New toy for my V-Star…
November 12, 2009 at 2:11 am #3562
Hmmm….hubby & I just hit our 22 year anniversary, and he let me get new exhaust pipes for my 650! I got a set of Hard Kromes, and the bike’s at the shop now getting them installed. I wanted it to be a bit louder, so we’ll see. Hopefully it’s not TOO loud, if there is such a thing on a bike.
I nicknamed my bike “Piglet.” I think it sorta looks like a baby “hog”, so it seemed appropriate. I will try to get a picture up after it comes back home.November 12, 2009 at 2:15 am #23280WeaponZeroParticipant
Too loud = when peoples windows in their houses vibrate from you riding by, or when the kids in the back seats of cars adjacent to you at a stoplight cry and get scared when you rev your engine. Thats not being a rebel, its just being an inconsiderate jerk. Sorry, my 2 cents.November 12, 2009 at 9:59 pm #23300
…I told my guy at the shop I didn’t want anything way loud, just something with a nice little rumble, something louder than my stock pipes, which seemed pretty quiet to me. Guess I was uneasy about buying something “sound unheard”, much like “sight unseen.” But, I just brought it home, and I think it will be fine. Yeah, it’s louder, but probably just about like my husband’s Sporty. They do look larger in diameter than the old ones. Don’t think I will need to pull the baffles, but if needed, I can resort to coughing and throat-clearing if necessary. That episode of South Park was pretty funny.
So, I am trying to put the picture on here since I have added bags, a windshield, and a crash bar along with the pipes since I bought it this summer. And thanks for the congrats on the 22 year mark, too!November 13, 2009 at 3:34 am #23304EddiepowerfmParticipant
The bike looks great Okc, I like all you choices of accessories. Good job.
Keep rockinNovember 14, 2009 at 11:23 pm #23326owlieParticipant
That is a pretty ride.
Congrats on 22 years. That is a real accomplishment!November 17, 2009 at 2:30 am #23374
and it does help a great deal. Occasionally, I will get the buffeting or whatever it’s called, almost like someone swatting my helmet with boxing gloves. Since it’s sporadic, I suppose it’s due to the wind and my driving straight into it. And we do have LOTS of wind around here…alas, I suspect my riding season is quickly coming to a close. We’ve had an unseasonable warm October and until yesterday, a nice November to get some rides in on the weekends. But the drizzly, cold, windy, gray weather has shown up, much to my dismay.
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