Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: coogee beach australia
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it is possible to have the best of both worlds here..
using my old 750/4 with 4 into 1 exhaust, which could 'moan
softly' at low and traffic speeds, not offensively, yet could also
emit a sound that caught the attention of nearby drivers,
in front at stoplights etc by simply blipping it to higher revs
a couple of times.. again not really offensive, just loud enough
to enter their consciousness as they nodded off to sleep
or lost themselves in make-up application..
this isnt a really loud offensive noise likely to cause an aggressive
response in disgruntled cagers strapped into their boxes, but
it is worthwhile catching their attention with a more or less
'normal' traffic/road noise.. the rational reasonable drivers
would appreciate knowing youre there,, and the others
must be considered threats to your welbeing, whereby
a little, short term, attention getting noise is justified..
with that 750/its 4into1's i could still 'sneak' away
without arousing anyone in early morning departures etc,,
simply by riding at low rpm thru the gears,, a good habit
by the way for that initial shift from bi-pedal primate
to active motorcyclist...
admittedly the 750 would make itself heard when overtaking
at high speed say, where the gentle moan became a loud howl,
but even then, its worth it just to let that mack truck know
youre coming past.. not, r not suggesting riding this way
around the local neighbourhood or early in the morning[!]