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As the title says, what is up with that. Do any of you guys do this? I live on a very popular motorcycle route here in NE TN and my house is near a busy intersection for riders when it gets warm. Every one or multiple motorcycles come to the intersection they all start revving their engines like you would an old carb bike that is out of tune and trying to keep it from dying. Of course 99% of these are HD's. I've had modified pipes on every truck and motorcycle I have owned and have never had the desire to rev up my truck/bike at every stop.

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As the title says, what is up with that. Do any of you guys do this? I live on a very popular motorcycle route here in NE TN and my house is near a busy intersection for riders when it gets warm. Every one or multiple motorcycles come to the intersection they all start revving their engines like you would an old carb bike that is out of tune and trying to keep it from dying. Of course 99% of these are HD's. I've had modified pipes on every truck and motorcycle I have owned and have never had the desire to rev up my truck/bike at every stop.
I know what you're saying. The thing that really gets me is when someone revs their bike while backing up into a parking spot. I don't understand the point and the world will never know why that obnoxious behavior happens.

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"Hey look at me. I'm cool" syndrome.

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That's how you keep the engine at operating temp. If you let it idle it'll flash freeze

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As the title says, what is up with that. Do any of you guys do this? I live on a very popular motorcycle route here in NE TN and my house is near a busy intersection for riders when it gets warm. Every one or multiple motorcycles come to the intersection they all start revving their engines like you would an old carb bike that is out of tune and trying to keep it from dying. Of course 99% of these are HD's. I've had modified pipes on every truck and motorcycle I have owned and have never had the desire to rev up my truck/bike at every stop.
I don't do this, its just excess noise even I don't want to hear....With the cams and age of the mufflers the bike is getting louder so I like the "down time" when I can idle it.
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Next time you see a HD rider do this ask him if he is having idling problems. Just make sure you are larger than he is.

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Hey, they are just being cool! LOL

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I find my self doing it ocasionaly. BUt I have an excuse. My last bike was carb's and you had to "clear them out"
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It's the only way some HDs will stay running.

I've had two HDs and thank God mine ran fine so I never had to do it.

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I guess I understand a young kid doing it because I was a young kid at one time. As I mentioned before I have only owned v8 trucks that I promptly changed the exhaust and did do the rev thing when I was 16 or so but I grew up. I see middle to upper middle age guys on brand new harleys (as well as metric and some Vics) do this all the time. I got to a few bike nights each summer and 90% will rev their bike as they are backing them up to the curb to park them and most of these are modern and newer bikes. Hell, I don't even have to rev up my 73 2 stroke Kawi when I come to a stop with it to keep it running and it has the original 45 year old carb! Sorry for the rant but I was stuck doing work around the house on Saturday when it was perfect riding weather here and I had to listen to a couple of hundred bikes do the rev thing at the stop sign all day long.
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