Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Melbourne Australia
Motorcycle: GSX-R1000 K2
Re: Ear plugs for motorcycle riding
I always wear ears plugs now, makes riding that much more enjoyable and less tiring, since installing a slip on exhaust which was louder than OEM.
I've found a generic ear plug which works great for me, have tried some other brands, which I didn't like as much.
The most important aspect with generic ears plugs is correct fitment, and rolling the plug into a thin sausage between your finger tips, and correctly inserting it into your ear canal, and holding it in lightly while it expands in your ear.
I've seen so many people with generic plugs, that aren't installed correctly, with the plug sitting on the out side of there ear canal, doing squat...
Wearing the ear plugs with my louder than OEM exhaust, I can hear my induction noise alot more...... which Sounds Awesome, while the plugs cut the exhaust and wind noise down heaps at the same time... Win Win...
Another positive with generic plugs is, you can throw them away when they get dirty from ear wax, and install fresh clean plugs, without having to stuff ass about cleaning them.
I have no problem hearing other road users while out on the street, with ear plugs fitted.
Generic ear plugs work, as do custom fitted plugs.
If generic and custom ear plugs aren't fitted correctly, they both won't do there job correctly...
That video is just marketing BS...... to just sell more custom ear plugs.
Last edited by SSGSXR; 07-21-2019 at 08:56 PM.