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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 10-03-2006, 12:27 AM Thread Starter
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My Kawasaki Vulcan 750 is much louder than my old Honda Nighthawk 750. Four-cylinders are quieter than V-twins, as a rule. And I know lots of riders prefer the "throaty" sound. But is there any way I can make my Vulcan quieter?! (I do use ear plugs, especially when I'm out on the highway, which is often.)

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u can try changing the mufflers to something with more baffle to them... you could also just get some ear plugs..

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i ran stock exhaust and while i would like it quiter too, from what i seen (or actually heard ) around so far it is one of the quitest cruisers so far...

different exhaust maybe? but i think they all go the other way

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Hey EasyRectum, do your have stock exhaust? It doesn't get much quieter than that. I had friends complaining that mine sounded like a CB360. And they didn't even own motorcycles. I suppose you can pack the baffles with fiberglass or some such non-flammable substance. I don't think you can do it without cutting and then welding back.

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Ernie, be nice, the guy has only posted 10 times and you are already hasseling him over his handle?
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Oops, sorry. That's what happens when you work in an Anatomy and Physiology Lab. Just like when I type "window" I get "windows," and when I type "particular" I get "particualr." I work for UALR. The brain is thinking, but the fingers are doing the typing.

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Wow, you want it quieter? hmmmmmm... The engine makes more noise than the exhaust does. I doubt if you get any kind of hearing loss running the stock exhaust. If you try and pack more glass into the stock exhaust, you run the risk of overheating the motor because the exhaust cant excape fast enough from the cyclinders. Good luck
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if a quiet ride is what you really want, then go for a BMW. the only thing you hear is the wind. r1150 or k1200 model is what you want

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Oops, sorry. That's what happens when you work in an Anatomy and Physiology Lab. Just like when I type "window" I get "windows," and when I type "particular" I get "particualr." I work for UALR. The brain is thinking, but the fingers are doing the typing.
"EasyRectum?"

No problem! I've heard it before!

By the way, EasyRector is, obviously, a reference to the 1969 movie Easy Rider. And "rector" is a term used for the Episcopal priest in charge of a congregation.

As for the exhaust sound... my previous bike was a Honda Nighthawk 750 that just whispered, and I had gotten used to that. In any case, all of your responses have been helpful. Thanks!

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Easy Rider. I never would have guessed. We have a lot of odd user names, so I didn't even try to make something out of yours (except easyrectum, and if you think about it, that could lead to implications of some sort). But anyhow, now that I've said it, I hope you don't mind if I refer to you as EasyRectum in the future. I will type it unknowingly anyhow. The only person that I intentionally mistype is wwmkwood, because that's too hard to type, and looks more like wormwood.

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