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Old 03-23-2013, 07:13 AM   #29
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Loud pipes may not save lives but quiet pipes on a Harley, well that would be, wrong. How could you have Rolling Thunder in DC this Memorial Day if all bikes sounded like a Goldwing? I guess you would then have to call it the parade with the Sweet Sewing Machine Sound. I do agree that a loud motorcycle in a quiet campground would be disturbing.
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Old 03-23-2013, 07:18 AM   #30
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Old 03-23-2013, 07:21 AM   #31
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Loud pipes may not save lives but quiet pipes on a Harley, well that would be, wrong. How could you have Rolling Thunder in DC this Memorial Day if all bikes sounded like a Goldwing? I guess you would then have to call it the parade with the Sweet Sewing Machine Sound. I do agree that a loud motorcycle in a quiet campground would be disturbing.
Sweet Sewing Machine but Harleys leak oil
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Old 03-23-2013, 09:09 AM   #32
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It's unfortunate that all of us that ride are painted with the same orange and black paint. These bans are a direct result of the obscenely loud pipes that some people put on their bike so people will turn their heads to look at them as they go by.

Most of those people are totally different during their daily lives but put them on a loud bike and all of a sudden their need for approval and attention gets the best of them. They make decisions that they normally wouldn't and those decisions affect all of us and park owners make the decision to ban all motorcycles.

Personally I dislike these policies but I can understand their decision and just look for another place to stay.

And Loud pipes do NOT save lives! Situational awareness and talent save lives! Loud pipes simply say "Look at me!"
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Old 03-23-2013, 09:12 AM   #33
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Wrong. 1998 FLSTC. Not a drop....Ever......
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Old 03-23-2013, 10:01 AM   #35
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Ocean Lakes does not allow bikes. I think I read someplace that Myrtle Beach is trying to discourage Bike Week. Can't comment on the good of bad of Bike Week and I ride a Harley with stock (quiet) pipes. I do understand why OL will not allow them. With the sites jammed up tight as they are and straight pipes blasting it would be pretty tough to listen to at all hours. Whether or not it is good for business is determined by the profit at the end of the year, but I would be less inclined to stay there if it was full of bikers.
A Goldwing might be a different matter but then how do they figure out that when making reservations?
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A Goldwing might be a different matter but then how do they figure out that when making reservations?
They don't, too much trouble. They just ban all motorcycles.
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I had this happen to me in North Carolina. I had a small MC at the time. I was so outraged that I now refuse to go east of I 25. I now have a Yamaha 1100 and I use a lift that is attached to the hitch. I then have the MC packaged above the ball where we hook up the Jeep. This provides me with a choice of going on 4X4 roads in the Rockies which is a lot of boondocking or using a USFS CG but only paying for one unit without the extra fee and still using the MC on paved mountain roads....Some folks just do not like MC's in their RV park.....God will punish them
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It's the old problem , a few inconsiderate bikers spoil it for the rest , I love classic old Harley's and triumphs but get tired of listening to a slow parade of noisy bikes come home after midnight
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I had this happen to me in North Carolina. I had a small MC at the time. I was so outraged that I now refuse to go east of I 25.
But don't be outraged at the park owners, the root cause is riders generating obnoxious exhaust noise.
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But don't be outraged at the park owners, the root cause is riders generating obnoxious exhaust noise.
Like I said I'm a biker but I do not want a group of load ass pipes coming through and disturbing everyone enjoying a campfire. So I don't blame the campground owners. I guess there will be some places that I can't use my 1999 Honda Valkyrie. Like I said the first bike to have stock pipes. Sounds like a nice chevy 327. A little rumble. Even a bike with pipes would be ok if the riders would idle through the park. Some just need to burp the throttle so very one sees their bike. Too bad.
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My wife and I entered a campground in PA that once advertised "No Bikes". They revamped their web site and the ban wasn't mentioned. We decided that on one of our day rides on our sewing machine we would ride by and check the place out. When we entered the campground we were imediately stopped and informed that they still had the No Bike rule in effect. We said that we would park the bike and just walk around to see if it would be worth a trip anyway. We were then told that we couldn't even get off the bike to look around. Needless to say we never went back.

"Motorcycles - No motorcycles, motorbikes, golf carts, motor scooters, children's electric cars, or ATVs are permitted at Driftstone."

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Well that is just a owner that should be in a different business. I do find the golf carts to be a little annoying sometimes also but it's all part of living in close quarters. You need to give and take and be considerate of other people. We have new electric scooters and I'm sure some folks find them annoying. If they are we try to limit there use. Some people are just to easily annoyed.
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