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Old 07-22-2013, 11:11 AM   #1
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Cycle World Promotes Loud Pipes.....They Save Lives!

Just popped into the library and was reading the latest edition of Cycle World when an article on conspicuity caught my eye....I'm always up for some safety advice.

This was among their measly 6 recommendations:



Not a sterling recommendation, but still.....really dude?

Only six recommendations and this was one of them? Glad I read that rag for free at the library.
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Old 07-22-2013, 11:45 AM   #2
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Cleverly pandering to both camps.
One side will remember the "is probably true to some extent".
The other side will remember the rest in that blurb.
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Old 07-22-2013, 12:46 PM   #3
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Seems innocuous enough to me.
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Old 07-22-2013, 01:12 PM   #4
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Cleverly pandering to both camps.
One side will remember the "is probably true to some extent".
The other side will remember the rest in that blurb.
I agree, and it tells you how entrenched this myth is in motorcycle culture.
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Old 07-22-2013, 04:56 PM   #5
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I agree, and it tells you how entrenched this myth is in motorcycle culture.
It also tells you that the editorial staff like to pander to the readership.
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Old 07-22-2013, 05:19 PM   #6
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It also tells us the CW staff are overwhelmed with Village People mindset, the shear volume (sorry, AMOUNT) of that rubbish.
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Old 07-22-2013, 11:57 PM   #7
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When I'm commuting in my truck, I often hear Harleys or Ducatis I can't easily see. Obviously, I make way.
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Old 07-23-2013, 04:20 AM   #8
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They must have Vance and Hines (or similar) as advertisers...

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Old 07-23-2013, 06:35 AM   #9
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Isn't this the rag with that Ari Henning guy that puts the loudest pipes he can on everything he tests?
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Old 07-23-2013, 06:46 AM   #10
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They must have Vance and Hines (or similar) as advertisers...

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Purdie much ^THIS^
Ain't read a glossy bike rag in decades, (Or MCN ) theyz all so lame.
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Old 07-23-2013, 06:55 AM   #11
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"is probably true true some extent"

Is probably true to some extent.
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When I'm commuting in my truck, I often hear Harleys or Ducatis I can't easily see. Obviously, I make way.
Good man

On a personal note, I have both a 996 SPS with a full 54mm Arrow system and a REAL loud clutch and a 748 with a stock OEM exhaust. The SPS is a svage beast and my wife says she can hear the rumble in the house when Im still 5 minutes out

Now, I rarely, if ever get cut off on the SPS....seriously. I recently got my 748 Biposto on the road. It had the stock OEM 45mm pipes with baffles. Nice enough sounding when the taps are opened up, but at idle, I could hear a mouse fart.

No word of a lie riding the 748 after the rebuild, I was getting cut off at least once or twice a day on the way to work. I have since installed a nice 50mm Termi half system, which although not as in-yer-face savage like the SPS, it definitely has a deep low end that gets heard by the cagers. I have yet to be cut off after installing the 50's......knock on wood.

IMHO, loud pipes DO save lives. F&^* the haters....don't see them comlaining about the Civic's rolling around with Cherry Bomb mufflers
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Old 07-23-2013, 11:08 AM   #13
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... F&^* the haters....don't see them comlaining about the Civic's rolling around with Cherry Bomb mufflers
Those "fart cans" as I call them are every bit as obnoxious as loud pipes on a bike. The difference is, they don't make the general public hate every small sedan they ever come across.

A little girl, hid behind her mother's legs, absolutely terrified and clutching her ears when she saw me getting ready to start up my (quiet) BMW. I realized then that I never want to be "part of the problem." There are better ways of avoiding being cut off.
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Old 07-23-2013, 11:13 AM   #14
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Loud is so subjective.
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Old 07-23-2013, 11:13 AM   #15
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Those "fart cans" as I call them are every bit as obnoxious as loud pipes on a bike. The difference is, they don't make the general public hate every small sedan they ever come across.

A little girl, hid behind her mother's legs, absolutely terrified and clutching her ears when she saw me getting ready to start up my (quiet) BMW. I realized then that I never want to be "part of the problem." There are better ways of avoiding being cut off.


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