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post #1 of 42 Old 09-27-2005, 08:13 AM Thread Starter
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Why do a lot of people who ride hate loud exhaust? For me the louder and deeper the better. This morning driving in to work this guy was riding next to me with stock exhaust, I could not hear him at all, then the stupid ass is riding on my blind spot, now I cant see him or hear him, I knew he was there because I always look out for bikes on the road, but a lot of people out there do not. My whole point is I rather people get annoyed by my loud pipe than not hear me and run me over, not riding right next to vehicles helps also. I love the sound of a deep and loud exhaust but I think it is also safer to ride with a loud exhaust. What do you think?

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FWIW, I've seen drivers get pissed at bikers for the loud exhaust and move over on them. As for the guy riding in your blind spot, he's stupid or a new rider. Never, never, never ride in a vehicles blind spot, you WILL get run over!

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well, my rule is never stay next to any vehicle, always pass em quick and stay ahead or behind, this way they cant run in to you or try?
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well, my rule is never stay next to any vehicle, always pass em quick and stay ahead or behind, this way they cant run in to you or try?

Smart man. Usually better to stay behind if they are at all eratic. Some get ticked if you go past at any rate of speed other that slightly above their velocity. I guess they take it as a race invite or you're dissin them. Don't know, I've seen people get passed and then speed up and tailgate the bike. Crazy. One trick a good friend taught me was, when you go to pass someone, look at the front wheel, you'll see it turn slightly before the car moves. Gives you a split second more time to react.

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Smart man. Usually better to stay behind if they are at all eratic. Some get ticked if you go past at any rate of speed other that slightly above their velocity. I guess they take it as a race invite or you're dissin them. Don't know, I've seen people get passed and then speed up and tailgate the bike. Crazy. One trick a good friend taught me was, when you go to pass someone, look at the front wheel, you'll see it turn slightly before the car moves. Gives you a split second more time to react.


I know one person that put an airhorn on the bike so people would hear that, since the stock horns usually wont get attention unless the windows are open. It was a definite attention getter then. Also had a loud pipe.

I took a 3600 mile trip with a friend on my old bike, one time he got cut off by a car that didnt see him, he pulled up beside the car (the window was open) and gave a nice pull on the trottle. Luckily the lady wasnt older she would have had a heart attack. I guess she got the message then, but thank god they didnt turn into him. I am not recommending this to anyone.





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Loud pipe get old after a few miles. If you ride your bike a few thousand miles a year, mostly down to bike night to drink and chat with friends, loud pipes are fine. They don't save live or Harley riders would live forever. Try listening to them for sixteen hours straight.

But I like loud pipes. When you are misbehavin' it draws the poo poo's attention. It is amazing what you can get by with when you are stealthy and if you are riding in a pack, poo poo will go for the one with the loud pipes every time.

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Loud pipe get old after a few miles. If you ride your bike a few thousand miles a year, mostly down to bike night to drink and chat with friends, loud pipes are fine. They don't save live or Harley riders would live forever. Try listening to them for sixteen hours straight.

But I like loud pipes. When you are misbehavin' it draws the poo poo's attention. It is amazing what you can get by with when you are stealthy and if you are riding in a pack, poo poo will go for the one with the loud pipes every time.


all kinds of truths in this statement.
I have a slip-on but still have the exhaust valve so it rips pretty good when I'm on it but is fairly quiet shooting through town.

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as long as your pipes aren't louder then mine i don't mind...
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Well Byebyebusa got the EVO 2 so he could be louder than me with the EVO 1





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Loud pipe get old after a few miles. If you ride your bike a few thousand miles a year, mostly down to bike night to drink and chat with friends, loud pipes are fine. They don't save live or Harley riders would live forever. Try listening to them for sixteen hours straight.

But I like loud pipes. When you are misbehavin' it draws the poo poo's attention. It is amazing what you can get by with when you are stealthy and if you are riding in a pack, poo poo will go for the one with the loud pipes every time.
yes it does draw attention to cops, i try to do hard riding where there are no cops- i live close to country roads which are deserted so is cool, i disagree that they dont save lives, a few years ago a guy i know got ran into as he was passing a car, the lady didnt see him or heard him, if they hear your bike, even if they dont see you, the drivers will look for you. it could have saved my friend from an accident if he had a louder pipe.
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