Loud Bikes or quiet

Loud Bikes or quiet

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Ho Lee Kau

2,149 posts

82 months

Sunday 5th July
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Self-centered much?
Noone gives a fk about your "noise".
Actually it is fking annoying, the worst motorbike noise is HD noise.
If someone turns around to see your pride and joy is because they are annoyed, believe it.

Why don't you get a real bike?

Edited by Ho Lee Kau on Sunday 5th July 07:54

Dont like rolls

3,798 posts

11 months

Sunday 5th July
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TBH, at a "distance", eg sitting i the garden, the worst sound is not the thumper engines like HD...... it is the screaming "race" bikes that are most irritating as the high frequency is the sound that really travels and pollutes.

WarnieV6GT

993 posts

156 months

Sunday 5th July
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Ho Lee Kau said:
Self-centered much?
Noone gives a fk about your "noise".
Actually it is fking annoying, the worst motorbike noise is HD noise.
If someone turns around to see your pride and joy is because they are annoyed, believe it.

Why don't you get a real bike?

Edited by Ho Lee Kau on Sunday 5th July 07:54
OK we know the OP is a bit if a self centered prick.

But if you ask the general public to name a motorcycle a good majority will imo will say Harley Davidson. It is a 'real' motorcycle and that noise you hate is probably the most recognisable bike sound there is.

As we all know they sound loud from the factory as the sound is a huge part of what they're about. But like other brand bike owners some make them stupidly loud which is pretty much what we people on here are moaning about.







bananaman1

446 posts

154 months

Sunday 5th July
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Having recently purchased my first hd ...standard exhaust wink....I have to say I've had nothing but positive comments when parked up....many thumbs up from people out walking etc etc......the only people crying about harley Davidson's are some other bikers ! What is it with them !....I'm no fan of sports bikes....but each to there own....peace and love ....oh...and I do nod....as does my mate on his hd.

Pothole

30,712 posts

239 months

Sunday 5th July
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Pit Pony said:
I fking hate noisy vehicles.

I have 2 homes. One on a main road in a small town in Staffordshire. There seems to be a thing about driving at 40 mph in a 30 in second year.
Everything from wky little mopeds to multi cylinder sports bikes, from stty Corsas with peco exhausts to Whooshing dump valves.
On a Saturday night in the summer, it's impossible to sleep with the windows open.
We knew when we bought it it was on a main road, and I can deal with high volumes of traffic, but it's the pointless reving that really pissed me off.

The other is on a quiet cul-de-sac about 1/2 a mile from the local bypass. On a Sunday Afternoon, you can hear bikers giving it a Santapod start from the traffic lights. I just think "Tosser"

Ask yourself, will I wake the neighbours? If the answer is yes, ask yourself if this matters to you.

I'm saying this as a man that has owned an RD350LC on Expansion pipes and a Z500 with a 4 into 1 Ansa with next to no baffles, which spat fire on the over run, and whose house mates didn't need an alarm clock.
So it was OK for you then, but not for others now? Interesting take.

Gweeds

527 posts

9 months

Sunday 5th July
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Dont like rolls said:
TBH, at a "distance", eg sitting i the garden, the worst sound is not the thumper engines like HD...... it is the screaming "race" bikes that are most irritating as the high frequency is the sound that really travels and pollutes.
Indeed - and of course summer sees the MotoGP wannabees who you never see when the weather is anything other that perfect deciding that local roads are the places to act out their racing fantasies, complete with riding along with one hand on their leg in the classic 'just got that podium place after an hour of 200mph+ racing' pose.

There's one particular ahole near us who seems to think that 70mph through the village is just fine.


Pothole

30,712 posts

239 months

Sunday 5th July
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graeme4130 said:
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
Care to expand?

MaverickV12

Original Poster:

1,011 posts

95 months

Sunday 5th July
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WarnieV6GT said:
OK we know the OP is a bit if a self centered prick.
Thanks guys, TBH, I've been called so much worse .... and as for a pissing contest, I am very aware how little they are worth and that some peoples watches are more valuable than my total net worth. Its not a money pissing contest, it not even a noise pissing contest, its a nothing pissing contest
I think it is to do with the Brand, you get 3 loud thunderous Japanese bikes go past, "fast and furious", everyone rolls their eyes, I, "tick", past a car and the young children (boys obviously) are glued to the window, many comments on what a lovely bike, (I can't hear st because I have music playing in my ears).

I spent a great deal of time customising the bike .....





I even matched my helmet to the same black as the bike .....



We spent a week trying to get the subtly of the badging correct .....



What I'm trying to say is, the sound of the engine/exhaust goes hand in hand with the type of bike and I believe that people have far more patience with the HOG making a noise than a buzzing 125 flat out everywhere it goes.

You call me names such a self centred prick ..... in the old days I used to get up tight and respond, many many years of forum writing later and I laugh at it and, no longer is it a personal insult, comments now runs off my back and I laugh....and, believe you me, I know some people that make what I have, look like a Matchbox collection, one guy I know flies his helicopter to go see his car collection and takes his personal detailer with him ...... its certainly not about that ..... its about using what you have.

I've gone sideways on the Icelakes of Norway ...



I put my parents on the Glacier Express Tour and raced the Train from St Moritz to Zermatt ...



This photo is taken in Switzerland, but the background is are the Italian Alps ....

Don't even start talking about the times I took the car skiing (after converting the car{s} to carry skis on a Towbar)



Now its the Bikes turn ...... I'd like to take the old girl through the Swiss Alps, I did read about the Austrian Tyrol on another thread, so I am aware of the noise issue.

So its not a pissing contest about who got the biggest, most expensive, "whatever', its about actually using the machinery we own to go out and actually create memories ... I just happen to have a bit of a loud one that the forum here, does seem more split than I initially considered they would be .....

I still blame the red Squirrels for driving too fast ......

Pothole

30,712 posts

239 months

Sunday 5th July
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MaverickV12 said:
I think it is to do with the Brand, you get 3 loud thunderous Japanese bikes go past, "fast and furious", everyone rolls their eyes, I, "tick", past a car and the young children (boys obviously) are glued to the window, many comments on what a lovely bike,

.
You're dreaming.

Steve Bass

9,350 posts

190 months

Sunday 5th July
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maybe everyone needs to calm the fk down and stop being so hysterically offended about everything.




WarnieV6GT

993 posts

156 months

Sunday 5th July
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MaverickV12 said:
Thanks guys, TBH, I've been called so much worse .... and as for a pissing contest, I am very aware how little they are worth and that some peoples watches are more valuable than my total net worth. Its not a money pissing contest, it not even a noise pissing contest, its a nothing pissing contest
I think it is to do with the Brand, you get 3 loud thunderous Japanese bikes go past, "fast and furious", everyone rolls their eyes, I, "tick", past a car and the young children (boys obviously) are glued to the window, many comments on what a lovely bike, (I can't hear st because I have music playing in my ears).

I spent a great deal of time customising the bike .....





I even matched my helmet to the same black as the bike .....



We spent a week trying to get the subtly of the badging correct .....



What I'm trying to say is, the sound of the engine/exhaust goes hand in hand with the type of bike and I believe that people have far more patience with the HOG making a noise than a buzzing 125 flat out everywhere it goes.

You call me names such a self centred prick ..... in the old days I used to get up tight and respond, many many years of forum writing later and I laugh at it and, no longer is it a personal insult, comments now runs off my back and I laugh....and, believe you me, I know some people that make what I have, look like a Matchbox collection, one guy I know flies his helicopter to go see his car collection and takes his personal detailer with him ...... its certainly not about that ..... its about using what you have.

I've gone sideways on the Icelakes of Norway ...



I put my parents on the Glacier Express Tour and raced the Train from St Moritz to Zermatt ...



This photo is taken in Switzerland, but the background is are the Italian Alps ....

Don't even start talking about the times I took the car skiing (after converting the car{s} to carry skis on a Towbar)



Now its the Bikes turn ...... I'd like to take the old girl through the Swiss Alps, I did read about the Austrian Tyrol on another thread, so I am aware of the noise issue.

So its not a pissing contest about who got the biggest, most expensive, "whatever', its about actually using the machinery we own to go out and actually create memories ... I just happen to have a bit of a loud one that the forum here, does seem more split than I initially considered they would be .....

I still blame the red Squirrels for driving too fast ......
I take it back as I probably wouldn't say that to you in a normal conversation so shouldn't say it on here, unless you really we're a prick which I doubt.

I was more referring to your posts which are very 'look at what I've got'.

Looks like you've done a fair bit more than most on here with cars and bikes, obviously including me.






WarnieV6GT

993 posts

156 months

Sunday 5th July
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Steve Bass said:
maybe everyone needs to calm the fk down and stop being so hysterically offended about everything.
This.

Think the age demographic on here has a lot to do with it.

Many have done it in the past but are now condemning those that do it now.

When I was younger I thought everyone thought my music was cool blasting out my car and my 4 cylinder st heap with a big end can sounded the nuts. The reality was far removed..

crofty1984

14,263 posts

161 months

Sunday 5th July
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bogie said:
A bit more sound than a muted standard bike is great ....any bike without the baffles in the exhaust is just silly....sending you deaf whilst alerting the camera van/Police you are on the way from a mile out.
This. There's a lot of area between obnoxiously loud penis extension and whisper quiet standard bike. I'll be honest, one of my BSAs tends toward the former, but those exhausts are actually quieter than the shortys it came with.

I'm concerned about people with a grudge against bikes use loud exhausts as an excuse to ban or curtail them.

unident

1,866 posts

8 months

Sunday 5th July
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MaverickV12 said:
Thanks guys, TBH, I've been called so much worse .... and as for a pissing contest, I am very aware how little they are worth and that some peoples watches are more valuable than my total net worth. Its not a money pissing contest, it not even a noise pissing contest, its a nothing pissing contest
I think it is to do with the Brand, you get 3 loud thunderous Japanese bikes go past, "fast and furious", everyone rolls their eyes, I, "tick", past a car and the young children (boys obviously) are glued to the window, many comments on what a lovely bike, (I can't hear st because I have music playing in my ears).

I spent a great deal of time customising the bike .....





I even matched my helmet to the same black as the bike .....



We spent a week trying to get the subtly of the badging correct .....



What I'm trying to say is, the sound of the engine/exhaust goes hand in hand with the type of bike and I believe that people have far more patience with the HOG making a noise than a buzzing 125 flat out everywhere it goes.

You call me names such a self centred prick ..... in the old days I used to get up tight and respond, many many years of forum writing later and I laugh at it and, no longer is it a personal insult, comments now runs off my back and I laugh....and, believe you me, I know some people that make what I have, look like a Matchbox collection, one guy I know flies his helicopter to go see his car collection and takes his personal detailer with him ...... its certainly not about that ..... its about using what you have.

I've gone sideways on the Icelakes of Norway ...



I put my parents on the Glacier Express Tour and raced the Train from St Moritz to Zermatt ...



This photo is taken in Switzerland, but the background is are the Italian Alps ....

Don't even start talking about the times I took the car skiing (after converting the car{s} to carry skis on a Towbar)



Now its the Bikes turn ...... I'd like to take the old girl through the Swiss Alps, I did read about the Austrian Tyrol on another thread, so I am aware of the noise issue.

So its not a pissing contest about who got the biggest, most expensive, "whatever', its about actually using the machinery we own to go out and actually create memories ... I just happen to have a bit of a loud one that the forum here, does seem more split than I initially considered they would be .....

I still blame the red Squirrels for driving too fast ......
It’s not a pissing contest, but here’s a load of photos explaining how amazing my bike is also showing how amazing I think I am and why I’m better than you.

V8RX7

20,419 posts

220 months

Sunday 5th July
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Steve Bass said:
maybe everyone needs to calm the fk down and stop being so hysterically offended about everything.
^^ This

I rarely see these levels of hysteria on car threads, bikers used to be more united

Rat_Fink_67

2,178 posts

163 months

Sunday 5th July
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Steve Bass said:
maybe everyone needs to calm the fk down and stop being so hysterically offended about everything.
Pretty much my outlook on it really. I live just off a wide open, straight road, probably 3/4's mile or so long that heads out towards the countryside. During sunny days in particular, if I'm out in the garden I hear all sorts of different cars and bikes tearing up and down; V8s, screaming bikes, Harleys etc...and to be perfectly honest I don't really give a st. I don't find it "offensive" or particularly annoying in all honesty, maybe I just don't subscribe to the modern way of being uptight about everything and everyone?? Maybe it's being involved in drag racing for so many years and having experienced what "properly loud" is, but I've never once heard an exhaust noise outside and found it irritating.

I don't make a habit of going stupid through built up areas on my bike, I tend to stick to urban limits on the whole, but I quite enjoy the din of my Yoshi RS-3 with the baffle out on the open roads smile Although as aftermarket exhausts go, I don't really think it's at the louder end of the scale anyway.

Dont like rolls

3,798 posts

11 months

Sunday 5th July
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Rat_Fink_67 said:
but I quite enjoy the din of my Yoshi RS-3 with the baffle out on the open roads smile
I don't, why are people in towns more important to you than those who live near open roads ?

V8RX7

20,419 posts

220 months

Sunday 5th July
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Dont like rolls said:
I don't
Fortunately for those of us who like louder exhausts, you're a nobody and no ones cares what you think.

rofl





Seriously I do see your point, I live in the countryside on an NSL - I find it intriguing that I have to slow to 30 in villages, 20 in towns "think of the children"

Yet it's fine to drive / ride past my house / children at 60 - it either is, or isn't ok to ride past houses at 60 (or with a loud exhaust)

Generally it boils down to I want you to treat me with respect but as you're in the minority - fk you

Country lives matter

wink

thetoxicnerve

23,266 posts

134 months

Sunday 5th July
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This. Thread. Is. Awesome.

Rat_Fink_67

2,178 posts

163 months

Sunday 5th July
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Dont like rolls said:
I don't
You've never heard it.

Plus, why is your opinion of what's acceptable to listen to, or what constitutes "too loud" more important than someone enjoying their free time? You could go round in circles endlessly on that one.

Edited by Rat_Fink_67 on Sunday 5th July 11:45