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Midwinter Blues 2, 2020 - Has anyone been saved by loud pipes?

Mad Mike

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There are lots of opinions on whether loud pipes save lives, anyone had an experience where your pipes saved you from a bad situation? Or where pipes could have saved you?
 

J_F

gringo diablo
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yeah, no

eyeballs operate at light speed
ears operate at 767 mph

cagers have already failed to see you
before they hear you
 

GreyGhost

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Loud pipes make my four year old cry when the douchnozzles that have them rev for no reason to try to make their penises larger.
 

GreyGhost

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There are lots of opinions on whether loud pipes save lives, anyone had an experience where your pipes saved you from a bad situation? Or where pipes could have saved you?
If you actually wanted useful conspicuity, the exhaust would make a 180 and fire forwards. If someone is behind you, the extra noise should do very little to make you more conspicuous. There is a tiny chance that more noise forward may help, but exhaust is highly directional to the rear so even an extraordinarily loud exhaust only gives you marginal gains forward where it might matter.

Have you ever noticed that almost every rider with loud pipes is dressed entirely in black?
 

FullMotoJacket

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I was really bunged up last week, but a really loud rectal blowout fixed it. Does that count?
Ah, that's what that noise was.
 

FullMotoJacket

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How would you know if your loud pipe saved your life? A person either saw you or heard you then saw you. The only way to know absolutely would be to hand out questionnaires after the fact.
 

GreyGhost

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How would you know if your loud pipe saved your life? A person either saw you or heard you then saw you. The only way to know absolutely would be to hand out questionnaires after the fact.
If the person driving the car was blind (or had their windows completely covered with snow) and stopped before hitting you, I am willing to believe that having loud pipes instead of an e-bike affected the outcome.
 

sburns

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Small dogs like them, they go a little nuts. Gives me a good chuckle when passing them.


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