Hey Bruce, quit stirring the pot.
SecretThunderAtlasChicken is just messin with Hill5150.
Plus he is correct about losing riding areas because of noisy bikes, it is the number one reason and always will be. Those that do not recognize that are going to learn the hard way.
There are only a handful of guys that are going to be able to manage the wide open power range of such a loud pipe. None of which would be asking questions about it on this forum. His advice is valid and probably saved that dude a few bucks.
However, &%$#@! do I know.
I do not agree. I am not bothered by your different opinions. Freedom is cool. I think the number one reason is they don't want bikes on the land. You might be right about the average rider but, I like to think that most on this group can out ride me.
I have no problem with them trying and/or succeeding, it's the adventure that counts..
I wasn't stirring the pot......just adding to it
The older I get the better/faster rider I was. That is a fact. Two years ago I was a much better rider then I am today. If I ever heal up I might be half as good a rider as I was then. Only four years and I am falling apart!
But, I still wish for a little bit more power at times
XR and there are times that more power would make life easier. I ride with tons of people. Last month I rode with a guy that had "only" been riding for four years and it was that "only" thinking that was keeping him at riding like he just got his first bike that day. By the end of the day he was jumping 15' (out) off a good size jump. Changed his whole way of thinking and riding. Some go slow enough to enjoy the view
some go way to fast to see it and have an adrenaline rush and sometimes crash, get hurt and go right back out and do it again.
Some think going slow to see the view is a wast of time and some think it's stupid to be reckless. Both riders are cool to me but, I tend to only be reckless. Even all busted up and in pain I would like to hear a challenge from thunderchicken to a ride, what about it chicken?