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Old 09-11-2014, 02:03 PM   #1
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why dirt bike are so loud?

I mean I'd like to get one but I don't want to wake up the whole forest, right?




do you know any quiet dirt, dual sport, ninja style bike ?
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Old 09-11-2014, 02:05 PM   #2
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Enjoy your push bike.
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Old 09-11-2014, 02:22 PM   #3
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Lookin' forward to the day when you can buy a kick ass dirtbike and ATV that is electric with great performance and range (want it in camo as well). Want to rip through the woods and not have anyone know I'm there at all.
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Old 09-11-2014, 02:32 PM   #4
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they aren't all loud. mine is not all that loud.

you can sometimes get more power by opening up the exhaust, and a side effect it that it is louder. often, though, people put on pipes that are louder, but don't really increase power. but, they think it's more powerful because it's louder.

loud bike can cause riding areas to be shut down. i try to keep mine as quiet as i can.
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Old 09-11-2014, 02:58 PM   #5
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Stock trail bikes are pretty quiet. Stock dual sports, like KLX, WR-R, CRF-L will all be very quiet. Higher-performance bikes will be louder, but they don't have to be objectionably loud. I run a '14 TXC 310-R Husky with the stock quiet muffler insert, and I feel it's resonably quiet. I really couldn't ask for better power, either.

It's a shame that loud bikes seem faster. In reality, just twisting the throttle a little further will get the power increase we desire.
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Old 09-11-2014, 03:06 PM   #6
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Enjoy your push bike.
I just don't get the "push". It has pedals and isn't "pushed" as a primary motive power. Do you somehow need an internal combustion engine to move anywhere?
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Old 09-11-2014, 03:11 PM   #7
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Lookin' forward to the day when you can buy a kick ass dirtbike and ATV that is electric with great performance and range (want it in camo as well). Want to rip through the woods and not have anyone know I'm there at all.
I went to a trials bike event, and a number of the bikes were electric. I think all of the course was within about a mile of camp, though, so I couldn't say how good their range was.
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Old 09-11-2014, 03:43 PM   #8
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I just don't get the "push". It has pedals and isn't "pushed" as a primary motive power. Do you somehow need an internal combustion engine to move anywhere?
Push the pedals down?
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Old 09-11-2014, 05:53 PM   #9
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I just don't get the "push". It has pedals and isn't "pushed" as a primary motive power. Do you somehow need an internal combustion engine to move anywhere?
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Old 09-11-2014, 05:56 PM   #10
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To the OP -

That's like the people who say "I'd get a Harley, but they are too loud for me".
Some older motocross bike might be loud, but all street legal motorcycles (in the US at least) , all have to meet the same sound requirements form the manufacturer.

Are you talking about dual sports, or a full off-road motorcycle ?
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Old 09-11-2014, 05:58 PM   #11
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Technically an internal combustion is an engine too, isnt it. So motorbike is not correct.
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Old 09-11-2014, 07:35 PM   #12
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Because loud pipes save lives.

Start paying more attention around here ! !!
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Old 09-11-2014, 07:54 PM   #13
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'Cause we're a bunch of power momo's. So we have to have noisy power pipes to sell.

If Honda put better mufflers on the CRF450R, but mde just 5 HP less than the Kawa or Suzuki, it would be the end of the world on the net and mag reviews.

A reliable DRZ400 engine in a race enduro frame (for trail riding, not racin) , like a CRF450x, wouldn't sell. Or so I've been told.

50hp and tons of maintenance and noise > 35 hp and relatively no maintenance, less noise.
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Old 09-11-2014, 08:36 PM   #15
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Are you talking about dual sports, or a full off-road motorcycle ?
He's talking 'bout them dirt, dual sport, ninja bikes.

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I mean I'd like to get one but I don't want to wake up the whole forest, right?

do you know any quiet dirt, dual sport, ninja style bike ?
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