CHP said Don t rely on loud pipes to keep you safe loud pipes often startle...

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CHP said "Don't rely on loud pipes to keep you safe, loud pipes often startle people and poison

the attitude of car drivers toward motorcyclists."

Do you have a louder aftermarket exhaust?

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  • Thats fighting words in a Harley forum! :) There is a point where exhaust is no longer alerting others you are there but instead spooking them and disturbing them.

  • I have a yoshimura r77 stainless steel 3/4 exhaust. The reason I like it is because it sounds better than stock, performs better than stock but with the insert I can ride the track. They have a 90db limit. So I have the best of both worlds. I did try a hot bodies mgp growler with a link pipe and that was incredibly loud, not as loud as the guy on the Harley with straight pipes who rides by at 2am, but it was loud.

  • How loud is it without insert? I like that the stock muffler doesn't make the neighbors hate me

  • It's not to bad with out the insert, in my personal opinion just from what I have seen at the track, a metal canister vs a carbon fiber canister seems to be a bit quieter. With the insert it's right on par with stock.

  • dont spend the money on an exhaust for the 300 or any other "performance upgrades" for that matter. save it for a down payment on a new bike, or better yet, use the money for some race courses/time at the track.

  • Yeah that's pretty much what I was thinking. I got a smoking deal at $4,200 for a like new bike, but like I said I don't think a louder exhaust is worth $350. The stock one sounds nice to me

  • But I don't really plan on getting a new bike either... Not until I ride this to the ground lol

  • hard bikes to kill, you may be waiting a while.

  • Good!

  • That's the plan