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    Poll: How Do You Feel About Loud Pipes?

    'Loud pipes save lives' and 'the louder it is the faster it is' are all phrases you’ve probably heard before, but for a lot of people – particularly the non-riding public – loud exhausts prove to be obnoxious. Which camp do you find yourself in?
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    I spent 13 years working with top fuel,pro modified and just regular straight piped Harley's to last a deaf life time. All of my bikes have stock mufflers including the Ultra. Triple-B and the Dub both sport stickers that say " Stock pipes really don't kill People"

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    I just spent good dollars on a set of twin slashed pipes for my v twin. even after adding additional baffles, they are still tooooooo loud for me. so I have a really nice looking set of pipes and baffles for sale. it's tough getting old

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    I like to hear an engine with a good tone and not obnoxiously loud. My friends bike is so loud I no longer enjoy riding with him. It is deafening at any speed and earplugs don't even help.

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    I prefer quiet, noise complaints have already taken enough places away from us. i feel no need to perpetuate this.

    That said my Ducati while not HD obnoxious is kind of loud, or louder than i would like but my pipes are fully baffled and i have a DB killer in it. Its much louder then my TW and not once have i thought that the louder pipe had made another driver more aware of me. I have had more close calls on that Ducati then i have on my TW so for me the "loud pipes save lives" theory is debunked.
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    The quieter the better, especially off road.
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    The "Hell's Angel's" that ride past the house every night lately down to their clubhouse and back sure are noisy. Wakes me up every night with those straight pipes. I like my Harley pipes a little loud, but baffled and wrapped tight inside with insulation batting. I think they run better with a little back pressure. I'm too old for loud loud pipes. Save's live's? I don't know...
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