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post #2441 of 4172 (permalink) Old 07-25-2014, 07:08 AM
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no need for that here, its easy to get. We're pretty relaxed in terms of Cannabis products. Not legal but small amounts for personal use won't lead to criminal proceedings. BTW: people here just recently confirmed, that they don't want to legalize it. (We have this popular initiative system where any citizen has the right to propose new legislation by launching an initiative by collecting a certain amount of signatures of ppl who support this proposal. If enough sugnatures are collected, it must be put to a nation-wide vote.) An initiative about Cannabis legalization was launched in '08 and the nation refused.
Aren't they going to vote on it again sometime this year? I hope so. It isn't so easy for me to find (I'm not big on the Langstrasse street deals, haha). And this California boy is starting to feel like a fish out of water!
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Aren't they going to vote on it again sometime this year? I hope so. It isn't so easy for me to find (I'm not big on the Langstrasse street deals, haha). And this California boy is starting to feel like a fish out of water!
Really? I'm not from Zurich but still... I'm surprised. You seem to know the wrong ppl. You have met "indigenous" ppl yet or just hanging around with an internatinal bunch of ppl from work? There's always someone who knows someone...

I know nothing on a vote this year (which doesn't mean that there won't be one - it's actually not a topic I follow). The topic was never put to rest, it's discussed on and on and it's just a matter of time. However, some cities (e.g. Geneva, Bern, Winterthur) have now own projects on legalization on city level. IIRC you know German? In Winterthur soll Kiffen straffrei werden - News Zürich: Region - tagesanzeiger.ch
Bern: Bern will Hanfkauf befristet legalisieren - News Region: Bern & Region - bernerzeitung.ch

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... and Sunday early in the morning they got their Ducati some-sort-of-hellish-loud superbikes out and warmed them motors up infront of the garage.


I should mention that if my last post sounds like I think cruisers are lame and all superbikes are great, I need to clarify:

ANY bike can be turned into a loud obnoxious "look at me I'm a 16 year old girl with boobs" type thing... Back in southern Ontario there's a big crowd of supersport owners who buy full leathers to ride to the coffee shop. But there's also a big crowd of cruiser owners who want everything chrome, leather, and LOUD, and they seem to think other people think they're kewal dudes!

I used to be sleeping in my hammock in my backyard on a quiet rural street, when out of nowhere 30 of the retarded things would go flying by and wake me up! Granted, these people were marginally better than the supersport coffee shop crowd, because they were actually riding their bikes, but still.

Usually the factory exhaust on a bike is at least as good if not better at removing spent fuel and air out of your engine (i.e. aftermarket pipes tend to NOT make any more power), so all they do is add to the noise. QUIET THE FUCK DOWN PEOPLE!

As I said, both my previous bikes had factory mufflers, and if/when I buy one again, it's factory mufflers for me! I'll just slap on a couple hard cases for luggage, and hit the road!

Here's what I want: (A Yamaha FZ9)

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Evidently I've gotten too good at taking real press releases and changing a few words to make them satirical. Have an actual company owner featured in a faux press release sending me messages asking if it's true.

My hope for humanity has diminished.


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Evidently I've gotten too good at taking real press releases and changing a few words to make them satirical. Have an actual company owner featured in a faux press release sending me messages asking if it's true.

My hope for humanity has diminished.
You gotta be talking about the Grenade piece....

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Usually the factory exhaust on a bike is at least as good if not better at removing spent fuel and air out of your engine (i.e. aftermarket pipes tend to NOT make any more power), so all they do is add to the noise. QUIET THE FUCK DOWN PEOPLE!

As I said, both my previous bikes had factory mufflers, and if/when I buy one again, it's factory mufflers for me! I'll just slap on a couple hard cases for luggage, and hit the road!


lol and here are my friends going around completely removing their exhausts from their down pipes, or at least putting in washers/spacerse between the exhaust and down pipe. Not gonna lie, I'm puttin in work to give my baja the deep boxer growl of an sti I know these aren't bikes, but you should hear em
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lol and here are my friends going around completely removing their exhausts from their down pipes, or at least putting in washers/spacerse between the exhaust and down pipe. Not gonna lie, I'm puttin in work to give my baja the deep boxer growl of an sti I know these aren't bikes, but you should hear em
Cars are a totally different story to me. As long as the SPL out of the bike/car at a certain distance isn't over X dB then I'm all for it! I had an SC400 and swapped the centre section w/resonators, for an X pipe, retained the factory straight through mufflers, and that thing growled!

Here's my idea of what a car should sound like...



Or this:



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I have a Magnaflow on my pickup, and it's quiet (quieter at idle than stock) until you get on it. Crackly loud exhaust isn't cool once you're out of high school. Lol
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The folks at Yamaha did a sick job with tuning the acoustics of the LF-A

My family wagon with 2 Borla mufflers
http://youtu.be/tv6dBohCOow

One of these days, I'll pick up a used Audi Q5 (v6)....

3.2 with AWE-tuning exhaust:
http://youtu.be/c-cXmzvjoa8

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The folks at Yamaha did a sick job with tuning the acoustics of the LF-A

My family wagon with 2 Borla mufflers
2008 VW Passat 2.0T exhaust - YouTube

One of these days, I'll pick up a used Audi Q5 (v6)....

3.2 with AWE-tuning exhaust:
Sound check - Audi Q5 3.2 Quattro S-Tronic - AWE resonated exhaust system - YouTube
I'll be putting some Borla UEL Headers into my subie next month
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