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Re: BBX got new shoes (Anakee Adventure Review Thread)
« Reply #30 on: March 21, 2019, 03:18:40 AM »
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I miss my hearing very much. Had high-frequency hearing loss early on -- not from noise exposure. It has been getting steadily worse over the past 20 years. I am pretty much deaf without the hearing aids now. I wear earplugs to preserve what is left of my hearing.

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Re: BBX got new shoes (Anakee Adventure Review Thread)
« Reply #31 on: March 21, 2019, 03:31:50 AM »
I found this quotation on Bike Bandit's website, under "Motorcycle Tire Tread Pattern Explained":

Though a lot of thought goes into engineering tire tread for optimal performance, ultimately it has to look good too. Tires are a fundamental component of the overall aesthetics of a motorcycle, and no matter how well they work, if they don’t look good doing it, customers simply won’t vote on them with their wallets.

Thus, the final tread pattern is actually determined as much by designers as it is by engineers. In fact, in most cases, the initial design of a tire is actually done in the design studio, and sketches are then sent to engineers who work backwards to come up with engineering solutions to achieve the tire’s desired performance characteristics.

In fact, the visual appeal of a tire is so important that, when designing the Commander II, Michelin actually produced four versions of what was an identical-performing tire, with the only difference being the tread patterns. They then took those four tires around to dozens of major motorcycle shows across the country to solicit feedback from real riders about which look they liked most, refined it a little based on the feedback, and came up with what is now their most popular cruiser tire in North America.

Earlier in this article, the also note the importance of having grooves as places for water to gather in rain conditions.

Reference:

https://www.bikebandit.com/blog/motorcycle-tire-tread-pattern-explained
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Re: BBX got new shoes (Anakee Adventure Review Thread)
« Reply #32 on: March 21, 2019, 03:35:40 AM »
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Oh captain my captain! Very sorry to hear that  :003:
Not to worry. Learning to read lips will make for an interesting retirement hobby. And it will make parties more interesting. :038:
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Re: BBX got new shoes (Anakee Adventure Review Thread)
« Reply #33 on: March 21, 2019, 08:57:27 AM »
Ok guys, you got me facing my own delusions!

Firstly Icy, I was mostly refering to listening music. I tried to some years ago and ended up finding out that it's not proper music listening, nor proper road focus context.

As for earplugs, I know that I should use them. Even though my XRt Touring screen and my Schuberth E1 both make for probably the most silent ride one could achieve on a Tiger, there is still probably more than 80dB inside the helmet, for at least one hour a day.

As a rock musician (lame amateur of course), I started losing high frequencies years ago and tinnitus is now becoming a real PITA (PITE?). I still can listen to music (Capt, I totally feel for you), play, sing and even mix songs, but conversations are becoming a bit hard to follow in noisy environments. I'm seeing a specialist end of May and I expect him to prescribe hearing aids. I'm also expecting him to recommend earplugs when riding (I tried when singing, but definitely couldn't bear it).

What I'll be looking for then is a pair of earplugs that could block offending freqs while letting enough useful sounds in.

Anyway, thanks for sharing your experience guys!

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Re: BBX got new shoes (Anakee Adventure Review Thread)
« Reply #34 on: March 21, 2019, 01:21:22 PM »
*Originally Posted by CaptainTrips [+]
Not to worry. Learning to read lips will make for an interesting retirement hobby. And it will make parties more interesting. :038:

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*Originally Posted by NiK [+]
Firstly Icy, I was mostly refering to listening music. I tried to some years ago and ended up finding out that it's not proper music listening, nor proper road focus context.
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What I'll be looking for then is a pair of earplugs that could block offending freqs while letting enough useful sounds in.
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Anyway, thanks for sharing your experience guys!

 :028: Yeah, I know. Listening to Rammstein leads to a different riding experience than listening to AOR  :008:

My choice with the earplugs were based on whether or not they slide off of my ears on non-asphalt roads where I spend most of my time riding. Bumps, vibration, sweat - I tried a dozen different things when I accidentally discovered these via a gas station and an emergency stop

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0002I92YA

They have porous surface, so they stick to my ear canal even when I am sweaty. They keep my ear canal clean (side-benefit)  :169: and the porousness lets air and sound pass through. Listening to music with these is a blessing - SENA speakers need to be placed perfectly though - sound needs to pass right through the center.

I prefer listening to things that help me repeat my mantra "there's no need for speed. we'll all get there. even I scrambled it'd not make any more difference than 10 minutes and all the risks I'd take are not worth it every single day. they're doing the best they can - this is the limit of their abilities - don't judge people for their lack of talent..." Things like Ozric Tentacles, easy listening, even classical music every once in a while.

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Re: BBX got new shoes (Anakee Adventure Review Thread)
« Reply #35 on: March 21, 2019, 04:08:00 PM »
I use these and bought a box of them at my local shop tool vendor store:

https://www.howardleight.com/earplugs/max

They provide an SNR of 37 Db.

Interestingly, I find the wah-wah-wah tire noise of the Tourance tires I've had seems worse when wearing earplugs.
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Re: BBX got new shoes (Anakee Adventure Review Thread)
« Reply #36 on: March 21, 2019, 05:06:05 PM »
Considering I plan to use plugs for riding and rock'n'rolling, I'll firstly try something like that:
https://www.amazon.com/EarDial-Ear-Plugs-Comfortable-High-Fidelity/dp/B00P2NTVPA/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=eardial&qid=1553187729&s=gateway&sr=8-1

Only rated 11dB for attenuation, but I guess this could be enough to get acoustic information from the outside of the helmet while reducing noise-induced fatigue. And it MIGHT allow singing in a (loud) band, yet not feeling my head buried inside a pillow...

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Re: BBX got new shoes (Anakee Adventure Review Thread)
« Reply #37 on: March 21, 2019, 06:46:49 PM »
My choice of ear plugs was because I can get them at work.  :001:  They do stick really well though and I love them, I can wear them for hours and not have any issues. 

I say hobbyist audiophile because I don't have a super cool setup or really high end.  I don't have any car audio cool stuff, just home, where I have some B&W speakers, JL sub, and a Luxman amp.   



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Re: BBX got new shoes (Anakee Adventure Review Thread)
« Reply #38 on: March 21, 2019, 09:35:39 PM »
*Originally Posted by NiK [+]
Considering I plan to use plugs for riding and rock'n'rolling, I'll firstly try something like that:
https://www.amazon.com/EarDial-Ear-Plugs-Comfortable-High-Fidelity/dp/B00P2NTVPA/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=eardial&qid=1553187729&s=gateway&sr=8-1

Only rated 11dB for attenuation, but I guess this could be enough to get acoustic information from the outside of the helmet while reducing noise-induced fatigue. And it MIGHT allow singing in a (loud) band, yet not feeling my head buried inside a pillow...
I used these for music concerts (and on the bike) for a few years:

https://www.hearos.com/collections/all-consumer/products/earplugs-high-fidelity-series-with-free-case
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Re: BBX got new shoes (Anakee Adventure Review Thread)
« Reply #39 on: March 22, 2019, 12:00:01 AM »
*Originally Posted by CaptainTrips [+]

Wow, these are awesome. I will use these in concerts. I remember my partial hearing loss after a G3 concert.
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