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Dec 12

Posts: 6

dj233 says:

Ear Plugs


I know...."it's a very personal thing", but after almost a year, I'm still trying to find the best ear plugs to reduce wind noice. I can't stand the wind noise, I've upgraded the screen on my VFR, neck snoods in hot weather, masking air vents on the lid, I've done the lot. In my last attempt, I was going to splash out on some of those bespoke made ear plugs, squidgy things or some thing, has anyone found them to be the optimum solution that works for them? At about £80 a go, I don't want to waste any more money on experimenting. Cheers All.

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Apr 09

Posts: 1870

mostlyslowly says:

I've got the Auritech

and the Alpine hearing protection motosafe earplugs, after many attempts with foam ones and some custom moulded ones I made from R & G Putty designed for the job.

The Motosafe are the best for me and cost 19.95, as did the Auritech. You can also get a helmet skirt which attaches round the bottom of your lid which is intended to reduce wind noise.

Think the Motosafe were from Bykebitz, Auritech from Auritech. Good luck

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Aug 09

Posts: 2721

MarcusMarsh says:

Ear plugs

After years of using foam plugs I recently had a pair of filtered plugs made for me by Ultimate Ear.  The are very effective and extremely comfortable.  Highly recommended.



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Jun 09

Posts: 1053

Amateurcynic says:

I've used

Disposeable foam ones for many years,

My first box of 200 pairs has lasted nearly 10 years (being a tight-fisted Yorkshireman means I used them more than once each!:winkie: ) 

Need to get another box now so in my lifetime I still won't have spent as much as it costs to get a bespoke pair fitted.

Realise these type don't suit everyone, think they do a "variety pack" so you can try to find the best type for you.

As a general rule check out the S.N.R. value (Specific Noise Reduction or summat like that!) the higher the better  

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Dec 12

Posts: 6

dj233 says:

ear plugs

Thanks all, sound advice. 

d j

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Aug 02

Posts: 3287

eatcs01 says:

ear plugs

I use laserlite ear plugs. Cheap and disposable.

I did have some custom made plugs from hearingresolutions. They were very oncomfy and not as quiet as the foam ones above. It took a lot of time and hard work to get my money back.

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Nov 08

Posts: 881


Custom moulds seem to seal too well for my liking, pumping pressure in my ears when I move my head around.  They seem to take 20 minutes to bed in so not great for half hour rides.

Disposable foam works better, but I'm not organised enough.

On the other hand I always know the Alpine Motosafe are in my pocket and ready to use.  Comfy and just right attenuation for road use.

A £15 pair lasts a couple of years of daily use, and you can extend that by just replacing the white silicone double flanges off fleabay, around £8 for 3 pairs.

The case lasts years too, and all it needs is diligence or a ski-pass elastic to make sure you don't lose it (again)...

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Nov 07

Posts: 2432

smidget says:


In 40 plus years of riding with and without crash helmet I have never used ear plugs. My hearing loss is comparable to someone who has never been in a high noise environment.

I also worked in engine research and development industry for many years so again another high noise environment which meant regular hearing tests, all passed with good results.

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Mike P


Aug 08

Posts: 27

Mike P says:

Ear plugs

After having custom molded plugs made at the B'ham show a couple of years back, I have gone back to the basic foam disposable plugs. More comfortable and effective in my view, loads cheaper too!

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Jul 14

Posts: 1

darrencolons says:

Best motorcycle earplugs

You should try specially recommended motorcycle earplugs. They are just awesome and having all the features you want. You can buy it online also.

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