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Posted on Sun, May 27, 2007 10:00

Well I had another close one last night. These people that drive their cars at night when they can't see anyway should be a crime. IM on US 41 it's a 4 lane road. Here comes Q-tip cutting accross 2 lanes to reach the turn lane not even looking left. All he does is drive straight! Until I down shifted and ripped it then q-tip swerved to let me rip it by him. Almost a t-bone. They may not get their vision checked but they sure do wear a hearing aid. I will gladly pay the $15.00 loud pipe ticket any day. LOUD PIPES SAVE LIVES!


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Posted on Wed, May 30, 2007 20:10

Hello there James. How goes the trucking? Will try and get you a big long load so that you can be in MI for Aug 17th 18th & 19th for Easy Rider Rodeo. :)


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Posted on Wed, May 30, 2007 17:18

well..with the newer cars soundprofed as good as they are now and stereos blasting...and cell phones ..i dont see loud pipes working as good as they used to. dont really care for them myself....but thats just me...


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Posted on Tue, May 29, 2007 16:00

What's the brand of your aftermarket horn? That is something I COULD REALLY use.


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Posted on Tue, May 29, 2007 07:37

I truly believe that pipes save lives. I'm all for the loud pipes since I'm the precious cargo on the back.LOL


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Posted on Tue, May 29, 2007 07:26

Can't say I agree with the whole "loud pipes = enhanced safety" argument but if it makes you more comfortable while on the road to believe such then by all means you should run em loud. Likeitalot you should increase the jet size of your carb due to the enhanced airflow from your exhaust. The carb is jetted from the factory to correspond to a certain amount of back pressure. You substantially increase the airflow by removing the restriction (baffles) and the "tuned" element of the carb / exhaust relationship flies out the window. I have no idea what the new Harley's use for carbueration so I can't make an informed recommendadtion as to what jet size you should try.


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Posted on Tue, May 29, 2007 06:19

agree 100%, most of my friends wont ride on my right side 'cuz of my pipes, but they have saved my ass a few times


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Posted on Mon, May 28, 2007 22:24

Like It, a little rejetting will take care of that. if not already install a K&N air filter,then have it dyno tuned is best or get the jet kit from Dynojet if stock carb. you will feel the differance.


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Posted on Mon, May 28, 2007 21:43

Ditto to all..


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Posted on Mon, May 28, 2007 11:49

I have to agree that they help, and not only with cars... I dodged one deer last night only to see another wanting to follow the first one, but the pipes made him turn in a hurry. I just grazed the first ones tail and the only direction i could have swerved would have been in the direction of the other one. a real no win situation for sure.


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Posted on Sun, May 27, 2007 23:22

The louder the better, but I had to put my baffles back in because she ran like shit. Nothing a race tuner wouldn't fix I think.


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Posted on Sun, May 27, 2007 21:50

couldn't tell you how many times a cager with his head up his ass has started pulling out then stopped when i geared down and let the pipes scream. baffles be damned


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Posted on Sun, May 27, 2007 21:10

I don't have loud pipes, but I do have this killer aftermarket horn that will make their ears bleed and as a bonus, it doesn't have to "ON" all the time!


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Posted on Sun, May 27, 2007 12:20

Thankfully you were watching out for him HMRK! Thankfully you are safe! It is so true, you have to ride like everyone is out to get you. And I just can't understand why anyone wouldn't want to be heard. Like Charmz said, if they don't see you they sure as hell will hear you, or sometimes feel you, the vibration. You all be safe out there.


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Posted on Sun, May 27, 2007 11:27

We have scooter boys ripping past the house. The noise is awful. But when I spoke to a Mum of one of the boys and she said "At least he can be heard and can't be missed I understand the upside that the annoying little sod can live another day. Junie


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Posted on Sun, May 27, 2007 11:04

Harley, I am with ya. Just got back from the beach road packed with tourists, people on rentals Harleys that shouldn't be on them, mopeds weaving in and out of traffic, those little moped looking little rental cars, that look like bugs coming down the road. I will pay the fine all day long, but if they can't see me on the road, they damn sure are going to hear me. Baffles be gone today!!!


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Posted on Sun, May 27, 2007 11:02

You know that's what Crack's me up about our Law's...I cant run Loud pipe's Legal but a Youngster can pull up beside me when im in my cage with a stereo SO LOUD it make's MY MIRROR'S SHAKE and all i can make out of this Music? is the Bass...Boom Bomm Boom Bomm Bomm Bomm...but i DO pay em all back when im on a Scoot...LONG LIVE LOUD PIPES...Ride Safe...D


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Posted on Sun, May 27, 2007 10:51

I had a thunderheader on my road king until I wrecked. I really liked it. I do agree about loud pipes too.


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Posted on Sun, May 27, 2007 10:45

Glad your still here to praise the pipes.


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Posted on Sun, May 27, 2007 10:43

Yeap they do save ya lots of times, at least q-tips hearing was good LOL. Be careful out there cages just don't care. Ride safe this weekend my friends.


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