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post #1 of 175 Old 07-13-2017, 02:39 PM Thread Starter
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Poll: How Do You Feel About Loud Pipes?



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'Loud pipes save lives' and 'the louder it is the faster it is' are all phrases youve 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 175 Old 07-13-2017, 03:16 PM
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What kind of oil do you like?

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More important question than that because choice of oil doesn't affect anyone around you.

BUT, making a lot of racket upsets nearly every other person around you. Loud bike riders think that when people turn to look at them it is because of admiration, when in reality it is disgust.

If I could have a silent motorcycle, it would be my perfect choice. This is because I want to quietly pass through the numerous small rural towns without attracting attention.

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R.L., I was more referring to opinions of what is loud.... loud, metal rattling, glass shattering noise is too loud, for me silence is too quiet. The K1600 is very quiet, the GSA a little louder, the Harley louder yet. All have a pleasant sound, none really annoying to me. Also this Harley is the quietest I've had yet, both engine and exhaust.
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Strict enforcement of existing noise limits would do. I am tired of idiots with open drag pipes and the like. Same is for cars with 'tuned' exhausts

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I understand that what sound is irritating is determined by the person listening.

What engine noise motorcyclists find pleasing is nearly always found to be irritating by the non-riding public.

That is why even Harley, as meeting Euro 3 and now Euro 4, is being forced to make quieter exhaust sound. Euro 4 has far stricter sound emission requirements.

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Seriously, if I could get the WFO Tesla performance, and the refueling convenience of a gas station, and keep the same bike weight, I'd be all over an electric motorcycle because of how quiet they are.

Countless times I have come over a hill to find that law enforcement has the laser or radar gun pointed right at me because they could hear me coming.
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I don't care if it is Bikes, Pick up trucks, or cars with loud exhausts they all bother me and most of the people around me. My loudest vehicle is the R1200RTP with a stock exhaust. The K1600 with Akras is quieter and the Lexus is quieter still.
If a vehicles exhaust causes people to stop talking then it is too loud.

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I understand that what sound is irritating is determined by the person listening.

What engine noise motorcyclists find pleasing is nearly always found to be irritating by the non-riding public.

That is why even Harley, as meeting Euro 3 and now Euro 4, is being forced to make quieter exhaust sound. Euro 4 has far stricter sound emission requirements.
I think the loud pipe thing maybe more annoying depending on where you are. Big city with lots of concrete and glass
certainly amplify the noise. Where I live and ride I just don't notice it. What I really don't like when driving my car is a sports bike passing me with a shift assist and a sonic boom right as they go by at 30 mph or more over the speed limit. I may not be a good judge of what is annoying. I live in the flight path of Luke AFB. They train a lot. It drives some of the neighbors nuts while I absolutely love the sound.
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The constant drone of aftermarket pipes ahead of me is very annoying.
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