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Re: Discuss: Favorite motorcycle sound?

#21 Unread post by JackoftheGreen » Wed Nov 19, 2014 4:46 am

Ahh, okay. A moniker well earned. (-:

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#22 Unread post by BRUMBEAR » Wed Nov 19, 2014 7:06 am

Potato potato said what :mrgreen:
there aint nothin like it

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#23 Unread post by drumwrecker » Wed Nov 19, 2014 12:51 pm

I know nothing about Harleys except the are generally big, very big.
Is there such a thing as an SS engine?
Ah just found this and even at my age this is more up my street https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y04Q0BSN4NY
I just don't get the feet forward and the arms hanging in the air riding style. Mind you I haven't tried it so I'm prepared to be surprised and like it.
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#24 Unread post by jstark47 » Wed Nov 19, 2014 8:29 pm

drumwrecker wrote:I know nothing about Harleys except the are generally big, very big.
Is there such a thing as an SS engine?
S&S is a company in the USA that makes aftermarket higher-performance engines that fit Harley Davidson motorcycles.
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#25 Unread post by BRUMBEAR » Thu Nov 20, 2014 5:15 pm

Nowadays there are quite a few motors available my fav air cooled big V twin for building would probably be a Patrick Billet motor with a baker 6 speed trans
there aint nothin like it

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#26 Unread post by blues2cruise » Sat Nov 22, 2014 12:34 am

BRUMBEAR wrote:Nowadays there are quite a few motors available my fav air cooled big V twin for building would probably be a Patrick Billet motor with a baker 6 speed trans
Very nice looking motorbike.....but too loud for me.
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#27 Unread post by blues2cruise » Sat Nov 22, 2014 12:35 am

drumwrecker wrote:Harleys really.
Stock HD's are not that loud. They get loud when new owners put on loud pipes.
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#28 Unread post by blues2cruise » Sat Nov 22, 2014 12:44 am

drumwrecker wrote:They make tractors.
St ill nice bike though.
This comes from your side of the ocean. Sweden.....

It's not a Massey Ferguson....but it should make you chuckle.


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#29 Unread post by drumwrecker » Sat Nov 22, 2014 7:38 am

Blues, That was brilliant.
Now you know what we mean about Harleys and tractors?
I wonder how well a Harley would keep rhythm.
On the subject of Harleys I still have this wonderful image in my mind of Cal Rayborn sweeping round the left hander onto the start/finish at Mallory Park in 1972
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#30 Unread post by BRUMBEAR » Sat Nov 22, 2014 4:43 pm


This is the exhaust I am running sounds great please excuse the guy doing wheelies it surely wasn't me :mrgreen:
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#31 Unread post by BRUMBEAR » Sat Nov 22, 2014 4:51 pm

and then there is this
there aint nothin like it

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#32 Unread post by drumwrecker » Mon Dec 01, 2014 4:01 pm

Yuk, its a bloody two stroke.
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#33 Unread post by BRUMBEAR » Wed Dec 03, 2014 5:37 pm

2 smokes RULE!!!! :lol:
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#34 Unread post by faded sun » Wed Feb 11, 2015 12:00 am

1984 Honda V-twin 750, the perfect blend between hog and RR. Never heard anything so sweet. Sorry I don't have a video to post but I will look for one.
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#35 Unread post by ibanrfknm » Wed Feb 11, 2015 5:55 pm

Harley has a pleasant sound as long as it's not too loud but I prefer music over the wind and racket. I also like the sound of a Norton.

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#36 Unread post by drumwrecker » Thu Feb 12, 2015 5:15 am

My VFR VTEC sounds pretty good when all the valves are being used at high revs. It does have the standard exhaust.
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#37 Unread post by jaskc78 » Mon May 11, 2015 5:03 pm

to me, nothing captures the essence of motorcycle sound like a thumper. i don't know why that sounds "right" to me, it just does.
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#38 Unread post by Amdonim » Sun May 24, 2015 12:42 pm

My favorite sound isn't a particular motorcycle. Mine is the sound of a carbureted bike during engine braking. That kind of bubbling sound.

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#39 Unread post by jaskc78 » Fri Jun 05, 2015 8:34 am

that's a great sound, Amdonim.
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#40 Unread post by faded sun » Tue Sep 29, 2015 9:18 pm

Amdonim wrote:My favorite sound isn't a particular motorcycle. Mine is the sound of a carbureted bike during engine braking. That kind of bubbling sound.

Roger that.
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