@Clint, so are you working outside in the open air, or inside a nice, enclosed, mostly sound-proof cage?
Oh, and do workers on a road construction crew wear bright colors, or maybe they should be outfitted with obnoxious noise-making devices instead - since motorists could be able to HEAR them long before they see them? :D
I prefer not to put myself in positions where I would NEED my loud pipes to save my life, thanks. To me, that means not riding in blind spots, making sure I'm not hiding in traffic, ensuring I'm in a position to be SEEN by other motorists, doing what I can to BE more easily seen, and anticipating and planning for right-of-way violations.
I can do all that WITHOUT pissing off people with excessively loud exhaust. I don't find that relying on my exhaust to save my life is worth the negative image motorcyclists get from those that have obnoxiously loud pipes.