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Custom ear protectors

Postby stillstrange on Tue Feb 21, 2012 10:46 am

Ordered a set of custom made Ear protectors from the Excel bike show and they arrived last night.

Took a while to get them into my ears and then even longer to work out how to get them out. They definitely fit well :D now just need to practice a bit so it doesn't take me an age and a half to get them in.

Also need a new battery on the bike so I can go out for a ride to test them out.
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Re: Custom ear protectors

Postby Paul on Tue Feb 21, 2012 7:32 pm

How much did they charge you for them? Funny coloured ones?

Piccies?
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Re: Custom ear protectors

Postby stillstrange on Wed Feb 22, 2012 12:35 pm

Got plain blue in the end. More colours were more money.

£80 at the excel and they took the moulding of my ear there and posted them to me later. Will take a pic this evening and upload it.
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Re: Custom ear protectors

Postby stillstrange on Thu Feb 23, 2012 11:09 pm

Well I have got photos of the earplugs but currently Flickr is refusing to let me log in. When ever I try it just gives me a connection refused. Will try again tomorrow.
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Re: Custom ear protectors

Postby stillstrange on Fri Feb 24, 2012 10:40 am

well Finally flickr comes back to life so hopefully this will work

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Am still getting used to putting them in and taking them out, but its getting quicker. 1st ride this morning using them and they feel a little weird to begin with but soon settle down.

Am hoping they will be very comfortable for long periods as the alpine motosafe plugs I have get very uncomfortable after about an hour. Will let you know as I use them.
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Re: Custom ear protectors

Postby Paul on Sat Feb 25, 2012 2:18 pm

I looked at these a few years back as wanted a set but never got round to getting them. Let me know your honest opinon in a few weeks as i'm interested in some.
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Re: Custom ear protectors

Postby stillstrange on Wed Mar 07, 2012 10:17 am

Ok so have used them several times and they are pretty good. More comfortable than my older Alpine MotoSafe ones on long journeys and do a good job of cutting down wind noise.

I have't used my comm system since using them (still to cold for the wife to come out) but might go for a ride this weekend with some music just to see if I can still hear it clearly.

So far so good :thumbup:
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Re: Custom ear protectors

Postby ALOSTMIND on Wed Mar 07, 2012 12:48 pm

£80 ? :o :o
Get mine for nowt ! Ok they are orange and disposable ! Seem to work well & i won't cry if i lose one !
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Re: Custom ear protectors

Postby stillstrange on Wed Mar 07, 2012 12:59 pm

I use the foam ones if I don't mind not being able to hear my comms system. still have loads of plugs left and they are funky multicolour ones :)

but I got the expensive ones so I can hear what sat/nag / wife / radio says while riding.
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Re: Custom ear protectors

Postby ALOSTMIND on Wed Mar 07, 2012 8:32 pm

aaahhh ! can't ride with out them now !
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Re: Custom ear protectors

Postby stillstrange on Thu Mar 08, 2012 10:17 am

Well I may be coming into work on the bike tomorrow so if I do will fire up the music and see what that is like through the earplugs.

If not I will be out on the bike at the weekend either just for fun or (hopefully) on my 1st observed ride for IAM.
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Re: Custom ear protectors

Postby stillstrange on Wed Mar 21, 2012 2:37 pm

Update for Paul!

Well had a long ride using them listening to music on a 200 Mile round trip and I am rather impressed. Comfy all day long with a very minor amount of irritation during the 1st few miles (mainly I hadn't settled them into my ear properly) Great at cutting the wind noise down and still being able to hear comms / music.

So IMHO they are well worth the money and they should last 3 years (recommended to change every 3 years due to your ear canal changing shape).

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