride speak for itself? I thought everyone knew that ringing in your ears is basically trauma to your hearing. My state is among those that says ear plugs are illegal to wear while riding. I of course ignore this. I will gladly deal with any potential legal consequences rather than permanent hearing loss.


In my case, I just woke up one day and the ringing was there and I never heard/felt it before that day. It didn't come and go overnight like typical temporary ringing, so I couldn't do anything proactive about it. It was just there and just stayed. Anyways, what's done is done. Now I'll wait for some time before I ride again to see if it will go away then decide if I can mitigate it or if I'll ride again. I was so excited about riding. :sad:


You might get lucky and the ringing may disappear.
parts of the ear can partially heal.
My last hearing specialist said in maybe 10 to 15 years of looking after my ears, my current situation may improve.

But for most people the brain blocks out the noise.
Temprarily or permanently.
For those calling bullshit on that, stand next to some one firing 10 rounds from a gun with no ear protection.
The first shot will sound so much louder and even painful than the last, because the brain is pre empting the noise, pain and damage to allow your processing skills to function in a self preserve state.

The damage is still the same from all 10 shots.
The ringing left ignored, will progress to a static white noise and then to a scrunching paper sound.
Then severe actual permanent hearing loss begins.
The ringing is stage one and smart people catch it as a warning.

The final stage is permanent hearing loss.
I have it in my left ear, i have to face people with my good ear to talk to them easily.
I can't hear properly at all in crowds.

Some days i wear plugs, some days i don't. I always have them with me.
Helmet choice, bike fairing, neck scarf, jacket, bike and exhaust all impact on noise.

I always have to sleep with a fan or music on to cover the permanent ringing i have.
Never had anyone say i'm gonna stop wearing plugs after talking to me about the topic.
I have converted a few to good quality and proper fitting full face helmets over the years as well.

Hopefully you wont end up like me,
Regardless it wont stop me riding..
It's just too much fun.


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 14, 2016 4:20 am 
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In my experience, the precaution was the first ride at speed where it was pretty obvious that wind noise was above safe levels.

I almost always wear ear plugs, even on short trips. There's something comforting about blocking out as much of the surroundings as possible.


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 14, 2016 11:23 am 
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Thanks all. Lots of good advice. :good:


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 15, 2016 3:07 pm 
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Siraltitude wrote:
If I'm in town going less that 45mph, I don't use 'em.

Anything out of that range, I've got several stashes on the bike of ear plugs.

That's what I do to. Most days, I'm only going 40-45 mph max, so it's not worth it to me to wear plugs. Anything faster and you bet I'll be wearing them.

Most comfortable plugs I've found: http://www.howardleight.com/earplugs/max-lite

I bought a 200 pack, which should last me for several years. I always keep several in my riding jacket.

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 15, 2016 5:19 pm 
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Location: Greeneville, Tennessee South Easts Black hole of no return....
I told my wife a few minimal necessity's with the purchase and she found a 200 pack online for twenty bucks.

Corded. Decibel rated to my preference. Silicone....

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Windscreen (generic)
2" Rox Bar risers,
Peg brackets, down and back,
Happy trails SU rack with 40mm ammo cans bolted up,
Headlight guard,
Skunk tool tube,
Shimmed needle, drilled slide, de-snorkled,
Acerbis 5.3,
Acerbis skid plate,
Seat concepts commuter DIY,
SS brake lines,
Anzo LED auxillary lights,
JNS aux light mount,
Bridgestone Trailwings 22/21


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 15, 2016 6:23 pm 
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enjoy the ride so much more with plugs....bike feels smoother and can enjoy sound of motor....without plugs in bike sounds like a bucket of bolts and wind noise takes the fun out of high speed highway rides....once you go plugs you never go back........first ride with plugs on the highway you go a lot faster then you think you are,,strange feeling at first


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 03, 2016 4:45 pm 
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Update on the ringing. It has reduced over time but it doesn't look like it's going away.

I bought a decibel meter to check the sound levels on the bike. E.g. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01I0 ... UTF8&psc=1 to

The PowerCore 4 with the PowerBomb hits over 100dB+ if I just crack the throttle and I held the decibel meter at helmet level.

Yesterday, I installed the smallest diameter quiet core insert and the sound is lower but still around 90dB+ at helmet level. Even with Mack foam plugs (33 dB reduction) and a Howard Leight Earmuff (30dB reduction), I have a bit higher ringing from yesterday, but that higher level should go away after a while.

This is why I'm moving to a stock exhaust or ~80dB level-exhaust to see if this will help.

Even at 90-97dB, check out the reduction is exposure time leading to possible hearing damage http://www.noisehelp.com/noise-dose.html and http://dangerousdecibels.org/education/ ... uidelines/

Mohamed


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 03, 2016 5:18 pm 
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The damage to your ears is caused by wind noise, much more so than the exhaust noise. Even full face helmets produce 110 - 116 db of wind noise above 35 mph (half-helmets even more). Ear/hearing damage occurs in 15 minutes at 116 db. Above 35 mph, wind noise completely dominates any exhaust/mechanical noise. Just an FYI, that you can chase that muffler and try to quiet that, but even with that completely resolved, the issue with hearing damage is a function of traveling at speeds greater than 35 mph and caused by wind.

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