@opusk2k9 Can you tell me if the guy you bought from before is a 40 Y.O. Russian? We have some trust issues happening so far. The seller will not share his address. He wants to meet in a parking lot. As an alternative he says he can meet me at a location that is much closer to me, but in a parking lot again. I have no way of knowing this thing actually works well. Just some photos of whatever he sent me. Has all the parts and pieces, just no box.
Not the same thing. The article says that pedestrians don't hear silent bikes, not that motorists don't hear stock bikes.
If you stand by a highway and listen, you will realize that the majority of sound coming from cars and trucks is tire noise. From motorcycles it's engine noise.
And the Oakland PD story is just one case of one driver not hearing one motorcycle -- there is no way to know whether she would have heard a loud bike.