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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeeper View Post
    Motosafe Race, although I don't race. But they are good value.

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    Take care! The $21.95 is actually USD 21.95 or NZD 31.45....

    Or $45 here: https://www.hearagain.co.nz/product/...tion-motosafe/

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    Yes, I should've said it's a US website. I got them on Amazon last time.

    Motomail has Pinlock earplugs, which are good as well. $40 NZ.

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    I've used ones with good ratings from nz safety but M10 have 3M in packs of about 50.
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    Think I'll go, back to sleep.
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    Everybody listen, do yours say, what mine says?

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    Thanks for all comments so far.
    The reason I started the thread was that I was noticing the wind rush noise more and more.
    Now after some reflection my problem could be caused by me jamming sunglasses on and breaking any seal around the ears. I drive with sunnies on and thought riding would do the same. Waiting now for the weather to clear and another ride to try without the dark glasses. My helmet is a cheap Bell from Trademe.
    I will also try a couple of types of earplugs.

    Hindsight eh!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by F5 Dave View Post
    I had custom made ones. Reverted back to foam ones when I lost one, when I finally found it I didn't bother going back. Foam ones are cheap and easier to deal with and seem as effective. Even use on my dirtbike.
    Depends on your ears. Foam flat out don't work for me, canals are too narrow. Had issues with alpine, mostly one breaking its seal 5min later on the road...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Blackbird View Post
    Custom plugs @ $85 per pair from Plugz 4 Ĺugz in Rotorua if you're ever up that way. Takes about 40 minutes from woah to go.
    Agree 100%. Mine are about 6 years old now and am planning a mtb trip to Rotorua and will get 2 sets done.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gremlin View Post
    Depends on your ears. Foam flat out don't work for me, canals are too narrow. Had issues with alpine, mostly one breaking its seal 5min later on the road...
    I find I have to roll them tightly until they are thin enough to insert into the canal, which means they are virtually rolled to a sharp point.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gremlin View Post
    Depends on your ears. Foam flat out don't work for me, canals are too narrow. Had issues with alpine, mostly one breaking its seal 5min later on the road...
    Same problem Alan, which is why I went to custom plugs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by onearmedbandit View Post
    I find I have to roll them tightly until they are thin enough to insert into the canal, which means they are virtually rolled to a sharp point.
    Yep, when they expand, they push themselves out of my ears. On my 3rd set of Plugz now (they're lasting really well, think there was a compound change) and have a 4th set as well.
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    It's barking mad and if it doesn't turn you into a complete loon within half an hour of cocking a leg over the lofty 875mm seat height, I'll eat my Arai.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gremlin View Post
    Yep, when they expand, they push themselves out of my ears. On my 3rd set of Plugz now (they're lasting really well, think there was a compound change) and have a 4th set as well.
    Ah yup that won't work then. I'd be keen to try some of the Plugz, I know they used to travel out of town to do fittings but I seem to recall they stopped doing that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by onearmedbandit View Post
    Ah yup that won't work then. I'd be keen to try some of the Plugz, I know they used to travel out of town to do fittings but I seem to recall they stopped doing that.
    They're good, I have had two sets because I lost the first ones, used them for racing and road riding
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    I had custom ones made at an audiologist as foam just don't work for me. Uncomfortable, don't seal, seal on one side then unseal, uncomfortable. They were $300 but they've also got filters in them, so they cut wind noise but I can still hear the engine, talking when I have my helmet on, etc etc. They also mean I can hear my headset unit much more clearly (music and gps). I hate riding without them now.

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    fuck... just back from 2500k hoon two days ago, and my ears are still ringing... always used foam biff aways, but they just don't seem to work these days so need some custom jobbies, gona ring the hearing doc tomorrow to see whats about... cos other wise its back to mufflers... and that still won't sort the wind noise.
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    I don't use the foam ones for the same reason, they don't stay seated in my ears.

    Alpines and Pinlock ones I use have the frequency filters. They allow me to hear certain frequencies for traffic awareness around me, but cut out wind noise.

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    Make your own??? Site has other plug options and freight is reasonable.

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