Originally Posted by Ted Shred
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#$%KING pisses me off!!! Blaming Deputy Canfield's death on his quite motorcyle ??? Pathetic. The old bastard that killed him didn't see him and loud pipes wouldn't have made a bit of difference.
Is this the same deputy who's funeral is today? The channel 3 news reported this morning that "the deputy ran into a car", not that one hit him.
If I may wiegh in on the loud pipe thing. I have owned motos with obnoxiously loud pipes. BMW's, Harley's, Triumph's, Norotn's, and even a couple of Honda's.
This is not a brand specific problem nor is it an age specific one. I personally just got tired of listening to all the noise as the rider. I never gave a shit what other people thought. Herein lies the problem, plain and simple.
I believe in California, it is now illeagal to modify intake or exhaust from stock (please correct me if i'm wrong). For the CHP to say it's o.k. seems to me to be an open invite to ignore other similar laws.
So, tomorrow I will drive without my seatbelt, ride without my helmet on my moto with a modified intake and exhaust.
It all seems a little silly to me, the loud pipes and the CHP. Why would they give a shit either way?
I'm still an opponent of the helmet law, the seat belt law, and this new you-can't-modify-YOUR-moto crap too. Guess i'm just sick of the lawmakers in the Peoples Republik of Kaliforniastan telling me what I can and can't do!
(Did this turn into a rant? excuse me, I'm in a crappy mood!)
My .02. And just to be clear, i still don't care what other people think