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post #1 of 91 (permalink) Old 07-13-2017, 03:37 PM Thread Starter
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Poll: How Do You Feel About Loud Pipes?

'Loud pipes save lives' and 'the louder it is the faster it is' are all phrases you’ve probably heard before, but for a lot of people – particularly the non-riding public – loud exhausts prove to be obnoxious. Which camp do you find yourself in?
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post #2 of 91 (permalink) Old 07-13-2017, 03:50 PM
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Great topic but don't feel voting poll should be limited to just two choices.
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post #3 of 91 (permalink) Old 07-13-2017, 07:14 PM
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I will take the bait...
Loud pipes are for teenagers and old guys with little a johnson.
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I dislike loud pipes. Been riding and road-racing for over 30 years and have even owned a few Harleys. Sure I've put exhaust systems and even slip-ons on various bikes, BUT I never had an open exhaust on a bike I rode on the street.

I like a good sounding exhaust note/sound which does NOT equate to "loud". Just loud or noisy exhaust is just irritating to me.
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It's not that I like loud pipes....but I do like how most aftermarket pipes look better than the stocker. Inevitably, they are louder which is a given. I've actually thought about buying the catalytic insert for my Arrow to quieten it down a tad and cut down the back-fires.
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I dabbled with them a little back in my 1990's Harley days but soon found them embarrassing. A nice exhaust note is one thing - but -
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Define loud
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Define loud
Loud pipes make people stop talking as you ride by. They can't hear each other. They are not amused. They don't think it is cool. They cover their ears.

That isn't the same as a VFR with a Staintune pipe that makes people look and smile.

I am the arbiter of loud.




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Personally I like to scare little old ladies at pedestrian crossings, but that's just me I suppose.

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Definition of loud pipes: Often, but not limited to Harley riders, who like to rev their bikes in a bid to let everyone know around them that they are riding a bike with a loud (excessive), exhaust pipe - look at me!

I believe that there is a difference between a loud and excessive pipe sound. I once had a Yamaha 1000 with an aftermarket exhaust that was definitely louder than the stock, but under no circumstances was excessive. Hence, there was still a sweet sounding note emitted from the rear, but didn't catch the attention of bystanders in a two kilometre radius.

I personally don't like the excessive noise made from big, unfriendly road bikes, and yes there are some adventure bikes that have a similar (baffle free), sound that frightens off any wildlife or human inhabitant in the near vicinity - noise pollution!

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