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Poll: Friday Fun Poll:To Tune or not to tune?
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Friday Fun Poll:To Tune or not to tune?

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Always on the slab, else I'd go nutz. Sheet, the ride home from Asheville without music would have been torture. But on the Dragon? No.

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Does using a discman when mowing the lawn on the Deere count? Thumbs down on the bike though, old school I guess.
And FB, would you think it weird if I said I haven't ridden on an Interstate in twenty years?
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On boring straight roads, where I am not shifting, just crusiing, otherwise I like to hear the engine and focus more in the twisties.
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Does using a discman when mowing the lawn on the Deere count? Thumbs down on the bike though, old school I guess.
And FB, would you think it weird if I said I haven't ridden on an Interstate in twenty years?
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Wierd? No. Lucky! Here in the great wilds of jersey the besy way out is on the superslab...and I'm always looking to get out!
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Wierd? No. Lucky! Here in the great wilds of jersey the besy way out is on the superslab...and I'm always looking to get out!

+1 Sometimes the quickest way out is super slab and I too need the music.

What kind of headphones are the listeners using as the regular iPod earphones don't keep the sound of the wind out, so I end up with it cranked all the way up?
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I ride with an iPod shuffle, Jane has a Nano but doesn't use it during our rides. I bought some
Etymotic Isolator Earphones ER-6i - headphones. I use the foam ear tips for best sound when riding. They are almost too quite when the music is off. They sure beat using the iPod ear buds which let too much noise through and you have to have the volume turned up to max to hear anything.

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I ride with an iPod shuffle, Jane has a Nano but doesn't use it during our rides. I bought some
Etymotic Isolator Earphones ER-6i - headphones. I use the foam ear tips for best sound when riding. They are almost too quite when the music is off. They sure beat using the iPod ear buds which let too much noise through and you have to have the volume turned up to max to hear anything.

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Thanks, they seem reasonable in price if they really do work. Do the foam tips come with the ER-6i?
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No music. I like simply listening to the bike and enjoying my alone time.

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Thanks, they seem reasonable in price if they really do work. Do the foam tips come with the ER-6i?
I got both the rubber plugs and the foam when I bought them on Amazon. They do a really good job blocking the noise and allowing you to hear the music, but the bass is pretty weak. So your HipHop won't be quite as dope..
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I find the base is better using the foam. And yes the foam tips plus 3 sets of rubber (different sizes) come in the kit.

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I have a Sirius satelite radio receiver with a ram mount and ER6's ... great while on boring roads. Try listening to Pink Floyd on a set of twisties ... it can be zen like. I found that changing the volume on the iPod meant taking one of my gloves off. This sirius has an amp and volume control built in. Tons of music, CNN, weather, NPR, Howard ... whatever strikes your fancy.

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I like tunes occasionally when riding. But also like the sound of my bike... I also like the sound of my own singing inside the helmet which I did not see listed in the Poll....

I have a Sony CD/MP3 player with weatherband and TV band that fits nicely into the clear map case on top of my tank bag. large buttons make it easy to use with gloves on while riding. I recently went from a helmet that had speakers, to using ear buds. I will be going back to putting head phone quality speakers back in my helmet. the ear plugs begin hurting my ears after a few hours.
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the music i am into while riding is coming out of the Laser cans!
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Well since I was credited with listening to music and my statement was made to a CHP, I guess I'll chim in. For years I rode without but used ear plugs. Now I'll listen to audio books on the freeway when their hour to be burned away. On the twistys its high energy music,(tecno,cut copy, metric, death from above etc,) or grooving music,(Born jamacains, The organ, marley, folk, irish). What ever I listen to its just back ground noice. Its the feel and focus that matters... BUT Its nice to flow with the sound.
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No music. I like simply listening to the bike and enjoying my alone time.

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+1. Time on the bike is time to get away from the noise of canned civilization. Can't imagine why anyone would want to replace the visceral experience of "being there" with anything else.
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Bob, look at it as 'multitasking'
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New helmet New tunes...


Thought I would try one of the new Bell Helmets since they used to be the only helmet.. eons ago...
Pulled the speakers from a set of head phones.... cut some foam wedges and burned a hole with a soldering gun in each wedge to firmly hold the speaker in place.. The foam wedges fit nicely in the recess of the helmet interior, Now I will be singing and dancing across OK. on my way to CO. next month.

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nice stuff! in regards to the Bell, have you given it a test run yet? how is the wind noise compared to what you've been using?
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So Bill, were you listening to music when you missed the nail and hammered your thumb instead?

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