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post #1 of 53 Old 09-17-2006, 10:18 AM Thread Starter
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loudest exhaust?

I had a TL1000, with a Yosh exhuast. The deeeep, loud growl of that thing was awesome. I have a DL1000 now, with stock exhaust. I'd really love to either modify my stockers, or buy a good set of cans.

Which exhaust is the loudest / deepest?!?!?!?!?!?
(without popping, or sounding like a fart in a bathtub)

I don't care about pissing off the neighbors with the loud sound. They are A-holes anyways. I'm also a proponent of "if you hear me coming, you won't make a stupid move to run me off the road in your car"...

Are the Two Brothers exhaust the loudest?
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post #2 of 53 Old 09-17-2006, 11:34 AM
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I have Two Brothers exhaust...sounds great when you crack it open and most certainly, people know when your around....
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post #3 of 53 Old 09-17-2006, 11:53 AM
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That attitude is a perfect example of why authorities everywhere are trying to ban motorcycles from designated areas. For those that care about how excessive noise can impact motorcyclists' rights, see http://www.amadirectlink.com/legislt...ions/noise.asp

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post #4 of 53 Old 09-17-2006, 12:13 PM
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I've got 2-bros on my ST1300 too loud, put Staintune on DL1000 nice.
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post #5 of 53 Old 09-17-2006, 12:41 PM
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Yup after riding with them for about a year a couple of budies of mine have stated "damn those are loud". Followed by "but they sure sound good". Nice thing about them is you can put the baffle back in with one set screw. Look great too! Bolt one nice and easy.

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post #6 of 53 Old 09-17-2006, 01:49 PM
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Got "2" words for ya........ Leo Vince!!!!!!! Baffles in, sounds like Yoshi...baffles out, sounds awesome!!!! :wink:

Greywolf....these engines don't sound like Harleys, and are actually quieter than MOST inline 4 exhausts! Good harmonics sounds much different than loud and obnoxious Harley and Metric twin pipes. There is NO COMPARISON!!!!!!

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post #7 of 53 Old 09-17-2006, 04:23 PM
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you remind me of a blue-hair shaking their fists in the air when a motorcycle rides by. If it's too much for you, wear some earplugs. I'm not an obnoxious rider. I can tell you how many times that a car has gotten out of my way, AFTER IT ALMOST ran into me/cut me off, when they heard me coming. You can go ahead and get run off the road with your tweety bird exhaust pipes. I won't have a problem being heard, and SAFE! The exhaust note I'm looking for is deep and throaty. they aren't even as loud as a Harley, like the other guy mentioned. What are you going to do, petition the world to ban Harley's, and their loud pipes?

Get off your soapbox with me, you're wasting your time. Just read the paper in your lazyboy, and hush everybody that makes noise in your house...
post #8 of 53 Old 09-17-2006, 04:58 PM
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We may be the only two, but I'm with Greywolf. It's not about that "loud pipes save lives" nonsense--even though it's been scientifically proven to be a myth, people who want to believe it will believe it and there's just not much point debating it with them. My objection is to this statement:
I don't care about pissing off the neighbors with the loud sound. They are A-holes anyways.
Great attitude, and one that endears the rest of us to the non-biking world. Glad I'm not your neighbor...
Want to be sure the cagers hear you? Get a Stebel horn and lay on it if threatened; 139 decibels move 'em out of your lane pretty quickly :wink:

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post #9 of 53 Old 09-17-2006, 05:50 PM
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We may be the only two, but I'm with Greywolf.
No, you're not the only two. If people feel they need obnxiously loud bikes to get through traffic safely perhaps they should think about how they are riding in traffic. I outgrew the need for loud pipes when I was about 14 or so.

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post #10 of 53 Old 09-17-2006, 06:28 PM
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Silence is Golden !!!!! Loud pipes mean you can't hear anything else on occasion and that is dangerous in itself. Noise fatigues a person and the hearing loss accumulates until it is irreversible. I hear loud bikes every day going by on the highway and they are very annoying to say the least. I have been complimented on the quiet bike that I ride. A Stebel horn is in the mail at present for when I need to be loud.

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