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Old 08-18-2006, 02:36 PM   #1
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Angry No, I wasn't in that lane...

So I've been commuting up and down 45 and 288 in rush hour all week and I've had three different people decide the grass was greener in my lane and jump over without warning.

The first time it happened I laid on my horn, shouted in my helmet, and had to split lanes for a minute - and then let them know I thought they were number one. It was a *really* frustrating experience not being able to get the 's attention - my horn sounds like something you'd get on a Vespa.

The next two times it happened I just downshifted and gunned it. Fortunately I had some free space in front of me. Now I know why they say you should always keep a couple pinballs handy.

Does anybody have a recommendation for a 12V horn that's better suited for fighting cagers in Houston?

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PS - My bike is bright red and my helmet is covered in reflective tape - I'm not sure what else to do short of wearing flourescent yellow.
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Old 08-18-2006, 02:37 PM   #2
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So I've been commuting up and down 45 and 288 in rush hour all week and I've had three different people decide the grass was greener in my lane and jump over without warning.

The first time it happened I laid on my horn, shouted in my helmet, and had to split lanes for a minute - and then let them know I thought they were number one. It was a *really* frustrating experience not being able to get the 's attention - my horn sounds like something you'd get on a Vespa.

The next two times it happened I just downshifted and gunned it. Fortunately I had some free space in front of me. Now I know why they say you should always keep a couple pinballs handy.

Does anybody have a recommendation for a 12V horn that's better suited for fighting cagers in Houston?

Thanks,
Jacob

PS - My bike is bright red and my helmet is covered in reflective tape - I'm not sure what else to do short of wearing flourescent yellow.
i can get you one that we wire to our backhoes. is loud. :laughing6
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get used to it, ride defensively, always have an OUT. a loud horn isn't going to stop them from coming over........

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"Loud pipes save lives".... feel free to slap the body of their car somewhere, too. That works - don't ask me how I know.
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"Loud pipes save lives".... feel free to slap the body of their car somewhere, too. That works - don't ask me how I know.

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I'd go for the train horn personally...but like Racer X said, if they are committed...they're gettin over, just have an out...(and a few pinballs so you get their attention afterward )
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get used to it, ride defensively, always have an OUT. a loud horn isn't going to stop them from coming over........
+1.
I have an air horn for my street bike and they still don't hear (or care) me.
Just ride defensive and don't let the road rage take over you.
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I've put my foot into the side of a few cagers that came over into me. The last time I did it I almost screwed myself because the force pushed me into the emergency lane. Perhaps pinballs are a better solution.
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PINBALLS WORK BEST!!:confused1 (i heard) and their cheep(i also heard)
yeah this method seems to be talked about alot, along with throwing pennies, nails etc. although i dont see how it's possible with gloves on unless you actually have some stashed on the tank or something because i sure cant stick my gloves in my pockets when i'm riding.
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Who here actually hit cars? That just sounds like a bad idea to me.
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My main concern is the -whatever you want to throw- bouncing on the road and hitting another car - which is the biggest reason I haven't started carrying any yet.
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yeah this method seems to be talked about alot, along with throwing pennies, nails etc. although i dont see how it's possible with gloves on unless you actually have some stashed on the tank or something because i sure cant stick my gloves in my pockets when i'm riding.
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Who here actually hit cars? That just sounds like a bad idea to me.
Well, it was a pickup and I didn't hit hard enough to dent it, just so the yahoo behind the wheel knew I was there when he was pulling into my lane.

Honestly, I have not had anyone pull into my lane since I removed the baffles from my pipes. *knock on wood*
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