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    Default Re: looking for ear plugs

    Quote Originally Posted by bongobobny View Post
    Ummm, maybe some quieter mufflers???
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    Quote Originally Posted by Du-Rron View Post
    Heck... on me, if I push hard enough I can get one on one side to touch the other on the other side and meet in the center.

    I can't believe none of yall haven't lowered the boom on me for this one.

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    Default Re: looking for ear plugs

    A few years ago at a local charity ride, there was a guy set up in his trailer that was selling molded ear plugs that are custom fit to your ear. I had been using the foam ones until then, and decided to give a custom set a try. I love them!
    They fit great, block out all the wind noise and, strangely enough, I can hear my radio better when I am wearing them.
    When I first got my bike, I read a book about motorcycle touring, and the author mentioned wearing ear plugs to protect your hearing. He said it doesn't matter if you have a windshield and a full face helmet, the wind noise WILL damage your hearing.
    I couldn't help but notice, during my first Venture West trip to The Dallas, how many members had hearing aids. Perhaps from this very issue.
    I will make short rides without wearing my plugs, but do not go on the highway without them.
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    Default Re: looking for ear plugs

    look on one of the gun sites like cabelas, or natches shooters supply. They sell a two part compound that you mix together and pack in your ear. It hardens into a custom molded ear plug. Very comfortable.
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    Default Look no further for ear plugs!

    I picked up a box of 200 pairs of squeeze-to-insert, 32db, commercial-use earplugs from a local "cleaning products" wholesaler who has little shop in a nearby industrial mall.

    Bought the box 4 or 5 years ago.....and am still only about half-way through it. Wifey and I use them for both sleeping AND riding and they are excellent.

    My cost was, I think, SEVENTEEN BUCKS......Canadian (about the same in US back then), so do the math: about 10 cents a pair. How can you beat that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by RichD View Post
    Bluebeard,

    I've tried all types of earplugs over the years, my current favorite for riding is the soft silicone plugs, like Mack's Pillow Softs. You can find them a little cheaper if you go with a house brand, like Walgreen's. The noise reduction is a little less than foam, but they are very comfortable, and won't interfere with your helmet.

    Rich

    I own about 50 different types of ear plugs that I would try on each ride. But once I got to the Mack's Pillow Softs I stopped searching. I'm not saying there aren't better or more comfortable ones out there but I just settled on these.

    I guess earplugs are like a lot of things everyone is different. My daughter likes the foam better but sometimes they do drop out upon removal of her helmet.

    One hint an old timer gave me, like I am not an old timer, but I mean he had many more years of riding at the time I reentered. He said he put a little hand lotion on the ear plugs (not Mack's) to make them more comfortable.

    You can order a sampler pack of ear plugs from Aerostich, http://www.aerostich.com
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    leroy

    Your link also showed these:

    http://www.aerostich.com/clothing/vi...-ear-plug.html

    My favorite ear bud manufacturers...I'm going to order these little guys and see how they work. They aren't as quiet as mine...but may be just right!
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    Quote Originally Posted by videoarizona View Post
    leroy

    Your link also showed these:

    http://www.aerostich.com/clothing/vi...-ear-plug.html

    My favorite ear bud manufacturers...I'm going to order these little guys and see how they work. They aren't as quiet as mine...but may be just right!
    Thanks...
    Thanks,
    I have been thinking of giving them a try. They appear to be a good choice.
    68 yrs old; IBA: 2xSS2000, 4xBB1500, 10SS1000, 1TX1000, Nat'l Parks Tour 29/75; Lake Superior Circle Tour; 49 states, DC, 11 provinces on my made in the USA VTX1300R 132,000 miles. 20,000 mi NOS in 11/15 Royal Star Venture,IBA: 4SS1000,TX1000,BB1500

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    Keep in mind there is a right and wrong way to insert soft ear plugs. You roll them in your fingers to reduce dia. and then pull up and out on your ears while inserting them. Then wait while they re-expand. This way they go in pretty deep.

    For some of you be careful not to push too far .....Or they will drop into that hollow cavity between your ears. Nutti'n worse then have some foreign object rattli'n around in your head.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BlueBeard View Post
    Looking for recommendations on hearing hearing protection. Thanks in advance
    Dollar Tree sell an 8 pack with a carry case for $1.00
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