Anmd I would ot be surprised if you didn;'t even own a motorcycle.<quoted text>
What a crock... Here, right from your post #298:
Not to mention all of the "loud pipes save lives" quoting morons, which there's no way you haven't heard that repeated ad naseum.
At this point I wouldn't be surprised if you were one of those guys who revs his engine continously at every stoplight also. All you're doing is making weak excuses to defend the fact that you want to make a stupid amount of noise to feel special. My wearing gear is not remotely comparable to your "stupidly loud pipes" because 1) my choice doesn't infringe on others' rights, and 2) it actually does increase safety. Stealth mode indeed... Maybe you should learn to drive defensively and how to use your horn. Naw, that'd require you to GTFU, right?
A reasonabale person would include my whole quote, but then...I'm not surprised.
Here is a more complete quote, adn a hyperlink to the full post:
I know one way to be sure the cagers know ther are motorcycles on the road, and it has to do with noise.
I happen to like the sound of a good exhaust, and know many people who agree with me. So my aftermarket pipes on my Triumph give me better performance, are pleasing to my ears, and the ears of many others.
Now, as a bonus, they let the zombie cagers know I'm out there. I don't have to wear a bright pink vest so they can see me, because they won't see me anyway, I am invisible.
As I clearly state, the safety factor is a "bonus".
I know lots of HD riders, in ages from 30 to 70, and many of them do not like loud pipes, and openly complain about them.
Your stereo type description of HD riders just does not jive with the real world.
You complian about much more than their choice of exhaust pipes. It extends to how they dress, and how they get their bikes serviced.