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Old 05-08-2014, 03:13 AM   #1
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Any inmates ever tried these earplugs?

https://www.twistedthrottle.com/nono...ca9a15b6153677
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Old 05-08-2014, 03:23 AM   #2
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I looked at some similar ones a while ago, if they do as good a job as claimed then should be an alternative to molded earplugs.
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Old 05-08-2014, 03:24 AM   #3
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Have used similar at work but they were yellow and a dollar a pair.

Available from your local work wear store.

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Old 05-08-2014, 03:44 AM   #4
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Not that brand but a similar style is all I use now after trying many variations on a theme both on bikes and tractors. The tip to getting best seal is too put a bit of spit (preferably your own) on them before inserting them . Available at any safety shop for bugger all especially if you buy bulk between a few blokes.
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Old 05-08-2014, 04:10 AM   #5
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Why would you pay that much for earplugs?

You don't want total silence with earplugs while riding, you want the noise reduced to a safe level so you don't sustain hearing damage/loss.

Go to your local safety clothing/equipment supplier and buy some of these
http://solutions.3m.com.au/wps/porta...glVVS5J8MCZ4bl

They also come without the cord [or just pull the cord out].

I use these all the time and find them very comfortable, even on 12+ hour rides.

Without wanting to start that age old debate about infection, a little bit of saliva on them makes them easier to seat fully [don't even bother making a negative comment about the health risk... I've been doing it for years and have not had the slightest sign of ear infection, so you won't change my mind about doing it ]

And in spite of most people thinking you only need ear protection if you ride a Harley... it is actually the wind noise in your helmet that does more damage than exhaust noise will ever do.
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Old 05-08-2014, 04:21 AM   #6
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They want how much?
Tell 'em they're dreamin'
I drive Kenworth cabovers and they're bloody loud (100db +)
I use the green foam ones, with the spit, to enable insertion
Can still hear the radio and 2way.
Great on the bike as well.
Spitting on them is the key. I also have never had an ear infection and I wear them 24 hours a day in the truck. (Means a good nights sleep on the side of the highway or in a busy truck stop.)
And they're free.
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Old 05-08-2014, 04:30 AM   #7
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G'day Happy,

Tried a similar style and found them very uncomfortable. EARMOLD have been my best solution. Aarron the owner is just over at Nundah and tailor makes them for you while you wait.

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Old 05-08-2014, 04:35 AM   #8
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After a 400 kilometre ride today without earplugs and now ringing in my ears - the $29 asking price seems like a bargain.
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Old 05-08-2014, 04:40 AM   #9
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Old 05-08-2014, 04:50 AM   #10
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What's the freight from TT ?
I'm using some soft bright fluro orange ones ATM and they are the best of the cheap ones I've used in years.
Super soft and really block the noise.

I'm due to buy some more and will post pics.
I've had the moulded ones twice an both times I've not been happy, yawn and the break the seal, or after a while they become uncomfortable.
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Old 05-08-2014, 04:53 AM   #11
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Old 05-08-2014, 01:48 PM   #12
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https://www.rsea.com.au/categories/p...ugs-non-corded

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Old 05-08-2014, 02:33 PM   #13
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G'day Happy,

Tried a similar style and found them very uncomfortable. EARMOLD have been my best solution. Aarron the owner is just over at Nundah and tailor makes them for you while you wait.

Cheerio - Ron.

Hi Ron... dropped in to see you a couple of weeks ago.... he not here!

Mate I have the ear mouldy things but after an hour or so my right hand lug hole just throbs and I have to remove the plug!
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Old 05-08-2014, 03:23 PM   #14
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. . . I have to remove the plug!
https://www.rsea.com.au/products/41201

cost of one cup of coffee rather than ten cups :)
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Old 05-08-2014, 03:34 PM   #15
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After a 400 kilometre ride today without earplugs and now ringing in my ears - the $29 asking price seems like a bargain.
If no chemist/workwear/hardware store nearby to buy earplugs?

Then go in to the nearest supermarket and buy............. BluTack

You can use it the same way you do the soft mould earplugs that some people buy.

Better than getting home with a headache and ear damage, it works better than some brands of proper ear plugs too.

These are the ones I use [as I posted further up in this thread], they seem to get the nod from other people as well.
https://www.rsea.com.au/products/41201
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