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heard of this?

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  1. GOINGNUTZ
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    My fellow yamy rider at work read somewhere that you can put pipes from a harley on our bikes with out rejetting and get the HD sound (or very close to). I asked a friend who has a HD and it didnt make sense to him because they also change their stock pipes too. Anyone heard of this?

  2. BumplepeeBop
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    Your friend is the one who's nutz.

    Most of Harley's unique sound comes from it's crank throw spacing. The metric bikes all use a different spacing that smooths out the vibrations. And thus the lope.

    The rest comes from the obnoxiously loud pipes. But metric bikes can get those too.

  3. Jonezpoj
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    Your friend is the one who's nutz. Most of Harley's unique sound comes from it's crank throw spacing. The metric bikes all use a different spacing that smooths out the vibrations. And thus the lope. The rest comes from the obnoxiously loud pipes. But metric bikes can get those too.
    Right on............

  4. BigerDawe
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    I thought the rough sound of the harleys came from the cam and the dwell setting designed for performance and to minimize vibratrion in the power range of RPM. Hence, at idle they vibrate alot.

    could be wrong though.

  5. Rawlort
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    My mate fitted HD mufflers to an early model 750 Shadow and it did give him a deeper note, however his bike has a single pin cam the same as a harley.
    He is getting popping on De acceleration now so that would say that he will probably have to re-jet. It still doesn't sound like a HD.
    Only a Harley does.

  6. mgzbrz
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    Any bike can be loud, only a Harley can sound like a Harley.

    Didn't Yamaha/Star have or almost have a lawsuit with HD because of how close the Yami's are starting to sound to HD's? I thought I remember hearing that somewhere. The HD sound is patented after all.

    -Mike

  7. tunc
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    na havent heard of this one

    but i dont want me yam soundin like a harley anyways lol

  8. placgzdar30
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    Seems like it was the Honda Ace that had the single pin engine to duplicate the potato, potato sound of a Harly. If I remember correctly HD objected and the Ace quietly went away.

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