Loud Bikes or quiet

Loud Bikes or quiet

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Countdown

27,697 posts

152 months

Monday 6th July
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BugLebowski said:
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.
I'm not disputing that. What I'm trying to get my head around is - if the wind is the loudest noise and riders use earplugs to block out the wind noise, how can they enjoy the loud exhaust which they've installed because they enjoy the sound so much? Are earplugs selective in which sounds they block and which they let through?

If they're not then it means the rider hears a muted rumble and everybody within a quarter-mile has to put up with the unfiltered noise.

Chicken dinner

2,551 posts

24 months

Monday 6th July
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Countdown said:
BugLebowski said:
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.
I'm not disputing that. What I'm trying to get my head around is - if the wind is the loudest noise and riders use earplugs to block out the wind noise, how can they enjoy the loud exhaust which they've installed because they enjoy the sound so much? Are earplugs selective in which sounds they block and which they let through?

If they're not then it means the rider hears a muted rumble and everybody within a quarter-mile has to put up with the unfiltered noise.
When you drive, do you always drive at the same speed?
Open your window
Drive at 20
Then 30
and keep increasing at 10 mph increments.

Do you thing that wind noise is the same ?

It’s really not a difficult concept.

ddom

1,151 posts

4 months

Monday 6th July
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Is this general, is this general, is this general gassing in disguise......?

Is this general gassing, in disguise?


Jag_NE

2,235 posts

56 months

Monday 6th July
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People who live in the countryside thinking they own the countryside has become quite noticeable during Covid-19. Bikes are just one thing.

kestral

1,136 posts

163 months

Monday 6th July
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MaverickV12 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.....



Personally, mine would wake the dead..... just the way it should be. My worst nightmare would be an electric bike
I have noticed that Harley Davidsons are noisier than most other bikes.clap

How do HD get round the noise regulations?

Countdown

27,697 posts

152 months

Monday 6th July
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Chicken dinner said:
When you drive, do you always drive at the same speed?
Open your window
Drive at 20
Then 30
and keep increasing at 10 mph increments.

Do you thing that wind noise is the same ?

It’s really not a difficult concept.
I understand fully. The point you're making is that the faster you drive/ride the louder it gets. So oo motorcyclists take the earplugs out when they go under 20mph (to enjoy the loud exhaust) or do they leave them in all the time?

I admit I'm not a motorcyclist so there could well be something I'm missing here but I don't understand how the statements "My loud exhaust is for MY benefit only" and "I need to have earplugs in to reduce wind noise" can both be applicable.

bogie

14,727 posts

228 months

Monday 6th July
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kestral said:
MaverickV12 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.....



Personally, mine would wake the dead..... just the way it should be. My worst nightmare would be an electric bike
I have noticed that Harley Davidsons are noisier than most other bikes.clap

How do HD get round the noise regulations?
They dont. When you buy a Harley they are just as quiet as any other bike. The Harley dealer will quite happily relieve you of another £2000 or so for an exhaust with no baffle, a K&N filter and a remap....although this must be sold as aftermarket with various disclaimers.


NDA

17,086 posts

181 months

Monday 6th July
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bogie said:
....although this must be sold as aftermarket with various disclaimers.
I assume owners must advise their insurance companies of the modifications?

ddom

1,151 posts

4 months

Monday 6th July
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Aren’t HD in serious trouble financially?

Thought their electric bike was quite decent, certainly better than the standard stuff which really doesn’t belong outside of the US?

Rat_Fink_67

2,169 posts

162 months

Monday 6th July
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Countdown said:
I understand fully. The point you're making is that the faster you drive/ride the louder it gets. So oo motorcyclists take the earplugs out when they go under 20mph (to enjoy the loud exhaust) or do they leave them in all the time?

I admit I'm not a motorcyclist so there could well be something I'm missing here but I don't understand how the statements "My loud exhaust is for MY benefit only" and "I need to have earplugs in to reduce wind noise" can both be applicable.
For balance, I've never worn earplugs on a bike.

NDA

17,086 posts

181 months

Monday 6th July
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Rat_Fink_67 said:
For balance, I've never worn earplugs on a bike.
Nor me.

Chicken dinner

2,551 posts

24 months

Monday 6th July
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Countdown said:
Chicken dinner said:
When you drive, do you always drive at the same speed?
Open your window
Drive at 20
Then 30
and keep increasing at 10 mph increments.

Do you thing that wind noise is the same ?

It’s really not a difficult concept.
I understand fully. The point you're making is that the faster you drive/ride the louder it gets. So oo motorcyclists take the earplugs out when they go under 20mph (to enjoy the loud exhaust) or do they leave them in all the time?

I admit I'm not a motorcyclist so there could well be something I'm missing here but I don't understand how the statements "My loud exhaust is for MY benefit only" and "I need to have earplugs in to reduce wind noise" can both be applicable.
Sorry, I know you’re not this stupid.

I’m out.

bogie

14,727 posts

228 months

Monday 6th July
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NDA said:
bogie said:
....although this must be sold as aftermarket with various disclaimers.
I assume owners must advise their insurance companies of the modifications?
Yes, just the same as any bike you fit an aftermarket exhaust to......

bogie

14,727 posts

228 months

Monday 6th July
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ddom said:
Aren’t HD in serious trouble financially?

Thought their electric bike was quite decent, certainly better than the standard stuff which really doesn’t belong outside of the US?
Define "serious trouble" ? yes, over recent years sales are in decline for HD ....but they are still a $5 billion dollar company, with >$400Million in profit, and >30% market share of the US bike market so I guess everything is relative.







irocfan

23,892 posts

146 months

Monday 6th July
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PushedDover said:
irocfan said:
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
Scrawling through pages of history of mine to come up with a morsel and counter, sounds like the behaviour of a groomer.

Rapey.
Wow! You really have ano inflated opinion of yourself

KurtFlew

26 posts

9 months

Monday 6th July
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Jag_NE said:
People who live in the countryside thinking they own the countryside has become quite noticeable during Covid-19. Bikes are just one thing.
Yep. Same as people who live in town centres then complain that pubs are too loud. I live about half a mile as crow flies over some fields from the main dual carriageway into North Wales and all summer it's a racetrack...laying in bed of a night easily hear every 14krpm gear change. Life is one big comprise and I've got used to it, prefer that over living next to a school or local shop full of morons trying to park.

Dont like rolls

3,798 posts

10 months

Monday 6th July
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KurtFlew said:
Jag_NE said:
People who live in the countryside thinking they own the countryside has become quite noticeable during Covid-19. Bikes are just one thing.
Yep. Same as people who live in town centres then complain that pubs are too loud. I live about half a mile as crow flies over some fields from the main dual carriageway into North Wales and all summer it's a racetrack...laying in bed of a night easily hear every 14krpm gear change. Life is one big comprise and I've got used to it, prefer that over living next to a school or local shop full of morons trying to park.
People from towns who think the countryside is a race track for their modified bikes to be tested at stupid speeds every weekend ?

Rat_Fink_67

2,169 posts

162 months

Monday 6th July
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Dont like rolls said:
People from towns who think the countryside is a race track for their modified bikes to be tested at stupid speeds every weekend ?
Not every weekend. Sometimes it's raining.

KurtFlew

26 posts

9 months

Monday 6th July
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Dont like rolls said:
People from towns who think the countryside is a race track for their modified bikes to be tested at stupid speeds every weekend ?
I think they suffer daily much worse than me having to live in a large town/city, so I don't get worked up about it. I hate horses and the non stop flow of ste out of them, but I'm not lobbying for them to be banned.

MaverickV12

Original Poster:

1,011 posts

94 months

Monday 6th July
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.... sun was shining, had an early start at work, so had a few hours in the afternoon free ....

.... went out for a nice quiet ride in the Country ....



.... went to enjoy the, "peace and quiet", the English Countryside provides me ....

Did I mention I am the Stigs, much much older, second cousin twice removed ?