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post #11041 of 14115
Couldn't agree more about loud bikes. I don't understand how in 2013 with all of the other stuff you can't do (you can't even supersize your meals any more right?) that you can still have motorcycles that raise the dead. If someone ran for mayor and the only thing they promised to do was eliminate loud motorcycles - I'd vote for him or her in a heartbeat. At least it's one thing that could actually be accomplished, as opposed to all of the other empty promises.
post #11042 of 14115
I don't understand how someone can do that every 2 am in New York and not draw sniper fire
post #11043 of 14115
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I don't understand how someone can do that every 2 am in New York and not draw sniper fire

For a second I actually thought about buying a BB gun to shoot at these assholes before I snapped out of it and realized that no matter how much I hated these douchenozzles, they weren't worth spending time in jail for.
post #11044 of 14115
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I don't understand how someone can do that every 2 am in New York and not draw sniper fire

there's a fairly big condo unit at the end of the block that has lots of families in it. I wonder if they've tried to take action.
post #11045 of 14115
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Nothing's wrong with the car itself (except for the earliest models, which had lot's of problems with the HPFP). It's just that a lot of people drive them now, so it's not exclusive, which can irk some people.

I still think the 335is is an amazing car (except for the price tag brand new; not worth it at that point). I'd love to pick up a used one with a manual transmission someday.

 

 There was a silver one sitting on the floor at my local dealership about 2 weeks ago.  At first I didn't know what it was and scratched my head because I thought BMW did away with the "is" nomenclature.  As my aging synapses began to fire, I vaguely recalled reading an article about it in Car & Driver.

 

Shit was nice

post #11046 of 14115
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Originally Posted by gomestar View Post

i think there's EPA restrictions to 80 decibels or something, but there no f'ing way that the majority of bikes in NYC meet this. The one guy who does the nightly blast by must reach 80 decibels IN my 5th floor apartment.

 

"Loud pipes save lives"

 

~popular motorcyclist saying

post #11047 of 14115
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Originally Posted by Rumpelstiltskin View Post

 There was a silver one sitting on the floor at my local dealership about 2 weeks ago.  At first I didn't know what it was and scratched my head because I thought BMW did away with the "is" nomenclature.  As my aging synapses began to fire, I vaguely recalled reading an article about it in Car & Driver.

Shit was nice

Shit is really fast (7 second overboost function that pumps out around 370 lb*ft of torque) and sounds amazing with the performance exhaust.
post #11048 of 14115
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Originally Posted by Rumpelstiltskin View Post

"Loud pipes make you an asshole"

~unpopular motorcyclist saying

FTFY
post #11049 of 14115
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Originally Posted by GreenFrog View Post


Shit is really fast (7 second overboost function that pumps out around 370 lb*ft of torque) and sounds amazing with the performance exhaust.

 

 

I bet it will hold it's value a shitload better than the ZHP did

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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post #11050 of 14115
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FTFY

 

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Have you ever been driving and attempted to change lanes only to jerk back at the last second because a vespa silently glided up next to you?  Harley dude will never have that problem

post #11051 of 14115
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Originally Posted by Rumpelstiltskin View Post

"Loud pipes save lives"

~popular motorcyclist saying

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This myth is originated in the very biking world and is has a lot of supporters among both riders and custom aftermarket exhaust pipes manufacturers. Basically, those who claim that loud pipes save lives assume that the louder the noise a motorcycle makes on the road, the more chances they have of being noticed by other road-colleagues and thus less likely the occurrence of an accident.

The truth behind such a claim disproves this myth on so many levels: simple, common physics, common sense or plain reason can bring in countless reasons because this is just a myth. Let's tread the path of physics a bit and analyze what's happening from a strictly mechanical point of view.

Motorcycle exhausts openings are facing towards the rear of the bike, and it's obviously to the back where the gases and all the noise are directed. Assuming that the noise a motorcycle makes travels in an omnidirectional manner is just wrong, because noise is air (or other gases, for what's worth) in movement. With the air/ gas jest directed towards the rear of the bike, it's there where all the noise goes. And if you don't believe this, just 'start your engine in the open and then check the noise levels when facing the bike and behind it, alternatively.

When riding at higher speeds, things are even worse, because you're not only remaining close to the place where all the exhaust gases start to make noise hitting the mass of air, but you're traveling further from that zone as you advance on the road.

Now, having established that pipes generate a lot more noise behind the bike than in front of it, claiming that loud(er) pipes would help getting you noticed by the man driving the car in front sounds just silly. A loud exhaust pipe could come in handy when splitting the lanes at low speed, letting the drivers in front of you know “something is approaching” and maybe preventing them from cutting you off or opening the doors. Analyzing the crash reports, statistics indicate that around 77% of the hazards come in front of the biker, and only 3% approach from behind. What's next, front-facing exhausts?

Having installed modified pipes on a bike may indeed make it sound a lot different, with a touch of more aggressive tone, and could, beyond any shadow of doubt, make the rider feel better about him/herself and his or her machinery. Cool pipes make any bike look better, there's too much truth in here to start a debate; but along with the mean looks come a lot of other things...

Common sense urges us to think about noise pollution: while a rider might believe that the new sound of the bike is the most beautiful music in the world, many others might (and will) strongly disagree. Throttling the bike at 11PM thundering down the alley will simply increase the prejudice most non-bikers have against us, the riders. For most people, this sound is as pleasant as a dumpster truck on a Sunday at 5 AM, after returning from a party and getting one hour of sleep.

Adding “it's my bike and I'll do with it as I see fit” is not helping; au contraire, it just makes a very lame excuse for making excessive noise. Owning a motorcycle does not come with the right to break the noise regulations, and even though a racing exhaust might receive clearance for installation on common bikes, this brings little comfort to the passers-by and traffic-fellows. It's just a matter of being polite and care for those around you.

http://www.autoevolution.com/news/most-common-motorcycle-myths-debunked-part-1-45969.html
post #11052 of 14115
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Originally Posted by Cary Grant View Post

Yes please




Sweet. Is that a new M1?
post #11053 of 14115
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Originally Posted by UnFacconable View Post

Couldn't agree more about loud bikes. I don't understand how in 2013 with all of the other stuff you can't do (you can't even supersize your meals any more right?) that you can still have motorcycles that raise the dead. If someone ran for mayor and the only thing they promised to do was eliminate loud motorcycles - I'd vote for him or her in a heartbeat. At least it's one thing that could actually be accomplished, as opposed to all of the other empty promises.

Fuck Harley Davidson's and their ilk. They are nothing but a nuisance. In DC they descend upon the area during Memorial Day... and like 99% of them are not vets, they just want to smoke meth and pose.
post #11054 of 14115
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Originally Posted by Rumpelstiltskin View Post


I bet it will hold it's value a shitload better than the ZHP did







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I still can't believe it.

Bought it for $16K, drove it for two years and sold it for $14K.

WIN!

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Originally Posted by idfnl View Post

Sweet. Is that a new M1?

The new i8.
post #11055 of 14115
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The new i8.


Lame, though its a good looking car.

They should bring back the M1. The 8 series was a dog, now they want to "reinvigorate" it?

I guess the M1 was a dog in its own way, but nostalgia works better with an extra decade or two.
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