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Old 07-03-2006, 01:46 PM   #21
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Default Just a tad defensive, aren't we ?

I don't think the author of that article would know a 'Busa from a BMW, to him they're all just loud motorcycles. I was describing the loudest offenders that I have heard on my streets and those are the V-twin crowd. Not that the in-lines aren't annoying in their own way, just not nearly as loud.

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Old 07-03-2006, 01:51 PM   #22
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Default Re: A Respectable Request From a Non-Rider?

"Like kids with playing cards clothes pinned to their bicycle spokes."



K. Paul Cook, Seattle, WA



...What are the odds of someone named "K. Paul" coming up with the exact same analogy as the one I posted to an MO message board several months ago? (I'm flattered)...





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Old 07-03-2006, 02:18 PM   #23
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Hey sorry.you should be flattered..It's a great observation and it stuck with me.. My wife would say not much does.. Thanks.
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Old 07-03-2006, 02:46 PM   #24
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Yeah, I guess the high frequencies do not penetrate to under a stone Â…



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Old 07-03-2006, 02:50 PM   #25
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Your marriage was to legitimize the pregnancy she got from the gig she did in the porn movie kp Â… oh, sorry, she never told you? I apologize for spilling the beans.
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Old 07-03-2006, 02:53 PM   #26
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Yeah, being a math tutor, executive manager, highly edumacated, Lexus driver, sport biker, pilot and male Â… you must be right kp.
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Old 07-03-2006, 03:03 PM   #27
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Default My apologies.

I should not belittle you for a being a failure since you cannot afford to live on ‘my street’ and consequently cannot afford to ride ‘my type of motorcycle’. On my street some outsiders from poor neighborhoods on cheap motorcycles make all noise, so I have a different experience from you.



No harm intended. That was insensitive on my part. Please accept my sincerest apologies. I have to remember that people whom are failures are still people.

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Old 07-03-2006, 03:12 PM   #28
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Here in Australia the problem is almost as bad, and sad but true, it almost always is the big-bore V-twin Harley/clone crowd.



I keep reading on here about how sports-bikes have loud pipes, and I agree, there are plenty that do, but the difference seems to be that the sports-bikes are not earth-shatteringly loud when at idle or rolling by at the speed limit.



If some ass on a sportsbike flies by in town at twice the speed limit with the engine pegged at redline in first, that person is irresponsible to the max irrespective of the noise being made. The thing is that for most sports bikes, doing the speed limit in town rarely gets the engine up past the lower third of the rev range, so it takes a totally irresponsible ass on a sportsbike going irresponsibly fast enough to get engine speed up high enough to make a truly annoying amount of noise. This is criminal on more levels than just the noise alone.



I contrast this with a ride I recently attended. Two separate groups of bikes met up. One group a collection of Harleys, and our group a motley collection of sports-bikes and tourers, some of which had fairly open race exhausts fitted. While we were trying to finish our ride plan and briefing the Harley crew fired up to go. From the moment the first Harley started up to idle and warm-up, until 5 minutes later when they were all about a half-mile down the road, even shouting at each other from 2 feet away meant it was still impossible to make oneself heard. In short, all communication ceased.



When it came time for us "noisy sports bikes" to take off, even with 20 bikes at idle and warming up normal conversation was still possible without having to raise our voices while standing near the bikes. As the "noisy sports bikes" took off down the road at the speed limit, sure, they were a little louder than the general traffic but us tail-enders were still able to speak without raising our voices while waiting for the queue to leave.



I would say that the situation is rather one of the Harley crew not willing to accept any responsibility for their noise making, and attempting to point fingers at anyone else in order to make a vacuous claim of "You're all just as bad as us!". I would probably say that these people are so deaf that they are only making such claims based upon pure feel-good assumption only, or by singling out individual asshats on sportsbikes and attempting to somehow equate that with being equivalent to V-twins that make irresponsible noise from tick-over to half-mile away.
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Old 07-03-2006, 03:19 PM   #29
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oh course I am.
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Old 07-03-2006, 04:00 PM   #30
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