Straight pipes or not?
I want to start a discussion concerning straight pipes. Not necessarily on our bikes but on bikes in general.
I like a good deep rumble coming from mine, but I personally don't like straight open pipes.
People say loud pipes save lives. I'm sorry, but I don't buy it.
I hear a lot of bikes around here with straight pipes, and you can hear them from a long ways away, but only after they go by. When I'm going to Boise in my truck, I don't hear the bikes until they go past me, then I hear the pipes.
As the old saying goes, how are they going to save lives if you can't hear them until they are on top of you, or past you?
So please, I don't want any pissing matches, I just want to hear what you think on the matter.
The bike I just bought has the goats belly removed with Harley Dyna mufflers on each pipe. The pipes have catalysts in each one so they aren't too loud.
I'm thinking about removing the catalysts so they will be straight through.
You can't see through the pipes. Looks like there are tiny catalytic converters in each one. They come off of a newer Dyna with FI.