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Am I in a minority hating 'loud' exhaust

  • Yes you old git get over it

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  • Not at all I like a quiet coffee and a muffin too

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Am I in a minority hating 'loud' exhaust?

11085 Views 33 Replies 21 Participants Last post by  Joooooooosh
Controversial? I dunno :)

Maybe I'm getting old...

I did use to have crazy loud pipes on a 748 and never really thought much about how loud it was - I was wearing ear plugs after all! :oops: So maybe I just have more empathy...

I'm not saying I don't like a 'nice sounding' exhaust and I guess that may mean this post is on very subjective grounds but I think it's really annoying sitting outside a cafe having to pause conversations while a bike goes past with a very loud pipe.

I want to upgrade mine from stock eventually but will be keen to listen to whatever I decide to stick on before I do.

Am I on my own with this train of thought. Should I be banished from the forum :p?
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I have the same thoughts and have the feeling that some 2 wheeled riders are compensating for a certain part of their bodies with the sound of their exhaust.

I´m all for a nice sound but not at the cost of volume.
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Well, that does look like it might give some weight to a roadside discussion with the coppers. I wish I had one with my Termi.
I take it back (The bit about the card being useless, not the bit about the ex mother in law's penis)
The 97/24/EU means that the Exhaust conforms to a max. of 80db, the removal of the DB-Eater renders the Bike unroadworthy no matter what.

For 2017 all Exhaust Manufacturers will only be able to produce exhausts for the European Market if the DB-Eater is welded in, making removal impossible. 2017 also sees the introduction of EURO4 in Europe which then only allows a max. of 72db.

In Germany they go one step further, by fitting an Exhaust even conform to 97/24EU but removing the Catalyser renders the Bike unroadworthy and you lose all Insurance cover. Similarily changes to the ECU will also result in loss of Insurance Cover.
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