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Exhaust Loudness Ranking
      #354000 - 10/05/08 08:45 PM

I've spent a ton of time searching, reading and watching videos on you tube. I cannot find a definative ranking of pipes from quietest to loudest.

This is my best educated guess (quiet to loud). Can anyone comment?

Stock (sewing machine)
TORS (long)
TORS (short)
Stock (debaffle)
D&D
BUB
SS
Sceptre (baffle)
Sceptre (no baffle)

Has anyone had their bike side by side with a Harley with aftermarket exhaust? A few friends (lemmings) have XL1200C's with screaming eagle pipes. I don't want to be any louder than those...


Thanks!

Matthew

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nolan
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Re: Exhaust Loudness Ranking [Re: latebreak]
      #354040 - 10/06/08 06:59 AM

I ride with mostly Harley riders. They say they cain't hear mine. After riding with them I cain't hardly hear any-thing else. I have D&D I want to hear my bike, but I don't want to disturb others. Any quiteter then mine, I would not like them. I think your Rating has D&D right.

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Re: Exhaust Loudness Ranking [Re: latebreak]
      #354067 - 10/06/08 08:54 AM

Sceptreshave two options for baffles. 1 in and 1.5 in. With the 1 inch they aren't much louder than stock.

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Re: Exhaust Loudness Ranking [Re: nolan]
      #354088 - 10/06/08 12:15 PM

Quote:

I ride with mostly Harley riders. They say they cain't hear mine. After riding with them I cain't hardly hear any-thing else. I have D&D I want to hear my bike, but I don't want to disturb others. Any quiteter then mine, I would not like them. I think your Rating has D&D right.




Good feedback, Thanks! I defintely do not want Harley loud/obnoxious. I do want to be heard, and I do want to hear the bike when I'm riding.

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Re: Exhaust Loudness Ranking [Re: latebreak]
      #354092 - 10/06/08 01:18 PM

Quote:

Good feedback, Thanks! I defintely do not want Harley loud/obnoxious. I do want to be heard, and I do want to hear the bike when I'm riding.




My vote is, naturally, for Bubs. They are loud but not real obnoxious. They sound great at any speed and I got many compliments on them, even Zmilin complimented me on the sound of them when he rode my damaged bike to a dealer.

Some others, more knowledgeable than I, have stated that Bub engineers specifically tuned these pipes for the Triumphs.

All I know is I like them and they will go on my next bike, even if they are a little scratched up from my accident.

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bonbilli
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Re: Exhaust Loudness Ranking [Re: latebreak]
      #354103 - 10/06/08 02:14 PM

I have epco~s that are pretty darn loud!! ??

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Re: Exhaust Loudness Ranking [Re: bonbilli]
      #354140 - 10/06/08 06:46 PM

I think the Bubs I've heard are louder than my SS, but I like the overall sound of mine better.

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Re: Exhaust Loudness Ranking [Re: latebreak]
      #354149 - 10/06/08 08:38 PM

The only thing I've heard louder than my JCW shorties, was during the one 10mi ride I took with no mufflers, just straight pipes.
I went through a tunnel at WFO and the sound hurt my chest.

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Re: Exhaust Loudness Ranking [Re: latebreak]
      #354164 - 10/07/08 04:53 AM

I can't imagine that the SS pipe with no baffle isn't just as loud as the Sceptre. Pulled my baffles once, it's like a banshee. (also can't imagine why someone would want to ride w/o baffles for any length of time)

If you want HD screaming eagle type sound, better stick with the TOR's

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Edited by ssjones (10/07/08 04:54 AM)


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Re: Exhaust Loudness Ranking [Re: ssjones]
      #354182 - 10/07/08 07:35 AM

I'll add my 2 cents.
I removed one baffle from my stock pipes. Not much difference, maybe went from a sewing machine to a Volkswagan Bug. No rumble.
I only ever saw one of our bikes with loud pipes. The guy rode off before I could get a closer look or talk to him. The bike was way too loud for me,{and I got a '70 ironhead} you could still hear it when it was far away.
I tried getting an idea of exaust sounds from youtube videos and such. It didn't give me much of a clear picture just cause of the poor sound quality I get on my computer. They all sounded alike to me.


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