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Title: Can You Hear Your Bike?
Post by: ridingfar on May 21, 2012, 10:01:36 am
Time to Sound Off and tell us where do you stand on the sound of your bike!


Title: Re: Can You Hear Your Bike?
Post by: black hills on May 21, 2012, 10:05:09 am
The CBR is stock, the 300 has a FMF Q pipe on it, and the 990 has KTM branded FMF's. I prefered teh stock ,garden tractor, sound fromthe 990 but the cats had to go. the FMF's are not bad, but a bit too loud for my taste..


Title: Re: Can You Hear Your Bike?
Post by: CanadianBird on May 21, 2012, 10:21:16 am
My Bird has a Yoshi SS full system. I hear her when I ride her. I should but never wear ear plugs. I never listen to music. I like to listen to my bike.


Title: Re: Can You Hear Your Bike?
Post by: garry on May 21, 2012, 11:02:31 am
Leo Vince slip-ons with the db killer inserts installed. Louder than stock, but not obnoxious with the inserts in. Inserts out is quite the roar (great tone, just too loud).


Title: Re: Can You Hear Your Bike?
Post by: birdrunner on May 21, 2012, 11:02:59 am

My Bird has a Yoshi SS full system. I hear her when I ride her. I should but never wear ear plugs. I never listen to music. I like to listen to my bike.


People following me have given my XX with Jardin cans rave reviews.


Title: Re: Can You Hear Your Bike?
Post by: Kneescrubber on May 21, 2012, 11:12:08 am
Two Brothers slip-on the VFR. Mac exhuast on the /5. It's loud!


Title: Re: Can You Hear Your Bike?
Post by: Hambonee on May 21, 2012, 12:37:39 pm
Stock Guzzi exhaust...but man..it still makes some nice notes...

That being said it does it in a polite fashion and won't upset the neighbors or set off car alarms. Classy girl she is... :inlove:


Title: Re: Can You Hear Your Bike?
Post by: 1000lbs on May 21, 2012, 02:02:08 pm
The Striple got a Leo Vince full system lowboy.  With the street insert in (euro road legal) its not much louder then stock, but with a deeper/nastier triple growl  :cool:.  

The WR has a DRD slip on.  quite a bit louder then stock, but not too bad on the 250.


Title: Re: Can You Hear Your Bike?
Post by: scott19 on May 21, 2012, 07:26:34 pm
The SV: Stock pipes that sound good to me.

The GPz900R has vintage Yoshimura slip ons made out of unobtainium. I heard a friend riding my bike literally a mile away. It was out in the country, but I had no idea they were that loud. Still way quieter than the average cruiser with pipes.


Title: Re: Can You Hear Your Bike?
Post by: miles on May 21, 2012, 08:22:12 pm
My S1000RR has a Yoshimura Superbike full system exhaust, and when I twist the throttle everybody knows it.

My Husky 450 Supermoto has a factory racing exhaust that sets off car alarms in parking garages as I ride by on the street.


Title: Re: Can You Hear Your Bike?
Post by: M.Brane on May 21, 2012, 09:01:19 pm
 TBR carbon can on the VFR. It's a bit loud, but not anywhere near open pipe db levels.


Title: Re: Can You Hear Your Bike?
Post by: Squareman357 on May 22, 2012, 12:10:06 am
Two Brothers exhaust on the ZX-14.  Nice deep muscle car rumble, sounds great when I wind it up, can short shift and keep the revs low and not piss off the neighbors when I leave for work.


Title: Re: Can You Hear Your Bike?
Post by: sammyseaman on May 22, 2012, 09:02:57 am
2011 Triumph Thruxton with the British Customs Performance Package. Stock she was embarassingly quiet and sloooooooow. It was like riding an electric motorcycle which would be fine if it was an electric motorcycle. Now she's found her voice and can breathe and she has a little punch too. The BC kit seems to be the quietest out there as well  :thumbsup:   IIRC I think it was Clay who said following me through the Tunnel of Trees last summer sounded like he was behind a WWII fighter plane  :D


Title: Re: Can You Hear Your Bike?
Post by: Turbo810 on May 22, 2012, 09:09:44 am
I am keeping the Connie stock. I plan on using it for touring more than sport riding. So I want it to stay quiet.


Title: Re: Can You Hear Your Bike?
Post by: Paintman on May 22, 2012, 11:58:03 am
I had a set Of Two Brothers on the Superhawk sounded great. THe Concours 1 just opened the baffles a bit breathes better but still quiet putting around, the Dual Sports have FMF pipes they growl a bit but stock ex was rusted heavy crap so easy choice.and teh Ols XS1100"s have NIB Supertrapp 4-1 sets i scored it just sounds good


Title: Re: Can You Hear Your Bike?
Post by: coho on May 22, 2012, 01:44:55 pm
The RT has a ZTechnik pipe which is louder than OEM. It is really only 'loud' for a BMW (that is to say, not loud at all), but has an almost Guzzi-like rumble at idle and a nice snap-crackle-pop on decel making an otherwise appliance-like bike manifest a bit more soul. It's a luxury hotrod. :burnout:


IIRC I think it was Clay who said following me through the Tunnel of Trees last summer sounded like he was behind a WWII fighter plane  :D


I get that sound while cranking and banking, but the plane is a Messerschmitt rather than a Spitfire.  ;)


Title: Re: Can You Hear Your Bike?
Post by: bomber on May 22, 2012, 01:51:23 pm
Stock exhaust on the Tiger -- can't hear much, except on trailing throttle -- the tune Dan K installed last year yielded, among other things, a very nice little burble on over run . . . sounds like the bike is muttering to itself ;-}

The stock KLR exhaust on Jerry Lee? SOunds like a PDQ Lawnboy.


Title: Re: Can You Hear Your Bike?
Post by: stevent on May 23, 2012, 01:37:07 pm
Stock on the GS, I had a set of D & D Police Interceptor cans on the '08 FLHT but wound up going back to stock after a short time. I have tinnitus and hearing loss from the Navy and certain resonances really hurt my ears, so quiter is definately better for me.


Title: Re: Can You Hear Your Bike?
Post by: nnjhawk02 on May 29, 2012, 12:13:07 pm
Have had Erions on the VTR nice '03 - even crashed w/ em on & very little damage.  I got em cause I used to lane split to work into NYC.  I still vividly remember the 1st commute & I revved the motor & the cars moved the F out of my way :D

They're no where as loud as 2 Bros.



Title: Re: Can You Hear Your Bike?
Post by: expatbrit on May 29, 2012, 12:52:29 pm
Stock on the Duc. I'd like to lose the cat, but that's also the muffler and underbody. Don't want more noise, don't want to run the mid-pipe, muffler, PC-V, etc route. Plus I actually like the way the exhaust looks, and you can't hear the bike over wind-noise above 50-60mph anyway!

The WR250 came with a full Graves system on it. I can hear that.


Title: Re: Can You Hear Your Bike?
Post by: Mac on May 30, 2012, 01:24:02 am
My ST had a staintune exhause on, which makes it sound like a slightly louder sewing machine. :lol:


Title: Re: Can You Hear Your Bike?
Post by: brianhe on May 30, 2012, 01:47:57 am
Stock Ducati exhaust.  My wife says "it's kinda loud, but not Harley loud." I don't really want to worry about pissing off my the whole neighborhood, especially my good next door neighbor we share a driveway with.


Title: Re: Can You Hear Your Bike?
Post by: coucours grad on May 30, 2012, 02:12:22 am
C-10 ran stock its whole life....



    Looking for a set of used stockers for the St to take apart and put back together.



    I wanna lose the cats and look at the baffles.


Title: Re: Can You Hear Your Bike?
Post by: cb400 on May 30, 2012, 05:04:45 pm
The St1100 is stock and quiet.
The CB400F is stock and quiet.
The Tuono "thunders" with an Arrow Shotgun Twin-can exhaust.  What? Can't hear ya!


--jeff



Title: Re: Can You Hear Your Bike?
Post by: 2RR2NV on May 30, 2012, 06:45:45 pm
currently stock and i wear ear plugs. sounds good to me. BUUUUTTT will get a slip-on before goin to the track so i can get that last 1-2HP at the top cause i will soooooooooooo need that last lil bit.  :rolleyes:

actually, i really loved the sound of my 04 with 2-Bros slip-on. miss it. just love that sound of a wailing I4. love V4s more, but alas, can't afford a real V4 SS.  :(


Title: Re: Can You Hear Your Bike?
Post by: ScottB on May 30, 2012, 07:56:39 pm
The Tiger has an Arrow road pipe and tune, which is pleasantly burbly but not at all obnoxious.
The Speedy has Arrow race pipes and tune and burbles and sputters and spits and generally gnashes it's teeth.  At WOT, it's a beast.
The CB750 - well, that is currently a pile of parts on my garage floor, but it is getting a ceramic coated Kerker 4-1 with a "sort of" baffle - it should give the windows a good shake.   :bigok:


Title: Re: Can You Hear Your Bike?
Post by: nater on May 30, 2012, 10:24:11 pm
Yosh slip on on the gixxer.  Just howels up top.  But not loud at all down low.


Title: Re: Can You Hear Your Bike?
Post by: scotteroni on May 30, 2012, 11:01:18 pm
I think loud jackets saves lives.


Title: Re: Can You Hear Your Bike?
Post by: Jason F. on May 31, 2012, 10:29:52 am
Stock and on the last two bikes I replaced the aftermarket cans with stock units. Side not both ran smoother and more efficiently with the stock cans on as well. Can't stand ridiculously loud exhausts on bikes. Some may sound good when you run it through the first few gears once in a while but at mile 425 on a 700 mile day those sounds become nothing but an annoyance and a headache.

Yeah, Yeah I know.... "Get off my lawn you punks!"  :twofinger:


Title: Re: Can You Hear Your Bike?
Post by: SummerLove on June 15, 2012, 02:32:02 pm
At idle my clutch is louder than the exhaust.. like a lot louder. When moving the valve train is louder than exhaust.
 :lol:


Title: Re: Can You Hear Your Bike?
Post by: tbzep on June 15, 2012, 04:26:05 pm
Remus CF pipes on the VFR.  Sounds like a classic air breathing F1 or Indy V-8 engine.   :inlove:


Title: Re: Can You Hear Your Bike?
Post by: MCRyder on June 16, 2012, 09:28:48 pm
The 1250 has a Leo Vince slip-on which has a nice rumble, the stocker couldn't be heard over the valve train,  My Sprint has the OEM exhaust, which sounds fairly good with the 3 cylinders.  I need to remove the LV's Db killer, just to hear what it'd sound like.


Title: Re: Can You Hear Your Bike?
Post by: brianhe on June 28, 2012, 05:00:19 pm

I think loud jackets saves lives.


First time I read this I thought it said "loud jackasses save lives."  That works, too.


Title: Re: Can You Hear Your Bike?
Post by: Frankienuckles on July 01, 2012, 06:30:12 pm
Gsxr has the stock exhaust and I like it that way. The KTM has the stock exhaust cans modified with aftermarket (pro-moto billet) end caps and the "power up" exhaust mid pipe. It is kinda loud, but it sounded like a scooter in stock trim and it seems to make a bit more power (with jetting and opened air box).


Title: Re: Can You Hear Your Bike?
Post by: Andrew on July 07, 2012, 12:51:07 am

I think loud jackets saves lives.


 :thumbsup:


Title: Re: Can You Hear Your Bike?
Post by: aj7840 on July 11, 2012, 08:38:50 pm
Supertraps on the Ducati, with the minimum discs, so it just drowns out the air intake (full opened air box) - load but much quieter than the neighbors Harley, only have to check the tach to see if its running if the neighbor is doing is Parkinson's hand thing

Leo Vinci with sound plug on the BMW - sounds like a bike not a sewing machine, still have to look at the tach to make sure its running when riding with the neighbor and his Harley


Title: Re: Can You Hear Your Bike?
Post by: rgbeard on July 13, 2012, 03:55:29 pm
84 Goldwing 1200 - Stock - it's quiet as long as the little exhaust crush gasket/washers are in good condition.

2001 Trophy 1200 - Stock  - sounds like a John Deere at idle, but still not audible once you're a little ways away from it.

2001 Speed Triple - Has Triumph Off Road Exhaust - and sounds nice, but not NEAR like open-pipes kind of loud.

Wife's Nighthawk CB250 - stock - uhhh - are you sure it's running???  How can you tell??   :lol:


Title: Re: Can You Hear Your Bike?
Post by: sammyseaman on July 13, 2012, 04:22:48 pm

I think loud jackets saves lives.


 :lol:

I think I4's should be whisper quiet; ssshhhh..... everything else should be heard but not overly loud  :thumbsup:


Title: Re: Can You Hear Your Bike?
Post by: jag44 on July 14, 2012, 01:41:03 pm
I like that my little V-Strom is quite.  It makes me feel stealthy.....  ;)


Title: Re: Can You Hear Your Bike?
Post by: melville on July 18, 2012, 04:04:56 pm
Aftermarket, but stock replacement SS exhaust.  So quiet Mrs. melville can't hear me leave in the early morning!

Haven't even needed earplugs yet (no long slab rides yet), and I use them in my obnoxious cage:

(http://i276.photobucket.com/albums/kk18/melvillelgz868/All8S.jpg)


Title: Re: Can You Hear Your Bike?
Post by: maddjack on July 20, 2012, 08:01:30 am
I use stealth tech to its full advantage, if they don't know I am coming , no nasty microwaves basting me as I ride. ;)


Title: Re: Can You Hear Your Bike?
Post by: 2RR2NV on July 20, 2012, 01:47:50 pm
yes, but if you were using stealth tech to the limit, microwaves wouldn't matter anyways....  :)


Title: Re: Can You Hear Your Bike?
Post by: maddjack on July 21, 2012, 11:10:42 am
Oh they can still see you, you just are not as big a target.We don 't have cloaking yet


Title: Re: Can You Hear Your Bike?
Post by: melville on July 23, 2012, 11:26:10 am
Took the obnoxiously loud cage to work today, and saw a potential benefit to loud pipes.  I was not the first to arrive there, but I was the one who woke up the homeless guy sleeping on the (sidewalk accessible) balcony. Shut the motor off and heard a muffled "Fuck" from above and saw the dude gather his shit and move along.


Title: Re: Can You Hear Your Bike?
Post by: GRN on November 30, 2012, 01:57:10 am
GSX1250 is stock, and I kind of dig how quiet it is. The KLX has a full Muzzy exhaust, wide open and loud as hell - not my favorite, but I dig the performance gain.


Title: Re: Can You Hear Your Bike?
Post by: ZuluHour on December 14, 2012, 11:19:33 am
Lol at this poll showing the demographics of the board.

So here's my noise ordinance defying list:
2003 Suzuki SV1000S - Yoshi RS3 slipons.  Nice twin rumble at idle and pretty loud on the gas.

2007 Yamaha R1 - Yoshi TRS slipons, M4 ypipe cat-delete, K&N filter.  Without the silencers this thing was your typical obnoxious I4 crotch rocket, and I loved it!  When I'd get on it, the bike would make a discernable inhaling at high-rpm with an ear-splitting howl from the exhaust to match.  With the silencers installed it was only just barely louder than stock.

2002 RC51 - Sato low-mount titanium slipons.  Take my SV from above and multiply the loudness by 1.5.  I've heard similarly setup RC51s go by on the front straight at VIR and there is no mistaking a high-revving Japanese twin on the gas.  How can you not love it?


Title: Re: Can You Hear Your Bike?
Post by: Leewmlds on December 29, 2012, 06:52:54 pm
My Connie has muzzy full duel exhaust. Nice and quiet when below 3k. Really screams when she is opened up.
My XJ has. Kerker muffler I got from a scrap yard.

I like to here the bike. She talks to me. My cars, and truck all have aftermarket exhaust.


Title: Re: Can You Hear Your Bike?
Post by: Ramseybella on December 30, 2012, 11:08:12 am
2010 Triumph 1050 Tiger Leo Vince SKB removed the DB killer BMC air filter, sounds burly with a bark but not hot and shrill. :D

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk237/ramseypete/100_0059.jpg)


Title: Re: Can You Hear Your Bike?
Post by: FJRider on December 31, 2012, 11:00:42 am
I prefer quite bikes.



Title: Re: Can You Hear Your Bike?
Post by: highside on December 31, 2012, 05:25:17 pm
I have a straight M4 exhaust on my SV650, and it is just way too damn loud.

The sound is great with a nice throaty twin-rumble, but I have to really watch the throttle when I am riding around my neighborhood and its just not worth it.

I am all for pulling of the factory exhaust due to weight savings alone, but I really value a quiter set-up that still lets the bike sound like a motorcycle without setting off car alarms (which mine does pretty reliably).


Title: Re: Can You Hear Your Bike?
Post by: Stripes on December 31, 2012, 06:41:20 pm
My GT has the stock exhaust on it. I wish I could hear it but I can't. Everybody that I ride w/ says it sounds amazing. I've tried riding w/o my earplugs in & the audio system off but it's still to quiet to hear it from the seat. I guess all of the sounds goes behind me because it's so fast & light travels faster than sound!  :lol:


Title: Re: Can You Hear Your Bike?
Post by: mxstone on March 17, 2013, 06:34:36 pm
I blew through a Two Brothers Cat eliminator pipe and Can that made the Boxer sound soooooo beautiful and just screamed when I opened it up. Back to stock for awhile and it sounds like a slightly angry sewing machine. Amazing how the exhaust on this bike completely changes the personality.


Title: Re: Can You Hear Your Bike?
Post by: Andrew on March 21, 2013, 12:13:33 am
When I turn off the I-pod, Ya I can hear it :twofinger:

Do I care if anyone else can ???   Ya neither do I  :bigok:


Title: Re: Can You Hear Your Bike?
Post by: R Doug on March 21, 2013, 08:44:56 am
The RT is the most quite bike Iíve owned and only the second bike Iíve never modified the exhaust.

I like being stealthy.  The po po that hide in the hills canít hear me coming now.

On a funny note, one of the Harley riders in my office told me that if my bike were louder that Subaru wouldnít have hit me last weekend because they would have heard me.   :lol: :facepalm:




Title: Re: Can You Hear Your Bike?
Post by: melville on March 22, 2013, 09:55:26 am

The RT is the most quite bike Iíve owned and only the second bike Iíve never modified the exhaust.

I like being stealthy.  The po po that hide in the hills canít hear me coming now.

On a funny note, one of the Harley riders in my office told me that if my bike were louder that Subaru wouldnít have hit me last weekend because they would have heard me.   :lol: :facepalm:





Dang, he beat me to it!


Title: Re: Can You Hear Your Bike?
Post by: miles on March 23, 2013, 11:20:20 am

I prefer quite bikes.






I prefer cute bikes.


Title: Re: Can You Hear Your Bike?
Post by: jsanford on March 24, 2013, 01:05:49 pm
I'm mixed.  The Guzzi and BMW have their stock exhausts, they have nice notes and occassionally trip the hyper-sensitive car alarm.  The Ducati has Termis on it, but I understand from the dealer I'm the only customer who asked to keep the baffles in.  Our '77 Kaw is louder than all of the three others, with the stock exhaust.  That's a two-stroke for you.   :twofinger:

When I took the ERC on the Ducati,  some of the ranges were "factory exhaust only" and I enrolled in the non-stock class.  After an hour with those Harleys I had a monstrous headache, even with earplugs.  The Duc was by far the quietest bike that day.


Title: Re: Can You Hear Your Bike?
Post by: Magnarider on April 08, 2013, 12:44:25 pm
The FZ1 has a Holeshot header with a Danmoto carbon fiber slip on with the Db killer installed. I can still hear it on the freeway with my custom earplugs with headphones on and the music not too loud.


Title: Re: Can You Hear Your Bike?
Post by: the drummer on June 10, 2013, 07:21:59 am
Stock exhaust. The only time you really hear it, is when you get on the throttle! No need to announce my
 Coming and going. Plus.... I respect my neighbors!  BMW's should be seen,not heard! :blbl:


Title: Re: Can You Hear Your Bike?
Post by: Leanintree on June 10, 2013, 12:18:48 pm
The wife has a Leo Vince SKB ON HER Bandit, and it get's a little shrill sometimes, but I can tell when she hammers it, so it's all good.

Unfortunately, I can hear me more than I would like. I have a full TI system on the GPZ, headers to single outlet (on the wrong side naturally), ending in a beat up Muzzy carbon fiber Oval can. The headers are bullet proof, but the can has been beat up over time. One low-side and an incident with an F350 in a parking lot has loosened the whole critter up, cracked the can and ripped off the Muzzy badge. And it needs repacked in a bad way. It's louder than I like to keep the peace with my neighbors and keep on the down low. I have considered rebuilding and repacking it (cut it off at the crack and turn it into a bulldog style), if I do hopefully replacement packing will keep it somewhere inside of legal...

LT


Title: Re: Can You Hear Your Bike?
Post by: Jollidude on August 18, 2013, 09:48:15 am
Stock exhaust on my Suzuki GSX650F, I love how quiet and smooth it is. Has a really nice growl when you wind her up though!

Cheers!

Jollidude


Title: Re: Can You Hear Your Bike?
Post by: aviationfred on August 18, 2013, 12:00:47 pm
I have a Vance & Hines SS2r full exhaust. Around town the bike is louder than stock, but not obnoxious. Over 5k rpm and it sings.

Fred


Title: Re: Can You Hear Your Bike?
Post by: phaze5 on October 16, 2013, 07:50:11 am
All my nikes were kept stock, until I got my z, the stock pipes were ugly and heavy and quiet.
I put on Dan motos, too loud and got the baffles, now it sounds awesome, pull the clutch halfway in at a light and it sounds like it has a full cam in it.


Title: Re: Can You Hear Your Bike?
Post by: Cablebandit on October 16, 2013, 07:55:57 am
I prefer New Balance over nikes.


Title: Re: Can You Hear Your Bike?
Post by: Stripes on October 16, 2013, 09:35:31 am
I like both Nike & NB. I have a pair of each that I switch back & forth from that I use for running. I keep all of my shoes "stock" too.  :thumbsup:


Title: Re: Can You Hear Your Bike?
Post by: Cablebandit on October 16, 2013, 09:46:48 am
I'm running an aftermarket gel insole right now.  Stock was ok but it just didn't last.  I think I picked up a few watts over the stockers.


Title: Re: Can You Hear Your Bike?
Post by: misanthropist on October 16, 2013, 11:37:45 am
The Griso has an uncorked CF Mistral...it's a little on the loud side.  But it sounds AMAZING when compression braking.

I know people here hate the "loud pipes save lives" theory but nearly every day, I see people notice me and stay out of my lane when I'm approaching and I'm 100% certain that has to do with the sound.  If sound wasn't an effective "I'm here" early warning system, they'd just put lights on cop cars, not lights and sirens.  On quieter bikes I definitely found I got cut off more frequently.

But even if there was no practical application, man, the Guzzi on that exhaust is pure aural sex.


Title: Re: Can You Hear Your Bike?
Post by: phaze5 on October 16, 2013, 02:49:34 pm
God damn phone , big fingers small letters , and I'm going blind too, but yea I have new balance now lmfao


Title: Re: Can You Hear Your Bike?
Post by: Stripes on October 16, 2013, 02:50:38 pm

God damn phone , big fingers small letters , and I'm going blind too, but yea I have new balance now lmfao


 :lol: :thumbsup:


Title: Re: Can You Hear Your Bike?
Post by: 2RR2NV on October 16, 2013, 05:18:06 pm
can' really hear my new ride. it needs an exhaust upgrade for the sound or at least to lose some weight. got some real lead pipes hanging off the back.


Title: Re:
Post by: nnjhawk02 on November 06, 2013, 07:25:00 am
The Erion pipes are 12 years old have held up well, even when I went down 10 years ago.  Not too loud, but just enough to make the VTR sound perfect.


Title: Re: Can You Hear Your Bike?
Post by: APEowner on November 08, 2013, 03:15:32 pm
The exhaust on my Seca is all custom fabricated from the turbo back.  The mufflers started life their life installed at the factory on a Hayabusa.  I shortened them and removed some internal pieces before I installed them on my bike.  The turbocharger keeps sound down to near stock levels until get heavily up into the boost range where I'm told it's quite loud from behind the bike.  I've never heard it from that perspective myself since the list of riders I trust to hammer in my bike hard enough to get the boost up into that range is pretty short.



Title: Re: Can You Hear Your Bike?
Post by: kneedrag05 on December 30, 2013, 05:08:02 pm
(http://i1217.photobucket.com/albums/dd391/mikebac/WP_000894_zpsb7c3274b.jpg)

I can hear mine.

 :)


Title: Re: Can You Hear Your Bike?
Post by: Blue is Best on June 11, 2014, 09:59:03 am
The ZX14 has a full Hindle 4-1 system, lost over 20+ lbs. And gained a little power to help it out! :lol:

The FJR1300 has a full Muzzy 4-1 system with titanium can. Lost over 20+ lbs and gained 10+ HP. :)

Both bikes are loud but I don't flaunt the noise as I don't want to anger the neighbors or give you good bikers a bad name. I always wear ear plugs so the noise to me is a non issue. The buddies think the FJR sounds great.


Title: Re: Can You Hear Your Bike?
Post by: stevent on June 18, 2014, 12:06:13 pm
I plan on putting an Arrow slip-on on my Super Tenere, the 270* Twin growl is just to cool sounding to keep bottled up with the stock can.


Title: Re: Can You Hear Your Bike?
Post by: melville on June 18, 2014, 11:18:59 pm
Just picked up a Yamaha 850 project.  Stock pipes, and it sounded great when it finally fired up on Sunday.


Title: Re: Can You Hear Your Bike?
Post by: GRN on June 18, 2014, 11:47:11 pm
Full Muzzy on my KLX250S... nothin' subtle about it!


Title: Re: Can You Hear Your Bike?
Post by: kingrex on June 30, 2014, 03:49:32 pm
With the exception of my roadking all my bikes have factory exhaust systems. I wear foam ear plugs when I ride to further extinguish unwanted noise. The harley came with vance and hines slip on mufflers and are too loud (to me) without ear protection. They do produce that classic harley sound very well and for poking around town they are okay but out on the road the increased sound will wear you out.


Title: Re: Can You Hear Your Bike?
Post by: Papa Lazarou on July 13, 2014, 05:45:31 pm
The VFR has an after market Honda exhaust on it. Totally legal and can sound like a jet fighter taking off.


Title: Re: Can You Hear Your Bike?
Post by: motrhead on August 01, 2014, 03:40:04 pm

The Griso has an uncorked CF Mistral...it's a little on the loud side.  But it sounds AMAZING when compression braking.

I know people here hate the "loud pipes save lives" theory but nearly every day, I see people notice me and stay out of my lane when I'm approaching and I'm 100% certain that has to do with the sound.  If sound wasn't an effective "I'm here" early warning system, they'd just put lights on cop cars, not lights and sirens.  On quieter bikes I definitely found I got cut off more frequently.

But even if there was no practical application, man, the Guzzi on that exhaust is pure aural sex.


 After getting "My First Harley", I noticed people noticing me, and on my V11 Lemans with the race exhaust it is the same. The sound on the Guzzi is spine-tingling! Reminds me of a fuelie Stingray, but much louder! LOL. This is my new choice for best sounding engine...as nice as a CBX is...I am a convert.


Title: Re: Can You Hear Your Bike?
Post by: 09Nomad on August 01, 2014, 04:04:10 pm
I have a full Vance and Hines exhaust in the KLR, nice loud thumping.


Title: Re: Can You Hear Your Bike?
Post by: Blue is Best on August 10, 2014, 11:08:01 am
Been doing some maintenance on the FJR. Since I had the plastic off, I switched the exhaust out. Have the stock pipes back on. Maybe some of the posts here about being too loud have gotten to me. But, maybe not. :p


Title: Re: Can You Hear Your Bike?
Post by: Blue is Best on August 24, 2014, 02:37:40 pm

Been doing some maintenance on the FJR. Since I had the plastic off, I switched the exhaust out. Have the stock pipes back on. Maybe some of the posts here about being too loud have gotten to me. But, maybe not. :p


Been riding the FJR with the stock pipes. I'm in love again. Over 4,500 rpms the bike is much more powerful with the Muzzy 4-1 but I hardly ever get over that in normal riding. The fueling is much better with the stock pipes as I never reprogrammed it for the Muzzy. The mileage has jumped back up 2-4 MPG. :thumbsup:




I still like performance pipes though.  :facepalm:


Title: Re: Can You Hear Your Bike?
Post by: djacobsen5116 on August 29, 2014, 11:06:44 am
'009 FJR with stock exhaust.  Sounds good, runs good and I can still hear normal conversations after a full day on the roada as long as I was not riding with a group of the  "loud pipes save lives" boosters.


Title: Re: Can You Hear Your Bike?
Post by: Blue is Best on August 29, 2014, 11:25:11 am

'009 FJR with stock exhaust.  Sounds good, runs good and I can still hear normal conversations after a full day on the roada as long as I was not riding with a group of the  "loud pipes save lives" boosters.


Please wear good ear plugs you will never regret it. Walgreens sells a pack of twelve(?) mushy, formable things that are excellent for about $4.00.


Title: Re: Can You Hear Your Bike?
Post by: VFRob on November 02, 2014, 01:27:46 pm
The Viffer 12 isn't loud under 7000, would be nice to get it a little grumbly down low.


Title: Re: Can You Hear Your Bike?
Post by: CanadianBird on February 23, 2015, 09:31:03 am
Full Yoshi RS3. I like the weight saving, added power, and the sound. Over 7,000 rpm. Do not care about the symmetry from behind. OEM is a dual system. To each their own. I wear ear plugs, most of the time but not always, depends on the distance and time in the saddle. I like to hear my bike.


Title: Re: Can You Hear Your Bike?
Post by: stevent on April 05, 2015, 10:43:03 am
I wound up with a Yoshi RS4 instead of the Arrow. Sounds a little raspy without the snubber, with the snubber I think it sounds just right. Nice pop-pop-pop at idle and a good snarl on the throttle. The 270* firing order almost sounds like a thumper, I think it's one of the sweetest sounding engines out there, very unique between V twin noise and in inline 4 howl. I commute on the bike most days so a little louder probably helps, plus the pipe with snubber smooths out the 3k rpm flat spot so it's an all around improvement.


Title: Re: Can You Hear Your Bike?
Post by: Leanintree on April 06, 2015, 11:38:47 am
My new to me ZXR1200R has full stock system, and it's damn near whisper quiet. Ok, just a little pop on decel, but really, I can hear the mechanicals over the exhaust.

But I REALLY still need to repack the wifes pipe. Ooh, that sounded nasty... (truthfully though, that Leo Vince is totally loud...)
LT


Title: Re: Can You Hear Your Bike?
Post by: aj7840 on April 07, 2015, 05:29:37 pm
Ducati has Supertrapps, with 5 discs each side, just enough exhaust to override intake noise.

BMW has a Leo Vinci with insert, growls a bit, gives the wife a bit of warning if she's dosing when I downshift to pass


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