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View Results: Do Loud pipes save lives?
Yes 160 18.43%
No 708 81.57%
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Old 04-29-2011, 07:35 PM   #31
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Engine braking on a big rig is load too.

Exactly why it's illegal in populated areas.

Just wait until it's illegal for you to ride your motorcycle through a certain part of town or up a nice mountain road because enough pissed of citizens voted to have the road closed to motorcycle traffic due to all the loud pipe assholes.

For the record I don't mind a bike that has a noticeable exhaust. Even if it's an HD.

What I dislike is loud for the sake of loud. It just sounds like crap and pisses everyone off.
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Old 04-29-2011, 07:39 PM   #32
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I was in a Harley dealership last year eyeing a model and I ask the salesperson how loud it was in the stock factory mode, to which he replied, " Oh not really loud at all, that will be the first mod you will want to do is the pipes " to which I replied, why would I want to do that? to which the salesman says " you don't want to ride a wimpy sounding bike, do you? "
The indoctination starts at that level.
Not that there is anyting wrong with owning a Harley product
Yep and that explains why many sport bikes, dirt bikes, dual-sports and standards have aftermarket cans of which 98% are louder than the supplied oem cans.
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Old 04-29-2011, 07:41 PM   #33
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If you pressed in the horn button and held it for the entire duration of your ride, horn blaring, would you be safer?

Maybe, but you would be a knucklehead, just like the loud pipe guys.

An attention-getting blast of noise can certainly be effective in certain situations, but constant, unnecessary noise just makes you an asshat.
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Old 04-29-2011, 07:45 PM   #34
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Exactly why it's illegal in populated areas.

Just wait until it's illegal for you to ride your motorcycle through a certain part of town or up a nice mountain road because enough pissed of citizens voted to have the road closed to motorcycle traffic due to all the loud pipe assholes.

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You need to read the question and answer it in a logical manner.
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Old 04-29-2011, 07:47 PM   #35
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Do loud pipes make a bike more noticable?

I'd guess most all here would say yes, otherwise loud pipes would be a moot (or maybe mute) issue.

So the question becomes, is a bike that is more noticable to the motoring public inherently safer assuming the rider operates in accord with existing traffic and laws?
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Old 04-29-2011, 07:51 PM   #36
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Damn!! Was just gonna bring that up.
I'll just tape down my horn button, or even better...how about a HORN MODULATOR!!! Modulates with throttle input!!
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Old 04-29-2011, 07:51 PM   #37
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Do loud pipes make a bike more noticable?

I'd guess most all here would say yes, otherwise loud pipes would be a moot (or maybe mute) issue.

So the question becomes, is a bike that is more noticable to the motoring public inherently safer assuming the rider operates in accord with existing traffic and laws?
Someone that can read and reason.
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Old 04-29-2011, 07:52 PM   #38
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Damn!! Was just gonna bring that up.
I'll just tape down my horn button, or even better...how about a HORN MODULATOR!!! Modulates with throttle input!!
All the Japs bikes I have had, have candy ass horns.
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Old 04-29-2011, 07:56 PM   #39
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All the Japs bikes I have had, have candy ass horns.
Hey now, lets not single out just the asians.

My british Tiger 1050's horn is a joke.
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Old 04-29-2011, 08:16 PM   #40
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Updated numbers from the "Biker" forum

6816 Yes

392 NO




They really do believe this crap.
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Old 04-29-2011, 08:18 PM   #41
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They really do believe this crap.
Reading the posts here, I realize, metric riders can't use logic in an arguement.
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Old 04-29-2011, 08:18 PM   #42
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Yep and that explains why many sport bikes, dirt bikes, dual-sports and standards have aftermarket cans of which 98% are louder than the supplied oem cans.

Yep, when i was younger loud was cool. Everything I owned or built was loud. Boats, cars and motos. As I have aged quiet has become cool, for me anyway. A good engine tone can be achieved without obnoxious decibels afterall. As for the original poll question I do not believe loud pipes do anything but enetertain the owner of the loud machinery, frighten a few the are sneaked up upon and piss everyone else off.
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Old 04-29-2011, 08:20 PM   #43
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Do loud pipes make a bike more noticable?

Oh certainly!!! Unfortunately it is from the wrong direction. Thus Loud pipes do little to "save lives" and do a LOT to make the public at large HATE all motorcycles.
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Old 04-29-2011, 08:21 PM   #44
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Reading the posts here, I realize, metric riders can't use logic in an arguement.

Good one Zerk.
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Old 04-29-2011, 08:25 PM   #45
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Yep and that explains why many sport bikes, dirt bikes, dual-sports and standards have aftermarket cans of which 98% are louder than the supplied oem cans.



Weight reduction.




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For the record I don't mind a bike that has a noticeable exhaust. Even if it's an HD.

Personally I like them too. What I don't like is the MYTH of saving lives and the damage done against ALL riders in the public perception.
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