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Loud pipes save lives?
« on: June 14, 2006, 08:22:41 am »
 

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« Reply #1 on: June 14, 2006, 08:33:35 am »
bwwwhaahahahhahhahahhahahahahhahahahahaha

Maybe I should change my signature again just for you.

Heres the rub pixie:

Jimmy rides his bike with Akrapovics. Interesting that. Designed for more power and the result is that its also louder.

On his 1200 and his 950, he has stock pipes. Why? Its been long known that he hasnt the time, hes a very in demand man. I see youre a noob on AdvRider. Spend some time on old Jimmy Lewis reports, and learn a bit.

And whats better.... my bike came stock standard with Akras.

I wonder if thats why you just changed your zorst in the last two weeks..... I recall it sounds proper now?

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« Reply #2 on: June 14, 2006, 08:43:35 am »
Oh not cos you have Akras on your bike, but cos you want to be the mother of Jimmy Lewis's love child.
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« Reply #3 on: June 14, 2006, 08:58:38 am »
There is definate merit in Lewis's comments but instinct overcomes logig when you are on a bike. I love the bike to ROAR!!!
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« Reply #4 on: June 14, 2006, 09:02:57 am »
Also like my bike's deeper growl against the softer purr of the stock pipes on the 650GS.

Doubt if I would have forked out the moola to fit it though. Was included when I got the bike.
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« Reply #5 on: June 14, 2006, 09:04:10 am »
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but cos you want to be the mother of Jimmy Lewis's love shild.


Unless youre confusing me with Droffarc with metaphysic SHIeLDING, I dont know what youre on about.

But yep. I think he's a kick ass rider. Better than anyone that I know!

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« Reply #6 on: June 14, 2006, 09:14:34 am »
:shock:  Huh? who is theese mutha of Jimmy Lewis?
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« Reply #7 on: June 14, 2006, 09:30:05 am »
This is not intended to anybody, but I followed some of the links on the site Shark posted and came across this article where the guy said

I answered, "You know, I went to a desert race the other day. They started in three rows, A, B, and C. The A row was pretty quiet. Most of the four strokes had stock exhaust, and the two cycles didn't stand out as loud. The B row had a couple of loud bikes, but the C row was the noisiest of all three! Most four-strokes had big man exhausts on them, so what we are up against is educating the beginners."

It is a good point http://www.dirtrider.net/forums3/showthread.php?t=118083

I myself like the sound of load bikes but r realizing that it maybe because I am a beginner. I did not like the stuff for more power but the sound.

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« Reply #8 on: June 14, 2006, 09:48:27 am »
This brings me to the point of bigger bikes. But first I have to say that I only started riding bikes 2 years ago so I will say that I am still a novice, so what I say could be completely wrong.

Why buy bigger cc bikes? Once I went on a road trip with a few guys on Ducati's and there was this girl on a 600 or 650 Suzuki road bike. This girl was beating all the boys with their Ducati toys. I tried, but she was going like mad and when she got of the bike, she was laughing, not smiling laughing out of joy. So why do we need bigger cc's? I said this before but there is one oak on this forum that I thought had a smile imprinted on his face. That smile was out of pure joy, and I thought it amazing, and the smile became bigger when he falls over. (Glad he got white teeth  :lol: ). But I do not see that smile so much anymore.
Why have bigger cc's? I do not know. I hope I am not jacking this tread, but this thread did get me to think.

Are louder and bigger bikes necessary? Does it make you enjoy biking more? REMEMBER, It is only my 2c on a forum.
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« Reply #9 on: June 14, 2006, 09:54:36 am »
I don't know either. My little 200 is more than enough for me at this stage, even if it is underpowered and half broken.
I can't see myself having more fun with a bigger bike on the dirt

The only reason I'll go bigger is that I could at least do more than 100km/h flatout on tar. and then I'll only go as high as 400 ar 650, purely because kawa does not sell the klx250s here, en the suzi drz400sm is such an awesome bike, and almost half the price of the yamaha equivalent.

I hate buying a new bike, the choices are so limited here that you are forced to choose the best compromise.
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« Reply #10 on: June 14, 2006, 09:54:44 am »
Who you referring to Zonkel?
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« Reply #11 on: June 14, 2006, 10:10:05 am »
However, I must admit... I have been thinking a bit.

When I got the bike, I realllllly didnt like the loud noise. I just wasnt keen to spend the mocha to freken go and buy the inserts from Slovenia.

So I got "used" to it.

I am still embarrassed by it and ask my GF - is my bike as loud as that one or that one or that one, when I hear them.

I have asked different folk who say that its not. Which makes me pleased. But I have to say that when I ride Grabouw or something, it makes me cringe cos I have this loud maker on my bike.

More power? Whatever. I havent met anyone, not even JL who can put 100HP properly down to dirt in all its effectivity.

I dont think we need to sound like sewing machines, but these guys (dirtbike etc) have a really good point.
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« Reply #12 on: June 14, 2006, 10:16:15 am »
Chomma, ek mis daai smile.
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« Reply #13 on: June 14, 2006, 10:20:57 am »
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« Reply #14 on: June 14, 2006, 01:54:31 pm »
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Huh?
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« Reply #15 on: June 14, 2006, 02:24:57 pm »
Go to JouMa, see my thread dedicated to you.

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« Reply #16 on: June 14, 2006, 03:39:16 pm »
I have a Laser Pro Duro on my Africa Twin and trust me it's LOUD however would rather have very quiet pipes on the long road and don't believe they make the bike better in performance etc. They pipe just sounds wicked.

This pipe was given to me for free else I would of also not bothered to buy something that loud just because it sounds lekker. My Remus is road legal and purr like a kitten which is now used to get the bike through roadworthy every year :lol:
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« Reply #17 on: June 14, 2006, 10:33:41 pm »
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Got it. Thanks
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