Loud Bikes or quiet

Loud Bikes or quiet

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Stigproducts

1,298 posts

228 months

Saturday 4th July
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if I had a micropenis I would try and keep a low profile.
Informing the entire world by trying to make up for it with a ear bleeding exhaust just seems counter productive.

Dont like rolls

3,798 posts

11 months

Saturday 4th July
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Worry about your close neighbours but fk the rest of the world ?.....nice attitude.

Gweeds

527 posts

9 months

Saturday 4th July
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Imagine being this up your own arse.

Jesus. What a loser.

jjwilde

1,336 posts

53 months

Saturday 4th July
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It isn't big and it isn't clever, you're an embarrassment.

Chicken dinner

2,850 posts

25 months

Saturday 4th July
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PushedDover said:
You are part of the problem.
Sadly you don’t recognise it.

And For the Record , there is no such thing as social hours for Loud Exhaust. All hours are antisocial.
I’m good with that.

Enjoy your Prius

Brads67

3,199 posts

55 months

Saturday 4th July
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cliffords said:
No I meant hairy dogs of course. Makes perfect sense not sure why you questioned it.
Because your statement made no sense. All Harleys have a mechanically unsympathetic noise ? seriously ? lol Aye ok.

Most I have heard (many hundreds) sound just fine.

Buy a 90's Kawasaki if you want to hear mechanically unsympathetic noise

Chicken dinner

2,850 posts

25 months

Saturday 4th July
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black-k1 said:
Chicken dinner said:
black-k1 said:
PushedDover 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
How fking childish
Blunt, scratchchin .... but accurate

I'd also add fking selfish, fking inconsiderate and fking rude.

We already have a thread running highlighting that bikes with legal noise levels are being banned from certain roads and this gets posted! rolleyes
I really can't understand your logic.
How does this thread impact noisy bikes being banned in parts of Austria?

All my cars and most of my bikes are noisy, none obnoxiously so, apart from the TVR but that doesn't get out much and never at antisocial hours.


From a forum that had its origins as a TVR forum and has a hidden section where the tunnel runs were organised, things have gone downhill
Do you really think that Mr and Mrs Average in Austria are so very different to Mr and Mrs Average in the UK? Many of the same things will piss them off. Do you really think that an approach to managing noise adopted in Austria is unlikely to be adopted elsewhere in the EU and in the UK if it's shown "to work"?

Noisy bikes (and cars) piss people off. That's why there are regulations governing noise! That's why there are always complaints about noise! Ignoring that or thinking it doesn't apply to you is either pig ignorant or unbelievably selfish. Or, probably, both.
You should be pleased they are banning noisy bikes, you clearly have issues with them
Should be be banning V8’s as well for the same reason?

As I said, with the origins of this forum, it’s depressing reading comments like yours.

AC43

8,156 posts

165 months

Saturday 4th July
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underwhelmist 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.....
I'd rather listen to a washing machine full of spanners than a loud Harley, but you do you. Actually, would I be able to tell the difference?
LOL. so true. The Harley engine makes a sound that's so unbelievably st. It's like some bit of 19th century industrial plant.

Esceptico

2,959 posts

66 months

Saturday 4th July
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MaverickV12 said:
As the for the guy with the Ducati .... nice, looking at one myself



Nice Muscle there too.

To be fair I do roll the bike to the end of my Cul-de-sac, so that the initial, "blast", is on the main road and not near my immediate neighbours, just the rest of the street (who I don't live next to)

On a Good note, we have a huge set of gates at the back of the house, just incase of a Zombie invasion ....



..... and the wife can hear me from the main road, so by the time I'm up the Cul-de-sac, the gate are open for me, wickedly good. That would never happen if I was as quiet as can be.

As for my exhaust being responsible for changing Government Policy ..... couldn't give a toss ..... the Government is going to do what they want, when they want, and there is nothing anyone can do about it, so don't try.

You think I like Electric Bikes and cars .... ahhhh .... it won't save the planet, but someone is gong too make a lot of money out of it, so it's happening whether we like it or not.

I'm old enough to watch (1973) (as a kid) as people were made to wear helmets, I've watched as the test for bikes has become harder and harder, how bikes have been slowed down, how speed limits have been vastly restricted, we used to have unrestricted speed limits, then they brought in the 70mph, which for Modern Bikes and Cars, now days is stupidly slow. I remember my father being pulled over for drink driving and the policeman asking if mum could drive us all home instead .... don't think that would happen now.

Whats going to happen is going to happen ...... so I don't care what anyone thinks

I'm just going to keep on announcing my arrival everywhere I go. Neighbours won't say anything, they are too busy smoking weed, I don't care what they smoke, do what they want. The other side drives an Electric car (yes you read that right) and is too busy furloughed sunbathing, and having been eating for the last 3 months he can't get out of his chair to complain.

So my biggest problem ..... is grounding out the exhaust



So, until then .... its business as usual, posing on a Harley ......

The picture of the grounded exhaust confirms my prejudices about HD. How can the exhaust hit the ground when you have such massive chicken strips ie how st is the ground clearance on your bike?

black-k1

9,438 posts

186 months

Saturday 4th July
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Chicken dinner said:
You should be pleased they are banning noisy bikes, you clearly have issues with them
Should be be banning V8’s as well for the same reason?

As I said, with the origins of this forum, it’s depressing reading comments like yours.
Why would I be pleased? The bikes being banned are at legal noise levels. It's very likely the usual gross over reaction to prats with illegally noisy bikes. Selfish inconsiderate dick heads spoiling it for who are actually not the problem.

I love the sound of a decent V8 and a V twin but, on the public road people just need to show a bit of consideradion and keep things reasonable.


Jazoli

7,839 posts

207 months

Saturday 4th July
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Esceptico said:
The picture of the grounded exhaust confirms my prejudices about HD. How can the exhaust hit the ground when you have such massive chicken strips ie how st is the ground clearance on your bike?
It doesn't matter one bit, they rarely go above 60mph and are about the 'pose' and the 'noise' wink

graeme4130

3,469 posts

138 months

Saturday 4th July
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There used to be a guy with a really loud HD in my old street. It used to be so loud, it shook the windows in my old house as it went past. I've hated those bikes ever since as they represent nearly everything I dislike about the motorbike scene.
Plus, he used to wear some bent leather waistcoat with his "motorcycle club' emblem on the back and I'm convinced he thought it made him look like a tough dude, when in reality, he was a mid 50's overweight accountant with a beard that was scared of his own shadow
Everyone is entitled to make their own choices in life, and I respect that, but you still have to consider the motorcycle industry as a whole, and stupidly loud bikes make enemies of the general public to us all

zzrman

352 posts

146 months

Saturday 4th July
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black-k1 said:
Why would I be pleased? The bikes being banned are at legal noise levels. It's very likely the usual gross over reaction to prats with illegally noisy bikes. Selfish inconsiderate dick heads spoiling it for who are actually not the problem.

I love the sound of a decent V8 and a V twin but, on the public road people just need to show a bit of consideradion and keep things reasonable.
I agree. A nice V8, V10, straight 6, V12, whatever isn't the problem. A fruity exhaust note, no problem. But those of the "loud pipes save lives lives" brigade forget that if they only learned to ride the thing properly they wouldn't need OTT loud pipes.

MaverickV12

Original Poster:

1,011 posts

95 months

Saturday 4th July
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Stigproducts said:
if I had a micropenis I would try and keep a low profile.
Informing the entire world by trying to make up for it with a ear bleeding exhaust just seems counter productive.
How did you know ...... ?

Anyway, loving you guys, loving the comments, loving the positive, and the negative ..... well there are always this that love electric bikes or eBikes, do any of you guys have eBikes? ..... anyway I diversify ......



If you don't like my bike, you'll hate my cars ..... all with straight through exhausts, except the BMW, which is .... well .... a BMW

Personally I blame the Red Squirrels



If it were not for the RedSquirrels we wouldn't be in this position ......


WarnieV6GT

993 posts

156 months

Saturday 4th July
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MaverickV12 said:
How did you know ...... ?

Anyway, loving you guys, loving the comments, loving the positive, and the negative ..... well there are always this that love electric bikes or eBikes, do any of you guys have eBikes? ..... anyway I diversify ......



If you don't like my bike, you'll hate my cars ..... all with straight through exhausts, except the BMW, which is .... well .... a BMW

Personally I blame the Red Squirrels



If it were not for the RedSquirrels we wouldn't be in this position ......
Are you related to Grindle by any chance ?...

unident

1,866 posts

8 months

Saturday 4th July
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MaverickV12 said:
Stigproducts said:
if I had a micropenis I would try and keep a low profile.
Informing the entire world by trying to make up for it with a ear bleeding exhaust just seems counter productive.
How did you know ...... ?

Anyway, loving you guys, loving the comments, loving the positive, and the negative ..... well there are always this that love electric bikes or eBikes, do any of you guys have eBikes? ..... anyway I diversify ......



If you don't like my bike, you'll hate my cars ..... all with straight through exhausts, except the BMW, which is .... well .... a BMW

Personally I blame the Red Squirrels



If it were not for the RedSquirrels we wouldn't be in this position ......
Maverick earlier, except it didn’t really work, just backfired like his POS bike and attitude




Dont like rolls

3,798 posts

11 months

Saturday 4th July
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MaverickV12 said:
How did you know ...... ?

Anyway, loving you guys, loving the comments, loving the positive, and the negative ..... well there are always this that love electric bikes or eBikes, do any of you guys have eBikes? ..... anyway I diversify ......



If you don't like my bike, you'll hate my cars ..... all with straight through exhausts, except the BMW, which is .... well .... a BMW

Personally I blame the Red Squirrels



If it were not for the RedSquirrels we wouldn't be in this position ......
Lots of peeps on here with just one car...... that is worth more than those added up smile


ohhh dear..

thetoxicnerve

23,270 posts

134 months

Saturday 4th July
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rofl

DirtyHarley

99 posts

30 months

Sunday 5th July
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Esceptico said:
On the subject of HD riders...why is it that they never give other riders a nod or wave? Too aloof? Too proud? Or just self conscious because they believe other bikers think they are s?

I like a nice sounding exhaust but HDs just too noisy.
As a 15K+ miles a year Harley Rider I nod at almost everyone (delivery L-platers are the only real exception and rank lower than cyclists on the twunt scale for me!)

I leave from a residential area between 0500-0600 each morning and although I have to have a brief 3-5 second burst to get up the incline from my garden, I then freewheel it all the way to the bottom of the cul-de-sac with the engine off-lights on. I then try to ride away in 2nd with revs stupidly low so as to make as minimal disturbance as possible.

However whilst I am being as considerate as possible, knowing I ride a fairly loud (but fully legal) bike, there are 125s with drilled out cans and wannabe Rossi's that I pass every day who make far more noise, then throw in the little boy racers with their fart-box changes or high pitched engines and their backfires and I'd say that the loud low rumbling of a properly tuned Harley carries across distance less and is generally less anti-social.

But horses for courses really, main reasons I ride a Harley is that the miles I do requires comfort, the train is too expensive, I work in London so a car is a no-no, and I'm not paying 1/3rd of my pre-tax wages on a yearly rail fare. So until they do electric bikes that can do 150 miles+ without needing to stop for a recharge and that don't cost the earth, then sorry chaps but I'll stick to what I enjoy and do what I feel I can do to minimise my impact on others.

NITO

878 posts

163 months

Sunday 5th July
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I was following a friend today. He has an HD, I don’t know what pipes he had but it made a wonderful sound. Nothing obnoxious or earth chattering and the mechanical noises you could hear just sounded damped and smooth. It actually sounded wonderful ticking over, accentuating the pushrod valve system.

It means you can appreciate the actual sound of the bike without it violating your ear drums. It’s so much more cultured, a nice pipe is far better than an offensively and oppressively loud pos. Knocking the baffles out is just idiotic imho, totally unnecessary and counter productive because instead of people saying “that sounds nice” it’ll be “what a dick!”.