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'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'm a laying in the meadow listening to the birds sing, the water rushing to the ocean, tree hugging type of guy. So for me loud pipes do nothing. I've ridden bikes with loud pipes before and every one has given me a headache in a very short time. I guess I just don't get it when it comes to loud pipes. I love the sound of my stock mufflers when I'm up in speed. That deep low hum of the pipes makes me smile. Anyway that's my story and I'm sticking to it.
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I agree with retrobagger, don't want to listen to them all ride long. The argument for them is to help prevent accidents by people hearing you as they get near you, but, after most accidents happen the cager often says they did not SEE the motorcyclist, even if they had loud pipes....ride on....
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Mine are de-baffled and I love the sound but it is not loud enought to piss off my neighbors when I start it up but is loud enough that I enjoy the rumble as I drive.
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I don't mind if others have them, but my stock pipes are just enough rumble for me.
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I hate loud pipes, I rely on my defensive training / riding to save my life, not irritating noise


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I agree with retrobagger, don't want to listen to them all ride long. The argument for them is to help prevent accidents by people hearing you as they get near you, but, after most accidents happen the cager often says they did not SEE the motorcyclist, even if they had loud pipes....ride on....
Problem with that argument is: most of the noise is behind the bike not in front where it's thought to be needed
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I don't like really loud pipes like I don't like really loud music anymore. I like louder with the right tone.
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Not all 'loud' pipes are the same.

I think many riders try to achieve that satisfying level of rumble that gives the bike that large growling bike sound. A deep base rumble.

However, it's not that easy to achieve. Most take the 'no cost' method by removing baffles or just punching holes.

A friend of mine bought a bike a little over a year ago. He went on one ride with me and stated he loved the sound of my bike. He said his sounded like a weed eater. So he removed the baffles. Now his bike just sounds obnoxious!

I don't think my bike falls in the loud pipes category. For the poll I would say I don't care for loud obnoxious pipes.

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