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Old 01-19-2014, 04:42 AM   #31
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On my BMW K100RS4V (low fairing- wind hits me on the shoulders and up)


Velcro'ed in speakers in my Schuberth S-2. A sort-of quiet helmet.

Foam ear plugs

Music from a Zumo 550- MP3 or XM radio

Cell phone (just to hear voice mail, NOT to talk on while riding), radar detector and the Zumo music all running through a Mix-It 2 in my tankbag.

Works great!
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Old 01-19-2014, 05:00 AM   #32
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Wicked Music?

I don't need music, the voices in my head keep me entertained
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Old 01-19-2014, 04:25 PM   #33
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If you have a bike that sounds good that should be all the music you need..
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Old 01-19-2014, 06:00 PM   #34
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I tried it for awhile on my commute but it was a pain in the ass,music was either too loud or couldn't hear it at all,plus I was paying more attention to the music than driving.Veered out of my lane more than once and admitted that I just wasn't designed to do a bunch of stuff while driving.Said fuck it.
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Old 01-20-2014, 01:59 PM   #35
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I am a big fan of Shure earbuds. Currently using the SE215, but previously used a set of SE310. The SE215's can be found online for ~ $100. I bought mine at Guitar Center for $108 out the door. They fit well in my ear and underneath a fullface helmet. The SE215's come with several different size foam sleeves, but I have found that the silicone triple flange sleeves fit my ear best. Unfortunately, the triple flange sleeves don't come with the SE215's but can be ordered as an accessory. I had to trim the stalk to get the proper length for my ear. Putting them in your ear is awkward at first because the wire comes out the top of the earbud and wraps around the back side of the ear, but once you get familiar with it it is easy.

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Old 01-20-2014, 02:47 PM   #36
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If I'm riding, I'm listening.

XM through Zumo 550. I'd rather my headlight failed than my music. I use cheapy (sorta) isolating earbuds.

IIRC, soundtrack to this was Zep:

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Old 01-20-2014, 03:59 PM   #37
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Music 100% of my riding time. Autocom under seat Bluetooth to phone in tankbag which holds the tunes. Speakers in helmet
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Old 01-20-2014, 04:15 PM   #38
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Those of you that have XM radio what radio do you use on the bike?

We have an Onyx that we use in the car and house.

I use the app thru Bluetooth headphones if I am within range of wifi but don't want to burn thru data on 4g
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Old 01-20-2014, 04:41 PM   #39
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If you have a bike that sounds good that should be all the music you need..

Yeah, I have 3 ducatis and if you ride them for enough hours they sound a f*#king annoying as any other motorcycle.

Music on a long trip hugely improves the quality of my ride
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Old 01-20-2014, 05:08 PM   #40
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While I often listen to music in the car, I NEVER do it on a bike. Not only is it distracting, but for me it ruins the ride. I now wear earplugs for every ride, and have been for some time. I wish now I had been doing it longer. I never understood why someone would want to mess up a nice ride with music or any other audio.



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If you want to listen to music on the freeway, Drive a cage.
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Old 01-20-2014, 06:43 PM   #41
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While I often listen to music in the car, I NEVER do it on a bike. Not only is it distracting, but for me it ruins the ride. I now wear earplugs for every ride, and have been for some time. I wish now I had been doing it longer. I never understood why someone would want to mess up a nice ride with music or any other audio.



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If you want to listen to music on the freeway, Drive a cage.



Noticed that too... Jerry is DAKEZ' fake noob?
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Old 01-20-2014, 07:43 PM   #42
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How do you listen to music when you ride at freeway/motorway speeds? Do you do this without damaging your hearing?

I don't listen to music when I ride--though I have tried it a couple of times. But a lot of you do. And I wonder what works for you. Do you blast the music over the wind noise? Have you somehow eliminated the wind noise?

Bike speakers? Helmet speakers? Ear buds? Do you wear hearing protection? A helmet? what sort? And of course what bike(s)?

I use satellite radio, through a radio shack volume know to a Boostaroo amp under my seat. I plug my headphones it to it and rock out.






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Old 01-20-2014, 08:17 PM   #43
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Those of you that have XM radio what radio do you use on the bike?
I use a zumo550 with the external XM antenna. The 550 does not stream xm via Bluetooth, so I use a small Bluetooth trans. Works way better than it should.

I think the new zumos have xm built in and stream via BT...

I used to use car type xmradios...reception was lacking as well as durability. The zumo just works.
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Old 01-20-2014, 09:01 PM   #44
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On longer trips when by myself I will wear my etymotic ear plugs and listen to music. The set I have is pretty low profile but blocks road/wind noise and sounds great at low volume. However, they no longer make this model, and the replacement model sticks out too far to use with a helmet. Mine still work great, but once they are done for I will have to search out something else. Sounds like a lot of people like Shure earbuds. Around town, I just throw in foam earplugs. Too much hassle to hook up the music when only going 10 minutes down the road.
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Old 01-20-2014, 09:15 PM   #45
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I am trying to get these combo Headphones/Helmet approved by DOT and Snell but have been having difficulties. I don't see what their problem is.
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