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It's obvious I don't own one yet :( (doing my homework). As a previous GL1800 and Valkyrie owner, I liked how both of them sounded stock; very refined sound, reminiscent of a Porsche 911.
Anyway, heard Honda went to the trouble of making the Rune sound like a V-twin, by connecting pipes 1,3,5 to one muffler, and 2,4,6 to the other. If this is the case, the bike probably sounds like crap from either side, just like the first Vipers did (until they got a crossover pipe). I'd HATE the wonderful F6 to sound like a V-twin, and would like your opinion of sound difference from the ones I can relate: Valk and/or GL1800. From the two, I liked the Wing better because it was slightly throatier.
Glad to participate on Lamont's 3rd board (good job buddy); was waiting for this to ask questions. Thanks gang.

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i think it sounds good.....BETTER than a stock Valk or Gold Wing. But not as good as say a Valk with glass packs ....which is my other bike. It needs some help to sound even cooler. I know Ernie is working on this....hope some day soon i'll be able to get some modified pipes. :twisted:
 

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I think that it sounds very much like the GL1800 Gold Wing but is slightly louder and has a deeper or lower tone.
That's all I wanted to hear!! When I was asked what'd be the best sounding motorcycle in the world, I basically said the above statement.
Redvalk, I haven't heard a glasspack Valk so I can't comment on it. Since I'm not into loud pipes, the stock system should be about perfect for me.
Thank you very much for your help gentlemen; really appreciate it.
It's not a cheap bike, so I want to do this right; don't want it to end up in the classifieds a month later like many bikes out there. It's hard enough to buy blindly (nowhere to ride one anywhere close).
Take care.
 

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mmm

No thought or money went into making any noise at all from the Rune,with a drill or changing out pipes,very similar to a Wing maybe a note or two higher. Try and find one in your area for the truth-not what any of us say or offer up. If you keep it stock a couple of clothes pins and hockey cards in both wheels could add some more dbs. Good luck my friend!
 

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No thought or money went into making any noise at all from the Rune,with a drill or changing out pipes,very similar to a Wing maybe a note or two higher. Try and find one in your area for the truth-not what any of us say or offer up. If you keep it stock a couple of clothes pins and hockey cards in both wheels could add some more dbs. Good luck my friend!
Someone must be feeling nostalgic!
This post was from 5-13-04
Ron what are you doing? Having a rewind moment?
 

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V twin !

Even if Honda wanted to make a flat six sound like a v twin that's just not going to happen . The standard Rune is a lovely deep off beat V8 sound , my friend followed me last week and said it sounded like a lazy big engined car , he also liked it when people pulled out their camera phones as i stopped at red lights !
 

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Ron did say he was low on Meds... This was an old post!

he also liked it when people pulled out their camera phones as i stopped at red lights !
Happens ALL the time!:cool:
 

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I trust Keyboard because.............

I trust Keyboards opinion because he has both and has done nothing or very little to either bike from what I've seen (no offense) But if he's not drinking and I know he's an honest man;please jump in hear and give your 4 cents. With the type of helmet you wear on your rides can you actually hear either bike running while riding? Key word is (HONEST).................And if you do hear anything or something please describe what you hear. The first three days of ownership to me I couldn't hear a darn thing,funny thing I don't even wear a Helmet! 3 dayz later I was fine,not knowing for sure what gear one is in added to little or no sound makes it hard to describe.
 

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An on topic response ...........
The RUNE sound PURRRRfic the way it comes from the HONDA FACTORY ..... no need to drill, or add such Big A$$ pipes to the RUNE ......
IMHO ........:banghead:
it does not sound any better will not run as fast than it does straight off the show room floor .........
BUT that is just my on topic response ....... ;)

No really thats what makes the RUNE the RUNE ...... each of us have just a little different RUNE ..... And that makes everything correct in the Universe .... if you like a louder rumble by all means change the exhaust !!!! I like about 5 mins of the added Noise myself .......
Lets Ride .......:biker:
 

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Just want a honest assestment for me and new folk

I'm not arguing or saying one way is better or one way is faster,I've heard some really weird explanation of the Rune sound ie: A Ferrari on steroids,a Lamborghini even a pumped up Porsche and a few other descriptions. I know there is a ton of stuff one likes and another doesn't but as I said I'm not looking for whats best or who's is best and not putting anybodys Rune down or saying mine is better,I'd just like to hear an honest answer,I drilled The Preachers Rune out and the only other person that has added nothing or changed a thing I believe is Keyboard, I do enjoy all the different verbal descriptions but when someone askss what the sound is like lets be a bit more realistic or accurate for the question at hand. For myself only it took me 3 days to ffigure I didn't like the sound and really thought it was very similar to that of a GW-and I was not after a GW. Again no offense and no arguement from me. on rides I can always take the tail because of the noise,no problem. It happens around here too. Peace Out. Lets do breakfast in Erwin,thats about 5 minutes away:eat2: and I'll buy. Ron
 

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An on topic response ...........
The RUNE sound PURRRRfic the way it comes from the HONDA FACTORY ..... no need to drill, or add such Big A$$ pipes to the RUNE ......
IMHO ........:banghead:
it does not sound any better will not run as fast than it does straight off the show room floor .........
BUT that is just my on topic response ....... ;)

No really thats what makes the RUNE the RUNE ...... each of us have just a little different RUNE ..... And that makes everything correct in the Universe .... if you like a louder rumble by all means change the exhaust !!!! I like about 5 mins of the added Noise myself .......
Lets Ride .......:biker:
Amen
 
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