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Old 03-30-2014, 04:11 PM Thread Starter
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quiet ride muffs

Anybody tried this solution for reducing the noise?

It looks interesting, but from what I've read it works only on big helmets!?

quietridemuffs.com

And you have to cut the foam on the chick pads..
It blocks outside noise (and sounds), but it's not different than the earplugs, just more comfortable !?!

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Old 03-30-2014, 04:59 PM
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No way in hell I'm hacking into the styrofoam in my helmet. I'll stick with earplugs.
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I'm not sure if you have to trim the styrofoam, or just the cheek pad..

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I know we have some crazy AS1698 regulations with helmets here in Australia.
And I think modifying helmets to that extent voids the AS1698 certification making it illegal to wear on the road.

Oh and only 18decibel noise reduction - which is light.
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here is a question on revzilla and the answer:

A shopper asked: How many shell sizes on this particular HJC? SEP 23, 2011
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Stevan P: There are two Shell Sizes. The XS/S/M fit the Medium Shell and the L/XL/2XL fit the Large Shell.

Since I have an M, I'm at the top limit, not too much padding....
but apparently the L size has the best chances to fit the muffs well..

I'm still looking..

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and at this page another confirmation:

http://www.motorcyclegear.com/street...2_helmets.html


what's interesting is that the thickness of the cheek pad can be different...

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It says 65% reduction if on the ear correctly? Not sure how much that is?





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there are few videos on their website and youtube, "Quiet Ride Muffs" where they show what is does.....
it looks like you are wearing ear muffs, which is great, I don't like earplugs....
my question is if they fit well in my helmet...

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Just drill a hole at each ear and slide them in! LOL

They should have them as otions in new helmets!





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I did some research:
thickness of quiet ride muffs: 3/8 memory foam + 1/4 soft gel, .625''


for HJC IS-16, cheek pad thickness, 30mm..... that's just the cheek pad, no styrofoam..
so there is space, if it fits there..

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It says 65% reduction if on the ear correctly? Not sure how much that is?
A 50% reduction (OR a 100% INCREASE) in sound pressure is 3 db.

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there are few videos on their website and youtube, "Quiet Ride Muffs" where they show what is does.....
it looks like you are wearing ear muffs, which is great, I don't like earplugs....
my question is if they fit well in my helmet...
even if they fit into my helmet, what are the odds of them lining up with my ears?
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the noise reduction seems pretty close to the normal ear muffs, at least from the videos on youtube.

I guess you have to align them when you mount them in the helmet.
the system has air bladder that glues to the helmet and velco that holds the ear cups in position...

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I use contour fit foam ear plugs from walmart. As long as I wash my hands before putting them in I have no issues.

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Just get this stuff, stick the straw in your ear, and foam it in place:
http://greatstuff.dow.com/products/gaps-and-cracks/

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That is ridiculous

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My steps until now to reduce the noise:

-turn the windshield up-side down and maximum up
-Givi screen
-added 2 plates and moved the Givi about 2'' higher(id I remember well) and keep the OEM screen at the bottom
at this point, I've seen about 30% reduction of noise and some buffeting

now the helmet: new one HJC IS-16 (I got it mostly for the drop-down sun visor) is quieter the old one, HJC Cl-15.
it has also the chin guard that helps a bit with the turbulence coming from the bottom part of the helmet.
I had a revelation last year when on a longer ride I used ear plugs....I could ride with visor up and sun visor down (summer, hot) up to 100km/h, very little noise and I can hear my music on Sena ( almost maximum volume); but I don't like ear plugs.. , it bothers me after about 2 hours.
plus the I cannot do anything with them once I have the helmet on...
I think I will try this quiet ride muffs....I still have my old helmet to do a test..

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On their website they say a reduction of 18 db.
even at 15db, if I drop from 100db to 85 I'm very happy...

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Before trying that set up, maybe get some very soft ear plugs?

I have very sensitive ears and can only use the softest plugs

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