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Old 07-10-2018, 11:33 AM
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Was just diagnosed with Chondrodermatitis nodularis chronica helicis (CNH). It's basically a very painful helix of either ear. It's caused by pressure on the ear. Sleeping on one side, too much cell phone, earphones, sun exposure, frostbite, or HELMETS, especially if they're tight. Good news is that it's not contagious and it's benign. Bad news is that it makes wearing a full face helmet VERY painful, and it makes it worse. Best treatment is just taking all pressure off the ear, giving it time to somewhat heal. After that there's surgery, but even after taking part of your ear off, there's up to a 30% chance of it reoccurring.

So, i'm taking a month off riding. :-( When I (hopefully) return, I plan to upsize my Shoei GT Air helmet from a L to XL. I hate to do that. Even though it fits really tight, after I get it on it's perfect. Not a lot of options. Skid helmet on a K1300S that ridden to it's limits isn't such a good idea, but at least i'd be riding, albeit slower.

Anybody else had to deal with CNH? What did you do?

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Old 07-10-2018, 11:36 PM
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Re: CNH

Sorry to hear of this malady which, to me, was previously unknown. Ouch! Hopefully, time alone will cure this.
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Old 07-11-2018, 11:20 AM
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Re: CNH

Encouraged that my ear is somewhat better already. Didn't ride this past Sunday, been sleeping on right side only, (difficult) and using my right ear for any cell phone talking. I spoke with the tech guys at Revzilla today. They're always helpful. They told me that I "could" go to a 31mm cheek pad vs the 35mm stock. Than could help some. I've removed the SENA speakers. Didn't use them anyway. I use custom molded Challenger earbuds. Opening up that space may help.

For now, just giving it time to heal. Riding in Houston in July, August, isn't much fun anyway. Too hot, too humid. BTW, i'd never heard of CNH either, but it's more common than you might think.
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Old 07-12-2018, 08:52 AM
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Good news . . . and affordable care! LOL
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Old 07-12-2018, 09:13 AM
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Re: CNH

Hey Bud. I’ve never heard of it but it seems like just another malady to interfere with our bike riding. Hope you can overcome it
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Get one of them half helmet things the Hogley's use?? They are DOT approved!
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