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Don't speed and don't use a loud pipe, or

PostAuthor: faffi » Wed Jul 19, 2017 5:10 pm

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Re: Don't speed and don't use a loud pipe, or

PostAuthor: mark75 » Fri Jul 21, 2017 4:22 pm

thought stuff like that happened only in the US.

guess insanity is all over the world.
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Re: Don't speed and don't use a loud pipe, or

PostAuthor: rantingsmith » Sat Jul 22, 2017 4:29 am

I was sitting in the car talking with my wife at the local supermarket yesterday when someone started up a HD about 5-6 cars away.

It was so loud I could not hear anything else.

I felt like (felt not did or would!) going over and kicking him in the nuts. :twack:

And before anybody posts any 'Loud Pipes Save Lives' nonsense, this was so loud it was disorientating, you could not hear possibly the other traffic, cars, sirens or horns over the top of the infernal noise.

I am in my mid-forties, have good hearing and am used to working in noisy industrial environments and this was too loud, by far, at a guess well over 120db. I dread to think what it does to an easily confused elderly driver, especially coming up behind them in traffic. Probably end up putting their car in the ditch or worse driving through a stop into a busy junction because the noise was mind numbing..

Now I also happen to live right on a nice fast straight along a nice riding route and we do get a lot of bikes on sunny days and weekends but you won't catch me out there with a pitchfork. Went out there once and videoed a guy after his 8th high speed pass (guesstimate 100mph+) in a row (there is a roundabout about 1 mile in either direction) and I do wear a police style hi-vis vest whenever I work in our front garden or cut the hedge which makes a lot of people put on the brakes..



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Re: Don't speed and don't use a loud pipe, or

PostAuthor: Hellgate » Sun Jul 23, 2017 8:24 am

I've always considered a loud thumper one of the most obnoxious sounds.

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Re: Don't speed and don't use a loud pipe, or

PostAuthor: beltdrive » Sun Jul 23, 2017 11:34 am

Be careful out there

All kinds of people lives out there, and some of them will do things you would not believe.

Now doing extreme speeds is not a good idea to start with, road conditions has to be very good and you have to have an excellent view several miles ahead.

Now loud pipe can be to loud, you need to be able to hear traffic sirens and other traffic or your bikes engine noises.

I myself like the Triumph Bonneville sound and level, and think that if gets to much louder, people will get annoyed, and you will end up with to many dislikes and yes, somebody might end up doing something, foolish, specially if they live close to a twisted road, where to many bikes and riding to crazy, and almost every evening, have their own road race, just like the tour de france bicycle racers, use the road for racing.

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