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Old 15 July 2007, 18:34   #61
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I used to do a lot of climbing in the area he mentions - the only bikes that cause offence are the 2 strokes. in fact they were often drowned out - by the sound of the bloody Police helicopter!!!
Mmmm... likewise I used to do a lot of climbing and motorcycling in the area. Never been bothered much by noise of motorcyles (although the noise of a [four stroke two-cylinder ] Ducati does travel a long way!), but then would have considered myself hypocritical to moan about the mode of transport I'd just used to get myself there. The climbs in the Nant Ffrancon are easy anyway, so shouldn't be too distracting! It's another story in the Llanberis pass... the climbs are harder and the road takes more concentration for a motorcyclist... better all round!

BTW I've never seen or heard a police helicopter in the area.... only the RAF mountain rescue helicopter.
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Guys we all ride around in rubber bands powered by very similar lumps to those being discussed and many of our less thoughtful brethern make an aweful lot of noise in close proximity to other water users who use nothing but the wind to power their craft. Are we not some what hypocrytical commenting on noisy bikes?

On the other hand, if there is a law about noise, it should be enforced. If there is insufficient police to do this, we should all be issued with stingers to take the tyres out. That will stop them!
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Guys we all ride around in rubber bands powered by very similar lumps to those being discussed and many of our less thoughtful brethern make an aweful lot of noise in close proximity to other water users who use nothing but the wind to power their craft. Are we not some what hypocrytical commenting on noisy bikes?
Absolutely right , its not the noise it makes so much as the way its used , When I did nothing but sail and Kayak I hated all fast watercraft users and had then all tarred with the same brush .

Problem with anything fast and noisy be it boat car or bike , its fun for the user but pisses off most bystanders ,we need to remember that throwing a rib or jetski about 100 yds off a slipway or beach upsets people but the driver thinks he is being clever and impressing anyone watching ,as does riding a fast bike like an idiot through a town.
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Are we not some what hypocrytical commenting on noisy bikes?
Possibly, but I don't know of anyone who has deliberately modified their outboard to make it noisier. If everyone just ran stock pipes on their bikes I think that there would be rather less to complain about.

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Have you seen the price of stock pipes? It's half the price to buy an aftermarket system.

Besides, stock is only available off the shelf for one of our 4 bikes-and it wouldn't fit as the bike itself has been modified.




I say all this and I don't feel any kinship with the "plastic rocket/akrapovic can/arse in the air chasing other men in tight red leather boys" because mostly they ride like complete idiots.
Besides, I can't deal with people who think 'customising' is having a half hour discussion on strategically placing a carbon fibre look tax disc holder.
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Talking of noisy outboards I was watching the 2 Swansea dive club RIBs the other day - they were only about 100yds off Mumbles head and I wanted to hear how the Suzuki DT200 sounded compared to the Suzuki DF140. Just as they started pulling away 2 Lynx choppers flew over!!! by the time the choppers had gone I couldn't hear either outboard.............
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Was filtering through the permament traffic jam that is eastern road in pompey this afternoon - got to the lights by the old renault garage and this woman in a fking naff new freelander wound down her window and said "do you have to rev your engine, its so incredibly anti social." Didnt know whether to laugh or cry, but nearly dropped my bike in shock. The rattling clutch is louder than standard 916 cans and not half as antisocial as a crap 4x4.
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this woman in a fking naff new freelander wound down her window and said "do you have to rev your engine, its so incredibly anti social." Didnt know whether to laugh or cry, but nearly dropped my bike in shock. The rattling clutch is louder than standard 916 cans and not half as antisocial as a crap 4x4.
I wish someone would do that to me...I think I might scare them though
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The older I get, the more these little incidents amuse me... when they (we!) are in their (our!) cars, everyone knows best don't they? (we!)
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Hope you pulled a wheelie!!!
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