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    Do you wear ear plugs?

    A mate showed me some he had custom made at an audiologist...said they were good but cost him $150.
    Are there cheaper but still effective options.

    After today’s ride of about 70mins I am contemplating using some.

    Any comments or opinions welcome.

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    $150 is dirt cheap compared to the cost of repairing damaged hearing - cochlear implants are currently $50,000 per side. If you are lucky (like I was) one will be paid for by Govt funding but if you want to hear in stereo the second will be on you.
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    I use the foam ones you can buy from any hardware shop, keeps the wind noise to an absolute minimum. As I only use them on the open road I'm not too worried about how they mask most noise (car horns, traffic etc) but for that reason I can see (hear?) the benefit of a decent set.
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    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.
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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.
    Well you can, sort of, but as I said it's fecking expensive.
    it's not a bad thing till you throw a KLR into the mix.
    those cheap ass bitches can do anything with ductape.
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    I had a couple of pairs made, but they were no where near $150 and I think closer to $60 a pair. Mrs got a pair as well. Audiologist also provided us with the casts so we could get more made in the future without having to visit. Problem now though is he's back in the UK.
    Was a few years back now and I'm on my second set, so I guess $150 could be called inflation. At least they do last a while.
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    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.

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    Hell yeah, been using plugs for probably 35 of my 56 years riding!

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    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.
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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.
    I had the same experience. Bought custom ones, one broke, went to foam and stayed with foam. Seemed just as good to me. As long as you buy good quality.
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    https://www.alpinehearingprotection....ry/motorcycle/

    Fairly good and reasonable price.

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    I got some ISOTunes noise cancelling headphones. But strangely enough I get nausea if I stick anything into my ear on the bike. So I hardly ever use them except for mowing the lawns.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeeper View Post
    https://www.alpinehearingprotection....ry/motorcycle/

    Fairly good and reasonable price.

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    I use the beige foam plugs from Macks, which are the best of the foam ones I've used. Just done a week long tour of the North island and one pair almost lasted the whole trip.
    But I would be interested in the plugs in this link.
    Which version did you get?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frodo View Post
    I use the beige foam plugs from Macks, which are the best of the foam ones I've used. Just done a week long tour of the North island and one pair almost lasted the whole trip.
    But I would be interested in the plugs in this link.
    Which version did you get?
    Motosafe Race, although I don't race. But they are good value.

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