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Old 04-04-2014, 11:23 AM   #16
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What oil will make my bike louder?

Will Dynabeads make a difference?
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Old 04-04-2014, 11:35 AM   #17
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Old 04-04-2014, 12:15 PM   #18
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What oil will make my bike louder?

Will Dynabeads make a difference?
Pick up an aftermarket box of High Performance Spark Gaps if you want to get the loudest volume. Good muffler bearings don't hurt either.
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Old 04-04-2014, 12:41 PM   #19
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Will Dynabeads make a difference?
I'm glad someone covered this critical and often overlooked aspect.

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Old 04-04-2014, 01:03 PM   #20
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What you need is a 900lb bike with 60hp and a loud exhaust, the louder the exhaust and the more you rev it up at stop lights, the faster it makes your bike. FACT!
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Old 04-04-2014, 01:10 PM   #21
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I have to agree with abnslr that it's just an excuse to be obnoxious based on one observation: Helmets save lives too, but rarely seem to be in use by those so interested in saving lives that they put loud pipes on.
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Old 04-04-2014, 01:30 PM   #22
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Old 04-04-2014, 01:50 PM   #23
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It drowns out my horn. I like them to hear my horn when I use it.
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Old 04-04-2014, 02:19 PM   #24
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as a person walking down the street or in a cafe, I HATE loud bike pipes and think of them as being totally unnecessary.

as a person that's been commuting through the worst traffic in the country for 13 years I can tell you a loud bike is the fundamental difference between being hit and possibly killed or cars just moving out of your way.

I have been hit and on the ground several times in LA - EVERY SINGLE TIME I was on my BMW 1150GS with stock pipes.

Have I ever been hit on my Speed Triple with race cans on it? No. Is it deafening and obnoxious? You bet - but Im alive and that's pretty cool too. Every single time somebody objects to the whole "loud pipes saves lives" thing has never lane split up the 405

I just bought a really nice 09 FJR and its VERY quiet and Im starting to sweat a bit..... now having said all that, should you have loud pipes if you dont live in the city?

Absolutely not
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Old 04-04-2014, 02:30 PM   #25
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When I bought my current motorcycle after a few years without, I can honestly say that more people asked me if it was one of those "loud ones" (said in a way that is heard as 'loud ones' = 'obnoxious') than told me I would be killed. I assured them that no, it isn't loud, which made it okay to them. I agree that loud pipes are all about "look at me" and "I don't care what you think about it."
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Old 04-04-2014, 02:46 PM   #26
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I have been hit and on the ground several times in LA
I've split all the freeways from LA to SD many times over the years. If you've been "hit and on the ground" several times, you're doing it wrong. Pipes ain't your answer...
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Old 04-04-2014, 02:47 PM   #27
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I've split all the freeways from LA to SD many times over the years. If you've been "hit and on the ground" several times, you're doing it wrong. Pipes ain't your answer...
Ive never been hit while lane splitting but thank you for your concern for my health
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Old 04-04-2014, 02:50 PM   #28
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If the loud pipes saves lifes were true. Then all the BMW and Goldwing riders should have been killed years ago.

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Old 04-04-2014, 02:52 PM   #29
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as a person walking down the street or in a cafe, I HATE loud bike pipes and think of them as being totally unnecessary.

as a person that's been commuting through the worst traffic in the country for 13 years I can tell you a loud bike is the fundamental difference between being hit and possibly killed or cars just moving out of your way.

I have been hit and on the ground several times in LA - EVERY SINGLE TIME I was on my BMW 1150GS with stock pipes.

Have I ever been hit on my Speed Triple with race cans on it? No. Is it deafening and obnoxious? You bet - but Im alive and that's pretty cool too. Every single time somebody objects to the whole "loud pipes saves lives" thing has never lane split up the 405

I just bought a really nice 09 FJR and its VERY quiet and Im starting to sweat a bit..... now having said all that, should you have loud pipes if you dont live in the city?

Absolutely not
really? your bike hit the ground "several" times and even after the first time you never thought "i should get louder pipes for this bike" although a big proponent of them?

each and every time you just kept picking yourself up and screaming "darn you, quiet pipes!!"

and this one bike, this Super BMW, has been down several times on the deathtraps of L.A. freeways and each time after these terrible, death defying incidents, its up and running and you're riding it?

did you fall onto pillow pavement those several times?

maybe a bit of hyperbole in that part of your post? at least i hope for common sense sake
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really? your bike hit the ground "several" times and even after the first time you never thought "i should get louder pipes for this bike" although a big proponent of them?

each and every time you just kept picking yourself up and screaming "darn you, quiet pipes!!"

and this one bike, this Super BMW, has been down several times on the deathtraps of L.A. freeways and each time after these terrible, death defying incidents, its up and running and you're riding it?

did you fall onto pillow pavement those several times?

maybe a bit of hyperbole in that part of your post? at least i hope for common sense sake.
No..... its actually true. Once very well documented in a two year court battle with the LA city.

this particular instance I was pretty close to being killed because I was hit into oncoming traffic. I opened my eyes to see the bottom of a radiator




and the BMW had lots of parts replaced on it including the front end but jumped a cam chain just a few weeks ago and was sold basically for parts.

You live in this stupid town - you understand
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