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Old 11-08-2009, 11:06 PM   #41
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not really. I'm told me exhaust is loud, but I don't think so. I've seen people run straight pipes on sporties and you can hear them the next town over.

I'm louder than stock, and the pipes really bring out the harley "put put" sound without putting it over the top. the stock sportster pipes are too quiet, it really DOES sound like a sewing machine.

Rev the engine, and it can make some noise
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Old 11-11-2009, 11:49 AM   #42
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My uncle has straight pipes on his Harley, they don't sound to bad. I guess you could say I'm a little Bike curious.
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Old 11-11-2009, 01:47 PM   #43
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I like to hear the VROOOOM once in a while, but a VROOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOM wouldn't be me, unless I'm working on the bike and it has to be at certain RPM (I guess? haven't happened yet but saw my bro did it long ago)
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Old 11-14-2009, 07:55 PM   #44
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I work hard to limit the time in blind spots as much as possible.
Agreed, driving defensively is a lot safer than wasting gas and making noise.
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Old 11-14-2009, 10:25 PM   #45
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I hear them around my neighborhood, and think "Nice, someone else on a bike." Mine got louder too... just finished working on it tonight and it's great.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CdjC5F2cvXw
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Old 11-14-2009, 10:29 PM   #46
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I'm louder than stock but far from straight pipe loud. I don't rev at stoplights though and prefer to ride defensively than hope they hear me. That said, I do think that the sounds can assist in getting you noticed, and anything that does that isn't a bad thing. Those cagers are crazy.
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Old 11-14-2009, 11:31 PM   #47
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What about blowing fireballs out your exhaust?
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Old 11-14-2009, 11:35 PM   #48
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If I could aim them I'd be interested
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Old 11-15-2009, 01:15 AM   #49
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Some of these threads are beginning to sound a bit like The Road Warrior
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Old 11-17-2009, 10:47 AM   #50
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Some of these threads are beginning to sound a bit like The Road Warrior
"....I remember the Road Warrior; the man we called Max. To understand who he was, you have to go back to another time when the world was powered by the black fuel and the deserts sprouted great cities of pipe and steel. Gone now swept away...."
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Old 11-17-2009, 03:17 PM   #51
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No cus I'm not a fag.

Actually my bike is kinda loud, but not intentionally.
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Old 12-10-2009, 02:34 AM   #52
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Make noise on purpose? At times but not in a neighborhood or where I'm going to disturb people. The running joke with the guys I ride with, about 20 of them, is that I have to let them start their bikes before mine so they can make sure they're running, and that's on a VLX 600. I just put pipes on my VTX 1300 yesterday. They seem a tad quieter which is good but it sounds good and allows me to hear where the engine is at RPM wise.
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Old 12-12-2009, 09:49 AM   #53
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I don't depend on the engine to make noise. I use the horn if needed to warn other drivers. I work hard to limit the time in blind spots as much as possible.
Same here. I don't rely on my pipes for cagers to hear me and blow my horn before they get closer to me. I lay on the horn till they get out of the way...
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ERROR: If you can see this, then YouTube is down or you don't have Flash installed.


I also installed an HID lights so that they can see me before I lay the HORN down...


and that's on low beam
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Old 12-13-2009, 06:41 PM   #54
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Tigz, please do not bump.

Question, is that a Supra I see parked next to the M-109 in the horn vid?
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Old 12-13-2009, 09:05 PM   #55
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I wished it was. It's actually a Tiburon with some mods.
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Old 12-14-2009, 04:50 AM   #56
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there's an @$$ hole that lives about 5 houses down from me. he rides a CBR or something similar... he sees me working on my little rat rods all the time, so when he rides by my house, even at 4 in the morning, he makes it a point to rev the hell out of his motor.......

or.. fly down the street on his back wheel.

or one time donuts in front of my house.

oddly enough, there's a guy with a mustang saleen that does the same thing every time he passes my house because i have a camaro sitting in the garage.

i've never talked to either of these people...... both of them annoy me to no end.

With that said. my car is louder than either of my bikes. i have to admit, when i have the T-tops off and i happen to drive under a bridge, i have to give it a little punch, or, if there are some hot girls walking down the street, i downshift etc...

but i'm not an @ss about it 99% of the time.

However, there are times where being loud can actually save you. some lady almost ran me off the road when i was in my car a week or so ago on the highway. i saw her coming and shifted to third and floored it. it woke her up and she got back into her own lane.

It feels good to have a bunch of power under you at your disposal whether you use it or not. Sometimes you need that feeling of having a cool toy, and need the sound to remind you of exactly how cool it is. lol

with that said though, there are a lot of bikes that have sounds i can't really get into. i dont personally like the crotch rocket sound, or the sound of indy cars, ricers with fart pipes, lamborghinis etc.. too high pitched. sounds to me like a ****ed off yappy dog.

I prefer the sound of an american V8, or a motorcycle that sounds similar. with that said, i don't particularly care for the sound of harleys either.. But a lot of the newer V-twin bikes that have come out over the last few years DO sound really good. like the Honda Chopper that's out now. i almost wet myself when one of those flew by me the other day. those are bad bikes.
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Old 12-14-2009, 09:04 AM   #57
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I have a tendancy to fart in a crowded elevator for the noise factor, does that count(my farts don't smell not to me anyways)?
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Old 12-14-2009, 03:51 PM   #58
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It's actually a Tiburon with some mods.
Some? I see it's been lowered by at least two inches, has some expensive aftermarket rims with (probably) equally expensive rubber bands wrapped around them, a ground effects kit, a racing wing, and graphics. Unless it's all show and no go, I would assume that you have upgraded the suspension, brakes, and powertrain as well. Probably has a pretty decient audio system tucked into the trunk as well, and maybe even video capabilities.

What did you do to it? By the looks of your bike, I'd say that you do not scrimp on how you mod your equipment.
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Old 12-14-2009, 04:14 PM   #59
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Some? I see it's been lowered by at least two inches, has some expensive aftermarket rims with (probably) equally expensive rubber bands wrapped around them, a ground effects kit, a racing wing, and graphics. Unless it's all show and no go, I would assume that you have upgraded the suspension, brakes, and powertrain as well. Probably has a pretty decient audio system tucked into the trunk as well, and maybe even video capabilities.

What did you do to it? By the looks of your bike, I'd say that you do not scrimp on how you mod your equipment.
ok, I was being humble. you were pretty much on the money. Since you called out the exterior upgrades, I'll tell you what's inside. I installed NOS, an Eibach suspension, Shark Racing front/rear stabilizers. port and polish intake manifold and AEM intake system. Remapped ECU. Upgraded clutch and 4-2-1 headers and catback system with racing cat. and short shifter kit. The list is long. It had seen better days though.

Sorry for jacking the thread...
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Old 12-14-2009, 05:32 PM   #60
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Added Rinehart 2 into 1 on my Harley - it has a nice low bubbling sound with a pop every now and then on the downshift. I try to respect others and only rev my motor if I am in fear of not being seen. Do not care too much for the showoffs that give us all a bad name.
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Old 12-15-2009, 12:09 PM   #61
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My bike doesn't make enough noise so I mount playing cards to ratchet against the spokes.
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My bike doesn't make enough noise so I mount playing cards to ratchet against the spokes.
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Old 12-15-2009, 07:19 PM   #63
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My bike doesn't make enough noise so I mount playing cards to ratchet against the spokes.
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Old 12-15-2009, 08:14 PM   #64
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I'm afraid Myth Busters already busted the "loud pipes save lives" theory. Just because a cager can hear you doesn't mean they can see you or know where you are.
I had loud(er) pipes and like others mentioned gives me a headache. And at night seemed to make me tired with the constant noise in my ears(even wearing earplugs).
I think in my eight years of road riding I've noticed that I got the attention of maybe five or so cagers from revving, the horn is much more effective because thats what they're use to lol
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Old 12-16-2009, 09:22 AM   #65
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My bike doesn't make enough noise so I mount playing cards to ratchet against the spokes.
Thanks for that. Definitely made me smile.
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