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Old 03-10-2012, 03:09 AM   #11506
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Forget about noise, noise is for riders with small penis's that think loud pipes makes them go faster and gets them more chicks, cruise around in stealth silent mode dude, the last thing you want to do is 100 decibel your way through the community with everyone pointing and laughing saying there go's another noisy small dicked wonder that thinks his loud bike makes him a man.
I actually agree with the less noise theroy (quiet is good) however, this is bloody too quiet. I don't want a noisey bike either but just a little bit more noise as the roos and brumbies will know I am there.

I don't care about more power - that is not of interest to me.
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Old 03-10-2012, 03:10 AM   #11507
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Did you get the stealth gray edition?
Nope went for Virgin White to match my VT750S.
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Old 03-10-2012, 03:14 AM   #11508
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The bike has to make a bit of noise! If only for other traffic to know you're there.

But dirters have to make a bit of noise, dont have to be obnoxiuos, just a deep meaty thump.... so dont get a Staintune..they sound terrible on DR's imo.

Good mate of mine makes mufflers. Mostly in the past for roadies, business name "Ballistic Mufflers" (in Vic).
I wanted a nice note but not loud, so he made the muffler (straight through) 650 long instead of 450.
The result is a deep meaty growl, plenty of people have commented on how nice it sounds.

If you want a slip on off the internet, the FMF is a good one and cheap.
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Old 03-10-2012, 03:35 AM   #11509
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Seats for the DR.

I need to buy a new seat for my DR. One that will fit with the Safari tank well.

What options are there?

I see Corbin have been very popular over time. Google found ACM Seats and Seargent seats for me but I have not heard much about them.

What do others have that they are really happy with?

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Old 03-10-2012, 03:41 AM   #11510
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I actually agree with the less noise theroy (quiet is good) however, this is bloody too quiet. I don't want a noisey bike either but just a little bit more noise as the roos and brumbies will know I am there.

I don't care about more power - that is not of interest to me.


Thats another interesting and unproved theory too, make lots of noise and the critters will just scatter out of your way leaving you perfectly unscathed to carry on with your journey LOL, I'll just go with my own unproved theory if you don't mind, and that is to cruise on through with a wonderfully silenced exhaust system and the animals will just lie under their trees not knowing you're there instead of freaking right out and scattering in all directions when Mr really fucking loud exhaust comes to town and rocks their furry world
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Old 03-10-2012, 03:46 AM   #11511
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I need to buy a new seat for my DR. One that will fit with the Safari tank well.

What options are there?

I see Corbin have been very popular over time. Google found ACM Seats and Seargent seats for me but I have not heard much about them.

What do others have that they are really happy with?

Cheers,
A few of us did a group buy on these. More than happy.

http://seatconcepts.art.officelive.com/Suzuki.aspx
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Old 03-10-2012, 03:52 AM   #11512
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Thats another interesting and unproved theory too, make lots of noise and the critters will just scatter out of your way leaving you perfectly unscathed to carry on with your journey LOL, I'll just go with my own unproved theory if you don't mind, and that is to cruise on through with a wonderfully silenced exhaust system and the animals will just lie under their trees not knowing you're there instead of freaking right out and scattering in all directions when Mr really fucking loud exhaust comes to town and rocks their furry world
Years ago out here a lot of blokes were using those shuroo high pitched whistles on their cars, the only ones who reckoned they worked were the silly buggers who bought them. Loud pipes, i'm not convinced either, sometimes there good at scattering other times not. The best prevention is don't ride around before 7am or after 4.30pm, of course most city folk have no concept of what really goes on in the bush, that's why we have the flying doctor.
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Old 03-10-2012, 03:55 AM   #11513
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Thats another interesting and unproved theory too, make lots of noise and the critters will just scatter out of your way leaving you perfectly unscathed to carry on with your journey LOL, I'll just go with my own unproved theory if you don't mind, and that is to cruise on through with a wonderfully silenced exhaust system and the animals will just lie under their trees not knowing you're there instead of freaking right out and scattering in all directions when Mr really fucking loud exhaust comes to town and rocks their furry world
You're fucking kidding yourself if you think an OEM exhaust is enough to not startle the wildlife.

What are you... adventure riding's equivalent of Driving Miss Daisy?

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Old 03-10-2012, 04:07 AM   #11514
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Years ago out here a lot of blokes were using those shuroo high pitched whistles on their cars, the only ones who reckoned they worked were the silly buggers who bought them. Loud pipes, i'm not convinced either, sometimes there good at scattering other times not. The best prevention is don't ride around before 7am or after 4.30pm, of course most city folk have no concept of what really goes on in the bush, that's why we have the flying doctor.
I have a regular 2am-ish Commute 30 mins or so
On the bike with loud-ish 'cans rarely see anything...off the hwy I usually just chugg along BTW
Take the 'little car' with shoo-roos (probably blocked up by now) fitted & bums & tails are everywhere
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Old 03-10-2012, 04:12 AM   #11515
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I have a regular 2am-ish Commute 30 mins or so
On the bike with loud-ish 'cans rarely see anything...off the hwy I usually just chugg along BTW
Take the 'little car' with shoo-roos (probably blocked up by now) fitted & bums & tails are everywhere
Roo's where you are Bandicootes.
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Old 03-10-2012, 02:30 PM   #11516
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Intiminators or Gold Valves?
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Old 03-10-2012, 02:55 PM   #11517
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Intiminators or Gold Valves?
I have intiminators, which i think made a big difference, cant comment on gold valves .
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Old 03-10-2012, 03:42 PM   #11518
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Intiminators or Gold Valves?
Depends.
Intiminators go in the front. Gold valves go in the back.

Gold Valve Emulators go in the front.

If you're an old MX'er, go for Emulators. They'll feel like normal modern suspension.

I prefer Intiminators. I don't like brake dive.
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Old 03-10-2012, 06:08 PM   #11519
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Gold Valve Emulators go in the front.
That's what I meant.
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Old 03-10-2012, 07:10 PM   #11520
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Thats another interesting and unproved theory too, make lots of noise and the critters will just scatter out of your way leaving you perfectly unscathed to carry on with your journey LOL, I'll just go with my own unproved theory if you don't mind, and that is to cruise on through with a wonderfully silenced exhaust system and the animals will just lie under their trees not knowing you're there instead of freaking right out and scattering in all directions when Mr really fucking loud exhaust comes to town and rocks their furry world
What a touchy little subject this is! Let it be said now for the record - I Love Quiet Bikes!!!!!!

My 2006 DR was quiet and mates whinged that they could not here me as I played sweep most times. This was not a problem and I just wrote it off as a joke. Riding for a few months and I noticed a few strange things happen. My mates rode past a fellow leading a horse along the edge of the road. He saw and heard them. I come along and he walks the horse our in front of me. He had no idea I was there. In the forestry, I had two very close encounters with a heard of brumbies. That got the heart going. I then had an offer of a second hand slip on pipe. It was only slightly loader and no more 'special events' happened on that bike.

Following the sale of that DR I ended up with a DRZ400. Now that sucker was load. I actually put baffles back in it and made it far more acceptable. No special event of the close encounter type occurred while I had that bike. I did see a number of roos and brumbies as per usual but I had enough time to back off, not a lot but at least they were not jumping our of the bush right at my side. Now they were at least twenty meters in front of me. Coincidence maybe but it is my arse on the line.


Along comes the 2012 DR650 yesterday and I think it is a hybrid electric bike, it is that quiet. I want a little more noise, not a whole orchard but a little. As I am now convinced that for me and my little dick, I need a slightly loader bike.

I have pulled the snorkel out of the air box and that has made a slight difference to the asthmatic sound it was making. I will live with this for while as I don't want it much loader. Power? Not after that at all
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