Join Date: Apr 2015
Location: Mechanicsburg, PA
Dumba$$ convinced me loud pipes 'work' today
I'll admit I've always leaned toward 'loud pipes save lives' in theory, but I got 100% convinced today.
Was coming down Orr's Bridge Rd., a 35mph two-lane double-line road, fairly well trafficked. Going downhill and admittedly probably closer to 40...
Guy in a red Ford is sitting in the exit of a parking lot. He's got his phone in his face, typing away (sheesh), and is creeping forward into traffic. Like he's so preoccupied texting his foot just isn't firmly on the brake.
So I got on the brakes, downshifted and went for the horn... But before I even could hit it, the downshift "rowr!" from the pipes got him and he jerked his head up and hit the brakes.
I was stopped by then, and gave him the "Oh no... YOU go first!" wave. He proceeded on his merry, distracted way. Ugh.
2007 V-Star 1300