Join Date: May 2009
Location: Indiana/ Michigan line at the Lake
Agreed on both the internal noise and PLEASE wear earplugs, you young bucks.
One of my first jobs after high school required them which saved excellent hearing
to this day at 50 years old. Been plugging while riding, mowing, concerts, etc forever now.
Graybeard riders told me the same thing I am passing on. They regret not doing it and hearing
never gets better over time. I can hear a mouse fart at 1,000 ft.
I always left the things in for the ride home after first noticing how much less fatigued I was after
the 20 mile commute, and no ears ringing.
On the internal noise try a simple test: Take a ride with a hoodie lining the helmet. Air block= quietness.
I've found some full facers to be louder with the shield up. It sends the wind right inside past the temples to the ears.
Try different approaches as well as using a friend or two's helmets and see what works best for each head shape,
windshield setup, and keep mental notes on wind volume.
This is my son, with whom I am well pleased." ----God