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post #1 of 56 (permalink) Old 02-11-2011, 09:36 AM Thread Starter
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Question Loudest pipes for the vn900??, w/o sounding like trash.

I was contemplating either stage 2 or full debaffle for my 2009 classic.

Have since thought it would be better to get a full exhaust system. I want the loudest commonly available production pipes there are. I don't want pipes that sound like crap, but real deep, rumble, throaty sound... Preferably in black.

What say you all?

Loud pipes save lives...

Was thinking bub's, strippers, or??... Any power gains with thes options?

Should I save myself a few hundred and just do full debaffle?

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I totally get why you want louder pipes but the fact is we as motorcyclists have to re-think this or we're all going to be paying a price. California recently passed a law concerning loud pipes and other states and communities have done the same thing:

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/gree...cle-noise.html

We have to remember we're in the minority, not everyone rides. And when we annoy the majority eventually they'll do something about it.

As to an answer to your question, any aftermarket pipe will be louder than stock, especially when the baffles/packing aren't installed.

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Unresponsive to my question .....Which is the loudest and best sounding?....I know they are all louder.....lol....

Well in response to ^^^^^^^...... Commiefornia has a law for everything, it's out of control there... Lived there 5 yrs, good riddance...

You don't have to always have the hammer down, even with loud pipes if your putting along say in a residential neighborhood and not on the gas they are not that bad... I want them for pulling up on, passing cars, anything to help not getting ran over by the cell phone talking distracted car/ truck/ suv drivers out there....

I'd take a $50 ticket over this, RIP brother.

http://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/201...ry-co-hit-run/

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i'd rather pay the fine and have people hear me coming, cant help you out on the best pipes though
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I have a full debaffle, and it helps somewhat. I see a lot more people look over to see the cause of the noise when I'm approaching from their blind spot, but it's not infallible as they can still be quieter than even some of the hot rod car exhausts on the road.

From the pipes that I've heard installed on 9'ers like my own, the Bub's have been the best sound, as far as nice low tones. They are obnoxious loud though. Riding behind the guy who had 'em, I couldn't hear my debaffled stockers at all unless I tilted my head and focused on my own noise. Last I heard he was going to try and fab up some baffles for 'em to "calm them down", but I haven't spoken with him in nearly a year since.

The Cobra slashdowns had a decent sound too, although not quite as deep and rumbling as the Bub's. I *really* love the look of the Cobra swept pipes, and have heard good reviews on the sound, but haven't heard a set myself yet.

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Leaning towards the bubs....

Do they come in black?

And pretzel thanks for your informative write up. much appreciated.

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Checked the site and didn't see them offered in black. Only pair I saw was chromed.

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Hard Krome makes some really loud and deep pipes check them out
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Hard Krome makes some really loud and deep pipes check them out
I agree they make some sweet pipes, do you have experience with them and which models of the hard krome's sound the best?
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I agree they make some sweet pipes, do you have experience with them and which models of the hard krome's sound the best?
I know my Cobra Dragster pipes are plenty loud with baffles in them.

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