Ticket Loud Annoying Harleys !!

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  1. wongway

    wongway -15% Pay & Broke Pension Fund

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    Police really need to start write tickets to loud annoying Harley's !!! its like really do we need to heard them from a mile away ??? and also maybe you want to get them tuned up , so at a stoplight they don't have to keep revving the motor to keep them running ?? you don't see a Honda having to keep revving the motor at a stoplight to keep the motor running !! :6781:
     
  2. Guardrail

    Guardrail Super Moderator Staff Member

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    No, but when I had loud pipes on my VTX I would blip the throttle at lights. Then I would dust the Harley on take off. Loud is OK during certain hours.

    Guardrail
     
  3. pro1driver

    pro1driver I am LAST

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    in my state (as many others) there are noise ordinances. they (the state lawmakers) were getting calls and letters from the voters on loud motorcycles.

    as i try to remember how the law is, no motorbike can have an open pipe (ie loud pipe) installed on it. all exhaust systems must be factory, not after market.

    however, Harley does make a "touring muffler" that isn't all that loud, gives the "soft rumble".

    it goes by the decimal level as to how loud the exhaust is, then if too loud, you get a ticket.

    some cities and towns have a decimal meter, while other "measure" the sound level from say one telephone pole to another......and that ticket sticks just as much as the ticket from a meter...(this is also how some punks get nailed for noise with the car radios cranked way up)
     
  4. xeastend

    xeastend Active Member

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    The bad part of summer. My local watering hole has the bikers in the summer. Occasionally there is the considerate one that has decent pipes.
    And when he leaves, lets the bike idle and just putts away. Not like the rest of the other obnoxious *******s. Have to rev the bikes with the straight
    pipes and take off like a wildman. Big bravado. Not impressive

    Kinda like the owner operators with the straight pipes.
    Cant tell you how many times in the tunnels on the PA Pike those idiots have to gas it then jake brake
    just to hear the noise echo.
     
  5. a9faninnc

    a9faninnc Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Huge pet peeve of mine.I was on my way to work last week,driving in a 35 mph zone,while coming up to a light,this chip hauler comes up beside me (coming to a stop light) wearing out the jake brake.Bad part about it,he was empty..It makes you want to jump out and ask what the hells your problem,rookie??Man,he was cool.(sarcasm)
     
  6. lostboy74

    lostboy74 New Member

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    Love my loud Harley and mine is tuned right and stays running just fine at a stoplight. Go Harley
     
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  7. Guardrail

    Guardrail Super Moderator Staff Member

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    So now we are not supposed to use a Jake brake when empty? I always did. I hardly ever used my foundation brakes. Of course, I outgrew the loud pipes stage years ago. The truck I have now, doesn't even have a Jake brake.

    Guardrail
     
  8. sharpshooter

    sharpshooter Well-Known Member

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    I've always avoided even riding my Harley at night, never even ridden it to work (nights) but, during the day, while people are texting, talking, or otherwise have their head up their ass...they WILL hear my exhaust....loud and clear!!
     
  9. joes bar and grill

    joes bar and grill Well-Known Member

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    So it's just the Harley riders making noise? none of the *** bike lookalikes make noise? I have to question your statement. I guess none of those "sport
    " bikes go by at 100 mph and scare the crap out of you, just the Harleys huh?
     
  10. 4ramsey

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    They are starting to do this in Green Bay
    Along with loud car stereos.
     
  11. EX396

    EX396 Well-Known Member

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    I ride, but not a Harley. I do believe that increasing the awareness of those in cages certainly increases our safety. However, please realize there are plenty of people in cages that can't stand us, and there are plenty of bikers out there that aren't helping our cause. Loud pipes save lives. Obnoxious pipes are exactly that, obnoxious. Harley's don't sound good to anybody but other Harley owners.
     
  12. CROCKETT

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    If you ever get to mn. i'll smoke that vtx, and give you a five bike head start..
     
  13. Guardrail

    Guardrail Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Sure you will. Do you always play the mines bigger than yours with people you don't know?

    Guardrail
     
  14. joes bar and grill

    joes bar and grill Well-Known Member

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    And you know this how?
     
  15. CROCKETT

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    No mind game, you made the comment, I gave you the opportunity to try it with a head start... Only being fair to you.... Like they say put up or shut up.....
     
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  16. EX396

    EX396 Well-Known Member

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    Not certain which part you are questioning but I'll take a guess as it's the only statement presented as fact instead of opinion that I could imagine somebody disagreeing with.

    "Harley's don't sound good to anybody but other Harley owners"

    If you bought anything with a motor except a Harley and it sounded like it was going to rattle apart, could barely idle, was vibrating like crazy and then created barely enough power to get out of its' own way, you would swear something was wrong with it and take it back to a mechanic and insist they fix it. Instead the H-D culture has accepted the fact that a V-twin with a common crank pin with cylinders set at less than a 90* angle is cool sounding.

    Do you think marketing research by other manufacturers lead to producing models attempting to imitate the H-D sound by going backwards 50 years in their technology just because?
     
  17. 1tt1

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    Harley riders spend $25k for a bike that's worth $8k just for the sound...
     
  18. yrc-atm

    yrc-atm commodities relocator

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    Rice bike riders pay 12k for a bike worth 2k so they can ride hunched over

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  19. EX396

    EX396 Well-Known Member

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    Fixed that for you ATM ;)
     
  20. joes bar and grill

    joes bar and grill Well-Known Member

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    So you don't know anything it's just your opinion, I mean if you can give me a link to some real facts I
    I might agree other than that it's your opinion and we all know what they are like
     

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