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Old 02-28-2015, 07:07 AM   #1
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Why must people make their exhaust louder?






Cars especially. Am I just too old?
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Old 02-28-2015, 07:08 AM   #2
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Old 02-28-2015, 07:14 AM   #3
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Old 02-28-2015, 07:21 AM   #4
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Some people just seem to have a need to let everyone know when and where they are traveling... or so it would seem. There is someone else that lives in my building that does this - walks noisily down the hall, usually has the gate jammed open (which creates a very loud screech when done), rides a loud motorcycle (not a HD surprisingly), doesn't understand the concept of a "choke" so revs the engine constantly to "get it going"... I really don't understand it. When people do this to their motorcycles, almost sounds angry or something. Cars make just about as much sense. Making cars sound like a "race car" or something similar is really no different than putting a baseball card in the spokes of a bicycle to make it sound like a motorcycle. IOW, seems childish and stupid with no real purpose other than to sound like something it isn't.
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Old 02-28-2015, 07:26 AM   #5
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unfortunately you have to, just to be sure dickheads cagers can hear you when you splitting

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Old 02-28-2015, 07:27 AM   #6
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You must have missed a meeting-

there's a new social paradigm based upon being as obnoxious as possible.*

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Old 02-28-2015, 07:32 AM   #7
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Awww that 636 deserves so much better.
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Old 02-28-2015, 07:47 AM   #8
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Loud or louder?
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Old 02-28-2015, 07:57 AM   #9
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Laugh

Repeat after me: I'm an asshat, I hate my ears and wanna be deaf by 50, I'm an asshat and want everyone to know, I'm mentally still 3 and need the attention, I'm an asshat that thinks I'm a Lemming, in lockstep with all the other Lemming asshats.

If that is too complicated, repeat endlessly: I'm an asshat.
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Old 02-28-2015, 08:08 AM   #10
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Old 02-28-2015, 08:15 AM   #11
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Cars especially. Am I just too old?
I think you are too old. I'm 62 and like the sound of a set of Magnaflows or Flowmasters on a car/truck or a decent exhaust on a bike. Fact is I actually don't have a muffler on my truck, haven't for about a year and a half. I can sit beside or drive past police, pedestrians, anything without bothering them. Seems the cat convertors and the long exhaust back almost to the rear axle is enough to keep the sound down with a mellow tone. I am looking to put a muffler on sometime, but everyone who's heard it said it doesn't really need it. Heck, my wife doesn't even complain.

Unfortunately too many of the motorcycle exhaust manufacturers don't make many decent exhausts for bikes. I did see Magnaflow is working with Arlen Ness to make Harley exhausts now. Probably really good tone without rupturing ear drums. I don't, for the life of me, understand why the exhaust makers for motorcycles don't understand 99% of the riders aren't looking for performance, they're looking for sound and it doesn't have to be 100 dB! A good sound can be had around 92-96 dB and be pleasant.

Now to answer why...

For the same reason people have different style, color, size, power cars/bikes. Same reason some wear black leather while others wear hi-vis textile. Same reason some wear khaki cargo pants others wear jeans. We each seem to have different preferences.

By the way, I definitely do not like those big cans kids put on their wanna be tuner cars - sound sucks. Same with excessively loud Vee Twin straight pipe specials and the straight thru cans on sport and dual sport bikes. Too much is just too much. The EPA/DOT would be better off to set absolute limits in a decent range rather than choking the manufacturers down to the point where the owners drill/cut/replace pipes with stuff that is too loud.


In addition, back when the electric cars had been around for a year or two, it seemed there were too many instances of pedestrians either being hit or almost hit by them on city streets at intersectons. With all the movement around and the fact that they made little noise, people would miss seeing them when going to cross the street and step into their path. Seems there is a need for some sound. They manufacturers were looking into building in more sound. I don't know if they did, but it was in discussion.
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Old 02-28-2015, 08:24 AM   #12
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I don't get making an exhaust louder just for the sake of it but I'll not shy away from a loud exhaust if it offers a tangible benefit.
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Old 02-28-2015, 08:34 AM   #13
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it's nothing still, wait till next year when we'll get first supersonic motorcycle...
then you can complain it's too loud

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Old 02-28-2015, 08:35 AM   #14
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Old 02-28-2015, 08:44 AM   #15
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For some, it's "look at me". Others (myself), enjoy hearing/feeling the motor...love the sound of a healthy V-8, but do not care for 4 or 6 bangers, love the sound of a HD, but a thumper or inline 4 does not do it, love the sound of a P-51 or Spitfire, but a jet does nothing.

If I had to ride a bike with an electric motor, then I'd quite riding! It's the pleasant sensory experience that comes with certain sounds. JMHO
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