Loud Bikes or quiet

Loud Bikes or quiet

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Weso

322 posts

161 months

Wednesday 15th July
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PushedDover said:
scratchchin

Yet, oddly enough those here defending their loud bikes seem to have lost the ability to stand up and be counted on this one?
Perhaps they're all furiously putting their stock pipes back on so as not to upset your delicate hearing?
Well done, you won the internet.

Hungrymc

4,714 posts

94 months

Wednesday 15th July
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Countdown said:
Reminded me of this guy

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DVmSK89y_-U

That mainly seems knobbish to me. Is there a reason for it?
What an absolute bell end.

Dont like rolls

3,798 posts

11 months

Wednesday 15th July
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Weso said:
PushedDover said:
scratchchin

Yet, oddly enough those here defending their loud bikes seem to have lost the ability to stand up and be counted on this one?
Perhaps they're all furiously putting their stock pipes back on so as not to upset your delicate hearing?
Well done, you won the internet.
One would hope that they have had a self awarenesses "moment", looked in a mirror and thought "nob".....then decided to do it

thetoxicnerve

23,244 posts

134 months

Wednesday 15th July
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rofl

That's exactly what everyone is doing. laugh

Rat_Fink_67

2,178 posts

163 months

Wednesday 15th July
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Chicken dinner said:
Some of us are working for a living and lost interest in this thread some time ago.

It’s not a game of last man standing you plank
hehe

WarnieV6GT

993 posts

156 months

Wednesday 15th July
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Right thats it. Baffle is staying out biggrin

woohoo

irocfan

24,228 posts

147 months

Wednesday 15th July
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WarnieV6GT said:
Right thats it. Baffle is staying out biggrin

woohoo
hehe

Pothole

30,677 posts

239 months

Wednesday 15th July
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PushedDover said:
I asked this earlier of the Bikers on here. no answer.
Why is it the need on Bike - thats the Sprts bike, otr the HD for the pedant - to blip the throttle at all when in traffic / stationary.


What do you honestly believe the need or intention in this ?
Can't say I've ever noticed anyone on a proper bike doing this, only kids on mopeds.

basherX

904 posts

118 months

Wednesday 15th July
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I live at the edge of a village where it goes from 40 to 50 and then NSL a few hundred yards further on. It's about straight enough at that point for an overtake (car, bikes should clear it easily) although many people neglect the oblique junction on the other side of the road- there are occasionally near misses as people pull out from that whilst looking over their shoulder (they shouldn't, but they do).

For me I think there has to be compromise- people are entitled to enjoy their bikes and their cars in the same way that I should be able to maintain a conversation when I'm in the garden. It is a residential area after all. The thing, for me at least as someone who likes these sorts of things, is that most cars and bikes really don't sound as impressive as their owners think. Mostly it's just gratuitous noise which is a bit tedious, but with a few exceptions.

However the only things that irritates me are when people come past significantly above the speed limit (at high revs- think 80+) and when the noise is so high that I can still hear them as they're decelerating into the next village just under 2 miles away. At this time of year there will be a few of those on any sunny day and I've been woken up at night by this many times. That's antisocial fkwittery and just another part of modern entitlement culture.

Biker 1

4,375 posts

76 months

Wednesday 9th September
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Vickers_VC10 said:
Article said: Grace Shepphard, who works at Ryka’s Café, said she had heard Mickleham residents complain bikers now go through the village to avoid the average speed cameras installed on the A24 two years ago.
Unintended consequences!!! Of course that was going to happen - I've done it myself!

As for loud pipes: depends what it is. Screaming Eagles are OTT, but bearable (during the day...) 125s with straight through pipes are the most tedious, annoying noise of all & should be clamped down on. I also don't like IL4 engines with cheap end cans - loud whining. I saw a Duperduke R recently with the loudest pipe I've ever heard, but the actual sound was awesome - I don't think it was an Akra pipe, but it had been tuned 'just so'......

Pothole

30,677 posts

239 months

Wednesday 9th September
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Dont like rolls said:
Pothole said:
Cite and link to actual existing legislation (not proposals stretching back a decade at least) please.
For example

https://www.gesetze-im-internet.de/stvzo_2012/__19...
Interesting that the line about noise says "the exhaust gas or noise behavior is worsened". Does that also cover "worsening" within the current db restriction?

phatmanace

582 posts

166 months

Wednesday 9th September
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Not a fan - my view mostly shaped by having an Mx5 years ago with a naughty pipe, was cool for about 5 mins and then got old/embarrassing fast once you realise close to zero people like it apart from you, plus possibly people at motoring events

I've considered get an V&H pipe on my Tiger, but given the above, I've held back - the induction roar in 2nd and 3rd is pretty cool and I'm happy with that, and the bike is reasonably sociable when I'm riding it around town.

Ho Lee Kau

2,142 posts

82 months

Wednesday 9th September
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Whenever I am in Italy (around lake Como) I see all these bikers tearing up the already broken asphalt, all these uber-loud Ducatis and such, all flying by old people sitting in their gardens or in coffee shops, and the old people are not upset, the bikes do not bother them, they actually seem content to have the motos flying by.

In Switzerland old people seem to want quietness like in the grave. Sad people, they do not realize that soon they will be in an eternally quiet grave.

Ho Lee Kau

2,142 posts

82 months

Wednesday 9th September
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phatmanace said:
Not a fan - my view mostly shaped by having an Mx5 years ago with a naughty pipe, was cool for about 5 mins and then got old/embarrassing fast once you realise close to zero people like it apart from you, plus possibly people at motoring events

I've considered get an V&H pipe on my Tiger, but given the above, I've held back - the induction roar in 2nd and 3rd is pretty cool and I'm happy with that, and the bike is reasonably sociable when I'm riding it around town.
No disrespect to you, and I also like MX5, but...

You had naughty pipe on a wrong car, sorry. MX5 with tiny engine and 180hp? This is like those farting pipes on Golfs and old BMWs, just chav.

Get a proper vehicle, V8 american muscle, or maybe something Italian, then loud sound kind of belongs.
;-)

Brads67

3,199 posts

55 months

Wednesday 9th September
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Ho Lee Kau said:
No disrespect to you, and I also like MX5, but...

You had naughty pipe on a wrong car, sorry. MX5 with tiny engine and 180hp? This is like those farting pipes on Golfs and old BMWs, just chav.

Get a proper vehicle, V8 american muscle, or maybe something Italian, then loud sound kind of belongs.
;-)
Proper vehicle hahahaha this place is awesome.

airsafari87

811 posts

139 months

Wednesday 9th September
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I've just dropped my bike off at Crowe Performance for a full system and other work.

Froth away.