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The Shame Among Us

59797 Views 260 Replies 146 Participants Last post by  silentgrayfellow
I wonder what will happen if I poke this bear with this sharp stick...
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Engine sound is part of what many enjoy about their bikes when they ride. I like a louder than stock exhaust on my bikes--Vance & Hines Big Shots on my Fat Boy, Triumph TORS on my Triumph Thruxton, and Akrapovic slip ons on my R1. All are louder than stock and could annoy if I revved my bike at every stop or when I was leaving the driveway.

To me, the answer is what I hope most do when they ride. Leave the revving for the open road or far away from most people (ie while riding on country roads).

Revving a loud piped bike is like blowing cigarette smoke into the face of a non-smoker. Keep the noise down and drop the revs when cruising about town.

My .02
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Re: Sorry 'bout that. You are right...

You make a good point about the quiet in the country, and that some move there for that reason. I ride in the country not to make noise, but because there are twistier roads and fewer cars.

I'll keep it down a bit.

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