How do harley riders get away with straight pipes?

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  1. Syclone0538

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    I'm pretty sure it's not legal to ride/drive around with straight pipes, cars have to have cats, but I think you could remove the muffler if you keep the cats. What's the law in most places, is there a decibel limit? I can't imagine I could get away with straight pipes on my VFR or Camaro, not that I'd try, because I'm not a jack ass...
     
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    Another "Straight" bashing thread.
     
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    Loud pipes save lives
     
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    I have a fairly open exhaust on my VFR. Nothing out there sounds better than a Honda v4! Not nearly as loud as the loud cruiser exhausts. I think they do it for attention, and to compensate for certain inadequacies.
     
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    Depending on the model, some Harleys have cats in the mufflers and some in the header pipes. Straight pipes are loud but not so much if you are careful.
     
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    pittpa What did I come in here for?

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    Good question. Just saw a 2015 camaro with headers, fake cats (no emissions in his state), wide open back to the factory variable mufflers. It was very loud. I would not do that, attracts too much attention. He is an LEO, so....
     
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    They just want to make sure everyone sees them while they take their Saturday afternoon ride through town between polishing the chrome and deciding what black tee-shirt and dew-rag to wear,
     
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    The short answer may be; with all the Police have to deal with, straight pipes are waay low on the list
     
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    Maybe, maybe not. But they can destroy your hearing, and that will ruin your life. Be sure to protect your ears when riding. Even with quiet pipes the noise levels while riding can be dangerous.
     
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    V twin riders get away with it because they are too low to the ground for big fake bull balls.
    Gotta compensate somehow.:dunno:
     
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    Um, no. Loud bikes are loudest behind them while accelerating, which does nothing for anyone that could collide with the bike.
     
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    I rode straight piped for 3 days. 3.6l V6 CTS
    The drone noise in the car was unbearable. The guy at the muffler shop said "you'll be back". I should have listened...
     
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    When I had my Dyna straight piped in the mid 90's, I would gun it going down all those narrow streets in New Orleans and would set off all the car alarms down the block.

    Relative to the legality.......never got stopped, not even once.
     
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    I agree, the V4 does sound good. Even mine with the stock exhaust, though you can't even hear it while cruising on the freeway lol
     
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    Great Episode: the F word...
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    Here's why! :)
     
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    Highly disagree. A Ducati V-Twin with a dry clutch is the best sound.
     
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    I had a 2000 VFR with a Two Brothers Racing pipe on it. That thing sounded amazing.

    We have a noise level law here and they check the levels when you go though inspection. Most people just swap back to the stock exhaust, run it though, then bad to the loud pipes.
     
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  20. Syclone0538

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    That's pretty cool. I like the noise from the cam gears too.
     
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