Loud Bikes or quiet

Loud Bikes or quiet

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Countdown

28,305 posts

154 months

Monday 6th July
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thetoxicnerve said:
Countdown said:
If they like the sound so much why do they wear earplugs?
The protect their hearing from wind noise which is the biggest issue when riding.
I would have thought the exhaust noise was significantly louder than the wind noise..... confused

Rat_Fink_67

2,180 posts

164 months

Monday 6th July
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Dont like rolls said:
likes the sound but cares not one jot for those who do not.....

well done you have just butt fuc@@@ your own argument.
Have I? Why what's my argument? Clutching at straws a bit now aren't you? Yes indeed, "likes the sound but cares not one not for those who don't". Why is the person who doesn't like the sound right and one who does like it automatically wrong? Or or are you just that arrogant you decide that your opinion on everything has to be taken as gospel and adhered to?

The point I was actually making was; not everyone puts an aftermarket exhaust on for the sole purpose of being an attention we. I spent £1000s on my bike last year restoring it, and pretty much the only company that still offered a brand new can of what I consider decent quality, and in a design that suits the age of bike, was Yoshimura. So that's what I bought. After trying it with and without the baffle, I decided I preferred it without. None of that thought process was devoted to "ooh I wonder how many people will look", I don't actually give a st. Also, nor do I care whether you're "offended" by the noise either. Do you live your entire life making sure every preference you make is what other people may like? Pretty boring that.

It's a big wide world out there with lots of noisy things on the go, get yourself some earplugs and protect your delicate ears from all the naughty nasty sounds.

Rat_Fink_67

2,180 posts

164 months

Monday 6th July
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airsafari87 said:
Rat_Fink_67 said:
There's that word again. Why is there this obsession that people think aftermarket exhausts are only fitted for "attention". Could it not be that the owner likes the look or sound?
This thread is the gift that keeps on giving.

Line 1 of the opening post of this thread.

Clay Morrow said:
As a Harley Davidson rider, I believe its my divine duty to provide a musical note that all pedestrians and others can stop, look and listen to.....
Edited by airsafari87 on Monday 6th July 12:43
We're not just talking about the OP though are we, we're discussing the topic of loud exhausts as a whole. Or are you adopting the "tar with the same brush" approach? rolleyes

PushedDover

1,833 posts

11 months

Monday 6th July
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thetoxicnerve said:
Countdown said:
If they like the sound so much why do they wear earplugs?
The protect their hearing from wind noise which is the biggest issue when riding.
roflroflroflroflrofl

Chicken dinner

2,878 posts

26 months

Monday 6th July
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Countdown said:
thetoxicnerve said:
Countdown said:
If they like the sound so much why do they wear earplugs?
The protect their hearing from wind noise which is the biggest issue when riding.
I would have thought the exhaust noise was significantly louder than the wind noise..... confused
Not even close

PushedDover

1,833 posts

11 months

Monday 6th July
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Rat_Fink_67 said:
It's a big wide world out there with lots of noisy things on the go, get yourself some earplugs and protect your delicate ears from all the naughty nasty sounds.
Because you choose your exhaust, hundreds of folks should put ear plugs in where you ride ?
How is that a fair situation ?


(irony is the fking rider wears earplugs anyway. Wind noise, natch)

Chicken dinner

2,878 posts

26 months

Monday 6th July
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PushedDover said:
Rat_Fink_67 said:
It's a big wide world out there with lots of noisy things on the go, get yourself some earplugs and protect your delicate ears from all the naughty nasty sounds.
Because you choose your exhaust, hundreds of folks should put ear plugs in where you ride ?
How is that a fair situation ?


(irony is the fking rider wears earplugs anyway. Wind noise, natch)
And a whinging old cyclist with a radio attached complaining about others being antisocial

The irony of it all



PushedDover

1,833 posts

11 months

Monday 6th July
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Chicken dinner said:
And a whinging old cyclist with a radio attached complaining about others being antisocial

The irony of it all
I bought Aftershockz headphones after the recommendations on PH.

Use them daily and can still hear traffic coming etc. Great devices. I can hear what I like, and do not interfere with anyone else. Great things

What is your point?



(and stop fking snooping around on PH'er to generate personal sneers)

PushedDover

1,833 posts

11 months

Monday 6th July
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to perhaps help close the debate (denial circle) - Can a mod add a poll to the thread - to answer the OP's thread title ?

"Loud Bikes or quiet" ?


Chicken dinner

2,878 posts

26 months

Monday 6th July
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PushedDover said:
I bought Aftershockz headphones after the recommendations on PH.

Use them daily and can still hear traffic coming etc. Great devices. I can hear what I like, and do not interfere with anyone else. Great things

What is your point?



(and stop fking snooping around on PH'er to generate personal sneers)
Stop posting on a public forum if you don't people to read what you write wink

I've got the aeropex, they are very good.


Killboy

2,205 posts

160 months

Monday 6th July
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I think this thread illustrates the problem.

It's fairly clear that legislation will gradually come in that at best will put limits on bikes, and at worst will ban it them together. But people seem to double down rather than work towards a positive outcome.

PushedDover

1,833 posts

11 months

Monday 6th July
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Chicken dinner said:
Stop posting on a public forum if you don't people to read what you write wink
That is a disingenuous -

It is firmly believed that you have trawled through 4 months of my posts to find something you feel contentious and in a tit-for-tat method to discount my view point in THIS thread and debate,

That behaviour is not very community spirited or what I'd hope for or expect from a PH community / member.

To be short - very uncool and stty behaviour. Please refrain from it.

Rat_Fink_67

2,180 posts

164 months

Monday 6th July
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PushedDover said:
That behaviour is not very community spirited or what I'd hope for or expect from a PH community / member.

To be short - very uncool and stty behaviour. Please refrain from it.
Really?? Community spirited? On a thread where I (amongst others) have been branded "council", an "attention seeker", that I have no respect for others, oh and "selfish" with a "fetish for pissing other people off" laugh. Despite not knowing me, my lifestyle, my circumstances or indeed what my own bike actually sounds like or how loud it is.

There's more "community spirit" amongst cannibalistic chimps than there is on Pistonheads!! laugh.

irocfan

24,275 posts

148 months

Monday 6th July
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PushedDover said:
Chicken dinner said:
Stop posting on a public forum if you don't people to read what you write wink
That is a disingenuous -

It is firmly believed that you have trawled through 4 months of my posts to find something you feel contentious and in a tit-for-tat method to discount my view point in THIS thread and debate,

That behaviour is not very community spirited or what I'd hope for or expect from a PH community / member.

To be short - very uncool and stty behaviour. Please refrain from it.
dunno - post st and be prepared to be called out it

black-k1

9,445 posts

187 months

Monday 6th July
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Killboy said:
I think this thread illustrates the problem.

It's fairly clear that legislation will gradually come in that at best will put limits on bikes, and at worst will ban it them together. But people seem to double down rather than work towards a positive outcome.
It's actually worse than that. The legislation to handle loud bikes is already there, it's just not enforced. As a result, the stock answer to legislation that's not enforced is to create even stricter legislation. The "fk you" brigade continue ignoring the now stricter legislation while those who try not to ps off just about everyone else are now screwed even more until, eventually, motorcycling as a whole is banned.

The new legislation in Austria and Germany demonstrate that perfectly.

mickymellon1

357 posts

123 months

Monday 6th July
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as long as its not an IL4 then loud

clen666

924 posts

80 months

Monday 6th July
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PushedDover said:
thetoxicnerve said:
Countdown said:
If they like the sound so much why do they wear earplugs?
The protect their hearing from wind noise which is the biggest issue when riding.
roflroflroflroflrofl
Care to share the joke?

BugLebowski

982 posts

74 months

Monday 6th July
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Chicken dinner said:
PushedDover said:
Rat_Fink_67 said:
It's a big wide world out there with lots of noisy things on the go, get yourself some earplugs and protect your delicate ears from all the naughty nasty sounds.
Because you choose your exhaust, hundreds of folks should put ear plugs in where you ride ?
How is that a fair situation ?


(irony is the fking rider wears earplugs anyway. Wind noise, natch)
And a whinging old cyclist with a radio attached complaining about others being antisocial

The irony of it all
I don't think calling him a "cyclist" is fair to other cyclists considering he spends most of his time in the "Electric bicycles - who buys them?" thread*

  • (It's a hundred pages long and the answer to the original question is obviously fat/old men and women hehe )

Countdown

28,305 posts

154 months

Monday 6th July
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clen666 said:
PushedDover said:
thetoxicnerve said:
Countdown said:
If they like the sound so much why do they wear earplugs?
The protect their hearing from wind noise which is the biggest issue when riding.
roflroflroflroflrofl
Care to share the joke?
Not a joke, just odd that people who supposedly enjoy loud exhausts then use earplugs which stops them from "enjoying" the sound of their loud exhaust.

confused

BugLebowski

982 posts

74 months

Monday 6th July
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Countdown said:
Not a joke, just odd that people who supposedly enjoy loud exhausts then use earplugs which stops them from "enjoying" the sound of their loud exhaust.

confused
Ever been on a bike? The loudest noise is the wind by far.