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Old 02-01-2013, 03:59 AM   #31
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If the way a modern dual-purpose bike rolls off the showroom floor is still too loud for you, hang it up, as I don't see how you'll make any less noise without resorting to walking down the trail.
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Old 02-01-2013, 04:00 AM   #32
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All new bikes , even Harleys have to meet the same noise limits. Dont have a stock pipe on anything anymore to look , but its usually stamped on them. I think its 82 db.
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Old 02-01-2013, 04:01 AM   #33
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Originally Posted by bigdon View Post
When you get to a really scenic area turn the bike off. Push it uphill and coast down. Problem solved!
I've actually done this once or twice too! (in fact all the way down Titus Canyon in Death Valley last fall, just to see if I could freewheel the length of it - only had to engage gear twice, and that was probably because I'd bottled a couple of corners and shed too much speed...)

It is worth remembering though that if the engine is not running, then the oil pump is not working, but that the chain will still be turning the countershaft sprocket and associated gears - potentially causing damage/wear over any great distance, which is why it is best to remove the drive chain if you are planning on towing a bike with a dead engine...

My 'downhilling' is always done in neutral with the engine ticking over - that way you can snick it into a gear should the need arise...

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Old 02-01-2013, 04:28 AM   #34
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This is the bit causing all the noise. Just take it out and it'll be a lot quieter.

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Old 02-01-2013, 04:29 AM   #35
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dB Snorkle

Fit one of these to the stock exhaust on your I modified factory pipe and you should be pretty quiet.

http://www.thedbsnorkel.com/

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Edit. Looks like they are no longer available.
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