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Big Wall climber
Pacif*#ka Muthaf*#ka
Jun 23, 2014 - 04:20pm PT
Some guys in my neighborhood have stereos on their Harleys that they blast real crappy music extremely loud so they can hear it over the sound of the loud motor. Really annoying, I can hear it from inside the house when they are blocks away.

I ride a motorcycle every day so I enjoy bikes. But I just don't understand these guys.
Jon Beck

Trad climber
Jun 23, 2014 - 04:33pm PT
They claim the noise makes it safer for them. They also claim that the shorty helmets are safer, they can hear more. Hear their own racket I suppose.

Then in the name of safety they wear wife-beater shirts so the paramedics have less clothing to cut off them after they scrape them off the road with a spatula and a stick.

Ridden road bikes since I was 16 and never had the urge to get a Harley.

Harleys gittin some nature up close and personal


Trad climber
San Diego
Topic Author's Reply - Jun 23, 2014 - 05:58pm PT
Haha, I love Supertopo. The place where not a damn thing can be agreed upon.


Sorry, but that's pretty douchbag.

Trad climber
minneapolis, mn
Jun 23, 2014 - 07:43pm PT
mega-d#@&%ebags, but not quite as bad as snowmobilers

Jun 23, 2014 - 07:48pm PT
So Harley riders are like trad climbers & crotch rockets are like sport weenies?

Bouldering? Neither? Still?

Mountain climber
Jun 23, 2014 - 08:01pm PT
This week Harley is starting to promote a new electric motorcycle, that sounds much different than a traditional hog. Only 53 miles to a charge though, and not available for a couple more years.


Trad climber
Jun 23, 2014 - 08:01pm PT
They always come by the national park where I live. What a pain in the ass just so they can feel cool. I keep threatening to to see if I can make one of those parabolic sound guns that blows out people's ear drums. If not that, I suspect one of these days I'll go postal on them.

An unfortunate consequence of my inability to vet my anger is, after a bad Harley day, my tendency to stick to the yellow line when bikers approach instead of yielding it.

My calm political side is pushing our park's 3-year plan to increase gate fees for non-commercial vehicles over a certain dB level at a certain distance. Needlessly loud vehicles just don't jive with national park purposes.

Trad climber
Guelph, Ontario, Canada
Jun 23, 2014 - 08:38pm PT
Last April I was up on Middle Cathedral with my daughter. It was so beautiful, until the Harleys rolled in...Who the f*#k except the riders want to hear that sh#t?
I love bikes and have had half a dozen myself, but noisy bikes are annoying for everyone else and I don't understand why something isn't done about them.
And if loud pipes save lives shouldn't everything have them? That would be great huh?

Sport climber
mammoth lakes ca
Jun 23, 2014 - 08:51pm PT
My dick is a Harley..You gotta to kick it to start it...
Ricky D

Trad climber
Sierra Westside
Jun 23, 2014 - 09:10pm PT
^^^^And it drips all over the garage floor like a Harley too.

Ice climber
Pomfert VT
Jun 24, 2014 - 03:19am PT
Bunch of wanna be posers. the real outlaws probobly can't afford harlys these days;)
Dingus Milktoast

Gym climber
Maestro, Ecosystem Ministry, Fatcrackistan
Jun 24, 2014 - 06:20am PT
We should kick their ass!!!!!!



ps. No wait... YOU should kick their ass!

Jun 24, 2014 - 06:50am PT
my problem with Harleys, are the riders. Just get behind a weekend-warrior-riding-gang as you travel up your favorite mountain road trying to get to the crags... and you will know what I'm talking about... They wobble on every turn...

huck, i hate them sooooooooo....

almost took 8 of them out at one time going up to Idy a few years back. They are slow, they can't roll, and then when you get to the passing lanes they weave back and forth and allow no passing, except I'm ADHD, and am only calm when I'm moving over stone... shoulda seen the whites of their eyes as I zooooooomed by, middle finger salute, these ain't yer real bikers.

Sportbikeville & Yucca brevifolia
Jun 24, 2014 - 07:57am PT
Any motorcycle modified specifically to sound loud is a clear indication of the mentality of the rider.

Besides being ill handling, overweight, under powered slugs, loud harley's are the greatest detriment to motorcycling today.

Typically, these folks don't last long on the highway as their preoccupation with themselves clouds good riding judgement. They often meet a gruesome end to their obnoxious existence.

Unrestricted exhausts warp valves rather quickly so the next time you hear a loud harley, know that the idiot riding it is ruining his expensive chrome pile of sh#t with every rev.


Jun 24, 2014 - 09:03am PT
Like the bikes. Don't usually like the riders.
Almost pancaked a couple last week when they nearly pulled in front of my truck, the middle of a pack coming out of a parking lot without much looking to see the road. Brilliant.

Seems like they're always wanting to fight at the bar too, trying to prove who's the bigger as#@&%e. Thing is, I'm always willing to conceed the point without taking a swing.

Same thing a couple years ago, I had to hit the brakes hard enough to skid. They saw my post on craigslist and accused me of speeding. Nice. Either way would have been 7k lbs vs 700 lbs and no air bag.

Anyway, my neighbors ride, but they're cool about it. I don't bother them about the harley, they don't bother me about the KTM. If they did, I'd drop the muffler off my truck. Lots of places to go at 3am.

Social climber
Dalian, Liaoning
Jun 24, 2014 - 09:08am PT
I'm so glad such motorcycles are not allowed in Dalian.

In fact, in general the Chinese here don't go in for fast and loud driving, tire squealing and the like.

Though they do have their own brand of craziness.
Dingus Milktoast

Gym climber
Maestro, Ecosystem Ministry, Fatcrackistan
Jun 24, 2014 - 09:10am PT
Used to be young men died on motorcycles, you know the most dangerous creature ever to stalk the earth, human males age 15-30. :D

No more.

Now its aging "Bucket List Boomers" finally achieving their childhood dreams.

The problem is? They're mostly terrible bike riders. And they are dying by droves.


Jun 24, 2014 - 09:12am PT
is it bad when your bike cost more than your trailer?

Jun 24, 2014 - 09:16am PT
Wow, consensus on ST. Did heck freeze over?
mike m

Trad climber
black hills
Jun 24, 2014 - 10:34am PT
Whaa whaa whaa what a bunch of babies. Try living in the black hills in early august.
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