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Ear Protection - August 18, 2008, 09:04 AM

Over the last couple months I have noticed my ears ringing after getting back from long rides. The wind is super loud out on the road and the crack of the throttle doesnt always help either. some other riders have been talking about ear plugs etc, but I tried that once and I felt deaf and didnt know where the cars were around me.

A year ago I bought the EP3 sonic defender from SureFire for the range. They work so-so for the range and I thought to try them out this morning on the ride to work.... fantastic. I could hear the cars around me, had no numb feeling, but the noise was cut down a lot. I bought two pairs last year. (only $10 ea) and the capsul that holds them fits on my keyring so I can keep the plugs with the key when not using them.

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August 18, 2008, 09:17 AM

Looks pretty cool, i just use earplugs with no problems. I can still hear stuff around me and they keep me focused on what I am doing. I also feel less fatigued after long rides with them than without them.


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August 18, 2008, 09:24 AM

Cool.

I like ear plugs as well. I just buy the foam ones in bulk off of eBay. Beware of compacting earwax... don't ask.
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August 18, 2008, 09:36 AM

I had a pair of custom ear plugs made at Patriot. They're fantastic.


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August 18, 2008, 01:18 PM

Thanks for your input guys. I never thought about custom plugs. Can you still hear things around you when riding?
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August 18, 2008, 01:48 PM

+1 on above,

I use earplugs but at times I feel like somewhat deaf to my surroundings and was considering the custom but didn't know if they worked a bit better than your regular.
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August 18, 2008, 01:53 PM

I can with mine, and my buddy had the next more expensive ones made...can't remember what the levels were...and he loves his. He rides with a half helmet and says he can't believe that he now hates it when he doesn't have them in.


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August 18, 2008, 02:35 PM

thanks vstar....your input is appreciated
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