Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Kalamazoo, MI, USA
I too have almost complete high frequency loss in both ears (the left still has 25% capability to hear high freq) Caused by unprotected exposure to military and civilian heavy equipment and vehicles, hunting without hearing protection, somewhat illegal fireworks as a kid, etc. That all being said I rarely ride without earplugs no matter what the bike or helmet. Might as well try to keep what I have left.
I believe Motorcycle Consumer News did an article on this subject but I can't remember when. Perhaps a search of their archives would produce the info you need.
95 Honda Magna (sold)
97 R1100RT (sold)
00 LTc, Canyon Red "Tarkus" (sold)
01 F650GS (wifey's, sold)
01 Ducati S4 Monster "LittleOne"
04 R1150RT (turned to scrap)
99 R1100RT Tundra Green
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