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Old 08-13-2012, 04:09 PM   #61 (permalink)
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It was so much fun back in the old days when everyone that rode was a real biker .Everyone else hated us so we didnt care what they thought.Back then if someone complaned about our bikes being to loud we would take midnight rides by there house wot.
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Old 08-22-2012, 12:13 PM   #62 (permalink)
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The assumption here seems to be that whoever is complaining has no legitimate cause. How do you know that the complaint isn't coming from someone who works night shift and is woken up by the OP's bike when he's trying to sleep? Or maybe a single parent who has an autistic kid that is set off by loud noises and then screams or "freaks out" for hours after?

Someone on here said that if people couldn't handle 10 seconds of noise that they need to find something else to bitch about; well if that 10 seconds is all it takes to wake someone, isn't that a legitimate complaint? It wouldn't hurt some of you to consider that if everyone was as thoughtless, you'd have entire "communities" of people who each contribute their own 10 seconds of noise at all different times of day and night and no one would have any peace.

Noise pollution is one of the things that has people thinking badly of bikers and if your response is to tell them all to pound sand, then you're exactly the person they think you are, and deserve their disdain and lack of concern for your well-being (and you'd better believe that when those neighbours get in their cages they'll view you and every other biker out there as the enemy). You have to be respectful of others to earn respect in return.

If you want to be anti-social, then do so by moving away from society. Otherwise, grow up and accept that there's a social contract in play and show some of the respect you expect in return. To the OP who is changing his pipes, I applaud your efforts to try to accommodate your neighbours. It's not always fun to have to think of others, but it is the right thing to do.
You need to read all of my post. At idle and low throttle, my pipes are NOT loud. I can idle into my attached garage and my family in the house doesn't hear me. That person is bitching for the sake of something to do. It seems everyone is turning into a bunch of whiners. There comes a time to grow a pair and stand up for yourself instead of just rolling over for every person who finds something to bitch about.
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Old 08-22-2012, 12:16 PM   #63 (permalink)
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There comes a time to grow a pair and stand up for yourself instead of just rolling over for every person who finds something to bitch about.
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Old 08-24-2012, 08:29 AM   #64 (permalink)
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You need to read all of my post. At idle and low throttle, my pipes are NOT loud. I can idle into my attached garage and my family in the house doesn't hear me. That person is bitching for the sake of something to do. It seems everyone is turning into a bunch of whiners. There comes a time to grow a pair and stand up for yourself instead of just rolling over for every person who finds something to bitch about.
More to the point and i appreciate the other postees point about moise pollution. What gives you the irits is when people cant come up to you and explain if there is an issue. That way you could maybe accomodate. Just admit it you are a nasty, drty outlaw motorcyclist, and she is worried about her daughters morality.
Sell the bike and get a hobby like tuning chainsaws!!!
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Old 08-24-2012, 08:16 PM   #65 (permalink)
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Back in '72 when I had my first dirt bike as a teenager of 16, within 6 months I had pulled the baffle out of my Hodaka 125 Wombat. That wasn't loud enough, so I pulled the spark arrester, and Wow!

Not only did it increase wheelee power, but this bike was Loud! The little 2 stroke rattled windows from across the street, and nobody ever called my parents to complain when I started it at 1 AM to ride as a teen does. (I could never be at home except to sleep...barely)

It a shame that society needs to wrap themselves in bubblewrap these days.
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Old 08-24-2012, 11:45 PM   #66 (permalink)
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So as the OP I decided to keep the dominator tourings on. They are not too bad as long as I keep the revs down. I like how they sound and look compared to TORS and of course the stock pipes. I appreciate everyone's response! Ride Safe!
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Old 11-06-2012, 02:11 PM   #67 (permalink)
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DB Dawgs worked wonders for me.
Hi TX1911fan, I'm looking at options to replace my OE exhaust.

The easy choice is BC Predators... but I'm drawn to the Lossa and Dime City short reverse cones.

Lossa's - http://bit.ly/RDEKwA
Dime City's - http://bit.ly/UgY3Pr

What exhaust are you using and are you still happy with your DB Dawgs?

I really prefer the look of the large diameter opening of aftermarket exhausts. Do you or anyone else here happen to know if there's a DB Dawg option that would fit into the header, allowing you to then cover the assembly with the slip-on cone?
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Old 11-06-2012, 05:35 PM   #68 (permalink)
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I'm not going to bother reading this entire thread, I'll just provide my $.02.

Bikes are great because they are compact and can be easily wheeled around without the engine being on. If you are concerned with people's complaints with noise, then when you leave for a ride, walk the bike out onto the street, start it up, and ride. When you want to come back home, pull over to the side of the road 100 feet away from the apartment complex, stop the bike, and walk it in. Simple.

Don't go changing it just because people complain. Work around the complaints. Try to figure out a solution that's accomnodative and smart and not merely supplicative.

Good luck!
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Old 11-06-2012, 05:43 PM   #69 (permalink)
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GET NEW NEIGHBOURS!.
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Bikers devalue your house?.
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No-one wants to live beside a biker!.
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Old 11-06-2012, 05:47 PM   #70 (permalink)
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I had Predators, too damn loud for neighbors.

Sold them and bought a set of TORS from my dealer.

Very nice, quiet at low rpms with a nice growl when you get on it.

Plus, they are lighter than stock mufflers with no cat converters, a couple of inches shorter, and have the stock vintage triumph look.

I like em a lot.
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