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Old 06-24-2011, 08:33 PM   #61
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I work on bikes for a living, and I HATE loud pipes. Nothing more screams louder "look at me I'm a moron" than that.
Loud pipes save lives.
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You guys are killing me.

I have an '07 Softail. Almost 20K. Never had an issue. Had the speedo pegged on more than one occasion. No oil leaks. No wobble.

It's a cruiser - most of the time I spend doing normal speeds. It's faster than a car, but slow for a motorcycle. That's why I also own an '08 Yamaha FZ1. It's like comparing an old '57 Chevy to a new vette. There is no comparison in the speed and handling.

I don't dress like a pirate or a power ranger. I can't stand the people that do. And in all fairness, I live near a busy road and the bikes that I usually hear the most are sport bikes.

I also have an '03 Kawasaki KDX220 for the dirt.

If and when I get another bike it'll probably be a BMW S1000RR.

I guess my point is I don't really understand all the harley bashing. Some people buy GM, some people buy toyotas. Some poeple buy Harley, some people buy yamahas. Some people, like myself, have both. Who cares? It's all preference.

Now I'm going back to the wheels and tires section to get more ideas!
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You can get a speed wobble on any bike if something is awry.....
I was riding my dads G650 and he has the knobby tires that BMW puts on their enduro bikes, when I hit 95mph the bars started slapping back and forth. Definitely the scariest thing to happen to me on a bike! I let off the throttle and it stopped after I slowed down some. Oh, and I was in shorts and a T shirt haha
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Sure, there are lots of bikes I would take. But man, the HD is really nice to ride on long trips. And from my experience, loud pipes are only loud when you're not the one on the bike. Believe me, we have an annual biker gathering downtown... F my ears, and don't plan on sleeping much that week either. The only time I really hear my HD is when I'm twisting hard for fun/adrenaline punch, but under normal riding it really doesn't seem loud.

Plus: wow, you guys run 3 HD shops and you hate loud pipes... must be tough.
That's why I work in the metric shop....

Less noise.
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Loud pipes are good. Obnoxious sounding pipes are not!
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Must be a regional thing. Here in the midwest, a vast majority will wave back. When I lived in Las Vegas, rarely would a harley rider wave.
I was born and raised in Omaha, but I didn't own a bike back then. In Vegas, 7 out of 10 riders would give the wave- Harley, Jap or German, no difference, and I was either on a Victory Kingpin or a Vision.
Today, my wife and I did 200 miles on the backroads in Texas, and the wave action came from 9 out of 10.
By the way, I don't think I've seen better riding than the Hill Country outside Austin.

As for the original post, I haven't had the death wobble experience, or even anything that really scared me, on my Victorys. Don't know for sure what it is, but all three of them have been incredibly smooth, powerful, and agile machines (I ride a Cross Roads now). I even scraped the frame on a turn this afternoon, but I knew I wasn't anywhere near the limit of the bike and tires.
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Loud pipes save lives.
This is so true, as in other motorists can hear you coming and won't swerve into a lane and kill you...
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This is so true, as in other motorists can hear you coming and won't swerve into a lane and kill you...
Come ride in NJ. The noise does make the bikes more noticeable, but the only change in driver behavior is that they'll look you in the eye as they merge into your lane without a blinker.
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This is so true, as in other motorists can hear you coming and won't swerve into a lane and kill you...
Or you can ride defensively and not sit in people's blind spots. Riding a bike is way different than driving a car, always assume the other drivers are retards and cannot see you.
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Come ride in NJ. The noise does make the bikes more noticeable, but the only change in driver behavior is that they'll look you in the eye as they merge into your lane without a blinker.
Hahah no thanks, hsve already had one to many idiots almost hit me. You know what, I'm that moron on "that *explitive deleted* jap bike" doing 80+ weaving the freeway, because I got tired of doing anywhere close to the speed limit and constantly having to watch everywhere for some dumbass doing 80+ to swerve right into me. Oh and I think its hilarious when some Harley guy makes fun of my Triumph and says to get a real bike and those jap bikes are POSs
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Oh and I think its hilarious when some Harley guy makes fun of my Triumph and says to get a real bike and those jap bikes are POSs
I enjoy parking my Triumph next to the big Harley dressers. The size comparison is amusing.



I still have a Harley but it's going up for sale in the coming weeks. I've only ridden it once since I bought the Triumph back in 2005.
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Loud pipes save lives.

FAIL....

For the record, I like loud pipes but that statement is not true.

Some local PD's here in the NE have taken to decible metering to quiet their local areas...Narragansett and Newport RI, Upper NY for a few.
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Or you can ride defensively and not sit in people's blind spots. Riding a bike is way different than driving a car, always assume the other drivers are retards and cannot see you.
x2, great riding advice right there!
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Hahah, I love my Triumph. I had an 0-5 in the US Navy tell me "In California, You have to be the most aggressive driver out there, on a bike, or you're gonna be one giant road rash". (he was a rider ) Its soooo true, you can't just expect people to see you and follow the rules of the road. I expect every car to suddenly swerve in front of me without a blinker and slam on their brakes. So I give every car a pretty wide berth and get past them as quickly as possible. WHo cares if it scares them when i do that and they end up flipping their car because they swerved into the median??
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California's unique in that most states don't allow lane splitting. I imagine most drivers don't know the law allows it in that state and just get pissed because they're stuck in traffic and the bikes can get by.
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