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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 06-11-2017, 07:59 AM Thread Starter
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loud pipes save lives,not accurate.

i have cobra longs and there very loud usually after a four hour ride my ears are ringing like 9:00 service. yesterday when decellerating i feed it a little fuel so i don't get that loud jake break effect and when i got home i did'nt think my ears were ringing so much. my 2 cents.
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i tried those orange cones they won't go in my ear, i use cotton but i don't think cotton is good for sound absorbtion
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I use the orange foam plugs sometimes. You have to squeeze them and kinda roll them between your fingers, then you have about 30 seconds to push them in your ear (like a Q tip). They expand back to their normal shape and work very well, but yeah, you cannot just push them in your ears.

They really squash the engine noise and some of the wind on my bike (I have stock exhaust). I have noticed at 60mph I cannot hear my own MC horn with the ear plugs, but I can (just barely) at 40. It makes the ride quieter and less exhausting but I keep in mind that Im nearly deaf with them in my ears.
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i tried the orange cones they won't go in. they make smaller ones for ladies and they won't go in either. i will try again.. i agree about wind over 60 i think thats more so than pipes...wind over 60 lol.
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maybe you got some weird ones somewhere. We buy them by the boxfull at work, and Ive never heard of anyone not being able to use them. You can squish them down to about a 1/8" diameter... They work almost as good as the big mickymouse head muffs.
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i wasn't pulling my earlobe down but they barely go in. i don't know if they'll be effective with the helmet on.
i went over 200 miles today and i got to be damaging my hearing. thinking about trading it in for something quiet and light.
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When you are putting in the right plug, gently roll the foam plug in your right thumb and finger until it is a smaller cylinder, while holding and stretching the top of your right ear with your left hand over the top of your head to straighten the right ear canal insert the plug with your right hand and finagle it in. Repeat but opposite hands for the other side.
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the you tube helped i wasn't doing it right i'll try them
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