quote: I've ridden every day for the past 6 years, and can say, that without a doubt, loud pipes HAVE saved my life. People don't look for bikes, so at least they can hear me. Talk to a few bikers who have had friends killed by ignorant drivers before dishing out crap about a baby getting woken up while sleeping outside.
quote: Oncoming traffic and motorists at side streets don't hear you until AFTER you've gone past them because your exhaust noise is directed behind you.
quote: Unfortunately the excess posterior orifices that ride loud bikes actually believe this urban myth.