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Old 06-20-2006, 10:55 AM   #1
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I wonder what will happen if I poke this bear with this sharp stick...
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Old 06-20-2006, 11:06 AM   #2
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Excellent commentary. Well said.. Loud pipes aren't just limited to cruiser riders some sportbike after market cans are noisy too. I love the sound of my bike reving up as much as the next guy but I wait till I am out in the country to open her up....I have the same stock can that came with her from Japan..
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Old 06-20-2006, 11:11 AM   #3
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And in another 600 miles or so, you will be through your break-in period!

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Old 06-20-2006, 11:16 AM   #4
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Right on, Fred.



Maybe someone should tell those drag pipe geniuses that open straight pipes reduce horsepower except at the very top end.... a rev range where they never spend any time.



I especially chuckle when I hear the idiots with staight pipes or racing cans going "Bang! Crackle! Pow!" 'cause they're too damm stupid to rejet or remap.
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Old 06-20-2006, 11:18 AM   #5
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That column is three or four years old, however it applies today just as much if not more. It's not helmet laws that's going to phuck us, it's loud pipes. I don't have and I think most people motorcyclist or not don't have a problem with cans that are a little louder than the federal 80dba stock cans, specially if you keep it down to a reasonable level in town or in the neighborhood, it's open pipes on cruisers and race cans on sportbikes that ***** everyone off. I think Harley is on the right track by discontinuing the Screamin' Eagle cans and I think the other aftermarket companies should follow suit and put some more effective baffeling in their products.



The fact is it's their business survival that's at stake, it's already illegal to tamper with intake and exhaust systems, it's just not enforced. Sooner or later some pencil neck at city hall is going to figure out how much money is to be made on tickets for modified exhausts and officer friendly is going to have a field day writing tickets.
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Old 06-20-2006, 11:21 AM   #6
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At 33, I'd have to say I agree entirely. Not sure I would have when I was 23, though.



Just put a Muzzy on my baby Ninja. I actually sent it back to Muzzy to have the quiet baffles welded in. The tech tried to discourage me, saying it was only a reduction of 3 db, and it would cost $65. I found it interesting that it costs extra to reduce the noise....
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Old 06-20-2006, 11:43 AM   #7
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Just past 25,000 miles on Sunday's 60 mile blast.
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Old 06-20-2006, 11:45 AM   #8
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Yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



You loud-pipers need to do the rest of the world a favor and get some therapy to resolve your my-momma-didn't-pay-me-no-attention issues.
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Old 06-20-2006, 11:53 AM   #9
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Quick Question. I bought my bike about 1 year ago (first bike didn't know much about mechanics) and found that the baffles have been modified on the stock pipes after a closer inspection. Anyone know where to get some replacements without having to buy a whole new set of stock pipes. 750 nighthawk 1998.



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Old 06-20-2006, 12:03 PM   #10
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Are you renting it out now?
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