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Old 07-01-2004, 05:13 AM   #11
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Aerostitch Stereo Helmet Speakers, and Aerostitch Boostaroo (or the Radio Shack equivalent) with your walkman and earplugs. A buddy & I both used the same setup on a 3800+ mile trip to the Pikes Peak races. Worked great, and it's a fairly economical option. I can also recommend the Sangean brand radios that Aerostitch sells (get them from Amazon to save about $10). Their tuning buttons have a seek feature and they automatically lock in the strongest signal.



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Old 07-01-2004, 05:15 AM   #12
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Default You can't wear earplugs while riding in California...

...yet deaf people are allowed to drive.



Gotta love that logic.
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Old 07-01-2004, 05:44 AM   #13
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Buy a D&D or Akrapovic can and run up and down through the gears everytime you're between buildings. That's the best music I've heard on a bike.

Seriously if all the free space on your dash is taken up with CD players and what not where are you going to the cupholder for you latte`?
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Old 07-01-2004, 05:57 AM   #14
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Mine skips all the time when the road gets washboardy. Nothing has solved it - rubber bands, torsion bars, fat bottomed girls, enchiladas wrapped in pickle sauce - nothing.



You're on your own.
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Old 07-01-2004, 06:02 AM   #15
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Worse than that. You can't even wear a personal stereo in LA even if you are merely a pedeatrian. One person got hit by a car while listening to a stereo so in typical fashion the city council banned the things. Sieg Heil!
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Old 07-01-2004, 06:27 AM   #16
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Tape a quarter to the stylus. And if the road is really rough, or if you're driving on any street in Los Angeles, use two quarters, and a dime. Fishing weights work too.



Watch out, this setup ruined my Iron Butterfly LP. Now "Inna Godda da Vita" sounds like "it's a small world". I'm currently testing a new stylus weighting system on old Peter Frampton records. Can't wear those out quick enough...
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Old 07-01-2004, 06:40 AM   #17
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Have you priced a stylus lately? Murder! I hope my old stylus lasts long enough to finish my LP to MP3 project. Only 200 more vinyls to go!



Old Peter Frampton albums make great skeet!



You should see what a .223 does to a Gordon Lightfoot 8 track tape too.
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Old 07-01-2004, 07:16 AM   #18
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Do, you YOU!, feel like we...



PULL!



Yes, I have a few old 8 track tapes and recorders. I want to have one playing "the wreck of the Edmond Fitzgearld", and right when Lightfoot hits that high note, nail it with my Mod. 29, using silouette rounds, from about 2 feet away. Or an 8mm AP round out of my FN49. Better yet, a 105mm howitzer...
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Old 07-01-2004, 07:20 AM   #19
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Default Re: You can't wear earplugs while riding in California...

Captain,



That law was changed:



Ear PlugsÂ*



[Note: At the close of 2003, the California legislature passed a bill which allows non-custom (i.e., foam) earplugs to be worn by motorcyclists. The updated version of the relevant code is posted here.]



For those concerned about hearing damage, and who therefore wear earplugs when riding, here is the law as it pertains to you.



27400. A person operating a motor vehicle or bicycle may not wear a headset covering, or earplugs in, both ears. This prohibition does not apply to any of the following:

(a) A person operating authorized emergency vehicles, as defined in Section 165.

(b) A person engaged in the operation of either special construction equipment or equipment for use in the maintenance of any highway.

(c) A person engaged in the operation of refuse collection equipment who is wearing a safety headset or safety earplugs.

(d) A person wearing personal hearing protectors in the form of earplugs or molds that are specifically designed to attenuate injurious noise levels. The plugs or molds shall be designed in a manner so as to not inhibit the wearer's ability to hear a siren or horn from an emergency vehicle or a horn from another motor vehicle.

(e) A person using a prosthetic device that aids the hard of hearing.
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Old 07-01-2004, 07:25 AM   #20
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The above was taken directly from the CA Vehicle Code:



http://www.calhsta.org/library/cacode.html



I now wear my foam plugs all the time. I have a pair of custom molded plugs, that met the previous law, and you can't hear a damn thing--they were expensive and they sucked. Foam is super nice, inexpensive and comfortable.
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