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Posted: 6/30/2014 12:48 PM

Question for motorcycle owners. 


More specifically for those who have straight pipes or equally loud exhausts.

Do you care what your neighbors think, for example coming home late a night or leaving early for work in the morning when people may still be sleeping?

I will reply with some details and reasoning for asking once I get some responses.

I'll add this for the hell of it too:



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A mechanic I know is working on a prototype exhaust system that is a straight pipe with a muffling bypass that is controlled with an electric switch that connects to the battery. The pipes themselves look good and concealed but the price would be a little high I would imagine.

I was curious what market there would be for these pipes. In essence you would be able to turn on a switch and the air flow would be directed into the muffler system. This would be good for those leaving early in the morning, for warming your bike up, or cruising late at night to avoid police complaints.

It seems like a great idea, but these pipes would be more expensive than any others and I'm not sure if the majority of bikers with loud pipe would "give a f***" what other people think.

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Posted: 6/30/2014 12:50 PM

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I don't own a motorcycle but I wanted to type something to help get my post count up.




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Posted: 6/30/2014 12:53 PM

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IHaveADrinkingProblem wrote: I don't own a motorcycle but I wanted to type something to help get my post count up.
Thanks, you'll have another chance when I post part two of the questions.
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Posted: 6/30/2014 12:58 PM

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BobArmpit wrote:
IHaveADrinkingProblem wrote: I don't own a motorcycle but I wanted to type something to help get my post count up.
Thanks, you'll have another chance when I post part two of the questions.

Is this part two of your questions? - "Has anyone ever beat a motorcyclist to within an inch of his life at 5:17 AM on a Monday morning?"




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Posted: 6/30/2014 1:01 PM

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Nope.
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Posted: 6/30/2014 1:25 PM

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How did you get a picture of The Walrus Holmgren riding his bike?
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Posted: 6/30/2014 1:28 PM

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I had a Harley with loud pipes, we would like to say loud pipes save lives but the truth it just sounds bad ass. I feel your pain but I wasn't one of those guys who woke up my neighbors, heck I was in bed before most of them.



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Posted: 6/30/2014 1:29 PM

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Bryanrobh wrote: How did you get a picture of The Walrus Holmgren riding his bike?
I hid inside his mailbox.
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Posted: 6/30/2014 1:34 PM

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I had a Honda CBR RR 600 before and it not what you are talking about  bike wise but I did have a loud pipe and at night I would coast down my street to not wake people up.
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Posted: 6/30/2014 1:37 PM

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As long as I don't rev her up after 8PM, I don't care what the neighbors think.

It's no different than these idiotic kids blasting their crappy rap music with all that useless bass until all hours of the morning.

They'll get over it.

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Posted: 6/30/2014 1:41 PM

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Had an Indian bike while stationed in Arizona a bunch of years ago ...laid it down once and never rode again.
These new experimental Harley electric bikes will be death-traps with no-engine-sound. That and only 40
miles to a charge is ridiculous. ohlord As for sound levels...I do not care for the extra loud piston bangers.

We WILL get this right in 2014

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Posted: 6/30/2014 1:41 PM

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when i had my HOG, I'd be at least considerate of the noise the bike would make at crazy hours.  after 7am and before 10pm I didnt even think about it really.

low idle, no rapping the throttle, and don't sit in one place "warming up" too long shouldn't be an issue 

You talking 3am times or something near the legal disturbing the peace type times?
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Posted: 6/30/2014 1:43 PM

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Bryanrobh wrote: I had a Honda CBR RR 600 before and it not what you are talking about  bike wise but I did have a loud pipe and at night I would coast down my street to not wake people up.
A guy on our street does that at night, but when he leaves for work he is riding uphill and its loud.

A mechanic I know is working on a prototype exhaust system that is a straight pipe with a muffling bypass that is controlled with an electric switch that connects to the battery. The pipes themselves look good and concealed but the price would be a little high I would imagine.

I was curious what market there would be for these pipes. In essence you would be able to turn on a switch and the air flow would be directed into the muffler system. This would be good for those leaving early in the morning, for warming your bike up, or cruising late at night to avoid police complaints.

It seems like a great idea, but these pipes would be more expensive than any others and I'm not sure if the majority of bikers with loud pipe would "give a f***" what other people think.
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Posted: 6/30/2014 1:46 PM

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I'm not a motorcycle owner, but my old, retired neighbor is and he routinely wakes our children. We have talked with him a couple times about it and have let the issue drop because he is very apologetic and does not do anything to intentionally raise its noise level. Our kids are just soft sleepers, I suppose.

As a neighbor it sucks, but we accept that it is out of our control.

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Posted: 6/30/2014 1:55 PM

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Guys with loud pipes on bikes are attention whore losers with little guy syndrome. I am talking about the ones that drive down the street and they are so loud you look at the person next to you and say " WTF?"  There is no reason for it other than to grab attention, cant stand those tools.


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Posted: 6/30/2014 1:58 PM

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Here in SoCal, the beach city PDs carry a decibel reader and cite (sometimes impound) bikes that breach that city ordinance.

There's def an market for it!!!
BobArmpit wrote:
Bryanrobh wrote: I had a Honda CBR RR 600 before and it not what you are talking about  bike wise but I did have a loud pipe and at night I would coast down my street to not wake people up.
A guy on our street does that at night, but when he leaves for work he is riding uphill and its loud.

A mechanic I know is working on a prototype exhaust system that is a straight pipe with a muffling bypass that is controlled with an electric switch that connects to the battery. The pipes themselves look good and concealed but the price would be a little high I would imagine.

I was curious what market there would be for these pipes. In essence you would be able to turn on a switch and the air flow would be directed into the muffler system. This would be good for those leaving early in the morning, for warming your bike up, or cruising late at night to avoid police complaints.

It seems like a great idea, but these pipes would be more expensive than any others and I'm not sure if the majority of bikers with loud pipe would "give a f***" what other people think.
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Posted: 6/30/2014 1:59 PM

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I have loud pipes on my bike.  I do try and respect my neighbors by not rolling on the throttle too much.  It's not a hard thing to do respecting your neighbors.

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Posted: 6/30/2014 2:08 PM

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Most motorcycles...especially Harleys are loud, annoying and cause unnecessary noise pollution.

I also hate it when the d-bag owners park them wherever they please. Sidewalks, in front of wheelchair accessible ramps, in designated bicycle lanes, and right by the front door of establishments. I've even "accidentally" kicked/knocked a few over if they're in my way.
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Posted: 6/30/2014 2:11 PM

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TylerDurden224 wrote: Most motorcycles...especially Harleys are loud, annoying and cause unnecessary noise pollution.

I also hate it when the d-bag owners park them wherever they please. Sidewalks, in front of wheelchair accessible ramps, in designated bicycle lanes, and right by the front door of establishments. I've even "accidentally" kicked/knocked a few over if they're in my way.

Wow, that's pretty cowardly.




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Posted: 6/30/2014 2:12 PM

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IHaveADrinkingProblem wrote:
TylerDurden224 wrote: Most motorcycles...especially Harleys are loud, annoying and cause unnecessary noise pollution.

I also hate it when the d-bag owners park them wherever they please. Sidewalks, in front of wheelchair accessible ramps, in designated bicycle lanes, and right by the front door of establishments. I've even "accidentally" kicked/knocked a few over if they're in my way.

Wow, that's pretty cowardly.

It's also a great big lie.

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Posted: 6/30/2014 2:12 PM

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IHaveADrinkingProblem wrote:
TylerDurden224 wrote: Most motorcycles...especially Harleys are loud, annoying and cause unnecessary noise pollution.

I also hate it when the d-bag owners park them wherever they please. Sidewalks, in front of wheelchair accessible ramps, in designated bicycle lanes, and right by the front door of establishments. I've even "accidentally" kicked/knocked a few over if they're in my way.

Wow, that's pretty cowardly.
I'm here to make the world a better place...

One handicapped child at a time.  wink
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Posted: 6/30/2014 2:13 PM

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YankeeBigDog wrote:
IHaveADrinkingProblem wrote:
TylerDurden224 wrote: Most motorcycles...especially Harleys are loud, annoying and cause unnecessary noise pollution.

I also hate it when the d-bag owners park them wherever they please. Sidewalks, in front of wheelchair accessible ramps, in designated bicycle lanes, and right by the front door of establishments. I've even "accidentally" kicked/knocked a few over if they're in my way.

Wow, that's pretty cowardly.

It's also a great big lie.


Play along please.




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Posted: 6/30/2014 2:13 PM

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I have a BMW R1200C. Great bike, but loud enough stock. I have not rode it in 5 years since I bounced off the concrete. Wrecking Hurts!

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Posted: 6/30/2014 2:13 PM

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TylerDurden224 wrote: I'm here to make the world a better place...

One handicapped child at a time.  wink

So you still beat up on your parents?    noidea
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Posted: 6/30/2014 2:14 PM

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IHaveADrinkingProblem wrote:
TylerDurden224 wrote: Most motorcycles...especially Harleys are loud, annoying and cause unnecessary noise pollution.

I also hate it when the d-bag owners park them wherever they please. Sidewalks, in front of wheelchair accessible ramps, in designated bicycle lanes, and right by the front door of establishments. I've even "accidentally" kicked/knocked a few over if they're in my way.

Wow, that's pretty cowardly.
And as a licensed counselor a bit passive/aggressive with a side of anger issues.



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Posted: 6/30/2014 2:21 PM

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I have a Road Star 1700 with Hard Krome 3" long shots, they are pretty loud. I live in the county in Va. however and there are no restrictions state wide on motorcycle noise. All our book says is there has to be some type of baffle in the pipes. Mine comply. As far as my neighbors, I dont look to wake them up so I dont not rev the motor for the hell of it, I also coast down the hill coming home. However I do have to give it some twist to get out.
  There is a saying "loud pipes, save lives." as far as I am concerned my safety is more important then you losing a minute or two of sleep, because your house is not well insulated from outside noise.
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Posted: 6/30/2014 2:23 PM

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dmnc94 wrote: I have a Road Star 1700 with Hard Krome 3" long shots, they are pretty loud. I live in the county in Va. however and there are no restrictions state wide on motorcycle noise. All our book says is there has to be some type of baffle in the pipes. Mine comply. As far as my neighbors, I dont look to wake them up so I dont not rev the motor for the hell of it, I also coast down the hill coming home. However I do have to give it some twist to get out.
  There is a saying "loud pipes, save lives." as far as I am concerned my safety is more important then you losing a minute or two of sleep, because your house is not well insulated from outside noise.

If safety is your highest priority then I believe an automobile would be safer than a motorcycle.




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Posted: 6/30/2014 2:28 PM

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TylerDurden224 wrote: Most motorcycles...especially Harleys are loud, annoying and cause unnecessary noise pollution.

I also hate it when the d-bag owners park them wherever they please. Sidewalks, in front of wheelchair accessible ramps, in designated bicycle lanes, and right by the front door of establishments. I've even "accidentally" kicked/knocked a few over if they're in my way.
Far from unnecessary.



You would be surprised how many motorcycle accidents are cause by some dumbass in a car not paying attention.
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Posted: 6/30/2014 2:29 PM

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dmnc94 wrote: I have a Road Star 1700 with Hard Krome 3" long shots, they are pretty loud. I live in the county in Va. however and there are no restrictions state wide on motorcycle noise. All our book says is there has to be some type of baffle in the pipes. Mine comply. As far as my neighbors, I dont look to wake them up so I dont not rev the motor for the hell of it, I also coast down the hill coming home. However I do have to give it some twist to get out.
  There is a saying "loud pipes, save lives." as far as I am concerned my safety is more important then you losing a minute or two of sleep, because your house is not well insulated from outside noise.
How do the loud pipes save lives? The sound waves can stop a semi truck from rolling over top of the bike? I'm just curious. There is absolutely no difference between your loud pipes and the car full of wiggers jamming their subwoofers so hard that they are shaking all the screws loose in their Dodge Neon.
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Posted: 6/30/2014 2:31 PM

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IHaveADrinkingProblem wrote:
dmnc94 wrote: I have a Road Star 1700 with Hard Krome 3" long shots, they are pretty loud. I live in the county in Va. however and there are no restrictions state wide on motorcycle noise. All our book says is there has to be some type of baffle in the pipes. Mine comply. As far as my neighbors, I dont look to wake them up so I dont not rev the motor for the hell of it, I also coast down the hill coming home. However I do have to give it some twist to get out.
  There is a saying "loud pipes, save lives." as far as I am concerned my safety is more important then you losing a minute or two of sleep, because your house is not well insulated from outside noise.

If safety is your highest priority then I believe an automobile would be safer than a motorcycle.
So I should change what I do because car riders dont pay attention like they should and some poor shlubs houses are not noise insulated properly? Safety is not my highest priority but I do what I can to enjoy life and be safe. You sleeping habits should not get in the way of my enjoyment. I got an idea if not being woke up by legal level traffic noise move out to the county where you can be 200 yards off the road.
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