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Okay. So as some know, new rider here. Green as green only been riding for few weeks. Hang out with a lot of bikers though. Mostly they drive Harley's.


Got into an interesting conversation with an old fella. Him and a few others and me all went on a little cruise on a sunday, but this fella I got into a conversation with about those bloody loud obnoxious exhaust.


Now this fella, had a problem with my rebel 300. When we were cruising, he couldn't hear me. If it wasn't for the fact I was in his mirror, he would of never known I was there. So he made a point that I should swap the exhaust first chance I get. Most riders, will put a bloody loud thing on their bike cuz cool right? Sound, lots of noise, set off alarms, and no care for noise violations. However, there are some people that don't do that, they have a loud exhaust to be seen and to be heard!!! Especially if your driving in heavy traffic or populated area. To let others know that yup, I am still here, or am here, and don't run me off the bloody road ye fool!!!


Makes perfect sense right? If the bike don't make noise, your in traffic, how are others gonna know you there? Yes, that's why you stay in some ones mirror, but allot of drivers I have seen and witnessed, don't use mirrors. Or just plain ignorant. Whats everyone take on this? You the type of rider for show or something a bit more? lol. Tough subject, not sure where this thread would go. lol.
 

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Okay. So as some know, new rider here. Green as green only been riding for few weeks. Hang out with a lot of bikers though. Mostly they drive Harley's.


Got into an interesting conversation with an old fella. Him and a few others and me all went on a little cruise on a sunday, but this fella I got into a conversation with about those bloody loud obnoxious exhaust.


Now this fella, had a problem with my rebel 300. When we were cruising, he couldn't hear me. If it wasn't for the fact I was in his mirror, he would of never known I was there. So he made a point that I should swap the exhaust first chance I get. Most riders, will put a bloody loud thing on their bike cuz cool right? Sound, lots of noise, set off alarms, and no care for noise violations. However, there are some people that don't do that, they have a loud exhaust to be seen and to be heard!!! Especially if your driving in heavy traffic or populated area. To let others know that yup, I am still here, or am here, and don't run me off the bloody road ye fool!!!


Makes perfect sense right? If the bike don't make noise, your in traffic, how are others gonna know you there? Yes, that's why you stay in some ones mirror, but allot of drivers I have seen and witnessed, don't use mirrors. Or just plain ignorant. Whats everyone take on this? You the type of rider for show or something a bit more? lol. Tough subject, not sure where this thread would go. lol.

For me I don't want to be obscenely loud and annoy everything. But the exhaust on these bikes is way to quiet. I can't hear it half the time over 35mph.
I like to use it to shift gears, and with how quiet it is that is kinda difficult.
The other thing is being heard does help make other people on the road more aware of your posistion and could keep you safer. But at the same time you don't need something obnoxiously loud to achieve this.
 

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I wear ear plugs when I ride to protect my ears from wind noise. Loud pipes are not for me.
 

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I wear ear plugs when I ride to protect my ears from wind noise. Loud pipes are not for me.
Ya, I been doing that too just recently. I stop and get off the bike at home, and I can still hear the wind ringing in me ears. lol. There is ones you can get to dampen the wind noise. I wear a full helmet, and it gets pretty loud still. Probably not the wisest thing to do, you kinda need to hear whats going on around ya, but with the wind drowning everything out, your not gonna hear anything anyway. lol.
 

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The 300 is obscenely quiet!
I let my dad ride my 300 and I followed on my 150 scooter. Believe it or not, my scooter had a louder exhaust note than the Rebel.

Everyone who's seen and heard my bike in person agree an exhaust is needed.
 
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