Do you listen to your ipod while riding

Discussion in 'General Harley Davidson Topic' started by Quickstang86, Mar 22, 2012.

  1. Quickstang86

    Quickstang86 Member

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    Do you listen to your ipod while riding
    i get a lot of wind noise when i ride was thinking of ear plugs or the ipod
     
  2. Rubyred

    Rubyred Senior Member

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    NO (to the Ipod)! I do wear ear plugs.
     
  3. Bodeen

    Bodeen Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

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    Sometimes I do. Depending on how far I am going and the route etc. Ear plugs are a good idea otherwise. In a lot of states it is unlawful to listen to an Ipod while operating a motor vehicle. So you may want to look into that. It is unlawful in Florida but so is speeding.........:D
     
  4. Dr. Dolittle

    Dr. Dolittle Experienced Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

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    From a distraction viewpoint, I see no real difference between music from an IPOD with ear buds under the helmet and music from the speakers on a touring bike.

    The problem the IPOD introduces is the temptation to fiddle with it and change playlists or skip songs while riding. DON'T DO IT!!! I have a friend who is now a physical mess because he crashed his Road King while cruising with some buds in Illinois. Nothing official ever got documented but one of his riding partners swears he saw him reaching into his jacket to mess with his IPOD right before he lost control and crashed.

    Best to put it on shuffle and leave it alone!
     
  5. Bodeen

    Bodeen Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

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    Great advice here. I definitely set it and forget it.
     
  6. TripleJ

    TripleJ Senior Member

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    I always have the Ipod or ear plugs in these days, can't stand the wind noise anymore. Used to never ride with plugs or music playing but tend to get ringing in the ears now if I go naked :bigsmiley30:
     
  7. SledDog

    SledDog Senior Member Staff Member Moderator

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    iPod! It's a shuffle. No display. One play list. The controls are easy to use with gloves on. I also use skull candy ear buds. The go inside your ear with the wires wrapping up and over the ear. They fill the outter ear space and block out the noise from the bike.
     
  8. smartguy

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    Yes I do. However it is bluetooth so no ear buds and wires. :D
     
  9. recharge

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    Smartguy what do use for a bluetooth, I am looking for some adapter to plug into radio and listen, instead of hard wired, anything out there?
     
  10. Jeff Klarich

    Jeff Klarich Well-Known Member Contributor

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    Illeagel in Minnesota but I agree with the Dr, music or ear plugs, what's the difference?
    Should be ok if you keep the volume at a decent level and your not messing with it! JMO.