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v-twin
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PostSubject: Hearing Protection   Wed Dec 02, 2015 7:52 pm

I bought some Auritech Hearing Protectors for £19.95 from the NEC yesterday, I managed to get out on my bike today and did about 15miles in total (3miles to work and the long way home). I can honestly say its the best £20 I have ever spent, they are bloody fantastic, they cut out the wind noise as they said they would but I could still hear the engine and everything else, brilliant bit of kit. Way better than the foam ones you squash and ram in you ears, I will never go back to them, not a chance. 
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PostSubject: Re: Hearing Protection   Wed Dec 02, 2015 8:48 pm

Good to hear that (sorry about the pun).  I bought a pair with a little scepticism. Always a little suspicious of these sort of things.  Not had chance to test mine out yet, hopefully as good as you say Andrew.
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PostSubject: Re: Hearing Protection   Wed Dec 02, 2015 9:18 pm

Would I still be able to hear my intercom with those?
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PostSubject: Re: Hearing Protection   Wed Dec 02, 2015 9:20 pm

Yes. I'm sure you would. It takes a lot to impress me, but these have.
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PostSubject: Re: Hearing Protection   Thu Dec 03, 2015 12:02 am

£20! My Blu-tac blobs cost me £1. Probably don't look as good as the genuine article but do the job. Don't wear mine any more - I pull my neck tube up over my ears and this gives extra insulation. I do like to hear the full growl of the exhaust. Don't do big journeys but would probably use ear plugs to deaden the wind noise if I did. Must admit I wore them on my sports bikes to cut out the whine of the engine. With the full bore v-twin pipes, just can't hear any up front sound! Glad you guys are pleased with yours - that's what counts!
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PostSubject: Re: Hearing Protection   Thu Dec 03, 2015 11:11 am

just had a look at the link you put up Andrew they look pretty good I've never used ear plugs before but if I was going to I think I'd chose these good find
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PostSubject: Re: Hearing Protection   Fri Dec 04, 2015 8:42 pm

v-twin wrote:
I bought some Auritech Hearing Protectors for £19.95 from the NEC yesterday,
Yep - tried mine today and they cut wind noise down almost completely but could still hear everything else. Magic bit of kit and saved me a couple of hundred pounds changing my lid because the one I have is so bloody noisy.  10 out of 10.
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PostSubject: Re: Hearing Protection   Fri Dec 04, 2015 8:45 pm

simbo wrote:
Would I still be able to hear my intercom with those?

I reckon you could Sim- There is a slight muffle of other sounds, but not much.  If the intercom is directly in line with your ear, I bet you wouldn't even notice you had the plugs in.
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PostSubject: Re: Hearing Protection   Fri Dec 04, 2015 9:42 pm

johnboss wrote:
simbo wrote:
Would I still be able to hear my intercom with those?

I reckon you could Sim- There is a slight muffle of other sounds, but not much.  If the intercom is directly in line with your ear, I bet you wouldn't even notice you had the plugs in.

I won't bother then, I'll just carry on using the mute button Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: Hearing Protection   Sat Dec 05, 2015 3:06 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Hearing Protection   Sat Dec 05, 2015 8:34 pm

Bugger - meant to pick a pair up after you showed me them - then forgot completely !!!  Guess I'll just have to bite the bullet & spend an extra £1.25 on P&P  !!
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PostSubject: Re: Hearing Protection   Sun Dec 06, 2015 4:37 pm

I am old school, I like the various noises, not to everyone's tastes I know. I even have always had the car or trucks windows open unless it's pissing down with rain.Makes me feel me at one with my surroundings,  does sound like a great bit of kit though.
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PostSubject: Re: Hearing Protection   Wed Dec 16, 2015 5:19 pm

I don't know, all this spare money about. What's wrong with a bit of rolled up bog roll in your ear  sssmily
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PostSubject: Re: Hearing Protection   Wed Dec 16, 2015 5:29 pm

captain crash wrote:
I don't know, all this spare money about. What's wrong with a bit of rolled up bog roll in your ear  sssmily

'Cause it's a bitch to get out after it's been raining !!! 

I agree with you Dave - unfortunately, my hearings taken a battering over the years - too many nights stood at the front at Rock City with my head in the bass bin.  I suffer from "reduced hearing" & permanent tinnitus, especially in my right ear.  We have to have an annual hearing test at work due to being in a "safety critical" role - I've been told that if my hearing deteriorates any more, I'll be taken off-road & moved to the control room - which I'd hate.  So, much as I detest wearing them, I'm afraid it's plugs in for me nowadays (when I remember).
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PostSubject: Re: Hearing Protection   Wed Dec 16, 2015 8:19 pm

Bloody he'll dave, being taken off of the road for a desk job would be pure hell. When the road is your bread about butter, best you do what ever you can to keep it that way. Only another driver could ever understand that, look after those ears.

Crash: I hope you use Andrex, not a cheep brand. 
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PostSubject: Re: Hearing Protection   Wed Dec 16, 2015 8:39 pm

Cheers Dave - yeh, it'd kill me.  Not stopped me booking tickets to see The Stranglers at Rock City next year tho !!!!
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PostSubject: Re: Hearing Protection   Thu Dec 17, 2015 10:03 am

That's bad news Dave, use ear plugs mate & then it won't bugger your ears up mate. I use alpine type which is similar to the ones above like a xmas tree shape.
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PostSubject: Re: Hearing Protection   Thu Dec 17, 2015 1:12 pm

Been using a pair I got a few years ago - They desperately need replacing - this pair look good.
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