I'm with you. Whether it be on Harleys, Hondas or pickup trucks, loud pipes are just a more abrasive and slightly more mature version of sticking playing cards in your bike spokes- it is about making noise to draw attention to one's self. It has nothing to do with safety.
Lee On Saturday 28 January 2006 11:19, Tom Scordato wrote: > David Said: > > "Maybe if he'd had louder pipes the truck > driver would have heard him and sped up? ;)" > > AMEN David, AMEN > > It is still noise it does not matter if it is 1:00AM or 12 noon. It is > disrespectful to your neighbors and fellow citizens. These guys/(gals too > oh no please ?) will always say it is for "safety" because of course > (mmhhmm) who can argue with that? > > I can tell you on the highway when someone is coming up on you the sound > means nothing because it is facing the wrong way. Specially if my Becker > Europa AM only radio is on. Hey I got an idea for more "safety" lets put > four pipes a set facing forward. Add some Sirens too and a bull horn like > on the movie "Kelly's Heroes". some revolving lights too with strobes. > > They talk safety out one side of there mouths and also talk about how they > like to do 80-, 90, 100 plus mph in some of these vehicles in traffic, heck > I have seen it with my own eyes. If you think you need so much safety just > do not ride. That would be the safest thing! > Acting like hypocrites. They got an answer for everything, but the answers > are not based on logic, scientific fact or more importantly being a kind > and considerate citizen. > > Not enough to go out ride and enjoy your vehicle with the standard issue > muffler (put on for a reason and what is that??) we have to make noise so > everyone can A) suffer, B) look at me riding by. C) I can get a thrill and > the rest/majority of the folks who dispise it be damned. Why do you just > admit you like noise, and most common folks who are in the majority do > not like it. Remember when the good of the may out weighed the good of the > few. What happened? > > Regards Tom Scordato > > ----- Original Message ----- > From: "David Brodbeck" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> > To: "Mercedes Discussion List" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> > Sent: Saturday, January 28, 2006 1:53 AM > Subject: Re: [MBZ] Bike rider, loud pipes > > > OK Don wrote: > >> we had one just this year - right in town. There was no car involved - > >> the idiot didn't need any help. Too fast is too fast, regardless of > >> the noise. > > > > One motorcyclist slammed into the back of a boat trailer next to an > > airport I used to frequent. The driver of the truck towing the boat had > > slowed to look at the airplanes. Unfortunately, the biker was also > > looking at the airplanes, but hadn't slowed. He wasn't seriously hurt, > > fortunately, but his bike was. Maybe if he'd had louder pipes the truck > > driver would have heard him and sped up? ;) > > > > _______________________________________ > > http://www.striplin.net > > For new parts see official list sponsor: http://www.buymbparts.com/ > > For used parts email [EMAIL PROTECTED] > > > > To Unsubscribe or change delivery options go to: > > http://striplin.net/mailman/listinfo/mercedes_striplin.net > > _______________________________________ > http://www.striplin.net > For new parts see official list sponsor: http://www.buymbparts.com/ > For used parts email [EMAIL PROTECTED] > > To Unsubscribe or change delivery options go to: > http://striplin.net/mailman/listinfo/mercedes_striplin.net