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Old 07-07-2005, 08:56 AM   #31
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I started wearing plugs regularly about a month ago. Took me a year of riding to figure out the benifits. Of course, I never really did any distance, but now I'm riding 1000+ miles a week. Heh.



Earplugs are definitely worth it, even from a fatigue reduction standpoint. It makes the whole process of riding much less tiring.
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Old 07-07-2005, 09:21 AM   #32
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Well you shoulda' rode my Trophy first....signed the house re-fi yesterday, another week or two till the second closes, probably half an hour to get the pay-offs and write checks for my other shyt, Then it's off two DHD for my new motor sickle.....
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Old 07-07-2005, 09:27 AM   #33
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Old 07-07-2005, 09:28 AM   #34
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Martin sayeth the truth. $$$, but the best of many fine alternatives.
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Old 07-07-2005, 09:29 AM   #35
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of course, even if you ride with plugs, and value your hearing, it dosen't stop some idiot (usually on a harley), from making your ears bleed as they ride down the street you are walking along. or even sitting on your front porch, they can be way too loud. Don't get me wrong, i love a great sounding bike, but not a ridiculously loud one.
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Old 07-07-2005, 09:35 AM   #36
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And no hearing above 12khz. Loss starts at 10 khz or so.
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Old 07-07-2005, 09:36 AM   #37
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You could get some noise-blocking headphones like the Shure E2-C or Etymotic something-or-others. You can get them on eBay for a decent price, and they block wind noise and give good sound. If you're in to aural pleasure like me, they're well worth the price for freaks like me who ride more than 10,000 miles a year. Hmmmm. Aural pleasure...



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Old 07-07-2005, 09:47 AM   #38
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I used to stick cigarette butts in my ears when we had to do a lot of firing with the twin .50 mounts. I don't think it helped much.



BTW. Which bike you poickin' up?
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Old 07-07-2005, 09:52 AM   #39
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Yeah - they are sweet. I used to even be able to mix at the FOH console wearing them as long as I took one out every once in a while for a (brief) reality check. And even as an old fart I have no tinnitus and hearing loss starts at 14.5K.



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Old 07-07-2005, 10:29 AM   #40
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If everything goes as planned, and so far it has, I'm getting an new EFI Dyna Superglide. I've been looking at Bonnies, and I think they're really cool but the Dyna fits me better. I've always regretted selling my Shovelheads and now that they're back to MSRP I figure why not?



I'm going to keep my Trophy for cold weather and hauling stuff, and use the Dyna for warm weather and pokin' around. If for some reason the deal doesn't work out as I anticipate I can still get the Bonnie, or my buddys got a stock '94 Low Rider I could get pretty cheap.
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