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So while I'm waiting for this clusterfrack with my new helmet to get straightened out, I had this Windjammer 2 on order to try on my Scorpion Exo 700 to try to cut down on wind noise. It slips on over the bottom of your full face helmet; whatever they have stripped around the edge holds itself in place very nicely. It actually does help a bit, and in the process keeps a lot of cold air-bearing wind out from under the chin bar. The difference isn't dramatic, as you can still hear the wind blowing around your head, but it does make a difference. But it does make it a little tighter pulling on and off over your head.

If you wear a full face helmet and you like what you have but wouldn't mind cutting down some of the wind noise, it's worth the $20. You can grab it on Amazon here. I think it ships from the UK, but mine got here in just 12 days after placing the order.


 

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cheap, inexpensive, available in every bike shop, Walmart, gun store, etc..... EAR PLUGS.
I own the most expensive helmet I ever bought with all the head gear in it and supposedly
the quietest helmet available... a C 3 PRO SHUBERTH. On the way home from the River run the other night just ahead of the BIG STORM I had to stop and take the helmet off plug my ears with ear plugs reinstall the helmet, (Barb did the same), The wind beat us up pretty good for over 200 miles.

You ALL know how it is.....

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Rich, I must have some weird shaped ears or something, because I have had the worst time trying to find ear plugs that stay in my ears, especially while pulling a helmet on and off. I've tried a number of different alternatives. The one type I found that sort of works (soft foam 'bullet' things that you roll and pinch so that they expand to fit the inside if your ear) take me forever to get in place where they actually work. And even then one side usually falls out before I even get my helmet on. I would LOVE to find a workable solution for that. I am so envious of people who just pop them in place and go. I have the same problem with earbuds for portable music players, too. My ears suck.
 

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i get the purple foam bullet ones at walmart. They work the best for me. But I do find if I don't roll the point and most of the body of the foam small enough to slide right in my ear it will fall out. I put them in so there is just enough foam sticking out to barely grab it with my bare fingers. I find I can hear my headset stereo and phone conversations better with them in and I don't get so much wind noise.
 

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Took my first highway jaunt today with the new sock on the helmet, and it does make quite a difference. You still hear the wind blowing around and over the helmet, but you don't hear or feel it blowing up inside it any more. On a coolish day like today, that was quite welcome; but it remains to be seen if it will make it too claustrophobic once it gets warmer.
 

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any photos of someone wearing it?
No pics, but I can tell you that once it's on, you don't even notice it's there. The only difficulty is yanking it down and up on and off your melon -- it makes things a little tight. :eek:
 

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Rich, I must have some weird shaped ears or something, because I have had the worst time trying to find ear plugs that stay in my ears, especially while pulling a helmet on and off. I've tried a number of different alternatives. The one type I found that sort of works (soft foam 'bullet' things that you roll and pinch so that they expand to fit the inside if your ear) take me forever to get in place where they actually work. And even then one side usually falls out before I even get my helmet on. I would LOVE to find a workable solution for that. I am so envious of people who just pop them in place and go. I have the same problem with earbuds for portable music players, too. My ears suck.
Are you and I twins or something? I have the same problem. Earbuds will work in one ear but not the other--one keeps falling out. While on the treadmill I am CONSTANTLY pushing one of them back in, usually the left one. Drives me crazy.

Sorry, I just realized I was getting WAY off topic! LOL
 

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They do have "Sport" headphones with a hood that goes around your ear. This is something made for people who run, or who are really active. So, for us bike guys, it should be GREAT!
 

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When inserting your Ear Plugs reach over your head (with your free hand) and pull Up the top of your Ear. It straightens out the ear canal and helps the plug to stay put. Taught to me by an old Trap Shooter years ago.
 
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I know this is an old thread, but just for anyone else who uses or has trouble using the foam ear plugs. They are not all created equal. Webbikeworld had these as the best for motorcycle riding by far. I ordered a box of 200 probably 2-3 years ago and it's like the box keeps filling up with more. Each pair is in its own little bag. I use them for lawn work also. They also work great allowing my music and phone calls to come through loud and clear on my Sena. You will forget they are even there.

Disposable Ear Plugs - webBikeWorld

http://www.amazon.com/Moldex-Pura-Fit-Soft-Foam-Earplugs-Uncorded/dp/B000BYAP7I
 

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I just bought some NoNoise plugs. Will advise if any good. I've used the silicon ones and others and found they blocked the Sena too much.
 
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