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Old 09-27-2011, 10:14 PM   #1 (permalink)
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From years of motorcycling I've slightly damaged my hearing and eventually learnt to ride with earplugs. On a sled, it seems quieter, but with my lower shield, plugs are a must. I generaly use those orange type soft plugs rated at 30db's. Kinda hard to hear the riding partners when stopped, so I'm looking for something that only blocks out maybe half of that. What do you guys and gals use? Thx. Don't feel like spending hundreds on musician plugs.
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Sometimes I'll wear those same style of soft foamie plugs, but when we stop for a short break, I'll yank the helmet off and just take only one out to hear what others have to say. It also helps to have a quick release clip on the helmet strap.
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I wear the E.A.R yellow ones when i sleep they are a very soft material, block a small ammount of sound but can still easily have conversation.

Have different kind i use when stuff gets loud, they block almost EVERYTHING. Ill post better specs tmmrw.
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These look like the ones I should be using, your right, they are rated at 22db's and are made by 3m I think called E.A.R
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Stop messing with those aftermarket pipes and cans and use the oem system....you won't need to wear ear plugs.
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I have never used earplugs while riding, but when shooting and woodworking i use the orange 29db ones that are a medium density. I don't care for the super soft ones that feel like they keep expanding until you explode, not the hard yellow ones that look like a barrel. i would suggest trying a few different kinds, it is only a could dollar investment in your future hearing.
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get some from gander mountain, and or cabelas, the self moldable ones, they are like $10 or so, and they rock.

I use them all the time for duck hunting, sporting clays, skeet, shifter kart racing, whatever the situation maybe. They are really nice
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