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Do loud pipes save lives?

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    Do loud pipes save lives?

    What says NESR.

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    Re: Do loud pipes save lives?

    A dozen different reputable studies say no and I agree .

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    Re: Do loud pipes save lives?

    How many times have you tried your engine to make drivers aware your there? I've done it plenty of times. Savin lives one throttle blip at a time.

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    Re: Do loud pipes save lives?

    I suppose, a few saved here and there, however I think a hi-vis T-shirt saves more

    you left out a choice for not very many

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    Re: Do loud pipes save lives?

    Quote Originally Posted by boosten lebaron View Post
    How many times have you tried your engine to make drivers aware your there? I've done it plenty of times. Savin lives one throttle blip at a time.
    I prefer an air horn for that. Watching them jump is a bonus.

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    Re: Do loud pipes save lives?

    Quote Originally Posted by e30addict View Post
    I prefer an air horn for that. Watching them jump is a bonus.
    if you have time for a horn, you have time to avoid

    air horn could be dangerous, the unsuspecting cager is looking for a big truck, not a small motorcycle

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    Re: Do loud pipes save lives?

    Quote Originally Posted by RandyO View Post
    if you have time for a horn, you have time to avoid

    air horn could be dangerous, the unsuspecting cager is looking for a big truck, not a small motorcycle
    The air horn is less warning and more fuck you.......

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    Re: Do loud pipes save lives?

    All these IG clips of sportbikes pinning their throttle before slamming into a car, rather than braking

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    Re: Do loud pipes save lives?

    One of my riding buddies has “Stock pipes don’t actually murder people” stickers on both his bikes.

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    Re: Do loud pipes save lives?

    yes, sometimes I just go and rev my bikes in my driveway for the piece of mind. maybe I just saved the president's life.


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    Re: Do loud pipes save lives?

    no revving on my AK550 unless it's on the centerstand

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    Re: Do loud pipes save lives?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gixxer View Post
    All these IG clips of sportbikes pinning their throttle before slamming into a car, rather than braking
    I think that’s inexperience and bad controls. Not purposely trying to warn someone.

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    Re: Do loud pipes save lives?

    Quote Originally Posted by e30addict View Post
    The air horn is less warning and more fuck you.......
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    Re: Do loud pipes save lives?



    The argument is false by inspection.

    Let’s say one vehicle is safer due to broadcasting their presence. What about two? More?

    As soon as there are two or more sound sources, no one can hear anything and everyone is less safe.

    There are zero motorcycle safety studies demonstrating any safety benefit from excessive noise. High vis clothing and helmets are proven to reduce collisions, but not seeing much of that in the loud pipes community.

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    Re: Do loud pipes save lives?

    The people who comment in a thread with a poll, but don’t vote on said poll, are the same people who don’t take their shoes off at friends houses when everyone else does, don’t signal turns, and double dip their bread at restaurants.

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    Re: Do loud pipes save lives?

    Quote Originally Posted by Garandman View Post


    The argument is false by inspection.

    Let’s say one vehicle is safer due to broadcasting their presence. What about two? More?

    As soon as there are two or more sound sources, no one can hear anything and everyone is less safe.

    There are zero motorcycle safety studies demonstrating any safety benefit from excessive noise. High vis clothing and helmets are proven to reduce collisions, but not seeing much of that in the loud pipes community.

    helmets do not reduce collisions unless they are hi-vis, helmets reduce injury

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    Re: Do loud pipes save lives?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gixxer View Post
    The people who comment in a thread with a poll, but don’t vote on said poll, are the same people who don’t take their shoes off at friends houses when everyone else does, don’t signal turns, and double dip their bread at restaurants.
    add a choice that is not as simple as yes or no, because YES loud pipes have saved a life or two, but NO, they generally don't

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    Re: Do loud pipes save lives?

    Quote Originally Posted by tsorfas View Post
    I think thatís inexperience and bad controls. Not purposely trying to warn someone.
    Too busy revving. Not busy enough braking

    Skip to 50 seconds if it doesnt


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    Re: Do loud pipes save lives?

    Quote Originally Posted by RandyO View Post
    helmets do not reduce collisions unless they are hi-vis, helmets reduce injury
    "High vis clothing and helmets are proven to reduce collisions,"

    The lack of a comma after "and" indicates that "Hi vis" applies to both clothing and helmets in this sentence.

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    Re: Do loud pipes save lives?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gixxer View Post
    The people who comment in a thread with a poll, but don’t vote on said poll, are the same people who don’t take their shoes off at friends houses when everyone else does, don’t signal turns, and double dip their bread at restaurants.
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    Re: Do loud pipes save lives?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gixxer View Post
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    Absolutely yes. Because male HD riders can, in fact, get pregnant.

    I refuse to vote and I donít signal turns, I know where Iím going.

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    Re: Do loud pipes save lives?

    Quote Originally Posted by gixxer72 View Post
    Absolutely yes. Because male HD riders can, in fact, get pregnant.

    I refuse to vote and I don’t signal turns, I know where I’m going.
    What model BMW do you have?

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    Re: Do loud pipes save lives?

    Quote Originally Posted by gixxer72 View Post
    Absolutely yes. Because male HD riders can, in fact, get pregnant.

    I refuse to vote and I don’t signal turns, I know where I’m going.
    The signal isn’t for you, and I’m not surprised at all.

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    Re: Do loud pipes save lives?

    the window kick was satisfying to watch. next time do the roof and total the car.

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    Re: Do loud pipes save lives?

    Quote Originally Posted by Vovchandr View Post
    What model BMW do you have?
    I wouldn’t ride a BMW.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gixxer View Post
    The signal isn’t for you, and I’m not surprised at all.
    Sniffle.

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