Easy... Make it mandatory that the pipes terminate at and point directly toward the rider's ears... >Someone gave me a patch which reads "LOUD PIPES ANNOY PEOPLE". Many of those with loud pipes think the noise alerts others of their presence. They may, but only after you pass them. I suppose loud pipes could be aimed forward to solve that but how do avoid stuff in the pipes like water, rocks, etc?
Where can the rest of us get that "bat" mod? Do you drill ear holes in your helmet (football-style) to let you best use this amazing adaptation? :huh:I prefer louder bikes because the sound helps me echo-locate when I'm in traffic. The sound of the bike bouncing off of the glass, rubber, cement, and metal around me helps me gauge my proximity and relationship to it all, and enables me to make informed decisions about getting away from it.
As funny as this concept is, I have a relatable story...Where can the rest of us get that "bat" mod? Do you drill ear holes in your helmet (football-style) to let you best use this amazing adaptation? :huh:
Can I expand this discussion. This hits a nerve with me. Riddle me this Batman. what do all motorcycles, and cars came from the factory with open straight pipes. And in order to get a muffler you had to apply for a “stamp” from the government. The cost would be upwards of $350 For the application fee. And the wait time on getting your stamp would be roughly 6 months or even longer. And, with that stamp you could now legally purchase a muffler. But beware, You would always help to have that stamp paperwork with the muffler that is attached to your vehicle. And no one else can use that vehicle with that muffler unless that paperwork is with them. you were always up to have that stamp paperwork with that muffler that is attached to your vehicle. And no one else can use that vehicle with that muffler unless you along with that paperwork is with them. Else it is a federal offense. I am a sports shooting enthusiast. Welcome to my world in trying to obtain and use just a simple suppressor.IMO loud as in high decibels is plain noise pollution. A nice tone exhaust is great. Several aftermarket exhausts give you better tone and very little additional db levels. When people remove baffles or have open pipes then it is just ridiculous, be it a HD or a CB 500 and anything in between.
I personally like the stock exhaust tone of the GTL I just purchased - quiet when just cruising but very exciting when you go on the throttle. I have Triumph branded accessory exhausts on my Bonneville and they also sound just right, British twin sound, very slightly louder than stock and neighborhood friendly, but they bark when you open the throttle...
I would like to buy the car repellent spray!