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Old 06-21-2006, 04:14 AM   #81
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That would redefine the idea of an exhaust that goes "potato-potato-potato."



Sorry, somebody had to say it.
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Old 06-21-2006, 04:14 AM   #82
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Yeah, that's the same reason the Marine Corps established the Toys for Tots Foundation. They're just trying to improve their public image. We all know they can't actually care about kids. After all, we wouldn't want someone writing their congressman and getting the Marine Corps outlawed.



Only the members of society that have been annointed by ignorant bigots like yourself actually care about kids, right? A$$
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Old 06-21-2006, 04:15 AM   #83
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Does the pea***** know this?
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Old 06-21-2006, 04:20 AM   #84
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Two things that I hope will change in the very near future: guys will stop using pipes to make their penises seem bigger, and motorcycle.com will get a web designer who knows how to design a website.
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Old 06-21-2006, 04:36 AM   #85
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Or....hit this hornet's nest with that same stick!



Call it our "Pinata of pain"!
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Old 06-21-2006, 04:39 AM   #86
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I couldn't agree more. I ride a valkyrie with stock exhausts and just love the sound of......nothing, when I go down a long grade with the throttle off. I also have a vfr with a vance and hines that is not loud, but just alters the sound a bit to be more of a growl.

Back in my youth ( 1966) I had a triumph chopper that was so loud I put cotten in my ears to ride. I lived in a very nice area with big old apartments set back from the street and back garages. Every morning I would roll the bike out to the street to start it up , get it rolling, and idle away until I got to a commercial area. No one asked me to do this, I just felt it was right. More than one neighbor came up to me that summer to thank me for not waking up their babies. I never opened it up until I was out on the freeway. It is possible to have loud pipes and not disturb people, but I still think loud pipes are foolish and those who have them seem to think that it gives them some kind of bad outlaw image. I was only 21 when I did most of my stupid things, not all, just most, but I did grow up eventually. Unfortunately, some folks never grow up, they only grow old.
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Old 06-21-2006, 04:42 AM   #87
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What's wrong with MO?



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Old 06-21-2006, 04:47 AM   #88
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Good post and good idea, Don. But as a former resident of Capistrano, I HAVE to point out that it's "swallows," not "sparrows."

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Old 06-21-2006, 04:55 AM   #89
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I'll happily keep my Hindle race system and continue to savour the delicious growl my SV makes as it rips across the countryside, whether a bunch of cranky touring riders like it or not. I short shift in town out of respect to people on the street, but I'll be damned if I'm going to give up the sound of an unbaffled V-twin. Cal me a squid, call me irresponsible, call me whatever you want. I much prefer that my bike does NOT sound like a sewing machine, and there are a hell of a lot of riders who would stand behind me on that.
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Old 06-21-2006, 04:56 AM   #90
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To the human ear, a lessening of 10db is perceived as half as loud. By contrast a lessening of 3db is only a slight perceived change. Hearing is on a logorithmic scale instead of linear. This enables our hearing to have a wider dynamic range such as a flute playing softly compared to having an entire orchestra playing loudly.
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