Farkle Bang for the buck review - Page 2 - Kawasaki Versys Forum
General Kawasaki Versys Discussions For discussions on anything and everything related to the Kawasaki Versys.

 10Likes
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #21 of 29 (permalink) Old 03-17-2017, 03:00 PM
Member
 
quexpress's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2015
Location: Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Posts: 479
Quote:
Originally Posted by farmerboy View Post
sorry no.... but I must have tried just about every ear plug available and these (or similar) are the only ones that are comfortable for hours and cut out the noise. I think I am unusual because one ear canal is smaller than the other and any other type of ear plug was great on the left but terrible on the right and either fell out or hurt like hell. I nearly had some custom jobs made but I lose stuff all the time and these are cheap and effective.
When you pull them out you have a perfect impression of your ear canal!
Well ... looks like there are at least 2 unusual riders on this forum. I also have one ear canal smaller than the other. In my case, it's the left one. My experience with different ear plugs has been very similar to yours.

Quote:
Well worth trying out for the money - and make sure you follow the instructions and pull the top of your ear up as you insert.... more important than you think.
I have ordered some Mighty Plugs after having read about it (18 pages) on ADV Rider.

If by any chance, these did not work out, I'd give Hush Plugz Silicone Earplugs a try.

Thanks for the tip! Much appreciated!
onewizard likes this.

I still have a full deck.
I just shuffle slower.

Note: I have no time to waste because Iím older at this moment than Iíve ever been before,
Ö and itís the youngest Iím ever going to get.
quexpress is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #22 of 29 (permalink) Old 03-18-2017, 03:31 PM
Super Moderator
 
fasteddiecopeman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Kelowna, BC - summer; Florence, AZ - winter
Posts: 12,152
Quote:
Originally Posted by quexpress View Post
Well ... looks like there are at least 2 unusual riders on this forum. I also have one ear canal smaller than the other. In my case, it's the left one. My experience with different ear plugs has been very similar to yours....
I use "Stanley" ear plugs I bought at Home Depot a few years ago, good for about 30dB noise attenuation. I found the one in my right ear would be a trifle TOO long, so I just clip the end 1/4" or so off, while the left one stays 'stock'.

Ed
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


'08 V - BIG RED - AZ, '15 V650LT - the GREEN HORNET TOO - BC, and ('09 V - the GREEN HORNET - recently deceased..
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
..)

My Versys trip to D2D 2013, June '13

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


My Versys trip to D2D 2015, June '15

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


My Versys trip to D2D 2016, June '16

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
fasteddiecopeman is offline  
post #23 of 29 (permalink) Old 03-18-2017, 03:32 PM
Super Moderator
 
fasteddiecopeman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Kelowna, BC - summer; Florence, AZ - winter
Posts: 12,152
Quote:
Originally Posted by quexpress View Post
Well ... looks like there are at least 2 unusual riders on this forum. I also have one ear canal smaller than the other. In my case, it's the left one. My experience with different ear plugs has been very similar to yours....
I use "Stanley" ear plugs I bought at Home Depot a few years ago, good for about 30dB noise attenuation. I found the one in my right ear would be a trifle TOO long, so I just clip the end 1/4" or so off, while the left one stays 'stock'.

To put them in, I 'twirl' the end (making it smaller) then slide it in, using my other hand to pull back the top of my ear so it OPENS the ear canal for the 'insertion'.

Ed
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


'08 V - BIG RED - AZ, '15 V650LT - the GREEN HORNET TOO - BC, and ('09 V - the GREEN HORNET - recently deceased..
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
..)

My Versys trip to D2D 2013, June '13

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


My Versys trip to D2D 2015, June '15

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


My Versys trip to D2D 2016, June '16

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
fasteddiecopeman is offline  
 
post #24 of 29 (permalink) Old 03-19-2017, 08:54 AM
Member
 
quexpress's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2015
Location: Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Posts: 479
Quote:
Originally Posted by fasteddiecopeman View Post
I use "Stanley" ear plugs I bought at Home Depot a few years ago, good for about 30dB noise attenuation. I found the one in my right ear would be a trifle TOO long, so I just clip the end 1/4" or so off, while the left one stays 'stock'.

To put them in, I 'twirl' the end (making it smaller) then slide it in, using my other hand to pull back the top of my ear so it OPENS the ear canal for the 'insertion'.
I use similar techniques but have difficulty inserting foam ones into my left ea canalr. Because of that, once the ear plug has been inserted into that left ear, I leave it there for the whole ride. At rest stops, I only remove the right one.

I'm quite confident that the Mighty Plugs will solve that issue for me because they are not inserted INTO the ear canal. They simply block the entrance.

I still have a full deck.
I just shuffle slower.

Note: I have no time to waste because Iím older at this moment than Iíve ever been before,
Ö and itís the youngest Iím ever going to get.
quexpress is offline  
post #25 of 29 (permalink) Old 03-19-2017, 09:01 PM
Member
 
Glenno's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2016
Posts: 90
Added some things made bike better.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	20170319_200519.jpg
Views:	28
Size:	82.7 KB
ID:	117890   Click image for larger version

Name:	20170319_200614.jpg
Views:	27
Size:	76.1 KB
ID:	117898  

Versatile Versys

Last edited by Glenno; 03-19-2017 at 09:08 PM.
Glenno is online now  
post #26 of 29 (permalink) Old 03-19-2017, 09:22 PM
Member
 
weljo2001's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Ft.Worth,TX. Norwalk CA
Posts: 13,242
Garage
Quote:
Originally Posted by Glenno View Post
Added some things made bike better.



You should level that frame slider out.....

Versys 1000 Moto Werk's Goodies by weljo2001, on Flickr

2009 Blue Versys.
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Sold
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

My Farkles...
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
...
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

My Video Channel
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

My Photos...
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


I'm not a Gynecologist. "But I'll Take A Look"

Everyone has a plan 'till they get punched in the mouth...
Mike Tyson

"Ya'll can go to hell, I'm goin' to Texas!"...Davey Crockett
weljo2001 is online now  
post #27 of 29 (permalink) Old 03-20-2017, 04:48 AM
Member
 
Glenno's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2016
Posts: 90
Quote:
Originally Posted by weljo2001 View Post
You should level that frame slider out.....

Versys 1000 Moto Werk's Goodies by weljo2001, on Flickr
Yes I'm going to do that. I did watch your video and that's how I found out about the forward pegs and the sliders. I have them that way so I can re-position the pegs out on the road until I get them just right without having to remove the puck set screw and the puck.

Versatile Versys
Glenno is online now  
post #28 of 29 (permalink) Old 03-20-2017, 10:17 AM
Member
 
weljo2001's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Ft.Worth,TX. Norwalk CA
Posts: 13,242
Garage
Quote:
Originally Posted by Glenno View Post
Yes I'm going to do that. I did watch your video and that's how I found out about the forward pegs and the sliders. I have them that way so I can re-position the pegs out on the road until I get them just right without having to remove the puck set screw and the puck.

When i first put mine on i had them ****-eyed too. When you take the puck off take a crescent wrench and hold the flat metal piece level that the bolt goes through and keep it level with the wrench while you tighten the bolt....

2009 Blue Versys.
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Sold
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

My Farkles...
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
...
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

My Video Channel
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

My Photos...
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


I'm not a Gynecologist. "But I'll Take A Look"

Everyone has a plan 'till they get punched in the mouth...
Mike Tyson

"Ya'll can go to hell, I'm goin' to Texas!"...Davey Crockett
weljo2001 is online now  
post #29 of 29 (permalink) Old 03-20-2017, 09:43 PM
Member
 
Glenno's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2016
Posts: 90
Quote:
Originally Posted by weljo2001 View Post
When i first put mine on i had them ****-eyed too. When you take the puck off take a crescent wrench and hold the flat metal piece level that the bolt goes through and keep it level with the wrench while you tighten the bolt....
I didn't want to tell you this until the company sent me some new parts. When I was installing the right side puck the set screw went in half way and then got tight. Then it wouldn't come out. So I had a wobbly puck with a set screw that wouldn't go all the way in or out. When I contacted the company at first I didn't think they were going to help me out. Long story short I had to cut the puck up to remove it. Once the puck was off I discovered that when the mounting bracket was machined they drilled the set screw hole in conflict with the main bolt hole that holds the bracket to the bike. A millimeter or two to close and the set screw hit the large mount bolt and destroyed the set screw during installation. Anyway they sent me another right side mount, puck, and set screw. See pictures. The parts came today so I will install them tomorrow and use your advice about the crescent wrench. I may also move the forward pegs more forward like yours if I feel they are not forward enough. Waiting for weather to get nicer. It really hasn't begun to feel like spring in NY yet.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	IMAG6698.jpg
Views:	17
Size:	21.0 KB
ID:	117914   Click image for larger version

Name:	IMAG6699.jpg
Views:	17
Size:	36.6 KB
ID:	117922   Click image for larger version

Name:	IMAG6701.jpg
Views:	17
Size:	29.9 KB
ID:	117930   Click image for larger version

Name:	IMAG6700.jpg
Views:	17
Size:	37.8 KB
ID:	117938  

Versatile Versys
Glenno is online now  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Kawasaki Versys Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome