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DAKEZ 04-29-2011 11:46 AM

Do loud pipes save lives?
 
Simple question. There is a poll going on in another forum... It's a "Biker" forum and as it stands now it is about 1774 "YES" // 74 "NO". What say you peeps that actually ride?

JDLuke 04-29-2011 11:50 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by DAKEZ (Post 15790460)
Simple question. There is a poll going on in another forum... It's a "Biker" forum and as it stands now it is about 20-1 "yes". What say you peeps that actually ride?


They just might. Let's say you don't really ride very much, and you're scared of the front brake lever, but you went and got yourself an... oh, let's call it an 'SAE Cruiser' with the loudest open pipes you could find.

If it keeps you from riding because the noise give you a headache, it just might save your life.

LuciferMutt 04-29-2011 11:52 AM

:lol3

:amazon

stubmw 04-29-2011 11:58 AM

From a strict scientific view, insufficient data to pass judgement. Much like hi viz-gear.

khager 04-29-2011 12:01 PM

While they are annoying, I do have to admit when I hear that low rumble over my own bike, and feel the vibration while going down the FWY I look around and usually spot offending Harley/Cruiser nearby. So if I can hear it thru my earplugs, who knows some cagers might even hear it, look around, and see that there is a M/C in the area. :huh

Offcamber 04-29-2011 12:01 PM

I say one page before the HD bashing begins..

:lurk


Oh wait I guess it already has....

JDLuke 04-29-2011 12:05 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Offcamber (Post 15790554)
I say one page before the HD bashing begins..

:lurk


Oh wait I guess it already has....

It IS Friday, you know.

OhBoy 04-29-2011 12:05 PM

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flak 04-29-2011 12:24 PM

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Jedl 04-29-2011 12:25 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by JDLuke (Post 15790482)
They just might. Let's say you don't really ride very much, and you're scared of the front brake lever, but you went and got yourself an... oh, let's call it an 'SAE Cruiser' with the loudest open pipes you could find.

I assume that the "loud pipes" guys have chosen loud pipes over the alternative "They can't see me and every cage is out to kill me anyway so it's my responsibility to avoid them" strategy. Sad really that someone would chose a safety plan based on pissing off everyone rather than take an active roll in their own self-preservation. But that's the world we live in . . . . . I think I'll keep my bike quiet and continue to fly under the radar.

GoGoGavin41 04-29-2011 12:34 PM

Depends. Does the bike have ABS?

Roam 04-29-2011 12:38 PM

Obviously the honest answer would be yes. Whether the the safety gained is out weighed by the annoyance created is a question best answered by the self centered pricks running headlight modulators.

Max Buffet 04-29-2011 12:42 PM

I used to be a Paramedic and you would not believe how long you can follow on somebodies bumper with lights and sirens blaring before they actually notice you.
Loud-pipe people are fooling themselves, damaging their hearing, and alienating the public in general.

windmill 04-29-2011 12:45 PM

The only thing loud pipes may save you from is somebody merging into you, if you don't have the skill to avoid that or use your horn, your going to kill yourself anyway.

Definitely No.

DAKEZ 04-29-2011 12:45 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Offcamber (Post 15790554)
I say one page before the HD bashing begins..

:lurk


Oh wait I guess it already has....


No brand just pipes. A simple question.


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