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« Reply #40 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. Wink
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« Reply #41 on: July 20, 2012, 01:47:50 pm »

yes, but if you were using stealth tech to the limit, microwaves wouldn't matter anyways....  Smile
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« Reply #42 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
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« Reply #43 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.
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« Reply #44 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.
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« Reply #45 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?
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« Reply #46 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.
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« Reply #47 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. Bigsmile

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« Reply #48 on: December 31, 2012, 11:00:42 am »

I prefer quite bikes.

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« Reply #49 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).
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« Reply #50 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
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« Reply #51 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.
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« Reply #52 on: March 21, 2013, 12:13:33 am »

When I turn off the I-pod, Ya I can hear it Twofinger

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« Reply #53 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


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« Reply #54 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





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« Reply #55 on: March 23, 2013, 11:20:20 am »


I prefer quite bikes.






I prefer cute bikes.
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« Reply #56 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.
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« Reply #57 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.
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« Reply #58 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!
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« Reply #59 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...

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