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Extra Loud Harleys.  
User currently offlineLHMARK From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 7255 posts, RR: 48
Posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 1401 times:

This post is not flamebait. It is the result of five years of urban living.

People who ride modified extra-loud Harley-Davidsons are a$$holes with a genital compensation problem. There is no other valid argument for the disturbance they cause. I agree with these bastards that the helmet law should be repealed. In fact, I think it should be illegal for them to WEAR helmets. Good friggin' riddance.


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User currently offlineFlight152 From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 3369 posts, RR: 6
Reply 1, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 1400 times:

You know the difference between a Harley and a Hoover don't you?

The location of the dirt bag.


User currently offlineDfwRevolution From United States of America, joined Jan 2010, 915 posts, RR: 51
Reply 2, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 1394 times:

Quoting LHMARK (Thread starter):
People who ride modified extra-loud Harley-Davidsons are a$$holes with a genital compensation problem

Bingo... same with "men" who insist on driving trucks. Trucks with Crew-Cabs and leather. Way to go manly man...


User currently offline2H4 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 8955 posts, RR: 60
Reply 3, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 1386 times:
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Quoting LHMARK (Thread starter):
There is no other valid argument for the disturbance they cause




While I agree that straight pipes are obnoxious, and that Harley riders usually have genital compensation problems, there is a valid argument for the noise.


With pipes that loud, cars notice you.


It may seem trivial to non-motorcyclists, but let me tell you....one or two brushes with death from an idiot driver on their cellphone will make you think otherwise.


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User currently offlineFDXMECH From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 3251 posts, RR: 35
Reply 4, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 1386 times:

How about the, "men", wearing leather and driving a Prius?

Quoting Flight152 (Reply 1):
You know the difference between a Harley and a Hoover don't you?

The location of the dirt bag.

I bet your man enough to tell a biker that.



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User currently offlineLHMARK From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 7255 posts, RR: 48
Reply 5, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 1383 times:

Not riding a dangerous machine also saves lives, and people can sleep at night.


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User currently offline2H4 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 8955 posts, RR: 60
Reply 6, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 1383 times:
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Quoting FDXMECH (Reply 4):
I bet your man enough to tell a biker that.

...Most Harley riders I've met would laugh and proudly admit they're dirtbags.

 biggrin 


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User currently offlineLHMARK From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 7255 posts, RR: 48
Reply 7, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 1377 times:

Quoting 2H4 (Reply 6):
...Most Harley riders I've met would laugh and proudly admit they're dirtbags

What, you mean "Hell's Orthodontists?" Most harley riders around here are qwhite collar professionals with a midlife crisis.



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User currently offline2H4 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 8955 posts, RR: 60
Reply 8, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 1371 times:
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Quoting LHMARK (Reply 7):
Most harley riders around here are qwhite collar professionals with a midlife crisis.



Yeah, good point. The ones I've hung out with and was referring to with were anything but white collar professionals. Much more entertaining crowd.

2H4





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User currently offlineN317AS From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 1365 times:

Quoting DfwRevolution (Reply 2):
Bingo... same with "men" who insist on driving trucks.

What the hell is wrong with driving a truck? When you hit me with your POS rice grinder, guess who will lose?


User currently offlineDavid b. From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 3148 posts, RR: 5
Reply 10, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 1359 times:

N317AS is one of those men. So sad.


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User currently offlineACDC8 From Canada, joined Mar 2005, 7637 posts, RR: 37
Reply 11, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 1351 times:

I saw (heard) one in town today. I pulled up beside him at a red light and he had his radio playing. I'm still asking myself why would he have a radio on a Harley because as soon as he drove away I couldn't even hear the stereo in my pony car anymore !  no 


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User currently offline2H4 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 8955 posts, RR: 60
Reply 12, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 1342 times:
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Quoting N317AS (Reply 9):
POS rice grinder,

...Care to examine some reliability ratings and compare "rice grinders" to American trucks?

POS, indeed.


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User currently offlineCaptOveur From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 1320 times:

I know someone who wanted to buy a harley with mufflers. The dealer was shocked as hell, it took many months to get the bike.

Everyone agrees it is a civilized sounding motorcycle.

This is just like airport noise abatement and speed restrictions.. a Japanese crotch rocket may be just as loud, but it is gone in a second.. A Harley is loud as hell, and lingers around forever.

The other sacks of trash I want to bitch about are the mustang morons down the street from me. GET A FUCKING MUFFLER OR STOP DRIVING AFTER 10PM!!


User currently offlineN317AS From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 1311 times:

Quoting 2H4 (Reply 12):
...Care to examine some reliability ratings and compare "rice grinders" to American trucks?

Don't bother. 100,058 miles on my Silverado. Only thing replaced is the oil, tires and a couple filters. Wouldn't own rice so.......


User currently offlineCaptOveur From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 1310 times:

Quoting N317AS (Reply 14):
100,058 miles on my Silverado. Only thing replaced is the oil, tires and a couple filters. Wouldn't own rice so..

150,000mi on my 90 Accord. Most mechanics agree that is about mid-life on the engine. The car even LOOKS decent still. Aside from those annoying fucking automatic seatbelts.

Change oil, filters, regular mx items especially timing belts and there is no reason the car shouldn't last another 150,000 miles.

It uses maybe 1/4 of a quart of oil every 3k miles. My 88 Caprice, god rest its soul, was a great car but it used a quart every thousand at 185,000 miles and it needed a little more sweet talking and fixing to live that long. And it looked like ass towards the end.


User currently offlineN1120A From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 26196 posts, RR: 76
Reply 16, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 1307 times:

Quoting LHMARK (Thread starter):
People who ride modified extra-loud Harley-Davidsons are a$$holes with a genital compensation problem. There is no other valid argument for the disturbance they cause.

First off, Harley's come from the factory about as loud as a bike gets anyway. The sound is actually patented. Also, there is a saying "loud pipes save lives" and they mean it. When there were noise restrictions on motorcycles, deaths went up 5 fold. They got rid of the restrictions and it dropped dramatically.

Oh, and the "don't ride them then" argument definately does not work considering how much less fuel motorcycles use, as well as other raw materials, they are a good thing.

Quoting N317AS (Reply 9):
What the hell is wrong with driving a truck? When you hit me with your POS rice grinder, guess who will lose?

Some of the least safe vehicles out there are trucks. This includes SUVs and Pickups. I have had friends hit "rice" with their full size trucks and tear up their knees while the "rice" owner was unscathed. I have seen more people die in trucks than anything, so I think we know who loses there. Add to that fuel economy and waste of resources.



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User currently offlineLHMARK From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 7255 posts, RR: 48
Reply 17, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 1291 times:

Quoting N1120A (Reply 16):
First off, Harley's come from the factory about as loud as a bike gets anyway. The sound is actually patented. Also, there is a saying "loud pipes save lives" and they mean it. When there were noise restrictions on motorcycles, deaths went up 5 fold. They got rid of the restrictions and it dropped dramatically.

Oh, and the "don't ride them then" argument definately does not work considering how much less fuel motorcycles use, as well as other raw materials, they are a good thing.

The d*ckheads cruising around on straight-pipe harleys did not buy them because they wanted a more energy-efficient method of commuting. They bought them as a substitute for a personality- a "look at me, I'm a rebel" image. Since they just cruise around on them to be noticed, and heard, by others, it would be even more energy-efficient if they stayed at home.

Bottom line, these things are louder than DC-8s landing. The community has a right to sleep at 2 in the morning. There are HUNDREDS of these "rebels" here, so it's a pretty constant barrage of noise all night. What I don't understand is why they aren't ticketed. Here in Rochester, we have a law against excessive car stereo volume, in which repeaded violators can have their cars impounded. Why do the harley guys get a pass?

I'm going to get active about it, and start harassing the mayor's office.



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User currently offlineBoeing Nut From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 1276 times:

Wow, I never realized how much people hate these things. I personally really don't mind them so much. I would never own one as I don't have the "passion" for riding/owning one, but sometimes I think they are kinda cool. But that's just me.

LHMARK, you have a good point there. It should be all or nothing.


User currently offline2H4 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 8955 posts, RR: 60
Reply 19, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 1266 times:
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Quoting N317AS (Reply 14):
Don't bother. 100,058 miles on my Silverado.

Well there we have it. Definitive evidence that American trucks are higher quality than "rice grinders". 100,058 miles. Staggering.

 Yeah sure




Quoting CaptOveur (Reply 15):
150,000mi on my 90 Accord. Most mechanics agree that is about mid-life on the engine.

Not even, man. I bought a '90 Accord with 150,000 miles on it and drove it to 295,000. Never once left me stranded or ran poorly. Not once.

Ditto for a '92 Civic I drove from 142,000 to 225,000. The best part? The Accord cost $1500, and the Civic cost $2500.

It's absolutely impossible to get more reliability and more mileage out of less money.


2H4





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User currently offlineAerobalance From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 4674 posts, RR: 48
Reply 20, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 1257 times:

A great marketing coup by Harley......It actually costs them less to 'make' them loud - and still charge a premium price for the 'sound'. Tells you how idiotic Harley owners are for paying good money for less refinement.


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User currently offlineCORULEZ05 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 21, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 1256 times:

Quoting LHMARK (Thread starter):
People who ride modified extra-loud Harley-Davidsons are a$$holes with a genital compensation problem.

I totally agree. These guys think they are all that just because they ride a Harley. Big freaking deal. Just reminds me of those guys who drive those big Ford Trucks (250 and so on)...reminds me of a fellow user...  Confused


User currently offline2H4 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 8955 posts, RR: 60
Reply 22, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 1244 times:
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Think loud pipes represent a genital compensation problem?

Allow me to present "Trucknuts"...proof positive that certain people should be forbidden to breed:









Apologies to the rest of the world for my country's idiocy.


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User currently offlineGo3Team From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 3266 posts, RR: 17
Reply 23, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 1234 times:

Since were talking mileages here, mine as passed the 300k mark (looks it too) and my work vehicle is pushing 320k. It's all a matter of (most of the time) how well its taken care of.

As for the bikes, I can't hear them anyway, unless its the a$$ at the end of the street.



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User currently offlineAndz From South Africa, joined Feb 2004, 8416 posts, RR: 11
Reply 24, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 1225 times:
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Quoting 2H4 (Reply 3):
It may seem trivial to non-motorcyclists, but let me tell you....one or two brushes with death from an idiot driver on their cellphone will make you think otherwise.

I agree, I have had more of those than I care to remember, but when my Yamaha had the standard exhaust system on I did seem to be more invisible in the traffic.

Quoting CaptOveur (Reply 13):
Everyone agrees it is a civilized sounding motorcycle.

Sorry can't agree with you there, a Harley is an obnoxious, overrated, overpriced, poseurcycle.... and makes an awful racket.



After Monday and Tuesday even the calendar says WTF...
25 ShyFlyer : Tell that to emergency vehicle drivers who go down the road sirens and air horns blasting and yet few vehicles yield. The car's stereo and soundproof
26 2H4 : Well, it's a fact....drivers frequently merge into me and pull out in front of me when I'm on my quiet bike, yet it almost never happens when I'm on
27 Dtwclipper : I can not stand them! They are loud and distrub my peace. I think these "noise saves lives" answers are pure BS. I would love to see a ban on these lo
28 LHMARK : 2H4, good point on American driving requrements. So many people drive with a sense of immortality and superiority. I gotta take issue with your other
29 N1120A : Because far too many got killed when they tried to quiet their pipes. The same is true of Sportbikes, which are just as loud just at a different pitc
30 Post contains images Pilotsmoe : Let me guess, is this the truck with the Japanese built diesel engine?
31 2H4 : Good point, but it's still apples and oranges. Bicycles generally do not keep up with traffic....thus, they are viewed by drivers as obstacles to avo
32 N1120A : Like 2H4 said, have you ever ridden a motorcycle? Also, go ask the California Highway Patrol about their Loud Pipes Save Lives program? The most envi
33 FDXMECH : If that's true then sign me up. Seriously though, sorta. A loud Harley sounds great. Not a steady diet of course but the occasional unmuffled V twin
34 LHMARK : Thanks, N1120A. Maybe they have dedicated bike lanes in France, but you sure as hell won't find them here. I appreciate the option of diving into the
35 2H4 : LHMark, your point is well taken. The problem you're describing is more directly attributed to the riders than the pipes themselves. One of my bikes
36 Post contains images ShyFlyer : True, but I've never been there. Apathy plays a part, but its not the whole enchilada. Modern automobiles are soundproofed, some more that others. Po
37 Post contains images ORFflyer : Lot's of different opinions here, and most have a valid point, one way or the other. Now, for my Too many good quotes to go back and plug here, so I'l
38 KROC : Mark - Were you able to wash the sand out of your clit after this episode?
39 N1120A : Mark, you have been here longer than I have so I am sure in my nearly 4900 posts you have noticed that I am a half-French, half-Iranian American who
40 ShyFlyer : Thanks, but I was thinking in terms of published online.
41 BristolFlyer : 'Loud pipes save lives'? So do helmets but you don't see many people wearing 'em in the US. Can't see that any biker can use the 'loud pipes save live
42 Post contains links and images N1120A : No idea, but I have a good link for you www.google.com
43 Captoveur : Ever hear one with mufflers? This one has mufflers and it sounds civilized
44 AirWillie6475 : Those guys have given many near heart atacks with those loud accelerations. I hate it when they are waiting for the light and they rev their engines t
45 TUNisia : My little sister's 91 Volvo has 487K miles on it. Still runs great! It's been in the family since new. About the Harleys... I'm no fan, but what would
46 Andz : I guess I haven't because here they are all horribly loud.
47 CaptOveur : They are a rarity.. As I said, the bike had to be special ordered.
48 Post contains links SCCutler : When real work absolutely, positively has to get done, it's Ford or Chevy, not Toyota or Nissan. My many clients in the construction trades make thei
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