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Now I need to work on audio upgrade for my neotec 2 and sena srl , canít hear a thing at highway speeds.
I have the same setup and hear it just fine. Try adjusting the settings and wear earplugs. My ears would get sore after days of riding until I found these. https://earplugsonline.com/

As far as the seat goes my Sargent seat works just fine for me. I found underwear with no seams and pants with no pockets in the back helps. Standing up quite a few times to ease knee pain works better than highway pegs in my case. I wish my GS had another half gallon of gas and I need to change my windshield as the stock one is just too small.
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I use my Iphone with offline maps for a GPS and Pandora for music through wired earbuds. Cheap easy and effective. But I'm not a tech guy nor do I want/need to talk to others if riding in a group.
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I decided that I needed a sidestand switch guard and a headlight guard. Rather than spend $200 or so, I ordered the sidestand guard from Amazon (Chinesium-$10) and the Lexan headlight cover from the UK on Ebay for less than $30 (including Paypal's obscene exchange rate).

I got the headlight guard in from the UK. Shipped air freight. Very nicely made of Lexan and installation took less than 5 minutes. Doesn't fold down for cleaning, but only requires removal of 4 screws.

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I decided that I needed a sidestand switch guard and a headlight guard. Rather than spend $200 or so, I ordered the sidestand guard from Amazon (Chinesium-$10) and the Lexan headlight cover from the UK on Ebay for less than $30 (including Paypal's obscene exchange rate).
Iíve heard that the side stand switch guard will come in handy, many of the riders at Rawhyde mentioned thatís one of the have to have items, thanks!
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The comments on the website indicate that these earplugs block "all" sound. That isn't going to make for good listening to the music and perhaps might be dangerous, not being able to hear the traffic around you?

https://earplugsonline.com/
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The comments on the website indicate that these earplugs block "all" sound. That isn't going to make for good listening to the music and perhaps might be dangerous, not being able to hear the traffic around you?

https://earplugsonline.com/
It depends on how far you push in the plugs. I found it blocks the wind noise but lets me hear my music just fine. The best thing is they don't hurt my ear canals so I don't dread installing them into my ears day after day.

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Adventure Design foot pegs

My history with the above foot pegs is a follows: After a few thousand miles one of the covers [for the secret compartment ] went missing.

I ordered a new cover at a cost of $25.00 plus shipping. What a rip off. I check for tightness with my normal maintenance. Guess what, another

cover rotated off in transit. Needless to say I am not buying another one. These pegs are not worth the money.
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The comments on the website indicate that these earplugs block "all" sound. That isn't going to make for good listening to the music and perhaps might be dangerous, not being able to hear the traffic around you?

https://earplugsonline.com/
What I saw was a NRR rating of 34 and I think that means ambient noise is reduced by 34 decibels?? You can buy foam earbuds w a NRR of 32,33 that look like the attached. I can still hear conversation and music through them (garmin 665, xm radio, Sena 10r, Shoei neotec).

put another way they do not block out all sound.
Even if a device were to be able to "block out all sound," it should be noted that you hear via two conduits: air transmission and bone transmission. Anything you'd fit into your ear will only block/reduce AIR transmission. Bone transmission is still there. Knock your head with a knuckle--that's bone transmission. I think that is where a lot of road noise travels though never saw numbers on it. In a motorcycle environment bone conduction is likely impossible to attenuate or block.

In short, to protect from hearing damage, which can likley be permanent, the best ear protection trumps other concerns. You will still hear horns and human voice, and you still have mirrors.
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My history with the above foot pegs is a follows: After a few thousand miles one of the covers [for the secret compartment ] went missing.

I ordered a new cover at a cost of $25.00 plus shipping. What a rip off. I check for tightness with my normal maintenance. Guess what, another

cover rotated off in transit. Needless to say I am not buying another one. These pegs are not worth the money.
Thanks for your input, Iíd hate to have to add that to my checklist every day
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My history with the above foot pegs is a follows: After a few thousand miles one of the covers [for the secret compartment ] went missing.

I ordered a new cover at a cost of $25.00 plus shipping. What a rip off. I check for tightness with my normal maintenance. Guess what, another

cover rotated off in transit. Needless to say I am not buying another one. These pegs are not worth the money.
I would think the adv designs would send you the part for free....or at least come up with a different design
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