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My 99/1500 is Way too quiet I'm getting Vance and Hines true dules with the tune up it's around 1500 I will let you know how it goes
 

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Welcome Aboard! Pull out your stock V&H baffles, toss them on the shelf, get a set of Chucksters Ultimate baffles from Chucksters Customs....they'll be music to your ears....
 
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Just my opinion, but bright (but not blinding) and flashing lights save lives. Loud pipes just piss off people. I think people are more aggressive around bikes with loud pipes.

I had a bike with loud pipes. Quieted the pipes a lot, added driving lights and a headlight modulator and the number of times people pulled out in front of me or turned left in front of me went from several time a week to a few times a year on the exact same commute.
 

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Let me also add, you can get the Harley mufflers, stick them on your stock head pipes if you wanna save a little coin....These are the best if you want to have a good throaty sound. The V&H are great....and you can change your baffles to sound different. True, the cops frown....but when I go cruisen, I gotta put up with folks cranking their stereos to where I can't even hear a phone call or alarm on my Sena in my helmet....
 
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Just my opinion, but bright (but not blinding) and flashing lights save lives.
I'll add to this by saying proper placement of lighting, IMO, makes the most substantial difference in not only other's ability to see a rider, but to convey to other's what they are seeing. While adding more/brighter static lights to the bike itself says 'here's a motorcycle'...adding a light to a dynamic/moving source such as a helmet tends to say 'here's a person' and, in my experience, garners more attention and respect. I use, and highly recommend, the Brake Free helmet brake light for both purposes: https://www.brakefreetech.com/

Sports gear Cap Automotive lighting Motorcycle helmet Cloud
 

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I'll add to this by saying proper placement of lighting, IMO, makes the most substantial difference in not only other's ability to see a rider, but to convey to other's what they are seeing. While adding more/brighter static lights to the bike itself says 'here's a motorcycle'...adding a light to a dynamic/moving source such as a helmet tends to say 'here's a person' and, in my experience, garners more attention and respect. I use, and highly recommend, the Brake Free helmet brake light for both purposes: https://www.brakefreetech.com/

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Agreed. The driving lights need to make a large triangle with the headlight to allow those you are approaching to judge your distance better. I've seen many bike driving lights so close to the headlight that they look like one light or look like they are much further away than they really are. I would like the driving lights on the Voyager to be a little wider and lower, but they are sufficient for the task. Other lights also help, such as the helmet light in your picture or modulated brake lights. Modulated LEDs are even better than modulated incandescent lights because the instant on/off of LEDs is more obvious than the fade in/out of incandescent lights.

My primary riding suit has wide retro reflective piping on the sleeves and legs and I added strips of it to my helmet. When I was still working, I got to work well before sunrise. A lot of my co-workers commented on how visible I was, especially compare to other bikes on the road. I've had many people tell me how they noticed me because of my modulated headlight. A lot of them told me because they thought it was malfunctioning, but when I told them it was working correctly and intended to get attention, they agreed that it worked very well.
 

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I have slipons on my Nomad. They are not too loud but have a nice deep tone.
I do use them as a safety feature quite a bit.
When rolling up to a stop light in heavy traffic, some cars like to make last second lane changes at the light.
If you roll up to the light and are in their blind spot, no amount of flashing lights will help.
I like to gently roll on the throttle a little as I roll up to let other drivers know I'm there.
 

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Modulated LEDs are even better than modulated incandescent lights because the instant on/off of LEDs is more obvious than the fade in/out of incandescent lights.
...I've had many people tell me how they noticed me because of my modulated headlight.
The bicycle industry has in recent years been at the forefront of nighttime, and particularly daytime, visibility research. Always-on daytime modulating headlights have become must among riders and are proven to garner more attention and increase visibility. Interestingly, though perhaps unsurprisingly, bicycle and motorcycle visibility/safety on the road parallel one another in nearly all facets.


 

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I have slipons on my Nomad. They are not too loud but have a nice deep tone.
I do use them as a safety feature quite a bit.
When rolling up to a stop light in heavy traffic, some cars like to make last second lane changes at the light.
If you roll up to the light and are in their blind spot, no amount of flashing lights will help.
I like to gently roll on the throttle a little as I roll up to let other drivers know I'm there.
In those cases, I give a tap on the horn. With 2 wolo horns with a total of 3 dissonant tones, they hear me quite well.
 
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