Join Date: Aug 2012
Motorcycle: '99 GSX-R750-SOLD for '13 Kawasaki KLR-650
Re: Yoshimura TRC Exhaust Silencer Removal
Hybrid and electric cars are only "dangerous" from being quiet in parking lots or near curbs. At speed, the only noise most modern cars make that you can hear is wind noise. By the time you can hear a normal car's engine, it's right next to you.
Once you hit crazy straight pipe volumes, it's very hard to tell where it's coming from, or even how far away it is. When people start searching all over the place for a bike that's not even visible yet they veer all over. To me, moderately loud is good, but excessively loud pipes lead to distraction- AND irritation.
I've already got a strike against me for having more power and fewer wheels than is proper, not to mention the reputation I've been given by assholes who blast haphazardly through traffic. I don't need to give anyone another excuse pass judgement on me- a car driver barely realizes that what is rude to them is life-threatening to me.
Welp, about to piss on over to the KLR adventure forum due to a change of steed. When I can afford a good GSX-R, I'll be back- I don't have time for fixing rat bikes anymore.