How do harley riders get away with straight pipes?

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  1. jmohme

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    Funny you should mention license plates and wooffers.
    I was in Houston a few months ago and ended up behind one of those guys at a stop light. Heavy bass that was rattling my windows, and the car had one of those plastic chromed chain license plate frames. On one of the harsh beats, the frame broke and a few links fell off.
    It made me smile!
     
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    A straight pipe vfr sounds amazing. Straight piped camaro, not so much
     
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    When my Harley riding friends invite me on rides, I always respond "Sure. Ill bring the mufflers!"
     
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    My motorcycle wasn’t a Harley and I didn’t have full straight pipes (there was a slight bit of baffle), but mine were held on with fasteners. Not really complicated. Nowhere I rode had an issue.
     
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    As you can see my pipes are very straight . They are 2 piece pipes . The end section does have baffles . The amount depends on the manufacturer and performance they are trying to achieve . IMO mine sound good unless I get up to the top of the power band , then they are loud . I rarely do that because I am old , courteous and a little scared of high speeds now . They have stopped people from pulling out in front of me . It is quicker to pull in the clutch and rev the motor than the lame sounding horn for me . The sound also helps to keep some animals from running out in front of you . I love the sound of 60’s muscle cars also. I will say that I don’t like it when they come through my neighborhood on the redline or revving the motor beside me in my car . There are always certain people that share the same likes , profession, race and religion that give others a bad name .
     
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    Especially for turbocharged engines. I had a modified Cummins I towed Jeeps with, and always laughed at guys running 6”-8” exhaust exit/tips. They lost a lot of power.
     
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    My Man!

    I had motorcycles for years. Sold my last one about two years ago. Balance ain't what it used to be.

    My wife was always "on board" whenever I wanted one. She always wanted a Mustang. So we recently found a 2001 Mustang Cobra SVT in very nice shape.

    Gotta love the sound of a 32V 4.6L motor with Flowmasters. All she needs for it now is a short-throw shifter and (if I can sell the idea) a 4.10 gear. Not super fast but 4.8 seconds 0-60 as-is makes for a fun Sunday drive. :)
     
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    That’s not too far off the mark. I installed an S&S Super E carburetor on my ‘92 FatBoy a couple of years ago as the original carb gave up the ghost to ethanol. The book and common hearsay dictates a .031 intermediate jet and a .072 main jet. Runs so rich it’ll load up at idle. I put a .028 intermediate and .066 main in and it runs like a champ. Last year I took the Supertrapp 2-1 off and put the factory quiet exhaust back on. Runs even better. I like the sound of drag pipes putting around. Not so much blasting redline. Mine is barely audible now.
     
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    The loud pipes save lives for me was giving the loud handle a little blip to make the exhaust bark when I was slowing to turn or stop to get the attention of the numb skull behind me. Now that mine is quiet, I miss that subtle annunciator.
     
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    clancy Oh, for a muse of fire

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    Maybe where you live, but in my part of NYS the troopers make time to deal with bikes, and straight pipes are a sure ticket.
     
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    I never thought of that, it's a good idea, and would work well. I always check my mirrors as I'm slowing down.
     
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    Imagine what learning how to ride could do!
     
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    That would be just the opposite. Turbo charger engines get all the back pressure they need from the turbo. You could have a dump pipe out the hood and it would run better than a full exhaust in all conditions. N/a engines need some back pressure tho
     
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    Yamaha riders never have that problem. :whistling:
     
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    You only hear the loud harley if you are on the sidewalk or in your yard, you don't hear it in your car when it is coming up from behind
     
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    It really pisses of liberals.
     
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    Love the Harleys and other bikes.

    On the main highways around here, I blow by them in my Hellcat at a buck-fifty+ ... and, you know, just sorta wave. :wavey:
     
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    They are in case you do not notice all the brand new HD clothing they are wearing. Tattoo with HD also. Love the rolling weekend billboards! What a JOKE!


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