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Curious to see how many members listen to music or whatever while riding?:O I`ve thought of plugging in my IPOD... BUT being able to hear the surrounding traffic seems to important.

What do you guys think:devious
 

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I couldn't hear anything above the roar of the mighty TL and always ride with earplugs. Besides...you can still hear the things that matter, like squeeling brakes and horns. I used to commute with music from my ipod and on the backroads. I found though that my riding style reflcted the music being played. Therefore I couldn't ride in traffic with Metallica as I'd start riding pissed off and was liable to kill myself. I found that techno/trance music works well for me as I don't concentrate on the music and trying to sing along and it would get me into a good rythm. Of course I don't ride on the street anymore so that's all behind me for now.
 

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I like to ride & listen, though I don't do it as much as I like. I have a pda that has a mp3 player built-in, so I am never without music, when desired.
 

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It helps with the commute. :)
 

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Yeah I wouldn't be able to hear zip over those 2 thrummin' bass tubes connected to the rest of the Yoshi full race system...Just Ride.
 

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Listen and ride when commuting. It's all back roads though and not much traffic. Don't like to do it in traffic.
 

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just ride im too dumb to do 2 things at once
 

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I've got custom-made earplugs (and hundreds of throw away sponge ones!) and like some of the guys say, can't hear too much over the Remus open cans:laugh but enough traffic "noise" to be safe/
 

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I use the shure e2c headphones. they act as earplugs and phones at the same time. This way I don't have to turn the music up too loud and can still hear other things as well. don't want to destroy the hearing you know.
 

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No way, what could be better than a TLS with Akro's?
 

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A TLR with full Akro's. :coocoo

Or a TLR with full Akro's thumping to the beat of the music.
 

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Never tried music. Tried earplugs and almost killed myself.:rant After coming in to hot for three turns in a row I pulled over and threw them in the woods. I NEED to hear EVERYTHING! wind noise, motor, exhaust, brakes, intake, chain whine, ect..
God bless the people who can ride FAST while enjoying a kick ass tune.:hail I wish to do it someday. I can't. I need ALL my sence's and focus to ride. Then again I take my music very seriously. Which means it gets my undivided attention. I don't down really own any "backround music"
I still say its :coocoo to shell out $800 for a full system only to were earplugs. It's like watching porno with a garbage can over your head.
 

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Yeah I don't need music while on the TL, but could never drive a car solo with no tunes- guess the bike just keeps me interested in riding, where as the car is just boring.
 

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I always wear ear plugs, hearing damage results from wind noise otherwise + it makes the bike sound better and I think better allows me to hear stuff around me as it filters out a lot of background (wind) noise that would otherwise cover up everthing else.
 

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The exhaust note was the first thing I noticed when I rode with ear plugs for the 3 minites it lasted. It does make it sound a LITTLE deeper and more mellow with plugs in. But you loose that bit of raspyness on the top end of those yoshis barking at 9 grand.:devious I do belive I need to hear that.:) Oh christ, now I have to go rub one out.:laugh
 

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I don't like music as it intrudes on my riding. Just me and the scooter is all I need, the music distracts me from riding.
 

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I listen.....To the sound of my M4 full system :lol :laugh :lol
 

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I to the music of Vtwin power and can't seem to get enough would even like to ride without helmet on ocaision like when looking for that strange sound that is interfearing with the beutiful music...but that's just me...
 
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