Re: Does anyone like a quiet moped?

Hobbit, (stock).

Re: Does anyone like a quiet moped?

> P D Wrote:

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> My FA50 is so quiet that some folks ask if it runs when it's sitting

> right in front of them idling .

Re: Does anyone like a quiet moped?

Kreidler and Solex are both pretty quiet.

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My stock Clinton (Sachs A1) is very quiet, super utilitarian (baskets), incredibly reliable but really slow - top speed of 28 mph, eventually, although it has topped out at 32 on the flats on very rare occasions.

Of all the bike I have, the Clinton gets far more attention from non-moped folks than any other. It’s an urban/city environment here, so taking side streets is preferred and being in a big hurry through congested, higher density environments tends to be counter productive anyway.

Have plans to make it faster but not at the expense of excessive noise or obnoxiousness. Got a D motor to build up and have some new, larger tires to squeeze a bit more speed from it but really like the sound and notes from the stock exhaust, so I got an OEM replacement from DOS.

This is the bike I ride solo, there are other bikes to use for ripping around with the pack.

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My parents and neighbors like them, not me

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> Ken Fil Wrote:

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> So given this what make and model are super quiet?

Any with a stock, unmolested exhaust since they were required to meet dot noise emmisions in the USA.

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Captain Janeway /

> Ken Fil Wrote:

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> So given this what make and model are super quiet?

Depends on what you've done to it. Stock Urban is pretty quiet. Yes, I know it's a noped.

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I don't like one too loud but I do like to hear that it's not stock, no fart box but a good sound.

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> - schmiddy Wrote:

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> My stock Clinton (Sachs A1) is very quiet, super utilitarian (baskets),

> incredibly reliable but really slow - top speed of 28 mph, eventually,

> although it has topped out at 32 on the flats on very rare occasions.

>

> Of all the bike I have, the Clinton gets far more attention from

> non-moped folks than any other. It’s an urban/city environment here, so

> taking side streets is preferred and being in a big hurry through

> congested, higher density environments tends to be counter productive

> anyway.

>

> Have plans to make it faster but not at the expense of excessive noise

> or obnoxiousness. Got a D motor to build up and have some new, larger

> tires to squeeze a bit more speed from it but really like the sound and

> notes from the stock exhaust, so I got an OEM replacement from DOS.

>

> This is the bike I ride solo, there are other bikes to use for ripping

> around with the pack.

> >

^ That's REALLY nice!

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There is a difference between loud and loud.

Puch with a cheap circuit is loud and annoying. Especially after the baffle just fell off.

Then there's my 70cc BRK Flatreed with a Cranks pipe. It's also loud, but makes me happy.

There is a distinct difference in the quality of the noise.

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Josiah Radebaugh /

Quality loud. I can tolerate a good loud, if it's potentially damaging to hearing then put in some ear plugs and enjoy. Lucky for me I don't really have to worry about neighbors much. The most concern I have for a bikes loudness andneighbors is the time it takes for my bike to idle warm at 6:00am.

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I always throw the stock pipe on after I rebuild my hobbit to make sure everything's running right, I just never got around to putting the proma or the peoples pipe on this time. Mostly because I have a kid now and I go to work during his nap and get home after bedtime.

And after 2 car vs moped wrecks, I usually ride on side streets so 33 is fast enough.

And before mopeds took over my free time, I was really into music production and recording, so it's nice to not have my ears ringing so much.

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Hobbit stock pipe is very agreeable noise wise.

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Downhill Harvey (OFMC) /

Quiet bikes don't attract the cops.

This was super stealthy, did 35-36mph,

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I hate when everyone turns their head to look at you, on a loud bike.

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Downhill Harvey (OFMC) /

.........................and I like to ride where you're not supposed to, bike paths etc., where you can fake pedal, and no one is the wiser.

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> Downhill Harvey (OFMC) Wrote:

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> Quiet bikes don't attract the cops.

>

> This was super stealthy, did 35-36mph,

>

> I hate when everyone turns their head to look at you, on a loud bike.

The baffle on my pipe had broken off and I rode it for a bit like that until it became a bit too annoying.

I remember riding and some lady turned around about two hundred feet ahead of me and had her hands covering her ears.

As I passed her I noticed the (obviously exaggerated) look of horror on her face.

The bike was pretty loud though with no baffle and a velocity stack.

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