You must live in BC.. and smoke a lot of something :nono:
No offense, but I would say that using hand signals indicates that you don't have turn signals, and not having turn signals may be more of a Safety issue than a loud exhaust. We all know cagers aren't looking for us, and it has been proven that a decent turn signal (esp. the new LED's with a fast relay) will naturally get drivers attention, more than the dude on the bike with his arm in the air. :smilebig: A lot of cagers don't even know what the hell hand signals mean.Hell.. I got my plate ran because I was using hand signals.
Def. agreed! A good attitude will get you far, being belligerent and cocky will only make the officer write the ticket faster :smilebig:I wouldnt be using that kind of attitude with the cops.
Where I came from, it was ironic, I had friends with really loud, jacked up Trucks that always got pulled over for noise, but one of them argued with the cop saying that his truck was still quieter than half the Harley's that roll through town, the cop gave him a warning and agreed that the Harley's are loud and obnoxious, but also said its harder to regulate the sound from them than it is from a truck, I think thats BullSh*t but its true to a degree. Stereotypically, bikes are loud, MOST *not all* cops don't want to bother with pulling over a bike for noise unless it is ridiculously loud. Just my two cents anyway.We have noise laws around here. Anything over a certain Db can get you a fine. not only that, you also have to get it fixed within a certain time and prove to the courts that it has been fixed.
but but but, what if I bend my pipes to face forward????:rotfl::rotfl::rotfl::rotfl:Loud pipes save lives!
I love when people say this. Haven't they ever heard of the doppler effect?
The only time you'll hear them is if they are in front or the side of you while driving.
Loud pipes are a personal preference and possibly a hp boost, not a safety feature.
yes...when one of your neighbors gets pissed off enough to drill a hole in your engine case.hey i have a 98 CBR600F3 and i was wondering if i ran a straight pipe on it would it hurt the engine at all?