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post #1 of 19 Old 05-23-2011, 03:19 PM Thread Starter
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Louder Exhaust

Howdy folks, I replaced my stock exhaust with a FMF Q4 and it's not loud enough. Can I modify this anyway? Or, what is a considerably louder exhaust for around $300 or less?

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post #2 of 19 Old 05-23-2011, 03:59 PM
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loud pipes give motorcyclists, a better reputation, and open up riding areas, i commend your thoughtfullness, thanx again bye
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post #3 of 19 Old 05-23-2011, 04:05 PM
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I went with the Q4 on my bike as well, and even though its not that loud, its still at the upper limits of what i consider tolerable noise.

Since many offroad riding areas have noise limits and offroad motorcyle riders are not exactly the darlings of the environmentalist whacko-close the trails crowd, why would you want to on purpose make your bike obnoxiously loud?

It's a free country and you can do as you please, but ripping by some trail hippie on a woods hike with your 110 dB exhaust roaring may be the thing that finally inspires coffee shop talk to become action in the form of writing their congress critter to ban motorcycles from parks and other multi use riding areas.

Like it or not, you are an ambassador for your sport everytime you ride in public areas. Because many in the cruiser crowd have been unable to self regulate when it comes to slapping 12" long straight pipes on their hog and rattling windows for a 6 block radius, government is starting to take action. When a bunch of other states follow Californias lead in basically banning any exhaust mods after 2013, there will be a lot of crying and wailing and gnashing of teeth and talk of "treading on my freedom", but it wont do any good because we are an awful small part of the population. And it all could have been avoided if people could have just used some common sense and courtesy.

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post #4 of 19 Old 05-23-2011, 05:13 PM
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Send me $200 and I'll tell you exactly how to modify that can to be louder...

saving you $100 should be a no-brainer.

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post #5 of 19 Old 05-23-2011, 08:40 PM Thread Starter
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Didnt say a thing bout trail riding did I?

Anyway, think I've got it narrowed down between the LeoVince X3 or Two Brothers (which is now Vance and Hines).
Anyone has any comments Pros or Cons on these two PIPES I'd appreciate it, before the tree huggers come back!

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post #6 of 19 Old 05-23-2011, 11:27 PM
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Two brothers is loud on any bike... But if you really want to be that "cool" go get a Harley. Either on or off road it doesn't matter. People hear a loud motorcycle and they bitch. it's really not that awesome to have a loud ass bike. The fmf has good sound without being too much. I'd just stick with what you got.


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So is that what you run on your Harley???
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post #8 of 19 Old 05-24-2011, 08:58 AM
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Your not big on motorcycles are you? I see you have been a forum member for almost a year now. Andyour first post was about
Being loud. I think if you put a two brothers on a Harley someone would kill you on principal. However my oppinion is loud motorcycles are a waste. They give people a reason to hate on motorcycles. I love bikes too much to see them go away. Think about others a bit before you go making your bike obnoxious. If you must however you can start by sending me the fmf. And run it like that for awhile. And if that's now rediculous enough just go ahead and remove the header as well. Then when you ruin your motor please do not fix it. Again don't mean to be a douche but there you have it...


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Oooh a forum post counter, I'm impressed. Ride what u want and I'll ride what u want. Take a midol n chill bitch.
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