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Just like when driving a car, never assume that the person sharing the road with you is not on drugs, alcohol, texting, distracted by kids in the back seat or just plain sleepy from working the night shift.
Then there is also the STUPID factor. How about the person who can see and hear you but pulls out in front of you, or passes you where he/she shouldn't simply because they want to.
As long as a helmet has a comfortable fit and good ventilation, I don't see the problem - especially with a full face shield. Every time a giant kamikaze bug splatters on my face shield, I really love my face shield.
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Yeah, I tell the wife that's why I wear ear plugs. So far she buys it.
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And there you have it!

I do have one question though... How are you able to "notice" deer running into the woods before you have seen them? Psychic vision is something we all need.
Good Question Pete! In line with your reasoning..........I have NEVER had to swerve for an Elephant, Lion, or Tiger! I must assume my RB Racing Exhaust scared them away!
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Perhaps year's ago I might have slightly agreed, but after riding for 50 years I had my first crash. The old (er) man that turned in front of me would not have heard a jet engine! Head on crash, and loud pipes would have meant squat. What saved my life was a helmet. Period. Bought another Harley and back riding before I'm healed. But never again without a helmet.

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If it keeps one car, one pedestrian, one wild animal from running out, etc. that could have caused you to die, then they have saved your life.

You can (and plenty do) die wearing a helmet, does that mean that helmets don't save lives? Of coarse it doesn't. People die in cars, trucks, semis, SUVs, etc., does that mean you are not safer in a cage? Of coarse it doesn't. Same goes with Hi-Vis, loud pipes, headlights on in the day, riding like they don't see you, et. al.

For wildlife I can tell you for a FACT, I see (and so do co-workers that drive my route early in the mornings) a lot more running into/staying in the road in my quieter vehicles, than the bikes, Sportster with Short Shots the FXLR has Neighbor Haters now. One co-worker dodged a black bear in his car, maybe a minute behind me on my Sportster. I have had buzzards barely move when I approach in the car, I see them flying off from way back on the bikes. I have hit a couple and dodged many a raccoon and possum in the car. Seldom if ever see any on the bikes. Same for my loud pipes on my Bronco.

Loud pipes do IN FACT save lives. Maybe, because no matter how hard I struggle and strive, I ain't never getting out alive.
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Perhaps year's ago I might have slightly agreed, but after riding for 50 years I had my first crash. The old (er) man that turned in front of me would not have heard a jet engine! Head on crash, and loud pipes would have meant squat. What saved my life was a helmet. Period. Bought another Harley and back riding before I'm healed. But never again without a helmet.
But, keep in mind that the question is "do loud pipes in fact save lives?"

Not, "do loud pipes save every life every time?" Not, "do loud pipes eliminate the need for a helmet?" Also as I mentioned a couple of posts ago, it doesn't even specify human lives.

If loud pipes in the overall history of pipes have ever saved two or more lives, then the answer is yes. (Has to be at least two or it would be life instead of lives.)

It seems impossible that loud pipes wouldn't have saved at least two lives in the history of motorcycles.

Also, for that helmet to have saved you, the vehicle already hit you. The loud pipes could not only save your life, they could save your helmet too.

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But, keep in mind that the question is "do loud pipes in fact save lives?"

Not, "do loud pipes save every life every time?" Not, "do loud pipes eliminate the need for a helmet?" Also as I mentioned a couple of posts ago, it doesn't even specify human lives.

If loud pipes in the overall history of pipes have ever saved two or more lives, then the answer is yes. (Has to be at least two or it would be life instead of lives.)

It seems impossible that loud pipes wouldn't have saved at least two lives in the history of motorcycles.

Also, for that helmet to have saved you, the vehicle already hit you. The loud pipes could not only save your life, they could save your helmet too.



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The loud pipes could not only save your life, they could save your helmet too.

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Not always. A week ago I was riding alongside a car. The guys window was down and he did not have a radio on. He was not on a phone. He just moved over into my lane forcing me to move into another lane. I gave him a loud WTF and he just looked at me. I have stock mufflers with the baffles removed.
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This one time I wasn’t heard...
One time at band camp....
Do you have a count of how many times you have been heard and prevented something from happening?


Loud pipes have saved atleast one life somewhere sometime......
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