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Offline stevebst675

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Re: HJC vs Nolan
Reply #10 on: June 01, 2020, 08:06:31 PM
If itís comfy just stick with it until you can afford something like a Shoei. Use some Howard Laser Leight Ear plugs. You can still hear your exhaust and wind noise is cut down a lot.  :062:
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Re: HJC vs Nolan
Reply #11 on: June 01, 2020, 08:22:09 PM
Yeah, I've never been an earplug wearer but they've been thrust upon me now. I got a great price on the HJC so I might start saving for something premium next year.

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Re: HJC vs Nolan
Reply #12 on: June 01, 2020, 09:48:16 PM
*Originally Posted by Mpact [+]
Yeah, I've never been an earplug wearer but they've been thrust upon me now. I got a great price on the HJC so I might start saving for something premium next year.

You should ALWAYS wear ear plugs, believe me. For many years I rode bikes , 1976 through to the late 80's and never wore ear plugs, i suffer from Tinnitus, no badly, but I was told in no uncertain terms if I didn't wear ear plugs when riding I would make it much much worse. If I forget to put them in now it soungs bloody horrible.

Seriously NO helmet is actually quite enough with out ear plugs.

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Re: HJC vs Nolan
Reply #13 on: June 02, 2020, 06:55:14 AM
Agreed.
I had tinnitus symptoms earlier in the year in my right ear and it lasted for over a month.
Probably motorbike related as I don't listen to loud music, wear headphones etc.

I know I said my Shoei is quiet by its in relative terms.
I think Caberg make one of the quietest helmets (I forget the model name).

If you are just commuting in town with only a few mins of 60mph roads you'll probably be ok without earplugs.
But prolonged fast road riding with wind noise should be ridden with ear plugs.
Besides, wind noise can be fatiguing too.
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