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sitting at a stoplight today, I gave my engine a little blip, I have come to the conclusion that my bike sounds like a lawnmower on steroids with the stock pipes.

I feel so un-cool right now
 

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I had a co-worker last year said my bike sounded like an electric weed-eater. I saved all winter long til i got my pipes.....now i drive by her house and down shift and rev it up.....

she knows who it is....
 

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Yep...my bike sounded like a sewing machine with the stock pipes. I added some Cobra Slip on's a couple of years ago and now my bike is sounding S W E E T!!
 

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sdbrit68 said:
sitting at a stoplight today, I gave my engine a little blip, I have come to the conclusion that my bike sounds like a lawnmower on steroids with the stock pipes.

I feel so un-cool right now
I feel your pain.... That's why my bike is at the shop right now getting the HardKrome2.75 big straights and a jet kit installed. Come Saturday my pain will be gone!
 

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Come Saturday my pain will be gone!
Been there, done that for many years. Now I barely can hear a dadburn thing. Deafness is also un-cool, so please, wear earplugs when you ride.

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Personally......I dont want to wake up people 2 miles away from me,

But a little sound like I have a real engine between my legs would be nice, just something to make people nervous and cover their kids eyes when I ride by
 

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Yeah well .. I blip mine and the only thing that knows it is the tach!
 

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but Glen, there is a huge difference........you just oooze coolness,

and come on, a gold wing rocks, especially when you have that stereo cranked with some 70's tunes going
 

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sdbrit68 said:
sitting at a stoplight today, I gave my engine a little blip, I have come to the conclusion that my bike sounds like a lawnmower on steroids with the stock pipes.

I feel so un-cool right now
Not to one up you,but my car IS a lawnmower :cry:
 

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If I remember dragoon......you have cobras on your ride right ?
 

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What do you know! Someone actually admitting he's getting loud pipes to compensate for something between his legs! :twisted: :lol:

Sparc
(yah, that was harsh. All in good fun, Mark. 8) )
 

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ouch!!!!!!!!!!!!!

that was cold...........but funny as heck


do you think it will help ?
 

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bodean said:
Been there, done that for many years. Now I barely can hear a dadburn thing. Deafness is also un-cool, so please, wear earplugs when you ride.
+1
 

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A former coworker said my 1100 sounds like an anemic news helicopter.

I did the holesaw mod and am pleased with the results
 

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You can't please everyone. I also have H-K's (3") and they have an abrasive, obnoxious sound in stock form. They required taming down a significant amount before the note and db's were acceptable. Perhaps you are too concerned about what others think. Hey, you're riding a bike and the only wish they could ride. You wanted loud and I can guarantee you are gonna get it! Enjoy.
 

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actually....I started the thread as kind of a toongue in cheek laugh at myself, and my bike.

If you see a 5' 7" guy like me, all dressed in leather, and riding an 1100 spirit, I dont do much for the biker stereotype, maybe the geek in leather stereotype I can help with ( do they make pocket protectors for motorcycle jackets....lol)

The main reason I will switch out my pipes is two fold.

1) the stock ones are too high, and when I go to hard bags, a modification will work better for what I want
2) a little sound too wake up the cars next to me

Just 20 minutes ago, I am riding next to a lady in a mercedes, she decided to come into my lane2, I layed on the horn and jumped into the turn lane. She didn't even notice the horn next to her.

I slowed down, pulled back into my lane behind her.....no wave of apology, nothing. the next stop light I pulled next to her, she did her best to not look to the side to even acknowledge I was there.

Where I live, people just dont give a darn, so I am starting to swing to the other side for loud pipes, at least if they aggravate people, they will have to realize motorcycles exist
 

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Sparc said: What do you know! Someone actually admitting he's getting loud pipes to compensate for something between his legs!
Why stop there? Apologies to those who have seen this before:

At a press conference late Monday, the CEO of Johnson Marine, makers
of Johnson outboard marine engines and other recreational equipment,
unveiled a new line of heavyweight cruiser style motorcycles
designed to compete head to head with industry leader Harley-
Davidson.

Peter Long, Johnson's Brands Marketing Manager said, "We have
studied the market and determined that Harley, while highly
successful, has narrowly missed the mark when targeting motorcycle
buyers."

Long added, "We at Johnson are convinced that our product hits the
target dead center and promises to draw sales away from Harley-
Davidson in a way no other motorcycle has been able to accomplish."
The new line of bikes, marketed under the name Big Johnson
Motorcycles, will, according to Long, deliver what Harley has only
promised.

"Our research show that this, a Big Johnson, is what Harley buyers
are really after." At the unveiling of the new line Monday, several
current Harley owners agree. "When I bought my Harley, what I really
needed was a Big Johnson," said one Harley owner. "But I see now
that riding a Harley is no replacement for having a Big Johnson."

Manager Long also said that his company would follow the lead of
Harley-Davidson and cash in on a huge market for non-motorcycle
related products. "We realize that not every guy can have a Big
Johnson," said Long, "But image is very important to people. If they
don't have a Big Johnson, they at least want to project the image of
having one."

Asked if he anticipated Big Johnsons showing up in the hands of
Harley owners, Long said it was unlikely. "I just don't see the need
to have a Harley if you have a Big Johnson," he said. "And I can't
imagine someone who spends all their resources to acquire a Harley
having a Big Johnson. I think it boils down to this - You either
have a Harley, or you have a Big Johnson, but you are not likely to
have both." "Given the choice," said Long, "I think most guys will
opt for the Big Johnson."

Another force driving sales for the company will come from women. A
survey of the wives and girlfriends of nearly 1,000 potential
motorcycle buyers indicates less than 5% would approve of their
partner spending $20,000 on a Harley Davidson. But, when asked if
they would be willing to pay the same amount of money to get their
partner a Big Johnson, nearly 4 out 5 thought that would be money
well spent. One female present at the product unveiling was quoted
as saying, "There is no way I will let Lonnie drop 20 grand on
another one of those Harleys, but 20 grand to get him a Big Johnson
Well, that's something we could both enjoy, and it's something he
really needs."

Carla Roundheel, manager of the dealership network now being
established, said her motto is simple. "I service what we sell. "Big
Johnson Motorcycles will be traded on the New York stock exchange
under the abbreviation PNSNV.
 

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I think I just about wet myself laughing..that was too funny
 
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