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Loud Pipes...

...save lives!
3 (5.1%)
...are a necessary part of my safe riding strategy because I'm invisible on the road.
4 (6.8%)
...don't bother me at all.
16 (27.1%)
...should be regulated with sound meters.
5 (8.5%)
...are annoying, juvenile, wake up people, and give motorcyclists a bad name!
31 (52.5%)

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Offline Boise Jim

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Re: Loud Pipes
« Reply #25 on: February 19, 2017, 07:26:54 AM »
Loud pipes don't do a damn thing, but learning how to ride in traffic sure does.
Visibility is the key, and if someone does something stupid and I need to get their attention, I have a loud horn.


I've turned down rides with friends that have obnoxious bikes. Cannot stand being around them, honestly.

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Offline clearviewx

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Re: Loud Pipes
« Reply #26 on: February 19, 2017, 10:15:31 AM »
Well said Boise Jim
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Offline Ace21

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Re: Loud Pipes
« Reply #27 on: March 05, 2017, 10:05:56 AM »
Not usually.

Loud pipes annoy neighbors (especially in my neighborhood) and create noise pollution. I believe "loud pipes" have helped create a negative perception of motorcycle riders. Should be used with caution.

Offline Dindindin

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Re: Loud Pipes
« Reply #28 on: March 12, 2017, 01:09:28 AM »
I have a 4 into 1 stainless system with I bought for 30 pounds...a real find. I've nearly finished the clean up and will be putting it in mine as the balancer pipe has rusted on my original system. I will then clean up and heat paint the original but may leave off if sounds good enough. I was looking to sell the nighthawk and buy newer as parts here in England are like rocking horse poo....very rare. But no...I cannot find a better looking bike so keep polishing and riding this one.

Offline jimmycorp

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Re: Loud Pipes
« Reply #29 on: March 12, 2017, 08:17:37 AM »
"I absolutely hate when people put cherry bomb exhaust on their beat to hell 90's Honda Civic.......

Lol, I put a $20 cherry bomb on an 06 Ninja 650.
 
I bought the bike with a wrecked front end and cracked headers.

Stock muffler​ weighed more than the bike itself.

$300 slip on or $20 cherry bomb?





Here's the test fit,  pre paint, and before having a 90° bend welded on.



Sanded the powder coat off and painted black with VHT high temp. Failed to use primer and it chipped. Will redo soon.






 It sounds fantastic. Deep and throaty at idle, growls under acceleration. Not like that angry bee.

I know and hate that sound as well.

For those who've never ridden the Kawasaki 650 parallel twin, (ninja 650, ninja er6-n, Versys 650, late model Vulcan 650) take the chance if it presents itself.

Its a gem of an engine, torquey down low and still pulls hard on the freeway in 6th gear.

Offline Ace21

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Re: Loud Pipes
« Reply #30 on: March 12, 2017, 10:31:34 AM »
Cool looking bike.  Would be interested in hearing it if you ever make a video.  Have heard a lot of good things about the Ninja 650.
I've ridden a Versys and almost bought it I liked it so much (but ended up with a dl650 instead).

Offline jimmycorp

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Re: Loud Pipes
« Reply #31 on: March 12, 2017, 05:16:47 PM »
Yeah I wear regular throwaway earplugs. Especially on long trips.

Here's a video I did a while back . Cold start, so she high idles for a bit over a minute.

Also, that was prior to me replacing the stator, hence the weak start.

About a week after I installed the cherry bomb, I hit an abnormally tall speed bump in a local shopping center, right where the cherry bomb meets the collector.

Well the collector being softer than the steel cherry bomb, cracked, about an inch into the cherry bomb.

Pulled it out, filed it down and slapped it back on. The inch shorter collector gave it more of a growl.

Fun bike, but at 6'2 it's a bit too small for me



Offline John R. Mallory

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Re: Loud Pipes
« Reply #32 on: March 23, 2017, 09:42:39 AM »
"I absolutely hate when people put cherry bomb exhaust on their beat to hell 90's Honda Civic.......

 
I didn't say this it was Wolfos31. And we both referred tio beat up '75 Civics, not M/c's. Cherry B's on a bike are Cool! I'm not arguing there.
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Offline Adventurer

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Re: Loud Pipes
« Reply #33 on: April 03, 2017, 10:03:39 PM »
I love that my '92 CB 750 NH's stock/OEM exhausts are fairly quiet, by default...

Though, when I hear other NH's rock'n the Vance & Hines and whatnot, on YouTube and the NH Forum, I think it sounds amazing.

I'm all for whatever volume pipes folk's wanna roll with...except for when I'm home in bed with a migraine, high fever, or sleeping baby, of course, currently residing next to a 55+mph roadway...

Even then, if I'm honest, all I hear is "FREEDOM!muhaha2


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Re: Loud Pipes
« Reply #34 on: April 05, 2017, 06:58:09 AM »

Offline Sporto

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Re: Loud Pipes
« Reply #35 on: April 25, 2017, 07:54:35 AM »
Stock exhaust on NH 84 650 at 10000 RPM is music to my ears!

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Re: Loud Pipes
« Reply #36 on: April 28, 2017, 10:16:44 PM »

 "FREEDOM!muhaha2


lmao!

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