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    I have tried my best in the past to get some type of music in my helmet. Though I have failed many times I think that I have found a very good solution. They are Etymotic ER-6 ear phones. These tiny little ear buds are great. They are just like a ear plug in the sense that they insert all the way into the ear canal and block outside noise. These little things are advertised as reducing outside noise by 19-23 dB. This doesn't sound like much, but I can hardly hear my tiller with Yoshi race cans. I have to hold both grips so I know when it is started in the morning. Wind noise is not a problem either. My trip to work this morning was pleasurable even though we had 1/4 mile visibility from fog. I power them with my Sony Minidisc player and had no problems. I had the volume at 19 out of 30 and heard everything. I was very surprised to find that they even produce bass. I am pretty sure in Illinois it is not legal, but neither are my cans or my riding sometimes. Oh yeah, they are a little pricey, but well worth it if you like music and they might be a tad uncomfortable for really long ride if you are not use to them.
    Don't know how it works? Take it apart and find out!

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    Here's how it sounds.

  • #2
    ok.....so where can i look at them? website w/ prices?

    2001 TL1000R

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    • #3
      It may be that your sole purpose in life is simply to serve as a bad example.

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      • #4
        YES pics, prices, website!!! NOW NOW NOW!!

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        • #5
          When I get home from work I will post pics of my little chatter box set-up my wife and I use. I used to plug my cd player into it while taking long trips on the bike.....worked awesome! and I believe it was only like 20-40 bucks!
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          • #6
            No tunes for me. In So. Cal it's too crowded, and you really wanna be able to hear everything around you (that you can anyway). If I couldn't even hear my pipes with those in.. No way i could hear brakes screeching, or sirens blaring. Too dangerous, but might be good on a longer trip in the middle of nowhere.
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            • #7
              I used to ride on long road trips with a sony discman in the inside pocket of my jacket and earbuds in the helmet, everyone close your eyes and use your imagination I don't have pics

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              • #8
                Holy fucking $139 batman!

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                • #9
                  I have a chatterbox with audio set-up on the way...I plan on hooking my mp3 player up to it...Hope its loud enough to drown out the exhaust music
                  "I might just fade into Bolivion"~Mike Tyson

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                  • #10
                    Thats what a couple of my friends do, an MP# player with earbuds or plug it into a chatter box. I dont use the stuff, I would like a chatter box type setup, but no music I want to hear whats going on around me.

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                    • #11
                      This is the cheapest place that I could find them.Here

                      They have a big brother but they are out of my prce range...$400. I must not have had a good seal in my ear this morning, because the ride home this afternoon was in complete silence. The only time I heard the bike was between songs. I'm not kidding around here either, these things are great. This is no sales pitch either, just passin the good word on. I have noticed that my ears tend to get a little sore when I get to my destination (45 min) but I think I will get used to that. No problems putting my helmet over them because they are tiny and fit all the way in your ear. Now I can concentrate on keeping that front wheel nice a high instead of the pipes screamin at me. Now I know why people wear ear plugs.

                      Here's the actual company website Here
                      Last edited by yeller_twin; 09-03-2003, 04:19 PM.
                      Don't know how it works? Take it apart and find out!

                      Pictures

                      Here's how it sounds.

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                      • #12
                        I use my cd Player and plug it into my chatterbox works great and you can still hear sounds around you too.
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                        • #13
                          :dunno I just listen to the voices in my head
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                          • #14
                            just checked ebay and there are a few listings for er-6 headphones for under $120.....just thought y'all might be interested.......way out of my price range but thanx for the tip
                            TL1000S - M4 full system, TFi, Airbox mod, TRE, PAIR Valve removal, Galfer SS Lines, TLR 6-pot callipers, Barnett Clutch Springs (not installed), Bitubo (not purchased)


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                            • #15
                              I just sing to myself while wearing my helmet..

                              Having music while on the bike is a bad thing, you get something too mellow, you might fall asleep, while something like Korn, Linkin Park, etc and you are asking to get pulled over.

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