Super Quiet Bikes for RTW?

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  1. joexr

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    RTW bicycle trip.:rofl
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  2. joexr

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    RTW skateboard trip.:rofl
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  3. joexr

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    RTW hike?
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  4. DaveBall

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    I have found that loud motorcycles are quite often owned by similar people that drive those huge lifted pickups around town. They never leave town.

    Loud pipes not only piss off other people that are trying to enjoy the world, they also scare off all the wild life and ruin things for everybody.
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  5. joexr

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    Im not advocating loud pipes , im just messing with fussy bunny.
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  6. positionsize

    positionsize Been here awhile

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    RTW trip in undeveloped countries?
    OP should seriously consider having a VERY Loud exhaust and forget the Beta male tree hugger BS.

    I ride mostly in the Philippines and here, as in most 3rd world countries, A VERY loud exhaust will SAVE your life!

    A quiet exhaust WILL lead to eventual collision with dogs, cows, chickens, goats, tricycles, jeepneys, other moto's, children that insist on playing and wandering in the middle of the streets, walking drunks or the 98% of undisciplined drivers (including so called professionals)here who simply never look first before pulling out into in in the street in their giant SUV.

    RTW?
    Loud exhaust WILL SAVE YOUR LIFE!

    KTM 640 ADV with UnCorked Staintune BRRRRAAAPPPP!!! :clap


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  7. Krono

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    What is "loud" or "quiet" ?

    The stock exhaust of the CRF250L is quite stealtly ... but also restrictive, ugly, enormous and heavy to say the least.

    So i got a FMF exhaust line w/ Q4 muffler, witch is supposed "Quiet" as they sell it.
    What a blast when i first started the engine after installation. Didn't seem so loud on the videos ive seen about it.
    Neighbourgs will hang me on a tree (if the cops dont catch me within the 1st mile if i try)

    As a move to not have invested 700$ for nothing, i made a dBkiller of my own, before even have a try as the FMF came.
    This was first try. The one installed now is even more restrictive
    [​IMG]

    Now i have a nice looking muffler, lighter than stock and that is what i can pretend "acceptable", still alive and not jailed :D

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  8. joexr

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    Ufotunately your only gain now is probably the weight savings.
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  9. JMo (& piglet)

    JMo (& piglet) Gone a bit Baja

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    I've spent quiet a bit of time on an XT225 Serow recently - they are very quiet with the stock pipe on - perfect for stealth and 'low impact' riding anywhere?

    I'm sure the XT250 (and the Honda CRF250L mentioned above) are also whisper quiet if left stock... most modern small capacity machines are these days, thanks to emissions laws etc.

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  10. Krono

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    Yes, but i would be ashamed to disturb in a populated area, and also in Nature. And for my ears, better like this.

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  11. YZEtc

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    If the way a modern dual-purpose bike rolls off the showroom floor is still too loud for you, hang it up, as I don't see how you'll make any less noise without resorting to walking down the trail.
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  12. joexr

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    All new bikes , even Harleys have to meet the same noise limits. Dont have a stock pipe on anything anymore to look , but its usually stamped on them. I think its 82 db.
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  13. JMo (& piglet)

    JMo (& piglet) Gone a bit Baja

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    I've actually done this once or twice too! (in fact all the way down Titus Canyon in Death Valley last fall, just to see if I could freewheel the length of it - only had to engage gear twice, and that was probably because I'd bottled a couple of corners and shed too much speed...)

    It is worth remembering though that if the engine is not running, then the oil pump is not working, but that the chain will still be turning the countershaft sprocket and associated gears - potentially causing damage/wear over any great distance, which is why it is best to remove the drive chain if you are planning on towing a bike with a dead engine...

    My 'downhilling' is always done in neutral with the engine ticking over - that way you can snick it into a gear should the need arise...

    Jx
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  14. Dave Nolan

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    This is the bit causing all the noise. Just take it out and it'll be a lot quieter.

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  15. rube

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    Fit one of these to the stock exhaust on your I modified factory pipe and you should be pretty quiet.

    http://www.thedbsnorkel.com/

    rube

    Edit. Looks like they are no longer available.
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