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I enjoy the sound of a good motorcycle exhaust as much as the next guy. But why on earth does everyone make a video with the bike sitting in a garage? It makes alot of the bikes sound obnoxiously loud, even when they may not be.
 

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I totally agree!

We don't want to hear the bike as it sits there ... show us some drive-bys and even better, what does it sound like from the rider's seat as you're going through the gears?
 

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Perhaps some people like watching them?

Until a good friend of mine had a kid who loved watching garbage Truck videos on youtube, I had no idea such things exist.... Seriously, Search Garbage trucks on youtubes. Hundreds of videos of Garbage trucks picking up trash cars and dumping them into the bin.....
 

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Perhaps some people like watching them?

Until a good friend of mine had a kid who loved watching garbage Truck videos on youtube, I had no idea such things exist.... Seriously, Search Garbage trucks on youtubes. Hundreds of videos of Garbage trucks picking up trash cars and dumping them into the bin.....
THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU !!! I had no idea. I immediately found myself engrossed in garbage truck vids after reading your post...................


NOT !! LMAO!
 

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I think it's personal preference and the fact that most guys keep their bikes in the garage and don't have a POV camera so it's just easy to take a vid in the garage. I for one can't stand drive by exhaust videos. I don't want to know what the car or bike sounds like as it drives past me. I've seen some guys trying to capture the exhaust sound while they're driving but you normally get a lot of wind noise if the phone or camera is not set up correctly.
 

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I don't want to know what the car or bike sounds like as it drives past me.
Aside from wanting to know what it sounds like while I'm riding it, I like to know what my bike will sound like to other people as I drive by.

Drive-bys and on-board vids are the only way to get a real idea of what that is. Cracking the throttle while sitting still with the camera parked on the ground a few feet back of the bike does not give any decent representation of either of the above.

I recently sold my 2013 Victory XCT which was equipped with D&D performance mufflers. I knew what they sounded like while riding it and during various drive-bys from youtube vids and that's part of the reason I chose them over a couple other brands that also had drive-by and on board vids. I also watched several "sitting still" vids as well as some stock vs aftermarket sitting still vids ... those really did not sway my decision.

Now I'm reviewing several vids for my Roadie. There's a ton of sitting still "ooooo listen to my mufflers!!" vids .... waste of time IMO. I look for the "action" stuff.

Well, that's just me.
 

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I wasn't meaning to insult anyone on their video choices. But I prefer one sitting at least outside, when they get to revving on it.
 

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You guys must be really good. I haven't seen or heard one YouTube video that sounded remotely close to what the pipes actually sound like when you're standing next to them. There are just too many variables.

I just go to bike shows/rally's, meet and greets or hang out with other riders at some of the popular biker hangouts and listen in person. After a year or 2 you get to know just about everything you like and don't like that is out there. After 10-15 years you don't need to do much more research... :)
 

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You guys must be really good. I haven't seen or heard one YouTube video that sounded remotely close to what the pipes actually sound like when you're standing next to them. There are just too many variables.

I just go to bike shows/rally's, meet and greets or hang out with other riders at some of the popular biker hangouts and listen in person. After a year or 2 you get to know just about everything you like and don't like that is out there. After 10-15 years you don't need to do much more research... :)
That's worked for me especially during loud pipes competitions. I narrowed down my exhaust choice for my Mustang through Youtube and using some good quality headphones. Was pretty accurate but you're right the variables throw off everything and a garage tends to amplify sounds which is why I suspect some choose that as the location for their vids.
 

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You guys must be really good. I haven't seen or heard one YouTube video that sounded remotely close to what the pipes actually sound like when you're standing next to them. There are just too many variables.

I just go to bike shows/rally's, meet and greets or hang out with other riders at some of the popular biker hangouts and listen in person. After a year or 2 you get to know just about everything you like and don't like that is out there. After 10-15 years you don't need to do much more research... :)
I had a set of cobra drag pipes on my vlx 600. Sounded sweet, then a set of vance and hines on my suzuki m50, and my roadstar. Really like the way they sounded, to bad they don't make a set of true dual for my 1300. Would snatch up a set in a heartbeat.
 
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