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bwalsh 12-03-2011 02:29 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by CADDIESHACK (Post 17435061)
dakez, how so? mike

This might, kind of, sort of explain it....

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=682641

anotherguy 12-03-2011 03:44 PM

Odd. Many that complain about loud bikes often disagree with the Loud Pipes safety theory.

ShardPhoenix 12-03-2011 04:48 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by baloneyskin daddy (Post 17437204)
Nobody said who's life would be saved.:evil

Squirrels. Fuzzy, cute, flea infested squirrels.

I'm 3.14% sure that the loud pipe on my bike prevented the death of one such creature. If it saves just one life, then it's worth it to me in the end.

I'll show myself to the door now.

Riteris 12-03-2011 05:35 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Griffin44 (Post 17436683)
Because when every moron loudly proclaims something as "fact" a person without the ability to assess the information independently (such as a noob) may rely on the "fact" to save their life and be sadly disappointed and probably dead at some point.

I.e. if you have heard experienced and "expert" riders proclaim that loud pipes save lives, you may equip your ride with loud pipes and presume they'll make you safe. If you have loud pipes to save you why would you have to drive with caution? Just wail away knowing your loud pipes will protect you - until someone lane changes into you because you weren't paying attention to their vehicle, they couldn't hear you because you were going fast and now you're dead.



Do those little bells that Hurley riders have on their bikes help here?

Terrytori 12-03-2011 06:58 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Riteris (Post 17438492)
Do those little bells that Hurley riders have on their bikes help here?

Only if they're as loud as a V & H Pro Pipe.

mg66 12-03-2011 07:05 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ShardPhoenix (Post 17438227)
Squirrels. Fuzzy, cute, flea infested squirrels.

I'm 3.14% sure that the loud pipe on my bike prevented the death of one such creature. If it saves just one life, then it's worth it to me in the end.
I'll show myself to the door now.

The proof is in the pudding - me riding the dragon 2-up and my loud pipes actually saved a wittle firwy squirrel :wink:

check out the 3min 12 sec mark of my vid, the wittle guy hears my bike and goes back in the direction from which he came. Another life saved by loud pipes.


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scooteraug02 12-03-2011 07:14 PM

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Originally Posted by NC Scott (Post 17427930)
I'm not sure what the OP's reason for posting this video were, but I think the fella with the camera is the one who was killed a few (months?) ago.

You may recall the recent topic of banning trucks on the Dragon and the related petition.

Again, no idea what the ST1300 had to do with anything.

Crash on 'The Dragon' kills motorcyclist

You're right.

bwalsh 12-04-2011 08:55 AM

I find it sad that the owners and webmasters of http://tailofthedragon.com/ are naive enough to use this explanation...

Quote:

ďI went out and looked at where it happened. That motorcycle rider didnít have much of a chance. He saw the truck way too late and tried to put on the brakes and lay it down, but didnít get it done.Ē
in that article to describe the accident.

IheartmyNx 12-04-2011 02:46 PM

Re: Lay it down...

Jeez, these numbnuts think the drag coefficient of chrome is higher than rubber? That's sad...

If they wanted to learn the fastest way to bleed speed, all they'd have to do is ask me.

After I do a fishtail (back-it-in) motion I find myself going too slow to make the turn at the speed I wanted to.

Clutch in, bang two down, dump clutch & feather brake and then when I want to swap sides, oddly I just counter-steer and the back end just comes back around to the other side... rinse, repeat. Damn I need a camera...


Let the controversy over my post begin...

FatherX 12-04-2011 02:48 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by IheartmyNx (Post 17443907)
Re: Lay it down...

Jeez, these numbnuts think the drag coefficient of chrome is higher than rubber? That's sad...

If they wanted to learn the fastest way to bleed speed, all they'd have to do is ask me.

After I do a fishtail (back-it-in) motion I find myself going too slow to make the turn at the speed I wanted to.

Clutch in, bang two down, dump clutch & feather brake and then when I want to swap sides, oddly I just counter-steer and the back end just comes back around to the other side... rinse, repeat. Damn I need a camera...


Let the controversy over my post begin...


video is your only hope for salivation :deal

anotherguy 12-04-2011 03:41 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by IheartmyNx (Post 17443907)
Re: Lay it down...

Jeez, these numbnuts think the drag coefficient of chrome is higher than rubber? That's sad...

If they wanted to learn the fastest way to bleed speed, all they'd have to do is ask me.

After I do a fishtail (back-it-in) motion I find myself going too slow to make the turn at the speed I wanted to.

Clutch in, bang two down, dump clutch & feather brake and then when I want to swap sides, oddly I just counter-steer and the back end just comes back around to the other side... rinse, repeat. Damn I need a camera...


Let the controversy over my post begin...

Who are you?

lemieuxmc 12-04-2011 05:09 PM

From looking at the photo of his friends collecting his belongings at the crash site, I have to wonder if he was riding in a safe and prudent fashion when THE DUMBASS TRUCK DRIVER WAS ALL UP IN HIS LANE! Is there video?

You really do have to wonder why the police in that area don't take the safety initiative, run escort ahead of the truckers, and then write them up for the number of times they invariably cross over the line (Y'all come back soon!). I'm pretty sure that this tactic will cause the trucking companies and drivers to just stay off this stretch of road, period.

On a positive note, I'm sure that the semi had ABS.





ADVISORY WARNING!
This post contains facetious and sarcastic attempts at ironic humor, that some Advrider readers may find offensive and in poor taste. Particularly those who are proponents of mandatory ABS, loud pipes, or "Layin er down".

Reryder 12-05-2011 03:10 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by scooteraug02 (Post 17439091)

Gotta love the media doncha?
A tractor trailer on teh Dragon crosses way over the double line and kills a motorcyclist.
But the story is all about how dangerous motorcycles are.
FFS.

mg66 12-05-2011 03:19 AM

Not sure if this one has been posted before.

http://sv650.metromain.net/z-forum-folder/svr_133.jpg

unlawfulsm 12-05-2011 03:47 AM

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Originally Posted by mg66 (Post 17447622)
Not sure if this one has been posted before.

http://sv650.metromain.net/z-forum-folder/svr_133.jpg

Should be on the noob list on why you don't wear running shoes while riding. :huh


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