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post #81 of 93 (permalink) Old 06-11-2018, 04:45 AM
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I use my headlight from dim to bright rapidly and I have seen cars react to seeing me by waiting or backing up until I have passed and I usually wave politely to them, pending on traffic.
I have 6 lights on the front of the Goldwing that flash. It helps some, I think. I just think too many people do not care. That is the problem with the world.

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can a horn be too loud? you definitely want the driver near you that you need to caution to hear it and be alerted, but do you need every driver for hundreds of feet to be alarmed as well? at what point do you go from alerting this driver to making them jump and potentially creating another dangerous scenario? this is probably too loud:

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I don’t particularly liek load pipes.

I had V&H pipes on my XVS 1300, and as I could not afford the original pipe, I changed it for a Cobra Tri-pipe, which was a lot better already. The V&H ones actually hurt my ears and head riding the bike... Besides, over here they do check bikes for sound levels, and if they surpass the bike’s official certified and registered sound levels, they impound the bike, until you fix it and have it recertified, which is expensive and time-consuming, plus you still have to pay a fine depending on the loudness over the limit. 3 db is already something like 200+ euros, than add new pipes and the time lost ....

I prefer a decent horn instead, which is what I have got now anyway these days .

Normal type of horn sound, nothing fancy, just so loud nobody can mistake it for anything else, unlike the standard anemic one, which you couldn’ t hear when riding any faster than 6 mph .

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My opinion on loud pipes is I like my neighbors so why would I annoy them.
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For what it’s worth, I drive an ambulance and even with the siren screaming, some people don’t hear or choose to hear.
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I have the ultimate solution for this "Loud Pipes Saves Lives"

Im going to start a GoFme fund to design develop and manufacture a motorcycle horn

that sounds like a Ford Cobra V8 engine rev'ing 4000 RPM running with straight pipes
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I still have drag pipes on my 1200 Sporty since I haven't had time to weld up a new exhaust for it. But I can say from experience that despite the racket I still had to dodge vehicles that decided to pull into my lane and almost knock me out. Mean or clueless motorists aren't deterred by loud exhausts.
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I have the ultimate solution for this "Loud Pipes Saves Lives"

Im going to start a GoFme fund to design develop and manufacture a motorcycle horn

that sounds like a Ford Cobra V8 engine rev'ing 4000 RPM running with straight pipes
Please design it so that connects to the OEM wire w/o any additional wires.

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