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Really trying to make the public think highly of motorcyclists, huh? Straight pipes will probably hurt your bike's performance, too. They'll be loud, but they aren't likely to sound very good. And they are likely to be difficult or impossible to tune.
 

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Yeah I look at myself as a ambassador. Maybe I didn't make my post clear, drag pipes. I have Cobra slip on, want a full set of pipes, not stuff with baffles

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You made yourself perfectly clear. You want loud and obnoxious. The kind of stuff that sets off car alarms at a hundred paces, and makes the general public look on you as not only a jerk, but a fool.
 

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Man ur busting my chops! Chill out and just remember, I didn't ask for any advice. Wasn't a question as to what pipes that you would suggest on my bike. If u want quiet, that's cool. I don't. Talking about loud and obnoxious :)

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Go for it man. I run Cobras on my 1100 without baffles. They are long, and actually not all that loud. My 650 with StreetPro pipes is actually much louder at speed. I've ridden loud and quiet bikes. I prefer loud but not ridiculous, and find my Cobras are a decent compromise. I spend more time watching for other caters and hazards than I do worrying if I offend somebody. There's always going to be somebody unhappy either way. I DO believe loud pipes make your presence better known, though I also have been in situations that folks never heard me. So it goes either way.

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I don't know. Sounded pretty serious to me:D yeah just wanting some straights that don't blue the slip ons sound fine, just want that clean straight look. Guess I'm just a redneck hillbilly!

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Nope, no sarcasm at all. I put loud pipes in the same category as loud boom boxes and loud car stereos. They are an intrusive noise, and the people who have them are rude and inconsiderate of others. They cast a bad light on ALL motorcyclists, not just themselves. And no, loud pipes do not "save lives." If anything, they deafen the rider so other traffic cannot be heard.
 

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I hear traffic just fine. I have yet to have anybody show contempt at me. Like I said, I've experienced both sides of the loud pipes argument. But I know I can hear a bike coming from a distance if it's piped and I know there's one in the vicinity so you watch for it. I'm more annoyed by idiot riders and cagers than I am anything loud.

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Seriously Charon your about on my last nerve. First off remember,I didnt ask!!!! Second where is this "study" that loud pipes dont save lifes. I imagine this is just your "opinion" as you dont like loud noises. I have never been startled by a bike that pulled up beside me with "loud exhaust" but I have been scaird the hell out of when a bike with stock exhaust was beside me in my truck when I had no idea they were there and I about pulled over in their lane. As to you comment that loud pipes are dangerous because you cant hear the other traffic. Do you even ride? I cant even hear my own Cobra slip ons that I have now with my head in the wind at 55 mph. Are you kidding me?
Im just trying to see if anyone has a set of full exhaust they are getting rid of,obviously you dont,go away,your irritating me.
 

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Can't hear your Cobras, huh? Perhaps you need to visit an audiologist and have your hearing checked. I ride bikes with factory exhausts, wear a full-face helmet, use earplugs, and I can hear the exhaust on either my 250 Ninja or my 250 Star at highway speed. And to top it off, I am drawing a partial VA disability for hearing loss.
 

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charon you are a fool. and i guess im a jerk. tct go with the short shots loud as hell look good dont blue w/ heat sheilds freakin awesome pipes. got em on all my bikes. you will surely piss off the yuppies cough cough charon cough
 

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Bubba, you are welcome to think I am a fool. I've been called that before. But it would have been polite to let me know WHY you think so.
 

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Girls, Girls, Girls . . . . you're all pretty . . . no need to argue :D

I guess I was wrong on the sarcasm part - but all the same . . . to each his own. TCT likes the loud pipes and will buy them and enjoy his ride, Charon hates the loud pipes and will not buy them and will still enjoy his ride.

Let's move on . . .
 

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what!!!!!!!!!!!.....what was that!?! i couldnt hear you over how awesome my exhaust is.:p
 
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