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Old 06-26-2012, 07:41 AM   #21
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Another myth is loud pipes saves lives. If im cruising in the car with the radio up i cant hear the bike unless its right beside me out directly in front of me. so you think the other driver in the Suv with the windows up radio on and jabbering on the phone is really going to notice you.
And that is the latest "cool" myth bikers like to tell new riders.

While you may be right in that scenario a few times, I guarantee that there will be more occasions that someone will hear you. While being in clear view of other drivers is far more important, its kinda silly to say that you've never heard a bike while driving and not become more aware and looking around.

Like the saying goes, 60% of the time, it works every time.
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Old 06-26-2012, 08:01 AM   #22
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Another myth is loud pipes saves lives. If im cruising in the car with the radio up i cant hear the bike unless its right beside me out directly in front of me. so you think the other driver in the Suv with the windows up radio on and jabbering on the phone is really going to notice you.

True. There's been more than a few ladies whom needed a mirror adjustment. But for argument sake someone could say bright colored clothing doesn't work either due to drivers not paying attention to their mirrors.
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IDGAF I say that loud pipes save lives.
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Old 06-26-2012, 10:25 AM   #24
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LOUD PIPES are great for disrupting azzholes driving with cell phones!
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Old 06-28-2012, 02:29 PM   #26
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Old 07-08-2012, 04:55 PM   #27
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Question loud pipes

Just to put my 0.02 cents in the other day i was at K's cycle in humble and one of the guys told me that starting 2013 in california sound levels on bikes can not go above 88 decibels they will be checked at inspection for peak sound levels.If that does happen, it will eventually trickle down to the rest of us....................Its just what i was told does anybody else know any thing about this? I have not been able to confirm this.
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The current California law is already 86 db @ 50 feet with a speed greater than 35 mph.

We have a motorcycle lobbying group here in Texas which helps to safe guard against such silliness. As I stated above the law in Texas is subjective and open to interpretation. Best advice is don't give a cop a reason to write you up over it and they probably won't.
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Just to put my 0.02 cents in the other day i was at K's cycle in humble and one of the guys told me that starting 2013 in california sound levels on bikes can not go above 88 decibels they will be checked at inspection for peak sound levels.If that does happen, it will eventually trickle down to the rest of us....................Its just what i was told does anybody else know any thing about this? I have not been able to confirm this.
Don't much give a what happens in CA and no it wont necessarily trickle down. CA emissions never trickled down either.
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LOUD PIPES are great for disrupting azzholes driving with cell phones!
That is the one thing that makes me sometimes wish I had an exhaust cutout.....
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My Dyna has V&H short shots. While not outrageously loud it does make some noise.
That noise has woken up several slumbering texters imitating drivers and saved my bacon.
Fwiw I've yet to have a single LEO hassle me at all.
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Don't much give a what happens in CA and no it wont necessarily trickle down. CA emissions never trickled down either.
Come on now no need to get grumpy, I was just asking because i think a law like that is absolutely rediculous. I think loud pipes do wake up some drivers, And we need all the help we can get. besides, like i said this was second hand info, and I was hoping that someone could fill in with first hand knowledge, Thanks
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Its a Harley. How much over the speed limit is he really going to go? Seriously....
The v-rod is actually pretty quick. It's not your typical Harley...
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Old 07-15-2012, 10:19 PM   #34
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The v-rod is actually pretty quick. It's not your typical Harley...
I know - just as an HD rider, I have the right to bash HDs all day long.

The VRSC is an excellent machine. If it had been made by anyone BUT HD it probably would sell a lot better.
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I dig that low slung exhaust look
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I dig that low slung exhaust look
Best part about them is that they're the number one performance pipe for the v-rod....and they just look bad !
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Installed the pipes, filter, and management system. I'll try to get some pics tomorrow. For now trying to figure out the fuel mapping. Seems the lower range rpms are a lot leaner than the mids so between 3 and 4k get lots of pops and backfires on deceleration.
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