Do your wear hearing protection when riding? - Suzuki GSXS1000 Forum
View Poll Results: Do your wear hearing protection when riding?
Yes, all of the time. 16 50.00%
Most of the time, unless it's just a short hop. 7 21.88%
Only on long rides. 3 9.38%
No, never. 6 18.75%
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post #1 of 32 Old 08-02-2019, 10:46 AM Thread Starter
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Do your wear hearing protection when riding?

I was discussing this with jorider61 and thought it might be interesting to see how many people wear plugs.

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BTW, jorider61, I wore a set of plugs today that I bought a while back, (Westone Tru WR20), specifically because I know I should be wearing them, and I actually liked them. Now, if I can just make it a habit....

(and now I don't know how to answer my own pole).

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Yes, when I remember to put them in. For longer trips, I have a nice set of IEMs that I use with my Cardo.
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Every time I put my helmet on the plugs go in, Mike glad to hear you put your ear plugs in. I won't bust your chops about it any more LOL...
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Foam earplugs every time I ride. I even carry a baggie of spare earplugs on the bike in case I'm ever caught in a situation where I might need some extras.
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Not on my daily commute, 15 min max with only about 2 minutes on the highway. If I'm going to be on the highway for longer then yes.
These ones https://www.amazon.com/Radians-CEP00.../dp/B003A28P4I

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I ride with a radar detector and use noise cancelling ear buds connected to it. Does that count? It blocks a lot of the wind noise.


I would definitely use plugs if I didn't have the ear buds. When one of them gets dislodged the wind noise is very annoying.
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Disposable foam plugs every time. Radar detector flashes a red led in my face. I have tinnitus already and don't want to make it worse.
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I don't wear earplugs...actually, i never felt that the noise from my bikes were that loud.

However, i do realize that I am likely causing damage although I don't feel like I am being affected. This is one of the reasons that I have decided to trade in my GSX-S1000 naked for a Zero SR/F.

I ride about 20-50 miles on back roads when I am out, so the transition to electric (limited range) works for me.
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I don't wear earplugs...actually, i never felt that the noise from my bikes were that loud.

However, i do realize that I am likely causing damage although I don't feel like I am being affected. This is one of the reasons that I have decided to trade in my GSX-S1000 naked for a Zero SR/F.

I ride about 20-50 miles on back roads when I am out, so the transition to electric (limited range) works for me.
I think the majority of the noise comes from the wind, so eMC won't help you there, and I'm sure the SR/F is plenty fast.
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