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    That sounds like a business opportunity to me.
    The silicone I use is pink....now I need a paying volunteer who can lie on their side for 30 mins at a time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1/32 man View Post
    I mould and cast resin 1/32 scale(hence my user name) slotcar bodies...and use Barnes products.
    I dont think I would pour any of that silicone into my ear. It can take 20-40 minutes to go off but more concerning would be where does it stop?....my head is a bit empty.

    I wasnt having much success with the cheap foam plugs but a mate gave some advice about fitting them. I had a look at the ones I had and was surprised to see a hole in the fat end...Using a blunt end of a toothpick, some spit, and a lift to the ear from over the head I was able to push them in, let them expand and then went for a test ride. They stayed in place and gave some quieting effect.
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    The helmet got some attention to the left side pivot/hinge and the pig squealing when I looked to the right was quieter, quiet enough to contemplate a longer ride...A previous poster mentioned a similar left side problem so now I am thinking of a replacement helmet.
    Anyone got a suggestion for a mid priced fullface helmet(not flip up modular) that they like?
    Also nothing with excessive graphics. Thanks in advance.
    Slotcar bodies?!??
    Are they still a thing? I found a couple of my Scaletrix in the attic in the weekend getting decorations down for my Christmas obsessed wife.
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    Slotcar bodies?!??
    Are they still a thing?
    Yes, there was a boom around the 2000s with the internet playing a big part and it continues today.
    Many new brands from Europe. If you are keen search for Slotit, NSR, Scale Auto, Thunderslot, Carrera and of course Scalextric.

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    Dropped in to VTNZ for a "warrant of stiffness" today,short hop to home so didn't put the Bungs in!!!
    Man what a bloody racket !!!

    (I'm reminded why I wear them every time on the bike !).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gremlin View Post
    Yes

    The wind noise at 100kph is sufficient to give you permanent sustained hearing loss. You also won't really notice until its way too late, and you can't get it back.
    Exactly what happened to me. I have about $4k worth of hearing aids now.
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    Yeah. Wind noise screwed me. Noisy helmet ... didn't realise until after I'd bought it. It wasn't until I'd done a ride from Christchurch to Temuka (Timaru) and I struggled to hear conversation clearly for a while that I realised something was up. The rest of that trip involved going up the West Coast starting at Queenstown so 1000+kms damaging myself without really realisiing.
    When the penny dropped, I did start using ear plugs ... nothing fancy though, just the foam disposables from Bunnings. that made a difference but of course once it's damaged, it doesn't come back. I probably wore them for about 8 years? I stopped using them when I sold my 600. I still ride (of course!) but it's only on a CT110 for DX Mail so I don't go that fast and I've got a good quiet helmet.
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    I have been riding every dry day(new bike) and using the foam plugs with moderate success.
    I bought a Bell qualifier helmet which unknowing to me was a noisy thing with a badly sealing visor on the left side.
    So after searching and reading reviews(just like the Mrs told me to do) I coughed up for another helmet LS2 Vector (she doesnt know that bit) which was about twice the price of the Bell qualifier...much better noise levels. The visor closes tight on the LS2, the air noise is there but no where near as bad as the squealing pig that I listened to previously...happy rider now.

    And I will continue to use ear plugs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1/32 man View Post
    I have been riding every dry day(new bike) and using the foam plugs with moderate success.
    I bought a Bell qualifier helmet which unknowing to me was a noisy thing with a badly sealing visor on the left side.
    So after searching and reading reviews(just like the Mrs told me to do) I coughed up for another helmet LS2 Vector (she doesnt know that bit) which was about twice the price of the Bell qualifier...much better noise levels. The visor closes tight on the LS2, the air noise is there but no where near as bad as the squealing pig that I listened to previously...happy rider now.

    And I will continue to use ear plugs.
    Keep the ear plugs in when the wife finds out about the new helmet... Ear plugs come handy in many situations.

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    Or when you go on a road trip with the lads. Someone always ends up sounds like a chainsaw 1/2 underwater
    I've been told. Dreaming`s free.
    Think I'll go, back to sleep.
    Everybody listen, voices in my head
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