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ozmoses 10-06-2012 07:05 AM

Bike was making a racket
 
Then I remembered, earplugs!

I'd run out of the foam type in June, haven't been riding much these past couple months, and was beginning to convince myself the crank was shot, pistons holed, and muffler bearings spun!!


Funny how we get accustomed to hearing something a particular way.

JonnyCash 10-06-2012 08:15 AM

I had the same thing happen to me the other day. It was awful! I'm getting ready to head out, must remember the plugs

Bigger Al 10-06-2012 08:28 AM

Every time I ride my R90 without ear plugs I hear disastrous noises coming from the valve train and I start computing the costs of the repairs. :deal

Funny how 50 cents worth of green foam can cure that. :lol3

Cogswell 10-06-2012 08:57 AM

Ipod works for me.:deal


Mike

R100LT 10-06-2012 04:24 PM

Mine makes EXCESSIVE noise ... but thats just me

http://i1271.photobucket.com/albums/...T/IMG_2527.jpg

R100LT 10-06-2012 05:47 PM

Just installed my new toy ( been sitting on my desk for the past 6 months ). A Stebel Air horn ... OH YER ... no more duck farts for me.

http://i1271.photobucket.com/albums/...T/IMG_0009.jpg

Cordless 10-07-2012 05:50 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by R100LT (Post 19763031)
Mine makes EXCESSIVE noise ... but thats just me

http://i1271.photobucket.com/albums/...T/IMG_2527.jpg

How many speakers on that bike now? How many db will it produce?

R100LT 10-07-2012 05:59 AM

That set up shows 10 speakers ... 4 tweets , 4 4" Mids & 2 4x6 .

I am in the process of installing another 10 speakers in some Wixom Bags.

4 6x9
4 5x7
and 2 6.5" subs

I should have this all done in the next fews weeks.

Db I have no idea ... but with the 10 on now ... If I put it to 1/2 volume its too loud whilst I ride.

bmwrench 10-07-2012 06:42 PM

The negative side to wearing 'plugs is that you might not hear a problem before it's too late. Do take them out from time to time so you can listen to the motor.

They are handy when sleeping in a noisy campgrund or sharing a room with a snorer.

rebelpacket 10-08-2012 10:53 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by bmwrench (Post 19769679)
The negative side to wearing 'plugs is that you might not hear a problem before it's too late. Do take them out from time to time so you can listen to the motor.

They are handy when sleeping in a noisy campgrund or sharing a room with a snorer.

I always listen to the motor when I'm gearing up to leave. I've found though that on the road, with earplugs in it amplifies the other senses. You can -feel- when the bike is performing, or handling differently than is normal. At least, in my experience.


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