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Old 04-05-2013, 08:59 AM   #71
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I have meet few people in my life that I wouldn't share the wind with and I just found another. To bad you are most likely a good guy that just let his fingers override his a$$.
I lost a good friend ten years ago. He was 19 and was killed on his bike by a lady that saw him. They made eye contact but as she said it just didn't register and at the last second she turned left in front of him. She got a 45 dollar ticket for failure to yield. I'm sure with all your years of experience and super natural powers you would have avoided her but he didn't and I can assure you the world is not a better place with him gone and it would have been wonderful if he could have "added to the gene pool. I still ride with his dad. In fact I crashed last year at 65 mph on the xway. I guess my skills aren't as good as yours but I've been riding a good long time and I can say with out a doubt in my mind that I was just plain lucky to be alive.
I will withhold what I really think of your post.
You have missed the point
Your 19 year old friend was not a 65 Plus rider. A person that is 65 plus that shows off with noise is the person that should know better. Your 19 year old friend was a selection of accident chosen by independent intervening variable and determined by error beyond critical control .....older people who act dumb with loud pipes are a simple Darwin event being transacted.....
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Yes, I sometimes trailer my sidecar bike behind my Class A.

Opps, on topic!
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Old 04-06-2013, 06:54 AM   #75
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I'm so glad at 62 I still feel like I'm 40 and not a grumpy-old-man sitting in a campground complaining about loud pipes on someones Harley. I ride everyday enjoy riding with others and I love loud pipes. I bet all you grumpy old men owned a set of glass pack mufflers at sometime and I bet you loved the noise. Keep sitting around complaining, turning old, and talking about the last biker with loud pipes you cut off. Thank God I'm still young and there are very few campgrounds and grumpy old men that don't like motorcycles !! (Harley's)
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I always call first, one more than one occasion I got 'Hope its not a Harley" so we just moved on.
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Did I miss something with my Harley and campgrounds. I think the highest spread limit I've seen in a campground was 15 mph, but most are 5mph.

The only way I can get my stock 2009 Ultra Classic to sound loud and obnoxious at 5 mph would be to pull in the clutch and gun the engine. That makes me an a hole looking for attention...there are a few out there...but they are obvious.

Unfortunately, the "performance" pipes, IMHO, are meant to announce arrival and/or say look at me. They sound good to the rider. For me, I get a little tired of sucking it up for these people. Solution -- enforce the laws for nuisance and decibel strength. Every state requires inspections. Flunk every bike that exceeds the limit. Then hammer those that put the pipes back on after the inspection.

For those who want the increased performance. Buy a bigger engine. They make bikes now with car engines.

And the ops talking about increasing the "being seen" through the increased sound of the pipes -- that's pure, unadulterated hogwash. Quit trying to obscure the facts (for 99% of the potential accidents).
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When wife and I were young which was a long time ago we pulled a trailer with 2 bikes and never had a problem anywhere.
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Did I miss something with my Harley and campgrounds. I think the highest spread limit I've seen in a campground was 15 mph, but most are 5mph.

The only way I can get my stock 2009 Ultra Classic to sound loud and obnoxious at 5 mph would be to pull in the clutch and gun the engine. That makes me an a hole looking for attention...there are a few out there...but they are obvious.

Unfortunately, the "performance" pipes, IMHO, are meant to announce arrival and/or say look at me. They sound good to the rider. For me, I get a little tired of sucking it up for these people. Solution -- enforce the laws for nuisance and decibel strength. Every state requires inspections. Flunk every bike that exceeds the limit. Then hammer those that put the pipes back on after the inspection.

For those who want the increased performance. Buy a bigger engine. They make bikes now with car engines.

And the ops talking about increasing the "being seen" through the increased sound of the pipes -- that's pure, unadulterated hogwash. Quit trying to obscure the facts (for 99% of the potential accidents).
I think they refer to the "stigma" associated with Harleys. They must have seen "Full Throttle Saloons" or some episodes ot Cops. That being said it only happened 2X once in Myrtle Beach and and Florida on the west coast. Otherwise my bikes are always conversation pieces wherever I go.
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I will take any mororcycle passing by me in a campground/resort anyday over barking dogs and screaming kids and then sit and watch the parents tell them both (dogs & kids) to "behave" (yelling) with no results all day long, where did that Harley go?
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X3. Is there a list of adults only, pet free campgrounds?
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Must be intermission?
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