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Old 02-21-2007, 07:09 PM   #71
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I have all the loudness levels covered ( Sv1000 w/ a race system, SRX6 with a pipe so loud it sounds like an open, and a stock vfr) and I don't notice any appreciable difference between bikes in how often I'm treated as an apparition. Unless, that is, I'm at least even with them or a little ahead of them and going the same direction so my muffler is in their window. I don't see how a pipe is going to help when they are ahead of me waiting to turn left in front of me.
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Old 02-21-2007, 07:24 PM   #72
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I thought that was the "If I don't move you can't see me" factor.
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Old 02-21-2007, 07:24 PM   #73
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I've seen on more than one occasion someone pull out in front of emergency vehicles with lights blazing and sirens screaming, and there I sit in my Hi-Viz 'stich thinking "oh yeah, they're all gonna see me." DUH!
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Old 02-21-2007, 07:28 PM   #74
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Actually, Cap'n F'in Crunch takes about 4 hours to get soggy in milk. Scotch, however, will speed up the process considerably.
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Old 02-21-2007, 07:32 PM   #75
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Deer believe that, much to their detriment. At least the YOUNG bucks do.



Cows- at least dairy cows- don't. They know when they are being stalked by a two footed "predator".
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Old 02-21-2007, 07:49 PM   #76
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I have been taking notes.



Four hours in milk, faster in scotch...



How about biodiesel?
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Old 02-21-2007, 10:06 PM   #77
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A motorcycle cop in Tacoma I think was hit by car turning a left in front of him (classic scenario right). Any way he had his lights and siren on.. I'll see if I can find the article.
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Old 02-21-2007, 10:09 PM   #78
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[*] Support a cell phone ban while driving (Women in SUVs and minvans are the biggest offenders
[*] No DVDs, video ipods in the front seat
[*] Increased penalties for hitting motorcycles and causing injury or death



Good post jthurber80
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Old 02-22-2007, 06:21 AM   #79
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I support a ban on cell phones, front seat video, and other distractions, but I am afraid that it may not be possible to legislate away the flagrant stupidity which has become endemic to driving in this coutry. It seems to be getting worse, though, and some of my pleasure in riding is diminished by the need for increased vigilance for a new set of hazards. My hope is that as motorcycling grows as a method of transportation vs transportainment people will be forced to become more aware of us on the road.
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Old 02-22-2007, 07:38 AM   #80
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This is a rather sad cultural phenomenon and is as much about callous, self-centeredness, as it is about distraction. Government and its police agencies have already resigned themselves to it not being responsive to enforcement efforts. The ship of state is taking on water! Unfortunately, there is no "new world" to emigrate to.
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