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Old 07-13-2013, 08:49 PM   #76
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Had a thought so I searched . . . .

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Whale fart

Huh? THAT'S not very loud . . . go figure!
(But somewhat funny, still.)
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Old 07-14-2013, 11:13 AM   #77
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I was stopped at a light next to a guy on an HD full dresser. He pulled up next to me at the light so that we were now sharing the lane. I nodded and said "Hi". He scowled and looked away. When the light turned green I pulled away and he pulled away right behind me. A mile or so later he pulled up next to me at the next light, but this time came right up next to me. When I looked over he said "You're lifting your feet up too soon. If you lift them too soon you won't have any balance until you get up to speed".



I was too stunned to reply.

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First he won't look at you then he decides to talk to you.... I call BS, this never happened.
Personally I would rather listen to loud pipes than a whiney assed kid typing away in his basement.
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Old 07-14-2013, 01:00 PM   #78
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First he won't look at you then he decides to talk to you.... I call BS, this never happened.
Personally I would rather listen to loud pipes than a whiney assed kid typing away in his basement.
WTF are you doing in the whiny assed kid's basement? Or do you mean "reading posts on a forum" when you say listen?
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Old 07-14-2013, 01:30 PM   #79
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I have an RB Racing 2-1 on my shovel and a stocker on the Uly. To each his own.
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Old 07-14-2013, 07:35 PM   #80
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I thought the FMF on my DR was too loud and too barky when I first got the bike. The stock muff is loud enough that I kill the motor if I'm rooling up to the garage late at night. I'm not crazy about the tone though. I have a stock GSX-R muff waiting to go on when I get a Kientech adapter-midpipe kit for it, which should be just a little louder than stock without being barky like the FMF. I mostly just want the flow and the tone, but not the loudness.

Loud horns and alert pro-active riding save lives.
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Old 07-15-2013, 04:50 AM   #81
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I saw the posting of the " loudest pipes" completion. The first thing I thought of was up at D2D they have completions as well,but it's more about Motorcycle handling SKILLS......
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Old 07-15-2013, 05:39 AM   #82
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But I gave it some thought and I think a cheaper solution is to duct tape my horn button down when I ride!
That's what I always tell the Loud Pipes Saves Lives idiots. Just ride around with your horn blaring.
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Old 07-15-2013, 06:42 AM   #83
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I thought the FMF on my DR was too loud and too barky when I first got the bike. The stock muff is loud enough that I kill the motor if I'm rooling up to the garage late at night. I'm not crazy about the tone though. I have a stock GSX-R muff waiting to go on when I get a Kientech adapter-midpipe kit for it, which should be just a little louder than stock without being barky like the FMF. I mostly just want the flow and the tone, but not the loudness.

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Kommando, if you thought the fmf was loud...good luck with anything else! I bet the gixxer can will sound good though. Probably a very nice can.
When I blew apart my fmf, I put on a two brothers m7. And a fmf powerbomb headpipe. Jesus.
I have been so close to ordering another fmf q4 so many times. This thing is obnoxious.
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Old 07-17-2013, 08:53 PM   #84
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Kommando, if you thought the fmf was loud...good luck with anything else! I bet the gixxer can will sound good though. Probably a very nice can.
When I blew apart my fmf, I put on a two brothers m7. And a fmf powerbomb headpipe. Jesus.
I have been so close to ordering another fmf q4 so many times. This thing is obnoxious.
A guy I rode with in Chicago put a TB muff on his GSX-R 750. I couldn't even hear my streetbike's engine howling under me, if he was in front of or next to me.

As for the OP's story, this is quite timely...Just yesterday, I rode over to Orlando to stay at my sister's while my BIL is out of town. As I pull the dirty, nasty, bug-covered, sand-scraped, mud-caked DR up to the guardshack at her gated community, wearing FF helmet, elbow guards, armored gloves, boots, pants, bug-crusted Acerbis Cosmo chest/back protector, and a hi-viz undershirt, the guard there comments,

"You really like that thing, don't ya? I've seen you on it before. You have a car too, don't ya?"

Me- "Yeah. This bike has been an absolute blast since I got it."

Guard- "You really oughta check out a Harley."

Me- "I've ridden them before. My buddy had a nice little Sporty 1200 I liked."

Guard- "Naw, you need something bigger. Those are kinda girls' bikes. You want something like a Wide Glide. They got a nice cushy suspension too."






In my head- "I'm guessing they aren't cushy enough to take a ditch at over 20MPH without a few mods though, and I'm thinking they're probably a bit more taxing in the sugarsand if you're kinda girlie like me."



I'll have to ask him to come out riding when I get a buddy-bike CRF or something with a cushy for tushy suspension.

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Old 07-18-2013, 04:09 AM   #85
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First he won't look at you then he decides to talk to you.... I call BS, this never happened.
Personally I would rather listen to loud pipes than a whiney assed kid typing away in his basement.
You just made it pretty clear to everyone that you are one of those old guys who rides a big ass full dresser, and usually has his feet down at anything less than 20 mph since you haven't got the experience to balance a bike at low speeds.

Go back to your golf cart, and get off my lawn.
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Old 07-19-2013, 06:52 AM   #86
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Guard- "Naw, you need something bigger. Those are kinda girls' bikes. You want something like a Wide Glide. They got a nice cushy suspension too."
I hear this a lot and I really don't get it. In my experience, comfort and fun rarely go together. In fact, they're typically opposites.
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Old 07-19-2013, 07:46 AM   #87
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You just made it pretty clear to everyone that you are one of those old guys who rides a big ass full dresser, and usually has his feet down at anything less than 20 mph since you haven't got the experience to balance a bike at low speeds.

Go back to your golf cart, and get off my lawn.
Regardless, I think most people would agree that listening to loud pipes is prefered over whining.
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Old 07-19-2013, 07:14 PM   #88
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You just made it pretty clear to everyone that you are one of those old guys who rides a big ass full dresser, and usually has his feet down at anything less than 20 mph since you haven't got the experience to balance a bike at low speeds.

Go back to your golf cart, and get off my lawn.

Is that really the best you got.....
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Old 07-19-2013, 08:05 PM   #89
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Regardless, I think most people would agree that listening to loud pipes is prefered over whining.

Sounds like we have a new poll
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Old 07-20-2013, 10:47 AM   #90
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In season we get literally 100000's of bikes through our neck of the woods. It's a steady stream all day past my office. For months in the summer. There are 2 paved roads here. One goes north south and the other east west.

I'm a live and let live / ride kinda guy. But with out question I loath the obnoxiously loud pipe thing.

We can be 2 miles or more away from pavement and still hear the F'ng things echoing up and down the valley. Seriously? I need to hear this shit MILES away! ?
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