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Loud noises combined with cager site attitudes?

Aint no non violent fix for negative road attitudes .
Biker clubs instilled the fear of god instead.
That fixes that kind of stuff rickey tick.

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Aint no non violent fix for negative road attitudes .
Exactly why I won't get a carry permit! Way too many dumba$$ drivers I'd be tempted to shoot!
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What exactly are loud pipes, how many dB are we talking?
From my personal experience, in my F350 if I hear a bike I am looking around. Sometimes I have the stereo up and don't hear it till later but I generally hear a bike with in 50yds. That gives me time to find them unless it is the squid going waaaaayyyyy past the speed limit.
I can hear most stock exhaust.
There are some exhaust that are pretty dickish. When you get echos off the neighbors house, yep you are a dick.
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We should require stealth technology on houses so they won't send echo's back. Probably kill a lot of bats that way though.
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I don't like loud pipes, I want to hear what the engine is doing.
I figure that if people are stupid enough to drive into semis and trains, loud pipes wont do much to help.

Part of the problem is conditioning. It's the same with the stupid day running lights.
The great unwashed masses get conditioned to only look for lights and not keep their heads out of their collective asses. Now with the bright lights it's only going to get worse.

With loud pipes, if they don't hear anything it ain't there.

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First, my apologies for not reading every post in the thread. I generally consider that to be impolite, but with a thread this long...

Motorcycles are invisible. That is the default position. It has to do with the way the brain and mind work.

Cagers need reminded that we exist. They need to think about us.
The old saying is that there is no bad publicity. That is not universally true, but the point is well taken.

If someone thinks to themselves, "I hear one of those god awful loud motorcycles. Probably on the other side of town but I can still hear it." , that can be a good thing. Even if it is only an old pickup truck, and they only think it is a motorcycle, still good, for motorcyclists.

The more they think about motorcycles, the more likely they will be to see the next one they encounter. That is undeniable.

There are many ways to become more visible. Only some of them have to with attire and bike gizmos. Those bright flashing headlights may be effective, but they are extremely annoying, according to drivers who never rode a motorcycle.

One of the ways loud pipes save lives, is by making us more visible, to everyone, not just the vehicle drivers that might run over us, because they never saw us. Everyone in hearing range will know there is a motorcycle out there somewhere, and that is a good thing.

Besides, it pleases my ears.
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I had Khromewerks slip ons on my Sportster which gave a nice deep growl but not enough to be a PITA. I took a Heritage Classic for a 20 mile test ride and felt very vulnerable as I thought the stock pipes made it dangerously quiet.
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In order to hear the loud pipes, the "cagers" would have to roll down the windows, turn down the stereo and tell the kids in the back to be quiet. Where I live, the big trucks with gas or diesel engines, 18-wheelers with or without their "jake-brakes" on, and muscle cars with loud pipes compete with the bikes with loud pipes. Maybe the loud pipes help but there is a lot of competition from other vehicles being loud. Good luck with that.
Then there are the drivers who are on various substances that make them stupid and are totally oblivious to noise and lights.
The best defense is to just KNOW that we are invisible when we share the road regardless of pipes and lights.
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