How do harley riders get away with straight pipes?

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  1. Doc Holliday

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    The rich folks up in that area of Scottsdale/Carefree like it quiet around their million-dollar homes...
     
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    Bet if there were no motocycles, that would save lives too.
     
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    Cuz you can't get them started?
     
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  5. Intolerant

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    I hear that, i dont like constant noise myself either. Unless i`m out on my gun ranges...lol
     
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  6. Intolerant

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    eeeeeewwwww, ouch, that hurt... :laughing:
     
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  7. Ollies930

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    80 db is an absolutely stupid noise limit. Most anything on the right side of a Chevy Volt will break that noise regulation at or near idle. So all the garbage trucks (or any trucks really), lawn mowers, etc. in that area would be illegal. But it is (or at least was) only enforced on motorcycles. But the reason for that is not loud pipes, it is a**hat riders with loud pipes. If they would not have revved the hell out of their bikes and raced each other on that little section of Cave Creek, that you need to cross to get to all the little bars N of there, then there would not have been any issue. It is all about the morons who make their bikes as loud as possible, for no other reason than making the most noise possible with their anemic, chromed out, 55hp sleds.
     
  8. Rick James45

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    I know this is generalization, but for the most part there is a phycological drive. Good, Bad or indifferent.

    We all are trying to "show" something and separate from the heard.

    This was a quick read and enlightening to me 30 years ago.

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    for the record. I love a good tuned motor. I love horsepower and performance. There is a time and place for these things. 2 AM on a Sunday in front of my house is not the time.
     
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  9. Khufu

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    Actually the 80db noise level will be met by all current vehicles when tested to DOT requirements.

    it is not 80db at the exhaust tip.

    But those the claim their state doesn’t have restrictions on noise level. Yes they do. You will find they all states say that vehicles for on road use must meet the EPA and DOT regulations for the year they were made with some exceptions (i.e. DOT has allowed some classic vehicles to be let into the country that don’t meet DOT crash standards)

    Meeting these standards are why some exotics and such don’t make it to the USA.

    But from a legal standpoint all vehicle in the USA must comply with the DOT and EPA standards for that year of vehicle and/or importation allowance.

    The difference between something not being legal and not being enforced is a different story.

    But take you loud piped motorcycle (or truck) into a national park and annoy a ranger. Tell him you are in a state without noise limits. See how well the Federal judge buys your argument that you can drive something that does not meet EPA / DOT requirements.

    There is a reason that the companies selling the loud pipes say “not for road use” or “off road use only”. It is to say they warned you they were not legal and you chose to misuse their product.
     
  10. M&P15T

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    So, you're good with loud cars too?
     
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    As long as its a V8 :laughing:
     
  12. Syclone0538

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    80, or even 90 dB is pretty low for a limit. I'd be happy with 100 or 110.
     
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    My car tells me "For Track Use Only" when I put it in Track Mode, and the active exhaust gets loud.

    I'm guessing that's Ford's warning that the exhaust exceeds 80dbs.
     
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    Just a quick list of noise levels of different cars. BTW, these are steady state and not accelerating, from what I understand. Wide open throttle would increase those numbers greatly.

    Ferrari 575M Maranello - 80 dBa
    Lamborghini Murcielago - 89 dBa
    Chevrolet Corvette Z06 - 87 dBa
    Ferrari F40 - 99 dBa
    Ferrari F40 (Tubi Style) - 105 dBa
    Dodge Viper SRT-10 - 91 dBa
    Porsche 911 GT3 2003 - 90 dBa
    Ford GT - 83 dBa
    Porsche Carrera GT - 93 dBa
    Ferrari 360 Challenge Stradale - 93 dBa
    Ferrari F50 (sports exaust) - 102 dBa
    Lamborghini Countach (no muffler) - 101 dBa
    Pagani Zonda C12S - 88 dBa
    Mercedes SL55 AMG - 73 dBa
    Mercedes SLR Mclaren - 90 dBa
    Honda S2000 - 89 dBa
     
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    A lawnmower 90 .
    A noisy restaurant 80-89
    Your grandparents TV 95
     
  16. Doc Holliday

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    Book 'em, Danno...
     
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    If you have a set of those loud pipes that make you safe, then theoretically you don't have to worry about your own safety, because everyone else is supposed to hear you and get out of your way, right?
    :alex:
    My HD had straight pipes when I bought it, but I had to switch to stock, just so I could hear the CD player. Besides, tooling in and out of your neighborhood after hours with loud pipes won't endear you to any of your neighbors.
     
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    I rode for over 5 decades and never once ran straight pipes. My bikes were always quiet! I took 6000 and 8000 mile trips and many other long trips aboard bikes. I can't imagine wanting to hear those pipes droning on & on.

    Loud pipes say:
    "I'm so cool! Look at me!"

    Flash
     
  19. as400guy1

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    My question...why do HD's always sound like they are about to stall? This forces the rider to constantly rev.
    Are they that impossible to maintain?
     
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  20. Intolerant

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    My harley has never stalled once in over 20yrs. Sounds like an operator error to me.
    Just like in the gun world, there are dumbasses that shouldnt own a bike, either.


    Uhhhh, no.
    Actually the easiest bike to maintain IS a harley, inspite of what you`ve been told (or know)