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Old 06-05-2017, 04:58 PM   #21 (permalink)
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Because the things are so poorly built and/or tuned that they'll stall if you don't do that?
That's what I've always chalked it up to. And even when they're on a decent-running bike, they keep doing it out of nervous habit.

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Old 06-06-2017, 07:11 AM   #22 (permalink)
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To be fair, I hear a lot of rev-happy idiots on crotch rockets (sport bikes) too.
Regardless of what they ride, there will always be a rev-happy scumbag. I see them on nearly every type of motorcycle, from a no-frills Honda CG 125 to some random crotch-rocket.
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The idiots that want to be loud just to get attention exist everywhere in society.
Sure, like diesel pickups, older Japanese cars with "fart can" exhausts, or the guy down the road that has a '70s V8 hot rod with no effective muffler. Just making loud noise to conceal their own inadequacy.

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Regardless of what they ride, there will always be a rev-happy scumbag.
Well, they can be as rev happy as they like, as long as they put a decent muffler on the thing.
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Old 06-06-2017, 05:27 PM   #24 (permalink)
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Sure, like diesel pickups, older Japanese cars with "fart can" exhausts, or the guy down the road that has a '70s V8 hot rod with no effective muffler. Just making loud noise to conceal their own inadequacy.
I suppose technically you could include the drivers of trains into this as well. They are always blowing the dam horn at all hours of the day/night. Yes its the law for them to do so at every crossing. But they are constantly speeding through my town, so its more of a constant horn blast racing by over short beeps at crossings.
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Old 06-06-2017, 08:05 PM   #25 (permalink)
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You can sure tell the difference between train engineers; at 4 am one will give a furtive little toot at crossing approach as legally required while another psychopath- no doubt a Hardley Ableson rider on his time off- lays on the horn all the way through town.
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You can sure tell the difference between train engineers; at 4 am one will give a furtive little toot at crossing approach as legally required while another psychopath- no doubt a Hardley Ableson rider on his time off- lays on the horn all the way through town.
The difference that we have is the 80 mph coal trains (horns blasting) while driving through a town with a speed limit of 30. Its law that they are required to do the city's speed limit. Though they almost never do.... Every 10 years or so they tag a truck/car and derail. Then they slow down for a month before going back to racing through town. Most recently they killed a dump truck driver and dumped 30 something coal cars. They're a bunch of savages! Just like the bikers and street racers.

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So we've gone from one murdersickle to rolling coal trains rolling coal?
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Big trucks with straight pipes. Assholes. I'm happy to tell them so.

When one sees "No Engine Brake" signs, they're responsible

Sign should read that with "Unmuffled" inserted.

My 425HP Cummins is quiet enough that I use the Jacobs brake wherever and whenever I choose. And will outpull most of those rolling junkers.
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I've got a 1998.5 Dodge Ram 2500 Cummins. It's the same engine used in school buses. No wonder kids used to run outside when I idled through the neighborhood at certain times of the morning. I wish it wasn't as loud as a garbage truck. Stock everything.
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Old 06-08-2017, 11:00 AM   #30 (permalink)
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Truck noise hasn't been so much of a nuisance to me lately. Actually, some motorcycles that roam around the block once in a while are noisier than the garbage truck that comes early in the morning.

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