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Old 01-31-2013, 01:39 PM   #16
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Being quiet also means being stealthy, a valuable quality IMO. If you're trying to sleep out and about, often you don't want that fact to be known by the locals.

I've never been RTW, but like being as quiet/stealthy as possible off road.
On road too... except for in the fall then I switch to a loud exhaust.
Ride a lot at night on an old bike with poor lighting & I'm hoping the deer will hear me coming 2-3 miles away & not try & kill me.
So far so good.
Had a few close calls with the quiet exhaust & am scared to death of deer.
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Old 01-31-2013, 04:03 PM   #17
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The quietest you'll get would be DR650 stock, i found that whisper quiet and havent found many others as quiet.
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Old 01-31-2013, 04:44 PM   #18
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I like quiet bikes too....My DR is kinda quiet and my Pacific Coast is super quiet. Back in the day I had a Bultaco Alpina that was so quiet you could sneak up on deer and lasso them.
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Old 01-31-2013, 08:12 PM   #19
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The quietest you'll get would be DR650 stock, i found that whisper quiet and havent found many others as quiet.
Are there any bikes in the 250cc range that are just as quiet?

I'm trying to hit as high of a gas mileage as possible.
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Old 01-31-2013, 08:18 PM   #20
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You can hear something other than Wind? I have to wear earplugs because the wind is too loud!
When I'm cruising through a scenic valley at 25mph I'd like to appreciate the environment without any added artificial noise.

I was cruising past some amazing rice terraces and through some small villages in China on a small 50cc scooter and I just couldn't help noticing that the sound of the motor destroyed the ambiance of the village and terrace.

Sometimes the noise is simply out of place. Small village, no one with any motor vehicles except for you, chickens running around, people walking their water buffalo to the next field, etc. Just... incongruent. I remember passing through a string of these little quiet perfect little villages and my motor noise just caused everyone to raise their heads and look at me.

Bicycle is not an option for a RTW motorcycle trip.
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Old 01-31-2013, 08:20 PM   #21
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RTW bicycle trip.
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Old 01-31-2013, 08:21 PM   #22
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RTW skateboard trip.
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Old 01-31-2013, 08:22 PM   #23
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Old 01-31-2013, 08:52 PM   #24
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I have found that loud motorcycles are quite often owned by similar people that drive those huge lifted pickups around town. They never leave town.

Loud pipes not only piss off other people that are trying to enjoy the world, they also scare off all the wild life and ruin things for everybody.
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Old 01-31-2013, 09:02 PM   #25
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Im not advocating loud pipes , im just messing with fussy bunny.
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Old 01-31-2013, 10:00 PM   #26
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Pissed Loud exhaust WILL SAVE YOUR LIFE!

RTW trip in undeveloped countries?
OP should seriously consider having a VERY Loud exhaust and forget the Beta male tree hugger BS.

I ride mostly in the Philippines and here, as in most 3rd world countries, A VERY loud exhaust will SAVE your life!

A quiet exhaust WILL lead to eventual collision with dogs, cows, chickens, goats, tricycles, jeepneys, other moto's, children that insist on playing and wandering in the middle of the streets, walking drunks or the 98% of undisciplined drivers (including so called professionals)here who simply never look first before pulling out into in in the street in their giant SUV.

RTW?
Loud exhaust WILL SAVE YOUR LIFE!

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Old 02-01-2013, 02:20 AM   #27
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What is "loud" or "quiet" ?

The stock exhaust of the CRF250L is quite stealtly ... but also restrictive, ugly, enormous and heavy to say the least.

So i got a FMF exhaust line w/ Q4 muffler, witch is supposed "Quiet" as they sell it.
What a blast when i first started the engine after installation. Didn't seem so loud on the videos ive seen about it.
Neighbourgs will hang me on a tree (if the cops dont catch me within the 1st mile if i try)

As a move to not have invested 700$ for nothing, i made a dBkiller of my own, before even have a try as the FMF came.
This was first try. The one installed now is even more restrictive


Now i have a nice looking muffler, lighter than stock and that is what i can pretend "acceptable", still alive and not jailed

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Old 02-01-2013, 03:48 AM   #28
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Ufotunately your only gain now is probably the weight savings.
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Old 02-01-2013, 03:55 AM   #29
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Are there any bikes in the 250cc range that are just as quiet?

I'm trying to hit as high of a gas mileage as possible.
I've spent quiet a bit of time on an XT225 Serow recently - they are very quiet with the stock pipe on - perfect for stealth and 'low impact' riding anywhere?

I'm sure the XT250 (and the Honda CRF250L mentioned above) are also whisper quiet if left stock... most modern small capacity machines are these days, thanks to emissions laws etc.

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Old 02-01-2013, 03:59 AM   #30
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Ufotunately your only gain now is probably the weight savings.
Yes, but i would be ashamed to disturb in a populated area, and also in Nature. And for my ears, better like this.

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