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Old 07-24-2013, 03:51 PM   #61
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I will say this, I am not a fan of loud pipes and definitely not a fan of HD, but I can't deny the fact, that I can hear them when they are cruising along in my blind spot on the FWY, whether I am in my cage, or on the bike with helmet on and earplugs in.
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Old 07-24-2013, 03:59 PM   #62
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Some people get upset about the Jword now.
Ok, now I have to ask. Jesus? Jackoff? Jam? Joy? Jutland? Jollifications?
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Old 07-24-2013, 04:22 PM   #63
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I will say this, I am not a fan of loud pipes and definitely not a fan of HD, but I can't deny the fact, that I can hear them when they are cruising along in my blind spot on the FWY, whether I am in my cage, or on the bike with helmet on and earplugs in.
You and I must have exceptional hearing
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Old 07-24-2013, 04:52 PM   #64
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Not sure if it does or doesn't save lives but I've changed the exhaust on every bike I've owned since the 70's. Nothing to do with saving anything I just like the sound. I've yet to meet a person who changed their exhaust to save anything, I've met people who think it helps but that wasn't the reason they changed it.

Do you really think there are people who change their exhaust for the purpose of saving lives?
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Old 07-24-2013, 05:23 PM   #65
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Not sure if it does or doesn't save lives but I've changed the exhaust on every bike I've owned since the 70's. Nothing to do with saving anything I just like the sound. I've yet to meet a person who changed their exhaust to save anything, I've met people who think it helps but that wasn't the reason they changed it.

Do you really think there are people who change their exhaust for the purpose of saving lives?
How about for saving weight?

It's pretty easy to save ten or more pounds with aftermarket slipons. People are claiming more than that for the KTM 990 pipes.
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Old 07-24-2013, 06:16 PM   #66
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How about for saving weight?

It's pretty easy to save ten or more pounds with aftermarket slipons. People are claiming more than that for the KTM 990 pipes.
Makes sense to me that people do it to save weight, add performance, different sound or look, maybe better ground clearence but haven't met the person who did it to save lives. Maybe there are studies that show loud pipes do nothing for safety but I don't think that will stop anyone from changing their exhaust. Harley riders seem to go to extremes and I once told a guy that I was glad I didn't live next to him. I like the sound of my bike but I've never been told it was obnoxious and I've seen the post (Harley Forums) whats the loudest pipes I can buy: WTF.
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Old 07-25-2013, 05:47 AM   #67
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Ok, now I have to ask. Jesus? Jackoff? Jam? Joy? Jutland? Jollifications?
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Old 07-25-2013, 05:50 AM   #68
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Better still if you are familiar with the operating controls of your vehicle.

I have several different bikes, with horn-buttons in slightly different positions and I don't 'fumble for the horn'.
Since you can't read minds, it is an action to hit the horn at a time, you should be focused on the car coming into your lane.
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Old 07-25-2013, 05:52 AM   #69
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Since you can't read minds, it is an action to hit the horn at a time, you should be focused on the car coming into your lane.
So what you are saying is that being able to look for cars coming into your lane and hitting the horn at the same time is above your skill level?

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Old 07-25-2013, 08:53 AM   #70
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Here is the thing, the horn is something that you have to think about then do. Your exhaust isn't, like others have said... you can often hear a bike in your blind spot and know he/she is there rather than seeing them. Your horn can't do that... unless you want to keep hitting it all the time.


As for the rest, who really gives a shit? Some people think its safer, some don't. Some think a loud bike sounds cool, some people think its idiotic... at the end of the day does it really matter? I mean really, it is worth arguing over? Unless someone can produce data, statistics, or some other unbiased information... then everybody is simply voicing an pinion based either on ignorance, bias, or personnel experiences... at the end of the day none of which are more valid that the other.

For Chuck Norris sake... you sound like a bunch of old women at a hair salon!
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Old 07-25-2013, 09:00 AM   #71
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How about for saving weight?

It's pretty easy to save ten or more pounds with aftermarket slipons. People are claiming more than that for the KTM 990 pipes.
Yep! Shaved even more off of my SE by going to a 2-1. And the LC8 sounds amazing when it is uncorked. Run a Remus w/o baffle and love the sound when I ring her out.

Pretty much have changed/modified exhaust on every bike I have owned. Some exhaust were, what I considered, too loud and did not stay on long.
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Old 07-25-2013, 09:07 AM   #72
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Here is the thing, the horn is something that you have to think about then do. Your exhaust isn't, like others have said... you can often hear a bike in your blind spot and know he/she is there rather than seeing them. Your horn can't do that... unless you want to keep hitting it all the time.
Although not a fan of loud pipes, I agree with this. I fail to see how a loud horn keeps you safer without also having all the downsides of loud pipes.
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Old 07-25-2013, 09:41 AM   #73
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If a cage creeps into my lane, not only do I swerve to my escape route that I have already scanned for but I also beep my horn, flash my high-beams and use my directional signal all while chewing bubblegum. Therefore, I have no need for loud pipes. YMMV
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Old 07-25-2013, 02:18 PM   #74
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Although not a fan of loud pipes, I agree with this. I fail to see how a loud horn keeps you safer without also having all the downsides of loud pipes.
Obviously you fail here if using a horn has the disadvantages of loud pipes in your mind! (Unless you mean keeping the horn on the whole time you are on the bike!)

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Old 07-25-2013, 02:51 PM   #75
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I have rode the Bro in laws HD a few times with his loud pipes saves lives. All I can say is I'm glad to get off it. After a bit the noise is enough to drive you insane. I also have been a driver of the big RED fire truck and I can tell you after 20 years of behind the wheel there are more than enough fucktards that have no problem pulling out in front of you. I have no idea how you could miss all that red and chrome with loud sirens and blaring air horn coming down the road at you. Maybe the lights are to bright.
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