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Yes 160 18.43%
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Old 02-15-2012, 01:50 PM   #976
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If you like like loud pipes, jsut say so. No need to hide behind a pretense of safety.

My co worker has an obnoxiously loud bike, and when I drive in front of him, I really don't discern his bike from background noise. It's not til he's right next to me that you notice the sound, and at that point, the bike is already in peripheral vision.
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Old 02-15-2012, 02:41 PM   #977
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If you think that loud pipes are a safety accessory... well, maybe badminton or competitive cup stacking is really more your style?
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Old 02-15-2012, 03:53 PM   #978
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If you like like loud pipes, jsut say so. No need to hide behind a pretense of safety.
I don't like loud pipes. I do think there is some safety benefit, so I voted "yes".
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Old 02-15-2012, 07:30 PM   #979
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It is, GB. No argument there. I purposely inserted the word "obnoxiously" so as to focus things a bit.

Just got stuck behind a pack of em' on the way home from work. 6 metric cruisers and a cb500 all with straight pipes or reverse megaphones. Every red light resulted in a symphony of ear drum piercing trumpeting. Thank goodness they all had loud pipes as it saved their lives several times in just the few short miles I was riding behind them. Yep, if it weren't for their pipes sounding a warning they would have run into each other more than once.
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Old 02-15-2012, 07:50 PM   #980
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My S40 isn't running stock exhaust. Original owner had replaced the stock can with an aftermarket pipe. What brand, I have no idea. All I know is it's a drag pipe. The guy I purchased the bike from did include the stock exhaust can should I ever want to quiet down my fire-breathing thumper. (joke about the fire breathing)

The bike can be pretty loud if I twist the throttle enough. However, I don't make a habit out of doing that. When I'm in a residential area or riding through downtown I keep my revs down, as the bike isn't obnoxiously loud in the lower RPM's. I have no desire to annoy anyone.
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Old 02-15-2012, 07:59 PM   #981
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My S40 isn't running stock exhaust. Original owner had replaced the stock can with an aftermarket pipe. What brand, I have no idea. All I know is it's a drag pipe. The guy I purchased the bike from did include the stock exhaust can should I ever want to quiet down my fire-breathing thumper. (joke about the fire breathing)

I love what Ryca is doing with those S40's

I hope they re-jetted the carb. How does the plug look?
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Old 02-15-2012, 08:34 PM   #982
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Carb has been re-jetted, at least according to the guy I bought the bike from. I checked the plug and it was clean, no signs of running too lean.

However, the bike does pop a little on deceleration. I've read on a Savage/S40 specific forum that it's a chronic problem with aftermarket exhausts, even with re-jetting.
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Old 02-15-2012, 09:27 PM   #983
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They all do that.
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Old 02-15-2012, 10:12 PM   #984
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They all do that.
My 690 with an FMF pipe is horrible! On long suburban downhills I actually combine engine deceleration and brakes to reduce popping.
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Old 02-16-2012, 06:30 AM   #985
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Yes they do

If you are filtering (lane splitting to our US cousins) through town traffic and pedestrians (does the US have pedestrians) are "filtering" across (i.e. through the traffic on a perpendicular course) a loud pipe has a greater chance of stopping said pedestrian from crossing in front of your bike.

As many pedestrains are also listening to their iPods at high volume the louder the pipe the better

Out of town I enjoy the lighter handling and extra oomph
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Old 02-16-2012, 07:00 AM   #986
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They all do that.
+1

I owned one for a bit, all stock and it would fire a "warning shot" one every deceleration. Wouldn't miss one!
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Old 02-16-2012, 02:55 PM   #987
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Heh, fired a good warning shot not too long ago.. Think I scared the crap out of a bum that was walking down the sidewalk. "thump thump burrble thump POW"



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