How do harley riders get away with straight pipes?

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  1. fastbolt

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    Why? Because they don't mind losing upper end power to gain noise. :outtahere::p

    State laws on exhaust modification depends on the state, as well as the locality's policies on enforcement when it comes to modified veh's. I know one coastal town who is seemingly proud that they'll stop bikes with loud pipes to check whether the exhaust is stock or modified so that it's subject to code enforcement.
     
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    Because like many things, there isn’t enough time and the day to address everything. So police/code enforcement/anyone charged with any sort of enforcement just does the best they can.
     

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    Loud exhausts on Bikes, cars or trucks is very annoying to most people, all it does is piss most people off ... (it's an A/H thing)
    Best was my Bimmer R 69, nice, quite bike....ahhhh days gone past...
     
  4. Intolerant

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    Pretty funny watching all these harley riders wearing the clothing catalog out there today. Last harley i bought was in 1999, still own it. Harley in my opinion died in year 2000 when willy g`s daughter sold out to china for their clothing and leathers. Us old timer riders (real bikers) call these new enthusiasts, plastic riders. Everything they buy, goes on the plastic credit card, even their bikes...lol. The richer ones by trailers and truck their motorbikey`s to the area they wanna ride...lol.
     
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  5. Intolerant

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    Actually, it has saved my wife`s life 3 separate times! One guy even pulled over to apologize, and send he was glad her bike was loud because he wouldnt have known she was even near him. So, there is THAT, too. I got no problem with loud bikes, as long as they arent being obnoxious with them. But there always is that one or two jackwagons ya know.
     
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    It’s their choice if they want to buy a bike. I shouldn’t have to listen to it. (Inside hotel room over AC, with TV on)
    People love attention. That’s what social media is. But you have a choice. Loud cars, bikes bother you, it’s hard to avoid it.
     
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  7. berto62

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    :outtahere:
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    I`ll politely disagree slightly... yes, louder at the rear. But you can HEAR a harley coming from a long ways away.
     
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    I`m far more concerned about those idiots on rice cookers that constantly run twice the speed limit than i am about loud bikes.
     
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    I really don't mind the loud pipes it's the 9000 watt stereo systems that piss me off. I really don't want to listen to your ****y ass music at 115 decibels
     
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    The desmodromic valve actuation makes for a nice harmony!
     
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    The ricers with open exhausts sound terrible. An open inline 4 just sounds awful.
     
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    Wait until Karen figures out the number to call to report loud pipes.....
     
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    Can't hear loud pipes when you're going down the highway until they're right at your window, and then all of a sudden RRRRRRRRR!!!, which will make a senior citizen jump, jerk the wheel and cause a massive accident involving dozens of cars. Save lives indeed.
     
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    Loud pipes are noise pollution and scream "look at me".
     
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    I have to admit, there are exceptions. If you're in someone's blind spot on the freeway, them being able to hear you could definitely help.

    Yeah, straight pipes aren't horrible if you drive/ride with the throttle position/rpm to keep it reasonable, but many don't.
     
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    I thought the horn was to warn other drivers?
     
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    Whoever was first to figure out that you don't have to have valve springs was a genius...
     
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    There are noise regulations in many areas but I think LE simply gives Harleys a pass. Two reasons I think, too busy to go after a minor infraction and they think Harley's are that aggravating, overused term, an "American Icon". Don

    A typical Harley has 1/5th HP of my daily driver and 100X the noise. We're NW of San Antonio and about a mile from a 2 lane road. You can hear the flatulent exaust note for minutes each bike goes by. Don
     
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    Hope those clowns get jacked up. Don