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zimmemr

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Reply #15 on: April 12, 2021, 07:48:07 pm
To say that a motorist hears a motorcycle with a noisy exhaust coming behind him and that this avoids accidents is a myth created by HD owners. (No study proves that). The only time a motorist actually hears a loud motorcycle exhaust is after passing the automobile.

Moreover, paramedics and police have the same problem because motorists (unless they are stationary) hear very little the sound of the siren because the movement of the air carries the sound towards the rear of the vehicle. (that there have been studies on).

So your loud muffler that already pushes the sound backwards pushes it even harder when the motorcycle is in motion ....!
I don't think that myth can be attributed solely to HD rider's but other than that I've got no argument.


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Reply #16 on: April 12, 2021, 07:57:45 pm
Maybe there is no study to prove that load pipes save lives.

What I know is the effect of a nearly noiseless group of  Racing bikes which come from behind and pass you with high speed. And you dont see (hear) it comming until they are ahead of you. Without warning.

Even more dangerous if you drive in a group.
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Reply #17 on: April 12, 2021, 10:56:34 pm
Maybe there is no study to prove that load pipes save lives.

What I know is the effect of a nearly noiseless group of  Racing bikes which come from behind and pass you with high speed. And you dont see (hear) it comming until they are ahead of you. Without warning.

Even more dangerous if you drive in a group.

Very true, I've been caught unaware several times by sport bike hot shoes that snuck up on me. Some of then had aftermarket pipes some didn't but none of them made their presence known until they were right alongside of me. 


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Reply #18 on: April 13, 2021, 11:10:56 pm
I remember many years ago in my former communist country bikes were a prized treasure, few and far between AND a car replacement. There was never any checkup for sound, we were al passing the MOT equivalent with all kinds of home made open pipes... Things have changed and now you might not pass with any aftermarket. Soon probably you WILL NOT pass with anything other than bone stock. Probably India is moving the same way. The longbottle might soon be a rebel's relic and an expensive proposition. Also, as a motorcyclist, I am pretty used to being harassed by police, is what they do. Pretty much like dogs chasing motorcycles, conditioned by some of our young fellow riders which go to 12000 rpm at midnight with baffles out.


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Reply #19 on: April 15, 2021, 04:37:27 pm


The link to state laws cites a Wyoming state statute but I can vouch it absolutely is not enforced. Vehicles with defective mufflers are never stopped and the county deputy sheriffs have told me no such law exists.
There's a difference between obnoxiously loud pipes, ie HD riders, and motorcycles which are too quiet. My BMW was in the latter category so I never tarried in passing someone. The pipes I just put on the Interceptor are fine with the baffles in place.
Looks like the pigs in India are running hog wild....


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Reply #20 on: April 15, 2021, 10:14:26 pm


The link to state laws cites a Wyoming state statute but I can vouch it absolutely is not enforced. Vehicles with defective mufflers are never stopped and the county deputy sheriffs have told me no such law exists.
There's a difference between obnoxiously loud pipes, ie HD riders, and motorcycles which are too quiet. My BMW was in the latter category so I never tarried in passing someone. The pipes I just put on the Interceptor are fine with the baffles in place.
Looks like the pigs in India are running hog wild....

My observation from the Alice's Restaurant area on an early Sunday morning is that Japanese "tuner" and expensive sports cars are now making more noise than the H-D crowd. Even they wince when those cars go by.  :o

Needless to say, neither the CHP nor the county sheriff seem to want to enforce California's draconian car muffler laws. Just one more law of many which are passed by the legislature that many people don't pay any attention to.   ::)
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