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Air horns accomplish the same task, and are less strees on your engine.
any ideas on which to get i fancy a stielbel but finding one is proving a little difficult
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any ideas on which to get i fancy a stielbel but finding one is proving a little difficult
Yeah. It should be right in the thread, but here it is.

http://www.adventurersworkshop.com/M...e=STEBEL_HORNS

They might be back ordered. Call them.
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Probably not. There's an article in the new Hog Tails that makes the argument that if loud pipes did, in fact, save lives, then there'd be a disproportionate amount of quiet bike (like Goldwing) riders dead.
I loved that article.

If Loud Pipes Save Lifes, then the opposite must be true.

You'd expect "Goldwing Riders to be dropping like flies"

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Yep, this is how I think it breaks down. Air heads are air heads and loud pipes can do nothing about that.



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loud pipes do nothing with the a-hole blowing thru a light and smashing into you, or the dipshit that see you coming and cuts you off anyway because you are only a bike, or the idiots that are on their god damned cell phones and think they owm the roads. They are so distracted they are oblivious to what's around them anyway.




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yes and no - some say they startle drivers but i know mine saved my skin from the oblivious motorist on the mobile phone wandering in to my lane - slip clutch wind the throttle one dropped phone later and hes looking at me like hes wants to fight but at least he saw and acknowledged me
By your OWN admission here the loud pipes did NOTHING for you, UNTIL you went out of your way to goose the motor. And as pointed out, in that circumstance the horn would have worked just as well. Hell, so would the brake (since you seem like you wanted to use your right hand instead of your left).

So thanks for making our argument for us.
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I loved that article.

If Loud Pipes Save Lifes, then the opposite must be true.

You'd expect "Goldwing Riders to be dropping like flies"














By your OWN admission here the loud pipes did NOTHING for you, UNTIL you went out of your way to goose the motor. And as pointed out, in that circumstance the horn would have worked just as well. Hell, so would the brake (since you seem like you wanted to use your right hand instead of your left).

So thanks for making our argument for us.


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I'd say that for every life they save by allowing them to be heard by someone who didn't see them, they take a life by startling someone into doing something stupid. People jump when they get startled, and that could mean sudden, unexpected lane changes or stops.

Anyway, I don't think they save lives, just egos.
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I'd say that for every life they save by allowing them to be heard by someone who didn't see them, they take a life by startling someone into doing something stupid. People jump when they get startled, and that could mean sudden, unexpected lane changes or stops.

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And an AIR HORN wouldn't accomplish the same thing?


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And an AIR HORN wouldn't accomplish the same thing?


Which is why one should use THE BRAKES...

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By your OWN admission here the loud pipes did NOTHING for you, UNTIL you went out of your way to goose the motor. And as pointed out, in that circumstance the horn would have worked just as well. Hell, so would the brake (since you seem like you wanted to use your right hand instead of your left).

So thanks for making our argument for us.
Kev, VERY good comment.

I'd argue the horn would have worked better because it probably would have startled the guy less and not made him as angry. If he was a nutjob, he might have done something dangerous on purpose if he was angry enough. Safe riding should have steps in the order of importance like this:

1) Ride within your abilities - we are our own worst enemies.
2) Know your surroundings and stay out of dangerous situations - other vehicles are our second worst enemies.
3) Be seen if someone is wandering towards you. This could mean a throttle blip or it could mean honking the horn - they both have the same effect. However, pissing someone off could be counterproductive to your health and safety.
4) Wear safety gear as a last defense in the event of a crash.


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Don't u go there! Don't u go there!


aaaaaaa Shit i think were going there.




Do loud pipes save lives? maybe,maybe not.



Does paying attention to what going on around u? Better odds.
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