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post #1 of 14 Old 07-13-2017, 02:40 PM Thread Starter
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'Loud pipes save lives' and 'the louder it is the faster it is' are all phrases you’ve probably heard before, but for a lot of people – particularly the non-riding public – loud exhausts prove to be obnoxious. Which camp do you find yourself in?
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post #2 of 14 Old 03-28-2019, 07:14 AM
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I don't have a problem with aftermarket exhausts that are not horribly loud. Straight open pipes are horrible.
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I don't have a problem with aftermarket exhausts that are not horribly loud. Straight open pipes are horrible.
Straight open pipes, and then they play their stupid radio loud enough to be heard over the pipes. I have 3 subs in my truck that I play fairly loud, and I can still hear their music over mine.

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post #4 of 14 Old 03-28-2019, 06:07 PM
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I am completely against the straight pipes thing. Even race tracks are cracking down on noise. Not to mention it is almost always less power than a tuned exhaust.

I completely understand people want cars to know they are there but when people abuse things some ridiculous law comes down that ruins it for everyone else.
78-86 decibels, which is not very loud https://floridacarlaws.com/exhaust-noise/

Oh, and the radio thing needs to change too because that is just over the top. FL has a law on that too but it is rarely enforced. 25ft or more: https://legalbeagle.com/7221539-loud...rida-laws.html
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I love the sound of a good tuned exhaust. However I keep mine stock due to the hours I work and respect for my neighbors. I also figure it is a double edge sword... the police can not hear me but neither can anyone else.
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Louder is OK but straight is an obnoxious noise that lessens the power due to no back pressure. I do like a non factory sound and I will always remember a neighbor of mine that had V-Max with a Scorpion exhaust that sounded VERY much like a bored out V8. Whenever we went anywhere, people all wanted to look.

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We have a lot of deer where I live and I have totaled two cars from hitting them on the road. I would like to think that my aftermarket exhaust is not too loud, but loud enough that the deer can hear me coming and will run back into the woods.

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We have a lot of deer where I live and I have totaled two cars from hitting them on the road. I would like to think that my aftermarket exhaust is not too loud, but loud enough that the deer can hear me coming and will run back into the woods.
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Another myth...

The deer's survival instinct, when startled, is to run flat out in a RANDOM direction. I've seen them run straight into trees, into traffic, a few times into the sides of cars, into chain link fences (over and over) and once, into my riding buddy & his Concours. Deer who live near roadways typically get acclimated to road sounds and panic when visually stimulated. Deer whistles help some but there's no perfect solution other than to be visually alert and slow down when deer are around.

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A sportbike that howls like an Indycar is music to my ears. And, growing up in the 70's, I miss the sound and smell of 2 strokes. BUT, straight pipes are just rude and obnoxious!
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