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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve View Post
    It may look a bit "dorky", but a helmet liner helps quite a bit. It moves the friction point away from the ear buds, so the helmet does not pull on them.

    One downside of a liner is that it will make your helmet a bit tighter for a short while. Then it will fit just fine, but if you leave the liner off, the helmet is a bit loose, and does not tighten up.

    Not sure if it offsets the fit issue, but a liner is easier to wash than the inside of your helmet, which keeps hair oil and other crud out of the helmet.

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    Interesting. I just received a BMW balaclava for Christmas and wonder whether it might work in a similar fashion.
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    My son was using these yesterday and said they stayed put while pulling the helmet on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GS1150Pilot View Post
    Interesting. I just received a BMW balaclava for Christmas and wonder whether it might work in a similar fashion.
    Definitely. It's balaclava time here and I've been using one for the past 30 winters. Wouldn't be without one now.
    The handy thing about a balaclava is that I can just turn it up in a double fold and it's an instant cap, so no need to remove it entirely, as it keeps my head and ears warm.
    I'm intrigued by the helmet liners but wonder how they do in sweaty summer days. Not that it matters much as 99% of my riding is local nowadays so continually putting on and taking off a liner would be a pita. Just have to put up with occasionally removing the helmet's own liner and washing it. That in itself is a major step forward compared to helmets of yesteryear.
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    I bought this thin Carhart balaclava at DICKíS Sporting goods last month. It fits snug under my Bilt helmet with built-in Bluetooth speakers. Itís just the ticket for cold weather riding. Iíve not worn earplugs when riding. I donít really do much highway riding where Iím winding out the engine. And my bike isnít very loud.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Grimly View Post
    I'm intrigued by the helmet liners but wonder how they do in sweaty summer days.
    Surprisingly, they do quite well. Although they are not all that thick (about the same as a quality t-shirt), they absorb enough to keep the crud out of the helmet. Even on a multi-day tour, it's easy enough to "do the laundry" in the motel sink in the evening and have it dry by morning.

    It can also do double duty in warm weather. Wet it, THEN put it on.
    The evaporation will help keep your head cooler.

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