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« 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!
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« Reply #1 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..
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« Reply #2 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.
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« Reply #3 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).
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« Reply #4 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.


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« Reply #5 on: May 21, 2012, 11:12:08 am »

Two Brothers slip-on the VFR. Mac exhuast on the /5. It's loud!
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« Reply #6 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
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« Reply #7 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.
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« Reply #8 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.
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« Reply #9 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.
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« Reply #10 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.
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« Reply #11 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.
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« Reply #12 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  Bigsmile
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« Reply #13 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.
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« Reply #14 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
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« Reply #15 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  Bigsmile


I get that sound while cranking and banking, but the plane is a Messerschmitt rather than a Spitfire.  Wink
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« Reply #16 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.
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« Reply #17 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.
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« Reply #18 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 Bigsmile

They're no where as loud as 2 Bros.

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« Reply #19 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.
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